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Bachelor of Science Degree in Mathematics

The Bachelor of Science degree in Mathematics is offered with two concentrations: Mathematics and General Mathematical Studies.

The minimum number of semester credit hours required for this degree, including the Core Curriculum requirements, is 120. Thirty-nine of the total semester credit hours required for the degree must be at the upper-division level.

Students choosing the General Mathematical Studies Concentration who wish to pursue teacher certification should satisfy the Core Curriculum requirements consistent with the State Board for Educator Certification.

All required and elective mathematics, computer science, and statistics courses must be completed with a grade of “C-” or better.

All candidates for this degree must fulfill the Core Curriculum requirements and the mathematics requirements, which are listed in the following pages. In addition, a candidate for the Bachelor of Science degree in Mathematics must complete the course requirements for the concentration declared by the candidate.

Core Curriculum Requirements (42 semester credit hours)
Students seeking the Bachelor of Science degree in Mathematics must fulfill University Core Curriculum requirements. If courses are taken to satisfy both degree requirements and Core Curriculum requirements, then students may need to take additional courses in order to meet the minimum number of semester credit hours required for this degree. For a complete listing of courses that satisfy the Core Curriculum requirements, see pages 3-5 of this catalog.

MAT 1214 may be used to satisfy the core requirement in Mathematics as well as a major requirement.

Mathematics Degree Requirements

All candidates for the Bachelor of Science degree in Mathematics, regardless of concentration, must complete the following 24 semester credit hours of required courses (this includes the 3 semester credit hours of the Core Curriculum requirement in mathematics):

MAT  1214  Calculus I (The student who is not prepared to begin MAT 1214 must take MAT  1093  Precalculus.)
MAT  1224  Calculus II
MAT  2214  Calculus III
MAT  2233  Linear Algebra
MAT  3013  Foundations of Mathematics
MAT  3213  Foundations of Analysis
MAT  4213  Real Analysis I

In addition, a candidate for the Bachelor of Science degree in Mathematics must complete the course requirements for the concentration declared by the candidate.

Mathematics Concentration

All candidates for this concentration must fulfill the Core Curriculum requirements, the mathematics degree requirements, as well as the course requirements necessary for this concentration.

  1. 3 or 4 semester credit hours of computer science:

    CS  1063  Introduction to Computer Programming I
    or
    CS  1713, 1711  Introduction to Computer Programming II and Recitation
    or
    CS  2073  Computer Programming with Engineering Applications

  2. 18 semester credit hours of required courses:

    MAT  3613  Differential Equations I
    MAT  3633  Numerical Analysis
    MAT  4223  Real Analysis II
    MAT  4233  Modern Abstract Algebra
    STA  3003  Applied Statistics
    STA  3513  Probability and Statistics

  3. 9 additional semester credit hours of upper-division courses in mathematics or statistics approved by the student’s advisor

  4. 26 or 27 semester credit hours of electives

General Mathematical Studies Concentration

All candidates for this concentration must fulfill the Core Curriculum requirements, the mathematics degree requirements, as well as the course requirements necessary for this concentration.

  1. 3 semester credit hours of computer science:

    CS  1063  Introduction to Computer Programming I
    or
    CS  2073  Computer Programming with Engineering Applications

  2. 21 semester credit hours of mathematics and/or statistics:

    1. 18 semester credit hours of mathematics:

      MAT  3103  Data Analysis and Interpretation

      MAT  3123  Fundamentals of Geometry
      or
      MAT  4263  Geometry

      MAT  3233  Modern Algebra
      or
      MAT  4233  Modern Abstract Algebra

      MAT  4013  Graphing Calculator Topics
      MAT  4113  Computer Mathematical Topics
      MAT  4303  Capstone Course for Mathematics

    2. 3 approved upper-division semester credit hours in mathematics

  3. 3 semester credit hours of required academic foundations:

    COM  1043  Introduction to Communication

  4. 30 semester credit hours of electives:

    Students seeking teacher certification should use these hours for the required certification courses. Other students should include among these an additional 6 semester credit hours of upper-division mathematics or statistics courses approved by an undergraduate advisor for the Department of Mathematics.

