# 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 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 Hours | 15 | |

Spring | ||

Free elective ^{4} | 1 | |

MATH 172 | Calculus | 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 Hours | 16 | |

Second Year | ||

Fall | ||

MATH 220 | Foundations of Mathematics | 3 |

MATH 221 | Several Variable Calculus | 4 |

Select one from the following: | 3 | |

American history | ||

Government/Political science | ||

Science elective ^{1} | 4 | |

Term Semester Credit Hours | 14 | |

Spring | ||

MATH 308 | Differential Equations | 3 |

MATH 323 | Linear Algebra | 3 |

PHYS 218 | Mechanics | 4 |

Select one of the following: | 3 | |

Language, philosophy and culture ^{3} | 3 | |

American history | ||

Government/Political science | ||

Term Semester Credit Hours | 16 | |

Third Year | ||

Fall | ||

MATH 409 | Advanced Calculus I | 3 |

MATH 415 | Modern Algebra I | 3 |

Free elective | 3 | |

Science elective ^{1} | 3 | |

Select one from: | 3 | |

Public Speaking | ||

Communication for Technical Professions | ||

Argumentation and Debate | ||

Term Semester Credit Hours | 15 | |

Spring | ||

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

MATH 416 | Modern Algebra II | 3 |

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

CORE elective ^{2} | 3 | |

Term Semester Credit Hours | 13 | |

Fourth Year | ||

Fall | ||

MATH 411 or STAT 414 | Mathematical Probability or Mathematical Statistics I | 3 |

CORE elective ^{2} | 3 | |

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 ^{1} | 3 | |

Term Semester Credit Hours | 16 | |

Spring | ||

Select one from: | 3 | |

The Mathematics of Interest | ||

MATH 400-MATH 499 | ||

Select from: ^{5} | 6 | |

MATH 603-MATH 628 | ||

MATH 630-MATH 639 | ||

MATH 641-MATH 644 | ||

MATH 647-MATH 684 | ||

CORE elective ^{2} | 6 | |

Term Semester Credit Hours | 15 | |

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.