20232024 Undergraduate and Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]
Department of Mathematics and Statistics


Magda Toda, Ph.D., Chairperson
Dick and Martha Brooks Regents Professor: Ghosh
Professors: Aulisa, Christensen, Gelca, Higgins, Howle, Iyer, Jang, Lindquist, Long, Rachev, L. Schovanec, Solynin, Surles, Toda, Trindade, D. Volchenkov, A. Wang, G. B. Williams
Associate Professors: Bornia, Ellingson, Guo, Hamilton, Hoang, Juan, Ledet, Lee, McCarthy, Monico, Peace, Tran, Weinberg, F. Zhang, W. Zhang
Assistant Professors: Das, Huang, Laubmeier, Liu, Mei, Pampano, Pavlov, T. Thompson, Tomas, Y. Wang
Senior Lecturer: L. Volchenkov
Lecturers: Bailey, Cannon, Davenport, Erwin, Nunez, Qi, P. Schovanec, Server, Surowiec, Tyrrell, J. Wang, C. Williams
Instructors: Juarez, G. Thompson
Postdoctoral Teaching Scholars: Belding, Chierici, Rajbhandari, Tripathi
CONTACT INFORMATION: 201 Mathematics and Statistics Bldg.  Box 41042  Lubbock, TX 794091042  T 806.742.2566  F 806.742.1112  www.math.ttu.edu
About the Department
This department supervises the following degree and certificate programs:
Dual Degree Program
In addition, the department has offered a Master of Arts in Mathematics, but this program no longer accepts new students. Since Fall 2017, it has been replaced by the Graduate Certificate in Mathematics offered in conjunction with (or in addition to) a master’s or doctoral degree in another field. The departmental emphasis is placed on the Ph.D. and M.S. degrees in the mathematical sciences.
A Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science in Mathematics with a minor in actuarial science has been offered since 2008. In addition, the department supervises programs leading to minors in mathematics and to teacher certification in mathematics at the middle and secondary school levels.
Additional Requirements
Residency Requirement. For the minor and major in mathematics, at least one half of the upperlevel mathematics courses must be taken in the Department of Mathematics and Statistics at Texas Tech University. This residency requirement will be waived by the department only in very exceptional circumstances.
Teacher Education. The Department of Mathematics and Statistics cooperates with the College of Education in offering plans for teacher certification in mathematics at both the middle and secondary school levels. A student must have a grade of C or better in each mathematics course counted toward middle or secondaryeducation certification.
The courses offered in mathematics for students intending to prepare themselves for middle school teaching are MATH 1320 , MATH 2370 , MATH 2371 , MATH 3371 , MATH 3372 , and MATH 4370 .
The student preparing to teach in the secondary school may select mathematics as a teaching field and complete the program for teacher certification in mathematics. Students planning to become high school teachers should minor in secondary education. Students wishing to obtain teacher certification should consult with the department’s undergraduate advisor and see a College of Education advisor to complete a certification plan.
The minimum requirements for the teaching field in mathematics at the secondary level are as follows:
NOTE: A satisfactory score on the placement exam or satisfactory completion of TSI requirements is required for entrance to all above courses. Texas Success Initiative (TSI) students who have not passed the mathematics section of the TSI test may not enroll in MATH 1320 or MATH 1321 until they have successfully completed their prescribed program of TSI mathematics skills development. See course listings for descriptions and prerequisites for the courses listed above.
Undergraduate Dual Degree
The Department of Mathematics and Statistics participates with the Department of Computer Science in offering a 162hour dual degree program in mathematics and computer science. This is a fiveyear program that culminates in a B.S. in Mathematics with a minor in computer science from the College of Arts & Sciences and a B.S. in Computer Science from the Whitacre College of Engineering. Students should consult with an academic advisor in each college and may declare either as their primary college. See the Department of Computer Science catalog section for curriculum information.
Graduate Program
For information on graduate programs offered by the Department of Mathematics and Statistics, visit the Graduate Programs section of the catalog.
Undergraduate Program Offerings, Course Descriptions & Curricular Tables
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ProgramsBachelor’sUndergraduate MinorCoursesMATH  Mathematics (Undergraduate Courses)
