Bachelor of Arts with a Major in Mathematics (BA)

Hours Required

A minimum of 120 semester credit hours (SCH): 45 hours must be advanced, and fulfillment of degree requirements as specified in the "Requirements for Graduation" section of this catalog.


[University Core Curriculum]
Select 42 SCH as outlined in the suggested plans and as specified in the "Requirements for Graduation"42
Life & Physical Science Lab
Select 1 SCH compatible with a Life & Physical Science course1
Foreign Language
Select 6 SCH in course work (not credit by exam) above the university’s foreign language graduation requirement. Thus, students who meet the university’s foreign language graduation requirement by earning 6 hours of credit by exam, may take 6 SCH in the same language but at the intermediate level or above, or they may take 6 SCH of another foreign language at the introductory level. This requirement may also be met by earning 6 SCH in any subject while participating in a TAMIU-approved Study Abroad program while living for at least 4 weeks in another country. 6
Computer Science
COSC 1136Funds of Programming Lab1
COSC 1336Fundamentals of Programming3
Select 1 SCH excess in the core1
MATH 3371Communications in Mathematics3
MATH 2414Calculus II4
MATH 2415Calculus III4
MATH 3310Introduction to Linear Algebra3
MATH 3330Ordinary Differential Equation3
MATH 3360Statistical Analysis3
MATH 3365Discrete Mathematics3
MATH 4310Abstract Algebra I3
MATH 4335Advanced Calculus3
MATH 4345Complex Variables3
Select a minimum of 18 SCH from one discipline at least twelve of which must be at the 3000-4000 level. See Appendix C. Instead of a minor, students may complete 18 SCH of electives, 12 SCH of which must be at the 3000-4000 level, from any discipline, except the major field, outside the College of Nursing and Health Sciences18
Select 12 SCH, at the 3000-4000 level, selected from arts, economics, humanities, natural sciences and social sciences. Courses must be outside the major and minor unless seeking a double major12
General Electives
Select 4 SCH4
Total Semester Credit Hours120


Following is a suggested four-year degree plan. Students are encouraged to see their advisor each semester for help with program decisions and enrollment; responsible for reviewing the Program of Study Requirements; responsible for meeting all course prerequisites; and must meet foreign language and writing intensive course requirements for graduation. See Academic Regulations-Undergraduate online.

Plan of Study Grid
FallSemester Credit Hours
ENGL 1301 English Composition I 3
HIST 1301 The US to 1877 3
MATH 2413 Calculus I 4
UNIV 1101 Learn a Global Context I 1
Life & Physical Science 3
Life & Physical Science Lab 1
 Semester Credit Hours15
ENGL 1302 English Composition II 3
HIST 1302 The US Since 1877 3
MATH 2414 Calculus II 4
UNIV 1402 Signature Course 4
Life & Physical Science 3
Life & Physical Science Lab 1
 Semester Credit Hours18
COSC 1336 Fundamentals of Programming 3
COSC 1136 Funds of Programming Lab 1
MATH 3365 Discrete Mathematics 3
MATH 2415 Calculus III 4
PSCI 2305 American National Government 3
Language, Philosophy & Culture 3
 Semester Credit Hours17
MATH 3360 Statistical Analysis 3
MATH 3310 Introduction to Linear Algebra 3
PSCI 2306 American State Government 3
For Lang/Study Abroad 3
Creative Arts 3
 Semester Credit Hours15
MATH 3371 Communications in Mathematics 3
MATH 3330 Ordinary Differential Equation 3
MATH 4335 Advanced Calculus 3
Soc/Behavioral Science 3
For Lang/Study Abroad 3
 Semester Credit Hours15
MATH 4310 Abstract Algebra I 3
Advanced Elective 3
Advanced Elective 3
Minor/General Elective 3
Minor/General Elective 3
 Semester Credit Hours15
General Elective 4
Advanced Elective 3
Adv Minor/General Elective 3
Adv Minor/General Elective 3
 Semester Credit Hours13
MATH 4345 Complex Variables 3
Advanced Elective 3
Adv Minor/General Elective 3
Adv Minor/General Elective 3
 Semester Credit Hours12
 Total Semester Credit Hours120

Actual degree plans may vary depending on availability of courses in a given semester.

Some courses may require prerequisites not listed.