Mathematics - 5-Year Bachelor of Arts/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 61
MATH 171Analytic Geometry and Calculus 4
Select one of the following: 3
American history
Government/Political science
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 Hours15
Spring
MATH 172Calculus 4
Free elective 61
Select one of the following: 3
American history
Government/Political science
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
MATH 220Foundations of Mathematics 3
MATH 221Several Variable Calculus 4
STAT 211Principles of Statistics I 3
Select one from the following: 3
American history
Government/Political science
Language, philosophy and culture 13
 Term Semester Credit Hours16
Spring
MATH 308Differential Equations 3
MATH 323Linear Algebra 3
Select one of the following: 3
American history
Government/Political science
Select one from: 3
Public Speaking  
Communication for Technical Professions  
Argumentation and Debate  
Minor elective 23
 Term Semester Credit Hours15
Third Year
Fall
MATH 409Advanced Calculus I 3
PHYS 218Mechanics 4
Free elective 33
Minor elective 23
 Term Semester Credit Hours13
Spring
Select one from: 3
Modern Algebra I  
Linear Algebra II  
Applied Algebra  
Select one from: 3
CPSC 210-CPSC 469
ISEN 405-ISEN 459
MATH 403-MATH 470
STAT 407-STAT 415
Minor electives 26
Free elective 33
 Term Semester Credit Hours15
Fourth Year
Fall
Select from: 46
MATH 603-MATH 628
MATH 630-MATH 639
MATH 641-MATH 644
MATH 647-MATH 684
Select one of the following: 53
Creative arts
Social and behavioral sciences
Free elective 33
Minor elective 23
 Term Semester Credit Hours15
Spring
Select one from: 3
The Mathematics of Interest  
MATH 403-MATH 499
Select one of the following: 53
Creative arts
Social and behavioral sciences
Free elective 36
Minor elective 23
 Term Semester Credit Hours15
 Total Semester Credit Hours: 120
1

Select 3 hours from any 200-400 level Language, philosophy and culture course. 

2

A 15-18-hour minor field of study should be chosen in conference with a departmental advisor.

3

Six hours of courses must be in the area of international and cultural diversity. These may be in addition to other 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.

4

This 6 hours will be applied towards both BA and MS degrees in Mathematics. 

5

Three hours must be social and behavioral sciences and three hours must be creative arts

6

MATH 170 is highly recommended for math majors co-enrolled in MATH 150, MATH 151, MATH 152, MATH 171 or MATH 172

If a grade of D or F is earned in any of the following courses, MATH 151/MATH 171, MATH 152/MATH 172, MATH 221/MATH 251/MATH 253,MATH 220, MATH 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 Ds 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.