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The requirement to obtain the BS in Mathematics consists of the general College of Science requirements plus the following specific requirements:

Concentrations

  • 7-12 Math Certification and 7-12 Math/Physics CertificationSecondary Education Concentration—Students may not register for the Secondary Education concentrations until they satisfy four criteria:  1) have a UTEP overall GPA of at least 2.75, 2) have a UTEP majors GPA of at least 2.75, and 3) pass the UTEP Math Qualifying Exam with a score of at least 80%.%, and 4) must have passed MATH 3325, MATH 3329, STAT 3330 or STAT 3325 with a score of at least C.
  • Actuarial Sciences Concentration
  • Statistics Concentration
  • Applied Mathematics

Degree Plan

BS in Mathematics

Required Credits: 120

Designated Core
Required Courses: 1
CS 1401Intro to Computer Science C4
or CS 1320 Computer Programming Sci/Engr
PHYS 2320
PHYS 2120
Introductory Mechanics
and Laboratory for PHYS 2320
3
PHYS 2321
PHYS 2121
Introductory Electromagnetism
and Laboratory for PHYS 2321
3
RWS 3359Technical Writing3
University Core Curriculum
Complete the University Core Curriculum requirements.42
Required Courses:
MATH 1312Calculus II C3
MATH 1411Calculus I C4
MATH 2313Calculus III C3
MATH 2326Differential Equations3
MATH 3325Principles of Mathematics3
MATH 3341Introduction to Analysis3
MATH 4325Modern Algebra3
MATH 4326Linear Algebra3
MATH 4341Real Analysis3
STAT 3330Probability3
Select two courses of the following: 26
History of Mathematics
Elementary Number Theory
Actuarial Mathematics
Matrix Algebra
Applied Algebra
Foundations of Mathematics
Geometry
Applied Analysis I
Adv Math Methods for Finance
Numerical Analysis
Applied Analysis II
Nonparametric Statistics
Statistics I
Applied Regression Analysis
Topics Seminar (with permission of Chair)
Individ Studies in Mathematic (with permission of Chair)
Indiv Studies in Mathematics (with permission of Chair)
Additional Science Requirements
Choose one sequence from the following:8
BIOL 1305
BIOL 1107
General Biology
and Topics in Study of Life I
4
BIOL 1306
BIOL 1108
Organismal Biology
and Organismal Biology Laboratory
4
OR
CHEM 1305
CHEM 1105
General Chemistry
and Laboratory for CHEM 1305
4
CHEM 1306
CHEM 1106
General Chemistry (C)
and Laboratory for CHEM 1306
4
OR
GEOL 1313
GEOL 1103
Intro to Physical Geology (C)
and Lab for GEOL 1313 (C)
4
GEOL 1314
GEOL 1104
Intro to Historical Geol (C)
and Lab for GEOL 1314 (C)
4
Minor-Optional
18 hours; at least 10 in upper division courses
Electives
Select 7 additional semester hours with advisor approval
Upper Division Requirement
Select a total of thierty-seven hours of upper division course work 337
Total Hours120
1

Although the UTEP choice is larger, these choices satisfy the requirements of both the core and the major.

2

MATH 4370 Topics Seminar, MATH 4199 Individ Studies in Mathematic, or MATH 4399 Indiv Studies in Mathematics may be substituted

3

A total of thirty-seven hours of upper division coursework is required for all Bachelor of Science degrees.

C

Course requires a grade of C or better.

