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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

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 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, Mathematics Concentration – Recommended Four-Year Academic Plan

FIRST YEAR
Fall Spring
MAT 1214 (core and major) 4 CS 1063 or CS 1713/1711 or CS 2073 3 or 4
WRC 1013 (core) 3 MAT 1224 4
Free Elective 3 WRC 1023 (core) 3
Natural Sciences Level I core 3 Natural Sciences Level II core 3
U.S. History & Diversity core 3
Total semester hours 16 Total semester hours 13 or 14
SECOND YEAR
Fall Spring
MAT 2214 4 MAT 3013 3
MAT 2233 3 POL 1133 or 1213 (core) 3
POL 1013 (core) 3 STA 3003 3
Free elective 3 Free elective 3
Literature core 3 Visual & Performing Arts core 3
Total semester hours 16 Total semester hours 15
THIRD YEAR
Fall Spring
MAT 3613 3 MAT 3213 3
STA 3513 3 MAT 4233 3
Free elective 3 Economics core 3
Social & Behavioral Science core 3 Free elective 3
Upper-division MAT or STA elective 3 Upper-division MAT or STA elective 3
Total semester hours 15 Total semester hours 15
FOURTH YEAR
Fall Spring
MAT 3633 3 MAT 4223 3
MAT 4213 3 Free elective* 2 or 3
Free elective 3 Upper-division MAT or STA elective 3
Free elective 3 U.S. History & Diversity core 3
Upper-division Free elective 3 World Society & Issues core 3
Total semester hours 15 Total semester hours 14 or 15

* 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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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 College of Education and Human Development Advising and Certification Center at UTSA.

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 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 – Recommended Four-Year Academic Plan

FIRST YEAR
Fall Spring
COM 1043 3 CS 1063 or CS 2073 3
MAT 1214 (core and major) 4 MAT 1224 4
WRC 1013 (core) 3 WRC 1023 (core) 3
Free elective 3 Free elective 3
Natural Sciences Level I core 3 Natural Sciences Level II core 3
Total semester hours 16 Total semester hours 16
SECOND YEAR
Fall Spring
MAT 2214 4 MAT 3013 3
MAT 2233 3 MAT 3103 3
Free elective 3 POL 1133 or 1213 (core) 3
U.S. History & Diversity core 3 Free elective 3
    Literature core 3
Total semester hours 13 Total semester hours 15
THIRD YEAR
Fall Spring
MAT 4013 3 MAT 3213 3
MAT 3123 or MAT 4263 3 MAT 3233 or MAT 4233 3
POL 1013 (core) 3 Economics core 3
Free elective 3 Upper-division Free elective 3
Social & Behavioral Science core 3 Upper-division MAT or STA elective 3
Total semester hours 15 Total semester hours 15
FOURTH YEAR
Fall Spring
MAT 4213 3 MAT 4113 3
MAT 4303 3 Upper-division MAT or STA elective 3
Free elective 3 U.S. History & Diversity core 3
Free elective 3 Visual & Performing Arts core 3
Upper-division MAT elective (not MAT 3253) 3 World Society & Issues core 3
Total semester hours 15 Total semester hours 15

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 Spring
COM 1043 3 CS 1063 or CS 2073 3
GEM 1011 1 GEM 1021 1
MAT 1214 (core and major) 4 MAT 1224 4
WRC 1013 (core) 3 WRC 1023 (core) 3
Natural Sciences Level I core 3 Natural Sciences Level II core 3
Total semester hours 14 Total semester hours 14
SECOND YEAR
Fall Spring
EDU 2103* 3 EDP 3203 3
GEM 1031 1 MAT 2233 3
MAT 2214 4 MAT 3103 3
MAT 3013 3 Literature core 3
U.S. History & Diversity core 3 Visual & Performing Arts core 3
Total semester hours 14 Total semester hours 15
Summer
POL 1013 (core) 3
World Society & Issues core 3
Total semester hours 6
THIRD YEAR
Fall Spring
BBL 3403* 3 MAT 3213 3
MAT 3123 or MAT 4263 3 MAT 4013 3
MAT 3233 or MAT 4233 3 SPE 3603* 3
POL 1133 or 1213 (core) 3 Upper-division MAT elective (not MAT 3253) 3
Social & Behavioral Science core 3 Economics core 3
Total semester hours 15 Total semester hours 15
Summer
MAT 4113 3
U.S. History & Diversity core 3
Total semester hours 6
FOURTH YEAR
Fall Spring
C&I 4203 3 C&I 4646 6
EDP 4203 3    
MAT 4213 3    
MAT 4303 3    
RDG 3773 3    
Total semester hours 15 Total semester hours 6

* 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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