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 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
Free elective 41
MATH 172Calculus 4
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
Select one from the following: 3
American history
Government/Political science
Science elective 14
 Term Semester Credit Hours14
Spring
MATH 308Differential Equations 3
MATH 323Linear Algebra 3
PHYS 218Mechanics 4
Select one of the following: 3
Language, philosophy and culture 33
American history
Government/Political science
 Term Semester Credit Hours16
Third Year
Fall
MATH 409Advanced Calculus I 3
MATH 415Modern Algebra I 3
Free elective 3
Science elective 13
Select one from: 3
Public Speaking  
Communication for Technical Professions  
Argumentation and Debate  
 Term Semester Credit Hours15
Spring
MATH 410 or MATH 446Advanced Calculus II or Principles of Analysis I 3
MATH 416Modern Algebra II 3
PHYS 208 or OCNG 451Electricity and Optics or Mathematical Modeling of Ocean Climate 4
CORE elective 23
 Term Semester Credit Hours13
Fourth Year
Fall
MATH 411 or STAT 414Mathematical Probability or Mathematical Statistics I 3
CORE elective 23
Free elective 4
Select one from: 3
Introduction to Number Theory  
Structures and Methods of Combinatorics  
Introduction to Topology  
Differential Geometry of Curves and Surfaces  
Science elective 13
 Term Semester Credit Hours16
Spring
Select one from: 3
The Mathematics of Interest  
MATH 400-MATH 499
Select from: 56
MATH 603-MATH 628
MATH 630-MATH 639
MATH 641-MATH 644
MATH 647-MATH 684
CORE elective 26
 Term Semester Credit Hours15
 Total Semester Credit Hours: 120
1

Science electives should be chosen from biology, biochemistry, chemistry, genetics or physics courses after consultation with the student’s advisor. At least 6 hours must be 200-level or above. 

2

Three hours must be creative arts and three hours must be social and behavioral sciences. In addition, six hours 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. 

3

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

4

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

5

This 6 hours will be used towards both the BS and MS degrees in Mathematics. 

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 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.