BS in Mathematics w/a Concentration in 7-12 Math

Required Credits: 120

Designated Core (All courses require a grade of C or better)
Required Courses: 1
CS 1401Intro to Computer Science4
or CS 1320 Computer Programming Sci/Engr
PHYS 2320
PHYS 2120
Introductory Mechanics
and Laboratory for PHYS 2320
3
PHYS 2321
PHYS 2121
Introductory Electromagnetism
and Laboratory for PHYS 2321
3
Select one of the following sequences:7-8
Sequence 1:
Elem Astronomy-Solar System(C)
Astronomy Lab I (C)
Elem Astr Stars & Galaxies (C)
Sequence 2:
General Biology
Topics in Study of Life I
Organismal Biology
Organismal Biology Laboratory
Sequence 3:
General Chemistry
Laboratory for CHEM 1305
General Chemistry (C)
Laboratory for CHEM 1306
Sequence 4:
Intro to Physical Geology (C)
Lab for GEOL 1313 (C)
Intro to Historical Geol (C)
Lab for GEOL 1314 (C)
Sequence 4:
Introductory Mechanics
Introductory Electromagnetism
University Core Curriculum
Complete the University Core Curriculum requirements. 42
Math Major
Required Courses:
MATH 1312Calculus II C3
MATH 2313Calculus III C3
MATH 2326Differential Equations3
MATH 3300History of Mathematics3
MATH 3325Principles of Mathematics3
MATH 3329Geometry3
MATH 3341Introduction to Analysis3
MATH 4303Fundamental Math/Adv. Standpt3
MATH 1411Calculus I4
MATH 2300Discrete Mathematics3
or MATH 2325 Intro. to Higher Mathematics
Choose one of the two sequences:
STAT 3330
STAT 4380
Probability
and Statistics I
6
STAT 3325
STAT 4385
Prob & Applied Statistics
and Applied Regression Analysis
6
Complete one of the courses below:
MATH 3323Matrix Algebra3
or MATH 4326 Linear Algebra
Complete the following courses:6
MATH 4325Modern Algebra3
MATH 4341Real Analysis3
Required Secondary Education Minor Courses:
SCED 3311Curriculum Plan-Secondary Schl3
SCED 4367Teaching Math in Sec School3
RED 3342Content Area Literacy3
EDPC 3300Developmental Variations3
SCED 3317Multicultural Ed in Sec School3
SCED 4691Student Teaching in Sec School6
Other Requirements
Required Courses:
RWS 3359Technical Writing3
Elective:
Select five additional hours at any level3
Upper Division Requirement
Select a total thirty-seven hours of upper division course work 237
Total Hours120
1

Although the UTEP choice is larger, these choices satisfy the requirements of both the core and the major.

2

A total of thirty-seven hours of upper division coursework is required for all Bachelor of Science degrees.

C

Course requires a grade of C or better.

BS in Mathematics w/a Concentration in 7-12 Math/Physics

Required Credits: 120

Designated Core (All courses require a grade of C or better)
Required Courses: 1
CS 1401Intro to Computer Science4
or CS 1320 Computer Programming Sci/Engr
PHYS 2320
PHYS 2120
Introductory Mechanics
and Laboratory for PHYS 2320
3
PHYS 2321
PHYS 2121
Introductory Electromagnetism
and Laboratory for PHYS 2321
3
PHYS 3323Physical Optics3
PHYS 2325Survey of Modern Physics3
RWS 3359Technical Writing3
University Core Curriculum
Complete the University Core Curriculum requirements. 42
Math Major
Required Courses:
MATH 1312Calculus II C3
MATH 1411Calculus I C4
MATH 2300Discrete Mathematics3
or MATH 2325 Intro. to Higher Mathematics
MATH 2313Calculus III C3
MATH 2326Differential Equations3
MATH 3300History of Mathematics3
MATH 3323Matrix Algebra3
or MATH 4326 Linear Algebra
MATH 3325Principles of Mathematics3
MATH 3329Geometry3
MATH 3341Introduction to Analysis3
MATH 4303Fundamental Math/Adv. Standpt3
MATH 4325Modern Algebra3
MATH 4341Real Analysis3
STAT 3325
STAT 4385
Prob & Applied Statistics
and Applied Regression Analysis
6
STAT 3330
STAT 4380
Probability
and Statistics I
6
Required Secondary Education Minor Courses:
SCED 3311Curriculum Plan-Secondary Schl3
SCED 4367Teaching Math in Sec School3
RED 3342Content Area Literacy3
EDPC 3300Developmental Variations3
SCED 3317Multicultural Ed in Sec School3
SCED 4691Student Teaching in Sec School6
Upper Division Requirement
Select a total thirty-seven hours of upper division course work 237
Total Hours120
1

Although the UTEP choice is larger, these choices satisfy the requirements of both the core and the major.

2

A total of thirty-seven hours of upper division coursework is required for all Bachelor of Science degrees.

C

Course requires a grade of C or better.

