# Mathematics (Science and Engineering), Bachelor of Science

**Program Overview**

Mathematics is both an exact science and a highly creative endeavor; a field of study that develops problem‐solving skills and a passion for inquiry. Mathematics majors are surprisingly attractive to many professional branches in our society, particularly intelligence, technology, finance, security, engineering and physics. Mathematics Majors with Teacher Certification are attractive to the growing demand for teachers in high schools, middle schools and elementary schools. A BS in Mathematics will prepare the graduate for a competitive position in society and provide the necessary preparation graduate for an exciting and rewarding teaching position and for graduate studies.

Specific graduation requirements for this program beyond university bachelor’s degree requirements.

- Major requirements must be completed with a minimum grade of ‘C’ and a minimum GPA of 2.5.

## Core Curriculum - 42 hours

The Core Curriculum serves as a broad foundation for the undergraduate degree. All candidates for a bachelor’s degree must achieve core student learning outcomes, including communication, critical thinking, empirical and quantitative skills, teamwork, personal responsibility and social responsibility, by completing courses within each category or component area of the Core Curriculum as outlined below.

The University has approved specific courses that satisfy Core Curriculum Requirements. Approved courses can be found on the Core Curriculum Page. Students seeking the most efficient way to complete the core curriculum and major or minor requirements are advised to take approved courses that can fulfill both requirements. Although core curriculum courses can also be used to fulfill major or minor requirements, earned credits hours are only applied once.

The courses listed below fulfill core curriculum and major requirements. Students who have completed a core curriculum category with courses other than those listed below will still be required to take the listed course(s) to meet major requirements.

### 030 Life and Physical Sciences - 6 hours

PHYS 2425 | Physics for Scientists and Engineers I | 4 |

PHYS 2426 | Physics for Scientists and Engineers II | 4 |

*Three credits hour of lecture from each course applies.*

### 020 Mathematics - 3 hours

MATH 2413 | Calculus I | 4 |

*Three credit hours apply.*

### 080 Social and Behavioral Sciences - 3 hours

Choose from:

ECON 1301 | Introduction to Economics | 3 |

ECON 2301 | Principles of Macroeconomics | 3 |

### 090 Integrative and Experiential Learning - 6 hours

PHYS 2425 | Physics for Scientists and Engineers I | 4 |

PHYS 2426 | Physics for Scientists and Engineers II | 4 |

CSCI 1380 | Introduction to Programming in Python | 3 |

## Major Requirements - 60 hours

### Required Courses - 33 hours

MATH 2413 | Calculus I | 4 |

MATH 2414 | Calculus II | 4 |

MATH 2415 | Calculus III | 4 |

MATH 2318 | Linear Algebra | 3 |

STAT 3337 | Probability and Statistics | 3 |

MATH 3341 | Differential Equations | 3 |

MATH 3350 | Introduction to Mathematical Proof | 3 |

MATH 3352 | Modern Geometry I | 3 |

MATH 3363 | Modern Algebra I | 3 |

MATH 3372 | Real Analysis I | 3 |

MATH 4390 | Mathematics Project | 3 |

*One credit hour from MATH 2413 applies.*

### Science and Engineering Concentration - 27 hours

Choose 27 hours, of which 21 must be advanced from:

College of Engineering and Computer Science (CIVE, CSCI, CYBI, EECE, ENGR, ENGT, MANE, MECE) and College of Science (ASTR, BENG, BIOL, CHEM, EEMS, ENVR, GEOG, GEOL, MARS, PHYS, PSCI, SAFS, excluding MATH, STAT, and MATE).

## Free Electives - 18 hours

Free electives credit hours required may vary to achieve the institutional minimum of 120 hours for a degree.Total Credit Hours: 42

Total Credit Hours: 120

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**View this program’s recommended roadmap to graduation.**

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UTRGV Roadmaps are a suggested sequence of courses designed to assist students in completing their undergraduate degree requirements. This is a term-by-term sample roadmap of courses required to complete the degree. Students must satisfy all requirements in their catalog including, but not limited to course prerequisites, grade point average and course grade benchmarks, progression requirements, and graduation requirements.

Students should meet with their academic advisor every semester to discuss their individualized path toward completion. Degree progress within this roadmap depends upon such factors as course availability, individual student academic preparation and readiness, student time management, work and personal responsibilities, and financial considerations. Students may choose to take courses during summer terms to reduce course loads during long semesters.