    Certification requirements for students pursuing the General Mathematical Studies Concentration are different from degree requirements. In addition to specific course requirements, teacher certification in Texas also requires passing scores on a Texas Success Initiative approved assessment instrument test and acceptable scores on the state-mandated exit competency test. Complete information may be obtained in the Teacher Certification Center at UTSA.

Course Sequence Guide for B.S. Degree in Mathematics with a Mathematics Concentration

This course sequence guide is designed to assist students in completing their UTSA undergraduate Mathematics degree requirements. This is merely a guide and students must satisfy other requirements of this catalog and meet with an undergraduate academic advisor for individualized degree plans. Progress within this guide depends upon such factors as course availability, individual student academic preparation, student time management, work obligations, and individual financial considerations. Students may choose to take courses during Summer terms to reduce course loads during long semesters.

B.S. in Mathematics, Mathematics Concentration – Recommended Four-Year Academic Plan

First Year
Fall Credit Hours
AIS 1203 Academic Inquiry and Scholarship (core) 3
MAT 1214 Calculus I (core and major) 4
WRC 1013 Freshman Composition I (core) 3
American History core   3
Life & Physical Sciences core   3
Spring
MAT 1224 Calculus II 4
WRC 1023 Freshman Composition II (core) 3
Life & Physical Sciences core   3
Select one of the following:   3-4
CS 1063
 
CS 1713
& CS 1711
 
CS 2073
 
Second Year
Fall
MAT 2214 Calculus III [TCCN: MATH 2415.] 4
MAT 2233 Linear Algebra 3
Government-Political Science core   3
Free elective   3
Free elective   3
Spring
MAT 3013 Foundations of Mathematics 3
STA 3003 Applied Statistics 3
Creative Arts core   3
Government-Political Science core   3
Free elective   3
Third Year
Fall
MAT 3613 Differential Equations I 3
STA 3513 Probability and Statistics 3
Free elective   3
Social & Behavioral Sciences core   3
Upper-division MAT or STA elective   3
Spring
MAT 3213 Foundations of Analysis 3
MAT 4233 Modern Abstract Algebra 3
Component Area Option core   3
Free elective   3
Upper-division MAT or STA elective   3
Fourth Year
Fall
MAT 3633 Numerical Analysis 3
MAT 4213 Real Analysis I 3
Free elective   3
Free elective   3
Upper-division Free elective   3
Spring
MAT 4223 Real Analysis II 3
Free elective 1   3-2
Upper-division MAT or STA elective   3
American History core   3
Language Philosophy & Culture core   3
  Total Credit Hours: 120.0

* Only 2 semester credit hours are needed if CS 1713 and CS 1711 are taken.

Note: Some courses are only offered once a year; Fall or Spring. Check with the Department of Mathematics for scheduling of courses.

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Course Sequence Guide for B.S. Degree in Mathematics with a General Mathematical Studies Concentration

This course sequence guide is designed to assist students in completing their UTSA undergraduate Mathematics degree requirements. This is merely a guide and students must satisfy other requirements of this catalog and meet with advisors in the Mathematics and Physical Sciences Center for individualized degree plans. Progress within this guide depends upon such factors as course availability, individual student academic preparation, student time management, work obligations, and individual financial considerations. Students may choose to take courses during Summer terms to reduce course loads during long semesters.

B.S. in Mathematics, General Mathematical Studies Concentration – Recommended Four-Year Academic Plan

First Year
Fall Credit Hours
AIS 1203 Academic Inquiry and Scholarship (core) 3
COM 1043 Introduction to Communication 3
MAT 1214 Calculus I (core and major) 4
WRC 1013 Freshman Composition I (core) 3
Life & Physical Sciences core   3
Spring
CS 1063 or CS 2073 Introduction to Computer Programming I 3
MAT 1224 Calculus II 4
WRC 1023 Freshman Composition II (core) 3
Free elective   3
Life & Physical Sciences core   3
Second Year
Fall
MAT 2214 Calculus III [TCCN: MATH 2415.] 4
MAT 2233 Linear Algebra 3
Free elective   3
American History core   3
Spring
MAT 3013 Foundations of Mathematics 3
MAT 3103 Data Analysis and Interpretation 3
POL 1133 Texas Politics and Society (CORE) 3
Free elective   3
Free elective   3
Third Year
Fall
MAT 4013 Graphing Calculator Topics 3
MAT 3123 or MAT 4263 Fundamentals of Geometry 3
POL 1013 Introduction to American Politics (core) 3
Free elective   3
Social & Behavior Sciences core   3
Spring
MAT 3213 Foundations of Analysis 3
MAT 3233 or MAT 4233 Modern Algebra 3
Component Area Option core   3
Upper-division Free elective   3
Upper-division MAT or STA elective   3
Fourth Year
Fall
MAT 4213 Real Analysis I 3
MAT 4303 Capstone Course for Mathematics 3
Free elective   3
Free elective   3
Upper-division MAT elective (not MAT 3253)   3
Spring
MAT 4113 Computer Mathematical Topics 3
Upper-division MAT or STA elective   3
American History core   3
Creative Arts core   3
Language, Philosophy & Culture core   3
  Total Credit Hours: 120.0