BS in Mathematics with a Concentration in Actuarial Science

Designated Core
Required Courses: 1
CIS 3301Intro to Business Applic Prog3
COMM 1302Business/Profession Comm (C) C3
CS 1320Computer Programming Sci/Engr C3
ECON 2304Principles of Economics (C) C3
RWS 3359Technical Writing3
Select two courses of the following:6
Principles of Accounting I
Survey of Acct Principles
Intro-Mgmt/Organizational Beha
Legal Environment of Business
Intermed Macroeconomic Theory
Intermed Microeconomic Theory
Mathematical Economics
Business Finance
Analysis of Derivatives
Principles of Marketing
Physics Sequence:
PHYS 2320
PHYS 2120
Introductory Mechanics
and Laboratory for PHYS 2320
3
PHYS 2321
PHYS 2121
Introductory Electromagnetism
and Laboratory for PHYS 2321
3
University Core Curriculum
Complete the University Core Curriculum requirements.42
Actuarial Sciences Concentration
Required Courses:
MATH 1312Calculus II C3
MATH 1411Calculus I C4
MATH 2300Discrete Mathematics3
or MATH 2325 Intro. to Higher Mathematics
MATH 2313Calculus III C3
MATH 2320Mathematics of Interest3
MATH 2326Differential Equations3
MATH 3320Actuarial Mathematics3
MATH 3323Matrix Algebra3
or MATH 4326 Linear Algebra
MATH 3325Principles of Mathematics3
MATH 3341Introduction to Analysis3
MATH 4329Numerical Analysis3
STAT 3330Probability3
STAT 4380Statistics I3
Other Science Requirements
Select one of the following sequences:4
General Biology
and Topics in Study of Life I
And
Organismal Biology
and Organismal Biology Laboratory
OR
General Chemistry
and Laboratory for CHEM 1305
And
General Chemistry (C)
and Laboratory for CHEM 1306
OR
Intro to Physical Geology (C)
and Lab for GEOL 1313 (C)
And
Intro to Historical Geol (C)
and Lab for GEOL 1314 (C)
Electives
Take an additional 19 hours with department approval, at least 7 must be upper-division19
Upper Division Requirement
Select a total of thirty-seven hours of upper division course work 337
Total Hours120
1

Although the UTEP choice is larger, these choices satisfy the requirements of both the core and the major.

2

With department approval, other courses in the College of Science may be substituted for the PHYS 2420 Introductory Mechanics/PHYS 2421 Introductory Electromagnetism requirement.

3

A total of thirty-seven hours of upper division coursework is required for all Bachelor of Science degrees.

C

Course requires a grade of C or better.

BS in Mathematics with a Concentration in Statistics

Designated Core
Required Courses: 1
CS 1401Intro to Computer Science C4
or CS 1320 Computer Programming Sci/Engr
PHYS 2320
PHYS 2120
Introductory Mechanics
and Laboratory for PHYS 2320
3
PHYS 2321
PHYS 2121
Introductory Electromagnetism
and Laboratory for PHYS 2321
3
RWS 3359Technical Writing3
University Core Curriculum
Complete the University Core Curriculum requirements.42
Statistics Concentration
Required Courses:
MATH 1312Calculus II C3
MATH 1411Calculus I C4
MATH 2313Calculus III C3
MATH 3325Principles of Mathematics3
MATH 4329Numerical Analysis3
STAT 3330Probability3
STAT 4380Statistics I3
STAT 4385Applied Regression Analysis3
MATH 2300Discrete Mathematics3
or MATH 2325 Intro. to Higher Mathematics
MATH 3323Matrix Algebra3
or MATH 4326 Linear Algebra
Select three courses of the following: 29
Junior Professionl Orientation
Comp Arch II: Adv. Design /Imp
Adv. Object-Oriented Programng
Automata/Computabi/Formal Lang
Design/Implementation Prog Lan
Computer Graphics
Comp Arch I: Comp Org/Design
Computer Science Internship
Undergraduate Seminar
Computer Science Internship
Software Eng: Requirements Eng
Software Eng: Design & Implmnt
Computer Networks
Human-Computer Interaction
Artificial Intelligence
Mobile Application Development
Secure Web-Based Systems
Data Base Management
Computer Security
Compilers and Interpreters
Topics in Soft Computing
Computer Science Problems
Computer Science Internship
Software Construction
Theory of Operating Systems
Comp Dcsn-Mkng & Risk Analysis
Cyber-Sec for Critical Op Tech
Software Reverse Engineering
Software Integration and V&V
Special Topics in Computer Sci
Rsrch Methods/Computer Science
Senior Project
History of Mathematics
Elementary Number Theory
Actuarial Mathematics
Matrix Algebra
Applied Algebra
Foundations of Mathematics
Geometry
Applied Analysis I
Introduction to Analysis
Modern Algebra
Numerical Analysis
Applied Analysis II
Nonparametric Statistics
Statistics I
Other Science Requirements
Choose one sequence from the Following8
General Biology
and Topics in Study of Life I
And
Organismal Biology
and Organismal Biology Laboratory
OR
General Chemistry
and Laboratory for CHEM 1305
And
General Chemistry (C)
and Laboratory for CHEM 1306
OR
Intro to Physical Geology (C)
and Lab for GEOL 1313 (C)
And
Intro to Historical Geol (C)
and Lab for GEOL 1314 (C)
Minor (Optional)
At least 12 upper-division semester hours with departmental approval
Upper Division Requirement
Select a total of thirty-seven hours of upper division course work 337
Total Hours120
1

Although the UTEP choice is larger, these choices satisfy the requirements of both the core and the major.

