# 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.

First Year | ||
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Fall | Semester Credit Hours | |

ENGL 104 or ENGL 103 | 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 Hours | 15 | |

Spring | ||

MATH 172 | Calculus II | 4 |

Select one of 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 Hours | 16 | |

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 Hours | 14 | |

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 Hours | 16 | |

Third Year | ||

Fall | ||

MATH 409 | Advanced Calculus I | 3 |

MATH 415 | Modern Algebra I | 3 |

Select one of the following: | 3 | |

Public Speaking | ||

Communication for Technical Professions | ||

Argumentation and Debate | ||

University Core Curriculum ^{1} | 3 | |

Science elective ^{5} | 3 | |

Semester Credit Hours | 15 | |

Spring | ||

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

Select one of the following: | 3 | |

Modern Algebra II | ||

Linear Algebra II | ||

Elliptic Curve Cryptography | ||

Select one of the following: | 4 | |

Mathematical Modeling of Ocean Climate | ||

Electricity and Magnetism for Engineering and Science and Electricity and Magnetism Laboratory for the Sciences | ||

University Core Curriculum ^{1} | 3 | |

Semester Credit Hours | 13 | |

Fourth Year | ||

Fall | ||

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

Select one of 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 Hours | 16 | |

Spring | ||

Select 3 hours from the following: | 3 | |

The Mathematics of Interest | ||

Select 6 hours from the following: ^{6} | 6 | |

General elective ^{4} | 6 | |

Semester Credit Hours | 15 | |

Total Semester Credit Hours | 120 |

Fifth Year | ||
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Fall | Semester Credit Hours | |

Graduate Degree ^{7} | 36 | |

Semester Credit Hours | 36 | |

Total Semester Credit Hours | 36 |

^{1} | Of the 21 hours shown as University Core Curriculum, 3 must be from language, philosophy and culture, 3 from creative arts, 3 from social and behavioral sciences, 6 from American history, 6 from Government/Political Science. |

^{2} | Select 4 hours from: ASTR 111, BIOL 111, BIOL 112, CHEM 119, CHEM 120, CHEM 107/CHEM 117. The remaining 4 hours may be selected from: ASTR 111, ATMO 201/ATMO 202, BIOL 111, BIOL 112, CHEM 119, CHEM 120, CHEM 107/CHEM 117, GEOL 101/GEOL 102, OCNG 251/OCNG 252. |

^{3} | MATH 170 is highly recommended for math majors co-enrolled in MATH 150, MATH 151, MATH 152, MATH 171 or MATH 172. |

^{4} | Select from any 100-499 course not used elsewhere, (except ALED 125; ASCC 102; ASTR 109/PHYS 109, ASTR 119/PHYS 119; BMEN 153; ISEN 101; KINE 199; LAND 101; MATH 102-148, MATH 151-168, MATH 304, MATH 309, MATH 311, MATH 365, MATH 366, MATH 367, MATH 375, MATH 376; PHYS 109/ASTR 109, PHYS 119/ASTR 119, PHYS 201, PHYS 202, PHYS 205; PSYC 301; STAT 201, STAT 301 - 303; WFSC 101). |

^{5} | Six (6) hours must be selected from BICH 401-489; BIOL 200-470; CHEM 222-474; CSCE 121, CSCE 411, CSCE 421/STAT 421; GENE 301-452; OCNG 251-252, 401-420; PHYS 221, 302-305, 307-314, 324-428; STAT 211, STAT 212, STAT 335/CSCE 320, STAT 408. Four (4) hours must be selected from ASTR 111; BICH 401-489; BIOL 111, 112, 200-470, 318-438; CHEM 119, 120, 222-474; CSCE 121, CSCE 221; GENE 301-452; OCNG 251-252, 401-420; PHYS 221, 302-305, 307-314, 324-428. |

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

^{7} | The overall program hours (156 hours) includes 36 hours for a non-thesis option or 32 hours for a thesis option (up to six of which are MATH 691). Up to six hours of graduate courses may double count. MATH 601 is prohibited for all graduate degree plans. Except for the MS teaching track, no distance class may be used on the degree plan nor may MATH 696 appear. For the MS teaching track, students must take four distance courses: MATH 629, MATH 645, MATH 646 and MATH 696. All five tracks require at least 24 credit hours of mathematics of which at most six may be undergraduate. Depending on the MS track, courses outside of mathematics may be required or optional. For additional information, reference https://www.math.tamu.edu/graduate/masters and select the track of interest. |

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.