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  Sep 19, 2017
 
 
    
2017-2018 Undergraduate and Graduate Catalog

Mathematics, B.S.


About the Mathematics Bachelor's Program


The 120-hour B.S. degree permits a greater degree of specialization than that afforded by the B.A. degree.

Requirements


Twenty-seven semester hours of upper-level math courses are required. The mathematics requirements are similar to those for the B.A. degree, but additional advanced math courses are required. These course requirements may be broadly divided into four components:

Depth:


(take two of the four)

Communication Literacy


Students attending Texas Tech University for the first time in the Fall 2017 term or later will complete a Communication Literacy requirement in their program(s) of study.

Texas Tech University’s transition from the Writing Intensive requirement to the Communication Literacy requirement signals the university’s awareness that in addition to the fundamental role that writing plays in enabling students to explore, develop, focus, and organize a message, other types of communication must also be taught as appropriate for a student’s discipline. Throughout each program of study, then, students must be given ample opportunity to develop their skills in forms of communication central to that program. Communication Literacy courses for the Mathematics (B.A. or B.S.) major are: MATH 3310 , MATH 3360 , and MATH 4350 .

Note:


Total MATH hours must be at least 39, with at least half of the upper-division (3000- and 4000-level) courses taken at Texas Tech.

Minor


Candidates for the B.S. degree must choose their minor from a scientific or technical area, including but not limited to the following: actuarial science, astrophysics, atmospheric science, biology, bioengineering, chemistry, chemical engineering, civil engineering, computer science, economics, electrical engineering, engineering, environmental sciences, kinesiology, geology, geophysics, industrial engineering, life sciences, mechanical engineering, microbiology, petroleum engineering, physics, sport management, wind energy, or zoology. A minor must include 18 semester hours, 6 of which must be advanced. Courses counted for the minor must be approved by the department supervising the minor.

Electives


These courses are taken in addition to the required courses, to a total of minimum 120 semester hours. The inventory of courses that can be used to fulfill various requirements is updated each year. Students should consult the department’s undergraduate advisor if they have any questions about a particular course and the general degree requirements. For the minor in actuarial sciences , please refer to www.math.ttu.edu/Undergraduate/Minors/actuary.shtml.

Recommended Curriculum


First Year


Fall


Total: 14


Spring


Total: 15


Second Year


Fall


Total: 16


Spring


Total: 16


Third Year


Fall


Total: 15


Spring


Total: 15


Fourth Year


Fall


Total: 14


Spring


Total: 15


Total Hours: 120


Foreign Language


A student must complete 6 hours at the sophomore level or above in a single language. The prerequisite for all sophomore language courses is credit for the freshman level. This credit can be determined through a credit by examination. The score attained on the exam will determine whether the student is placed in a second-year course, a 5-hour review course, or in some cases the first or second semester of a beginning (first-year) language course. See Arts and Sciences General Degree Requirements  for further explanation.