2

MATH 4370 Topics Seminar, MATH 4199 Individ Studies in Mathematic, MATH 4399 Indiv Studies in Mathematics with approval.

3

A total of thirty-seven hours of upper division coursework is required for all Bachelor of Science degrees.

C

Course requires a grade of C or better

BS in Mathematics with a Concentration in Applied Math

Designated Core
Required Courses: 1
CS 1401Intro to Computer Science C4
or CS 1320 Computer Programming Sci/Engr
PHYS 2320
PHYS 2120
Introductory Mechanics
and Laboratory for PHYS 2320
3
PHYS 2321
PHYS 2121
Introductory Electromagnetism
and Laboratory for PHYS 2321
3
RWS 3359Technical Writing3
University Core Curriculum
Complete the University Core Curriculum requirements.42
Applied Mathematics
Required Courses:
MATH 1312Calculus II C3
MATH 1411Calculus I C4
MATH 2300Discrete Mathematics C3
MATH 2313Calculus III C3
MATH 2326Differential Equations C3
MATH 3323Matrix Algebra3
MATH 3325Principles of Mathematics3
MATH 3335Applied Analysis I3
MATH 4329Numerical Analysis3
MATH 4336Applied Analysis II3
STAT 3330Probability3
STAT 4380Statistics I3
or STAT 4385 Applied Regression Analysis
Select three hours of the following:3
History of Mathematics
Fundmtl Numb Thry Adv Stndpt
Fundamentals/Geometry Standpt
Proportion and Algebra
Proportn & Algebrc Reasong I
Proportn & Algebrc Reasong II
Elementary Number Theory
Actuarial Mathematics
Applied Algebra
Foundations of Mathematics
Geometry
Introduction to Analysis
Individ Studies in Mathematic
Fund Math Concepts Grades 4-8
Fundamental Math/Adv. Standpt
Adv Math Methods for Finance
Modern Algebra
Linear Algebra
Real Analysis
Topics Seminar
Indiv Studies in Mathematics
Probability and Statistics
Nonparametric Statistics
Applied Regression Analysis
Additional Hours
Selet twenty-five additional hours from the College of Science with at least ten being upper-division25
Other Science Requirements
Please choose one sequence from the following:8
General Biology
and Topics in Study of Life I
And
Organismal Biology
and Organismal Biology Laboratory
OR
General Chemistry
and Laboratory for CHEM 1305
And
General Chemistry (C)
and Laboratory for CHEM 1306
OR
Intro to Physical Geology (C)
and Lab for GEOL 1313 (C)
And
Intro to Historical Geol (C)
and Lab for GEOL 1314 (C)
Upper Division Requirement
Select a total of thirty-seven hours of upper division course work 237
Total Hours120
1

Although the UTEP choice is larger, these choices satisfy the requirements of both the core and the major.

2

A total of thirty-seven hours of upper division coursework is required for all Bachelor of Science degrees.

C

Course requires a grade of C or better

University Core Curriculum

NOTE: The department may make specific suggestions for courses which are most applicable towards your major.

Psychology and Criminal Justice majors and minors are required to take MATH 1320 Math for Social Sciences I (C) or a higher level Calculus course.

Business majors are required to take MATH 1320 Math for Social Sciences I (C) or a higher level Calculus course.

NOTE: All courses require a C or better

Communication

Select six hours of the following: (Note: ESL students should take ESOL 1300 & ESOL 13126
Written and Oral Communication
Rhetoric & Composition I
Rhetoric & Composition 2
Rhetoric, Composition & Comm
Expos Engl Compos-Spkr Esl (C) 1
Res & Crit Writng Spkr Esl (C) 1
Total Hours6
 
 

American History

Required Courses:
HIST 1301History of U.S. to 1865 (C)3
HIST 1302History of U.S. Since 1865 (C)3
Total Hours6

Language, Philosophy & Culture 

Select one of the following:3
English Literature (C)
English Literature (C)
Intro to American Fiction (C)
Intro to American Drama (C)
Intro to American Poetry (C)
Making of the "Other" Americas
World History to 1500 (C)
World History Since 1500 (C)
Introduction to Philosophy (C)
Ethics (C)
Introduct to Religious Studies
Seeing & Naming: Conversations
Introduction to Womens Studies
Global Feminisms
Total Hours3

