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
FallSemester Credit Hours
ENGL 104Composition and Rhetoric 3
Free elective 41
MATH 171Analytic 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 Hours16
Spring
American history 3
Free elective 41
MATH 172Calculus 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 Hours16
Second Year
Fall
ECON 202 or ECON 203Principles of Economics or Principles of Economics 3
American history 3
MATH 220Foundations of Mathematics 3
MATH 221Several Variable Calculus 4
STAT 211Principles of Statistics I 3
 Term Semester Credit Hours16
Spring
MATH 308Differential Equations 3
MATH 323Linear Algebra 3
Government/Political science 3
STAT 212Principles of Statistics II 3
Language, philosophy and culture 3
 Term Semester Credit Hours15
Third Year
Fall
MATH 409Advanced Calculus I 3
Government/Political science 3
PHYS 218Mechanics 4
MATH 410 or MATH 446Advanced Calculus II or Principles of Analysis I 3
Elective hours 23
 Term Semester Credit Hours16
Spring
MATH 417 or MATH 437Numerical Methods or Principles of Numerical Analysis 4
PHYS 208 or OCNG 451Electricity and Optics or Mathematical Modeling of Ocean Climate 4
MATH 415 or MATH 433Modern Algebra I or Applied Algebra 3
Elective hours 24
 Term 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
STAT 407-STAT 415
CSCE 210-CSCE 452
CSCE 461-CSCE 481 3
ISEN 420-ISEN 421
 Term Semester Credit Hours12
Spring
Select one from: 3
The Mathematics of Interest  
MATH 407-MATH 499
Select from: 56
MATH 603-MATH 628
MATH 630-MATH 639
MATH 641-MATH 644
MATH 647-MATH 684
Elective hours 25
 Term Semester Credit Hours14
 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.