Applied Mathematics - 5-Year Bachelor of Science/Master of Science in Mathematics

The FastTrack Degree Program enables ambitious and academically talented mathematics majors at Texas A&M University to earn both a bachelor's degree and a master's degree within a period of five years after entering Texas A&M.

Amongst the various advantages of the program, upon its completion a student will be in an exceptionally strong position to enter:

  • The professional industrial job marketplace;
  • A career in secondary education;
  • A doctoral program in mathematics, or in a related discipline, at Texas A&M or another university.

The related disciplines include computer science, engineering, physics, statistics, genetics, economics, business administration, education, and biology.

Eligibility for entering a doctoral program in one of these disciplines would depend in part on the undergraduate and graduate external options and areas of emphasis that were reflected in a student's individual degree plan.

Plan of Study Grid
First Year
FallSemester Credit Hours
ENGL 104
Composition and Rhetoric
or Introduction to Rhetoric and Composition
3
Elective hours 1 1
MATH 171 Analytic Geometry and Calculus 4
Select one from: 4
Programming I  
Introduction to Computer Science Concepts and Programming  
Introduction to Program Design and Concepts  
Structured Programming in C  
Freshman Science elective 2 4
 Semester Credit Hours16
Spring
American history 3
Elective hours 1 1
MATH 172 Calculus 4
Select one from: 4
Programming I  
Introduction to Computer Science Concepts and Programming  
Introduction to Program Design and Concepts  
Structured Programming in C  
Freshman Science elective 2 4
 Semester Credit Hours16
Second Year
Fall
ECON 202
Principles of Economics
or Principles of Economics
3
American history 3
MATH 220 Foundations of Mathematics 3
MATH 221 Several Variable Calculus 4
STAT 211 Principles of Statistics I 3
 Semester Credit Hours16
Spring
MATH 308 Differential Equations 3
MATH 323 Linear Algebra 3
Government/Political science 3
STAT 212 Principles of Statistics II 3
Language, philosophy and culture 3 3
 Semester Credit Hours15
Third Year
Fall
MATH 409 Advanced Calculus I 3
Government/Political science 3
PHYS 218 Mechanics 4
MATH 410
Advanced Calculus II
or Principles of Analysis I
3
Elective hours 2 3
 Semester Credit Hours16
Spring
MATH 417
Numerical Methods
or Principles of Numerical Analysis
4
PHYS 208
Electricity and Optics
or Mathematical Modeling of Ocean Climate
4
MATH 415
Modern Algebra I
or Applied Algebra
3
Elective hours 4 4
 Semester Credit Hours15
Fourth Year
Fall
Select one from: 3
Public Speaking  
Communication for Technical Professions  
Argumentation and Debate  
Select one from: 3
Theory of Partial Differential Equations  
Fourier Series and Wavelets  
Mathematical Modeling  
Communications and Cryptography  
Communications and Cryptography II  
Select from: 6
The Mathematics of Interest  
 
 
 
 
 Semester Credit Hours12
Spring
Select one from: 3
The Mathematics of Interest  
 
Select from: 6 6
 
 
 
 
Elective hours 4 5
 Semester Credit Hours14
 Total Semester Credit Hours120
Plan of Study Grid
Fifth Year
FallSemester Credit Hours
Graduate Degree 7 36
 Semester Credit Hours36
 Total Semester Credit Hours36

Maximum of 4 hours of MATH 147, MATH 151, or MATH 171 may be used in this degree program.

Maximum of 4 hours of MATH 148, MATH 152, or MATH 172 may be used in this degree program.

Maximum of 3 hours of MATH 220 or CSCE 222/ECEN 222 may be used in this degree program.

Maximum of 3 hours of MATH 411 or STAT 414 may be used in this degree program.

Maximum of 3 hours of MATH 417, MATH 437 or CSCE 442 may be used in this degree program.

If a grade of D or F is earned in any of the following courses, MATH 151 / MATH 171MATH 152 / MATH 172, MATH 221 / MATH 251 / MATH 253, MATH 220MATH 323 or MATH 308, this course must be immediately retaken and a grade of C or better earned. The department will allow at most two D's in upper-level (325-499) courses. If a third D is earned, one of the three courses in which a D was earned must be retaken and a grade of C or better earned.