Mathematics - 5-Year Bachelor of Science 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 Science in Mathematics 5-year combined program explores mathematical problems and their interplay with science and engineering.  Students in this program investigate a broad array of techniques in pure mathematics and pursue electives in science and related fields that demonstrate the crucial underpinnings of mathematics in our understanding of information, science, and technology.

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
University Core Curriculum 1 3
Science elective 5 4
 Semester Credit Hours14
Spring
MATH 308 Differential Equations 3
MATH 323 Linear Algebra 3
PHYS 206
PHYS 226
Newtonian Mechanics for Engineering and Science
and Physics of Motion Laboratory for the Sciences
4
University Core Curriculum 1 3
University Core Curriculum 1 3
 Semester Credit Hours16
Third Year
Fall
MATH 409 Advanced Calculus I 3
MATH 415 Modern Algebra I 3
Select one from: 3
Public Speaking  
Communication for Technical Professions  
Argumentation and Debate  
University Core Curriculum 1 3
Science elective 5 3
 Semester Credit Hours15
Spring
MATH 410
Advanced Calculus II
or Principles of Analysis I
3
PHYS 207
PHYS 227
Electricity and Magnetism for Engineering and Science
and Electricity and Magnetism Laboratory for the Sciences
4
Select from one of the following: 3
Modern Algebra II  
Linear Algebra II  
Elliptic Curve Cryptography  
University Core Curriculum 1 3
 Semester Credit Hours13
Fourth Year
Fall
MATH 411
Mathematical Probability
or Mathematical Statistics I
3
Select one from the following: 3
Introduction to Number Theory  
Structures and Methods of Combinatorics  
Introduction to Topology  
Differential Geometry of Curves and Surfaces  
Science elective 5 3
General elective 4 3
General elective 4 4
 Semester Credit Hours16
Spring
Select one from the following: 3
The Mathematics of Interest  
 
Select from the following: 6 6
 
 
 
 
General elective 4 6
 Semester Credit Hours15
 Total Semester Credit Hours120
Plan of Study Grid
Fifth Year
FallSemester Credit Hours
Graduate Degree 7 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 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.

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.