Mathematics Degree Requirements

Bachelor of Science Bachelor of Arts Minor

Concordia University Texas' Mathematics Major offers:

courses in algebra, analysis, calculus, continuous and discrete mathematics, geometry, modeling, number theory, probability, and statistics. In these courses, students develop the ability to reason clearly, analytically, and abstractly.

The ultimate goal in all of the courses is to help students develop the ability to solve complex problems.

 

Special Features

The average size of a Mathematics class at Concordia is 15, and no classes are taught by teaching assistants. Mathematics faculty members pride themselves in their willingness to help their students explore, discover, and learn mathematics. They look forward to having the opportunity to help students learn mathematics outside of the classroom.

Career Possibilities

The career opportunities for students who major in mathematics are numerous. Industries are looking for students who major in mathematics because they have the problem solving skills and the analytical skills that their employees need. Some of the careers that mathematics majors have pursued are: programming, teaching, actuarial science, statistics, and operations research analysis. For those who wish to pursue teaching as a career, CTX has an excellent teacher education program.

 

Bachelor of Science in Mathematics

General Education

Mathematics requirements: 45 credit hours

  • MTH 2301 Intro to Statistics
  • MTH 2305 Discrete Structures
  • MTH 2401 Calculus I
  • MTH 2402 Calculus II
  • MTH 3410 Calculus III
  • MTH 3311 Linear Algebra
  • MTH 3317 Differential Equations
  • MTH 3315 Abstract Algebra
  • MTH 4101 Advanced Problem Solving

AND 2 of the following

  • MTH 3101 Problem Solving - Algebra, Geometry, and Trigonometry
  • MTH 3102 Problem Solving - Number Theory
  • MTH 3103 Problem Solving - Combinatorics
  • MTH 3104 Problem Solving - Miscellaneous Problems

AND 5 of the following:

  • MTH 3309 Numerical Analysis
  • MTH 3313 Number Theory
  • MTH 3316 Geometry
  • MTH 3325 Real Analysis
  • MTH 3330 Intro to Modeling
  • MTH 3341 Theory of Probability
  • MTH 3412 Advanced Calculus for Applications
  • MTH 4310 Cryptology
  • MTH 4330 Complex Analysis
  • MTH 4340 Topology
  • MTH xxxx other approved upper-level MTH courses.

Elective Requirements

A sufficient number of semester hours to bring the total number to 128 of which 39 must be upper-level. Students may wish to use these electives to pursue a minor.

 


 

Bachelor of Arts in Mathematics

The Mathematics Major (BA) offers a flexible program of study. The BA develops a broad knowledge of mathematics which equips students with abilities to solve modern problems and answer critical questions in our society. Students will be employable in industry, schools, and related math/science fields. Students seeking a Bachelor of Arts (BA) degree must complete the following in addition to the Concordia Common Experience curriculum and major requirements:

General Education

Global/Cultural

  • ENG 2301 World Literature: Classicism
  • HIS 2321 History of Western Civilization to 1715
  • HIS 2322 Western Civilization from 1715
  • HIS 3308 Asian History and Culture
  • HIS 3301 History of Mexico
  • HIS 3314 Traditions/Values of Classical Civilizations
  • HON 2311 Critical Thinking about Great Texts
  • PHL 3301 Survey of Western Philosophy

Modern or Classical Language

Complete two consecutive terms (at least six credit hours) of a non-English language.

Mathematics Requirements: 36 semester hours

  • MTH 2401 Calculus I
  • MTH 2402 Calculus II
  • MTH 3410 Calculus III
  • MTH 3311 Linear Algebra
  • MTH 3325 Real Analysis or MTH 3317 Ordinary Differential Equations
  • MTH 3315 Abstract Algebra or MTH 3313 Number Theory
  • MTH 3341 Theory of Probability
  • MTH 2305 Discrete Structures

AND 3 of the following

  • MTH 3101 Problem Solving - Algebra, Geometry, and Trigonometry
  • MTH 3102 Problem Solving - Number Theory
  • MTH 3103 Problem Solving - Combinatorics
  • MTH 3104 Problem Solving - Miscellaneous Problems

AND 2 MTH classes at the 2000 level or higher, not including MTH 3301 and MTH 3302

Elective Requirements

A sufficient number of semester hours to bring the total number to 128 of which 39 must be upper-level. Students may wish to use these electives to pursue a minor.

 


 

Minor in Mathematics

  • MTH 2301 Intro to Statistics or MTH 2305 Discrete Structures
  • MTH 2401 Calculus I
  • MTH 2402 Calculus II

AND 10 additional upper-level MTH semester hours (3000 or 4000 level) not including MTH 3301 or MTH 3302

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