# 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 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.

First Year | ||
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Fall | Semester Credit Hours | |

ENGL 104 | Composition and Rhetoric | 3 |

Free elective ^{4} | 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 | ||

Select one from: | 4 | |

Introductory Biology I | ||

Introductory Biology II | ||

Fundamentals of Chemistry I and Fundamentals of Chemistry Laboratory I | ||

Fundamentals of Chemistry II and Fundamentals of Chemistry Laboratory II | ||

Structure and Bonding and Physical and Chemical Principles | ||

Chemistry of the Elements and Qualitative Analysis | ||

Overview of Modern Astronomy | ||

Term Semester Credit Hours | 16 | |

Spring | ||

American history | 3 | |

Free elective ^{4} | 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 | ||

Select one from: | 4 | |

Introductory Biology I | ||

Introductory Biology II | ||

Fundamentals of Chemistry I and Fundamentals of Chemistry Laboratory I | ||

Fundamentals of Chemistry II and Fundamentals of Chemistry Laboratory II | ||

Structure and Bonding and Physical and Chemical Principles | ||

Chemistry of the Elements and Qualitative Analysis | ||

Overview of Modern Astronomy | ||

Term Semester Credit Hours | 16 | |

Second Year | ||

Fall | ||

ECON 202 or ECON 203 | 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 |

Term Semester Credit Hours | 16 | |

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 | |

Term Semester Credit Hours | 15 | |

Third Year | ||

Fall | ||

MATH 409 | Advanced Calculus I | 3 |

Government/Political science | 3 | |

PHYS 218 | Mechanics | 4 |

MATH 410 or MATH 446 | Advanced Calculus II or Principles of Analysis I | 3 |

Elective hours ^{2} | 3 | |

Term Semester Credit Hours | 16 | |

Spring | ||

MATH 417 or MATH 437 | Numerical Methods or Principles of Numerical Analysis | 4 |

PHYS 208 or OCNG 451 | Electricity and Optics or Mathematical Modeling of Ocean Climate | 4 |

MATH 415 or MATH 433 | Modern Algebra I or Applied Algebra | 3 |

Elective hours ^{2} | 4 | |

Term Semester Credit Hours | 15 | |

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 | |

STAT 407-STAT 415 | ||

CSCE 210-CSCE 452 | ||

CSCE 461-CSCE 481 ^{3} | ||

ISEN 420-ISEN 421 | ||

Term Semester Credit Hours | 12 | |

Spring | ||

Select one from: | 3 | |

The Mathematics of Interest | ||

MATH 407-MATH 499 | ||

Select from: ^{5} | 6 | |

MATH 603-MATH 628 | ||

MATH 630-MATH 639 | ||

MATH 641-MATH 644 | ||

MATH 647-MATH 684 | ||

Elective hours ^{2} | 5 | |

Term Semester Credit Hours | 14 | |

Total Semester Credit Hours: | 120 |

^{1} | Select 3 hours from any 200-400 level course. |

^{2} | Three elective hours must be chosen from the approved University Core Curriculum list for creative arts. In addition, 6 hours of courses must be in the area of International and Cultural Diversity. These may be in addition to University Core Curriculum courses, or if a course in this category satisfies an area of the Core, it can be used to meet both requirements. Students desiring teacher certification should consult the requirements for certification before registering for electives. |

^{3} | Except CSCE 442. |

^{4} | MATH 170 is highly recommended for math majors co-enrolled in MATH 150, MATH 151, MATH 152, MATH 171 or MATH 172. |