Mathematics 

Select one of the following:3
Math in the Modern World (C)
Math for Social Sciences I (C)
Calculus I
Calculus I - Part A
Calculus I - Part B
Calculus I - Part C
Precalculus (C)
Pre-calculus - Part A
Pre-calculus - Part B
Pre-calculus - Part C
Math for Social Sciences II
Differential Equations
Descriptive & Inferential Stat
Elementary Statistical Methods
Total Hours3

Life & Physical Sciences - Lab 

Select one of the following:1-4
Astronomy Lab I (C)
Introductory Biology Lab (C)
Human Biology Laboratory (C)
Topics in Study of Life I
Organismal Biology Laboratory
Human Anat/Physio Lab I (C)
Human Anat/Physio Lab II (C)
Laboratory for CHEM 1305
Laboratory for CHEM 1306
Introductory Chemistry (C)
Introductory Chemistry (C)
Environmental Sci. Lab (C)
Non-major Lab for ESCI 1301
Laboratory for GEOG 1306 (C)
Lab for GEOL 1314 (C)
Lab for GEOL 1313 (C)
Principles of Earth Sci - Lab
Laboratory for Geology 1212
General Physics I (C)
General Physics II (C)
Introductory Mechanics
Introductory Electromagnetism
Total Hours1-4

Life and Physical Sciences 

A minimum of two semesters of lecture and one semester of laboratory associated with one of the courses, or two semesters of combined (3 credit) lecture-laboratory courses (Only six hours apply toward the required 42.) 

Select six hours of the following: 16
Astronomy Lab I (C)
Elem Astronomy-Solar System(C)
Elem Astr Stars & Galaxies (C)
Introductory Biology Lab (C)
Human Biology Laboratory (C)
Topics in Study of Life I
Organismal Biology Laboratory
Introductory Biology
Human Biology (C)
General Biology
Organismal Biology
Human Anat/Physio Lab I (C)
Human Anat/Physio Lab II (C)
Human Anat/Physiology I (C)
Human Anat/Physiology II (C)
Laboratory for CHEM 1305
Laboratory for CHEM 1306
General Chemistry
General Chemistry (C)
Introductory Chemistry (C)
Introductory Chemistry (C)
Environmental Sci. Lab (C)
Non-major Lab for ESCI 1301
Intro to Environmental Sci (C)
Laboratory for GEOG 1306 (C)
Physical Geography (C)
Lab for GEOL 1313 (C)
Lab for GEOL 1314 (C)
Principles of Earth Sci - Lab
Laboratory for Geology 1212
Principles of Earth Sciences
Principles of Earth Science
The Blue Planet
Natural Hazards
Intro to Physical Geology (C)
Intro to Historical Geol (C)
Fundamentals of Nutrition
Wellness Dynamics
Microorganisms and Disease
General Physics I (C)
General Physics II (C)
Laboratory for PHYS 2320
Laboratory for PHYS 2321
Introductory Mechanics
Introductory Electromagnetism
Total Hours6
1

Based on the major selected, options listed might not be applicable; please refer to the prerequisite area at top if one is present.

Political Science 

Required Courses:
POLS 2310Introduction to Politics (C)3
POLS 2311American Gover & Politics (C)3
Total Hours6

Social and Behavioral Sciences 

Select one of the following:3
Intro-Phys Anth/Archeolog (C)
Intro-Cultural Anthropology(C)
Cultural Geography
Intro to Linguistics (C)
Econ for Engrs & Scientists
Interpersonal Communication
Mass Media and Society
Principles of Economics (C)
Principles of Economics (C)
Introduction to Ed Psychology
Action Research in Classrooms
Introduction to Linguistics(C)
Cultural Geography (C)
An Intro. to Linguistics (C)
Lang. Inside & Out: Sel Topics
Introduction to Psychology (C)
Introduction to Sociology (C)
Cultural Geography
Total Hours3

 Creative Arts

Select one of the following:3
Art Appreciation (C)
History of Art I (C)
History of Art II (C)
Dance Appreciation (C)
Intro-Art of Motion Pict. (C)
Intro to Music History
Music Appreciation (C)
Jazz to Rock (C)
Introduction to Theatre (C)
Total Hours3

Component Area Option

Select two of the following:6
Intro to Global Business
Public Speaking (C)
Business/Profession Comm (C)
Intro-Computational Thinking
Computer Programming Sci/Engr
Inquiry in Math & Science
Seminar/Critical Inquiry (C)
Total Hours6