Note: Some courses are only offered once a year; fall or spring. Check with the Department of Mathematics for scheduling of courses.

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Course Sequence Guide for B.S. Degree in Mathematics with a General Mathematical Studies Concentration (with teacher certification)

This course sequence guide is designed to assist students in completing their UTSA undergraduate Mathematics degree requirements. This is merely a guide and students must satisfy other requirements of this catalog and meet with advisors in the College of Sciences Undergraduate Advising Center for individualized degree plans. Progress within this guide depends upon such factors as course availability, individual student academic preparation, student time management, work obligations, and individual financial considerations. Students may choose to take courses during Summer terms to reduce course loads during long semesters.

B.S. in Mathematics, General Mathematical Studies Concentration with teacher certification – Recommended Four-Year Academic Plan

First Year
Fall Credit Hours
AIS 1203 Academic Inquiry and Scholarship (core) 3
COM 1043 Introduction to Communication 3
GEM 1011 GEEMS Mathematics/Science I 1
MAT 1214 Calculus I (core and major) 4
WRC 1013 Freshman Composition I (core) 3
Life & Physical Sciences core   3
Spring
CS 1063 or 2073 Introduction to Computer Programming I 3
GEM 1021 GEEMS Mathematics/Science II 1
MAT 1224 Calculus II 4
WRC 1023 Freshman Composition II (core) 3
Life & Physical Sciences core   3
Second Year
Fall
EDU 2103 Social Foundations for Education in a Diverse U.S. Society * 3
GEM 1031 GEEMS Mathematics/Science III 1
MAT 2214 Calculus III [TCCN: MATH 2415.] 4
MAT 3013 Foundations of Mathematics 3
American History core   3
Spring
EDP 3203 Learning and Development in the Secondary School Adolescent 3
MAT 2233 Linear Algebra 3
MAT 3103 Data Analysis and Interpretation 3
Creative Arts core   3
Summer
POL 1013 Introduction to American Politics (core) 3
Language, Philosophy & Culture core   3
Third Year
Fall
BBL 3403 Cultural and Linguistic Diversity in a Pluralistic Society * 3
MAT 3123 or 4263 Fundamentals of Geometry 3
MAT 3233 or 4233 Modern Algebra 3
POL 1133 Texas Politics and Society (core) 3
Social & Behavior Sciences core   3
Spring
MAT 3213 Foundations of Analysis 3
MAT 4013 Graphing Calculator Topics 3
SPE 3603 Introduction to Special Education * 3
Upper-division MAT elective (not MAT 3253)   3
Component Area Option core   3
Summer
MAT 4113 Computer Mathematical Topics 3
American History core   3
Fourth Year
Fall
C&I 4203 Models of Teaching in the Content Areas of the Secondary School 3
EDP 4203 Assessment and Evaluation 3
MAT 4213 Real Analysis I 3
MAT 4303 Capstone Course for Mathematics 3
RDG 3773 Reading and Writing Across the Disciplines–Secondary 3
Spring
C&I 4646 Student Teaching: Grades 8–12 6
  Total Credit Hours: 120.0

* BBL 3403, EDU 2103, and SPE 3603 are not required if student is in the Generating Educational Excellence in Mathematics and Science (GEEMS) program. However, these courses must be replaced with upper-division MAT/STA electives.

Note: Some courses are only offered once a year; fall or spring. Check with the Department of Mathematics for scheduling of courses.

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