Mathematics - 5-Year Bachelor of Arts and Master of Science in Mathematics

The combined 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 Texas A&M.  The curriculum in the Bachelor of Arts in Mathematics 5-year combined program affords students to undertake a traditional liberal arts education in mathematics.  Students in this program investigate a broad array of techniques in mathematics and pursue electives in related fields that demonstrate how mathematics is fundamental to the world at large.  The degree is well suited for students interested in pursuing mathematics and some other area, and a minor field of study is required for this degree.

Among 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.

Plan of Study Grid
First Year
FallSemester Credit Hours
ENGL 104
Composition and Rhetoric
or Introduction to Rhetoric and Composition
3
MATH 171 Calculus I 4
University Core Curriculum 1 3
Freshman Science elective 2 4
General elective 3.4 1
 Semester Credit Hours15
Spring
MATH 172 Calculus II 4
Select one from the following: 4
Programming I  
Introduction to Computer Science Concepts and Programming  
Introduction to Program Design and Concepts  
Structured Programming in C  
University Core Curriculum 1 3
Freshman Science elective 2 4
General elective 3,4 1
 Semester Credit Hours16
Second Year
Fall
MATH 221 Several Variable Calculus 4
MATH 300 Foundations of Mathematics 3
STAT 211 Principles of Statistics I 3
University Core Curriculum 1 3
University Core Curriculum 1 3
 Semester Credit Hours16
Spring
MATH 308 Differential Equations 3
MATH 323 Linear Algebra 3
Select one from the following: 3
Public Speaking  
Communication for Technical Professions  
Argumentation and Debate  
University Core Curriculum 1 3
Minor elective 5 3
 Semester Credit Hours15
Third Year
Fall
MATH 409 Advanced Calculus I 3
PHYS 206
PHYS 226
Newtonian Mechanics for Engineering and Science
and Physics of Motion Laboratory for the Sciences
4
Minor elective 5 3
General elective 4 3
 Semester Credit Hours13
Spring
Select one from the following: 3
Modern Algebra I  
Linear Algebra II  
Applied Algebra  
Select one from the following: 3
 
 
 
 
Minor electives 5 6
General elective 4 3
 Semester Credit Hours15
Fourth Year
Fall
Select 6 hours from the following: 7 6
 
 
 
 
University Core Curriculum 1 3
Minor elective 5 3
General elective 4 3
 Semester Credit Hours15
Spring
Select one from the following: 3
The Mathematics of Interest  
 
University Core Curriculum 3
Minor elective 3 3
General elective 4 6
 Semester Credit Hours15
 Total Semester Credit Hours120
Plan of Study Grid
Fifth Year
FallSemester Credit Hours
Graduate Degree 8 36
 Semester Credit Hours36
 Total Semester Credit Hours36

Maximum of 3 hours of MATH 300 or CSCE 222/ECEN 222 may be used in this degree program.

Maximum of 3 hours of MATH 411 or STAT 414 may be used in this degree program.

Maximum of 4 hours of MATH 417, MATH 437 or CSCE 442 may be used in this degree program.

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 300, 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.

Students desiring teacher certification should consult the requirements for certification before registering for electives.

Graduation requirements include a requirement for 3 hours of International and Cultural Diversity courses and 3 hours of Cultural Discourse courses. A course satisfying a Core category, a college/department requirement, or a general elective can be used to satisfy this requirement. See academic advisor.