BS in Mathematics

The BS in Mathematics successfully prepares student for graduate studies, teaching and industry positions, and provides a solid foundation for many other careers.  It offers five concentrations in 7-12 Math, 7-12 Math/Physics, Actuarial Science, Applied Mathematics, and Statistics.

Marketable Skills

Students will develop the following skills:

  • Critical thinking:  Analyze and evaluate issues in order to solve problems and develop informed opinions.
  • Problem-solving: Find solutions to difficult or complex issues.
  • Analytical thinking.
  • Quantitative reasoning.
  • Ability to manipulate precise and intricate ideas.
  • Time management: Prioritize goals and organize time to be more productive and efficient.

Fast Track

The Fast-Track Program enables outstanding undergraduate UTEP students to receive both undergraduate and graduate credit for up to 15 hours of UTEP course work as determined by participating Master's and Doctoral programs.  Not all undergraduate programs have elected to participate in the Fast Track option, so students should see their departmental graduate advisor for information about requirements and guidelines. A list of courses that have been approved for possible use at the graduate level is found here

M.S. in Mathematical Sciences / B.S. in Mathematical Sciences
MATH 5310
MATH 5311Topics in Applied Mathematics3
MATH 5314
MATH 5315
MATH 5321Principles of Analysis3
MATH 5325Principles of Algebra3
MATH 5329Numerical Analysis3
MATH 5330Comp Methods of Linear Algebra3
MATH 5331Real Variables3
MATH 5335Techniques in Optimization3
MATH 5341General Topology3
MATH 5343Numer Solution Part Diff Equat3
MATH 5345Numerical Optimization3
MATH 5346
MATH 5351Complex Variables3
MATH 5370Special Topics3
M.B.A. - Master of Business Administration  / B.S. in Mathematical Sciences (Actuarial Concentration) 
ACCT 5304Accounting Analysis3
BLAW 5306Business Law and Ethics3
ECON 5311Managerial Economics3
FIN 5311Financial Management3
MGMT 5311Organizational Mgmt Seminar3
MKT 5311Marketing Management3
QMB 5311Quantitative Methods-Business3
OSCM 5308Concepts of Production Mgmt3
M.B.A. - Master of Business Administration  / B.S. in Mathematical Sciences (Applied Concentration) 
ACCT 5304Accounting Analysis3
BLAW 5306Business Law and Ethics3
ECON 5311Managerial Economics3
FIN 5311Financial Management3
MGMT 5311Organizational Mgmt Seminar3
MKT 5311Marketing Management3
QMB 5311Quantitative Methods-Business3
OSCM 5308Concepts of Production Mgmt3
M.B.A. - Master of Business Administration  / B.S. in Mathematical Sciences (Statistics Concentration) 
ACCT 5304Accounting Analysis3
BLAW 5306Business Law and Ethics3
ECON 5311Managerial Economics3
FIN 5311Financial Management3
MGMT 5311Organizational Mgmt Seminar3
MKT 5311Marketing Management3
QMB 5311Quantitative Methods-Business3
OSCM 5308Concepts of Production Mgmt3
M.S. in Statistics / B.S. in Mathematical Sciences
MATH 5321Principles of Analysis3
STAT 5329Statistical Programming3
STAT 5428Intro to Statistical Analysis4
M.S. in Bioinformatics / B.S. in Mathematics
BINF/STAT 5354Post-Genomic Analysis3
MATH 5330Comp Methods of Linear Algebra3
MATH 5335Techniques in Optimization3
STAT 5329Statistical Programming3
STAT 5428Intro to Statistical Analysis4
M.B.A. - Master of Business Administration  / B.S. in Mathematical Sciences
ACCT 5304Accounting Analysis3
BLAW 5306Business Law and Ethics3
ECON 5311Managerial Economics3
FIN 5311Financial Management3
MGMT 5311Organizational Mgmt Seminar3
MKT 5311Marketing Management3
QMB 5311Quantitative Methods-Business3
OSCM 5308Concepts of Production Mgmt3

Degree Plan

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

Required Credits: 120

Designated Core
Required Courses: 1
PHYS 2420Introductory Mechanics4
PHYS 2421Introductory Electromagnetism4
University Core Curriculum
Complete the University Core Curriculum requirements.42
Required Courses:
MATH 1312Calculus II3
MATH 1411Calculus I4
MATH 2313Calculus III3
MATH 2300Discrete Mathematics3
or MATH 2325 Intro. to Higher Mathematics
MATH 2326Differential Equations3
MATH 3325Principles of Mathematics3
MATH 3341Introduction to Analysis3
MATH 4325Modern Algebra3
MATH 4326Linear Algebra3
MATH 4341Real Analysis3
STAT 3330Probability3
Select at least six semester hours of the following: 26
History of Mathematics
Elementary Number Theory
Actuarial Mathematics
Matrix Algebra
Geometry
Applied Analysis I
Numerical Analysis
Applied Analysis II
Statistics Inference
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
and Laboratory for CHEM 1306
4
OR
GEOL 1313
GEOL 1103
Intro to Physical Geology
and Lab for GEOL 1313
4
GEOL 1314
GEOL 1104
Intro to Historical Geol
and Lab for GEOL 1314
4
Additional Required Courses
Required:
RWS 3359Technical Writing3
Select one of the following:
CS 1101
CS 1301
Intro to Computer Science Lab
and Intro to Computer Science
4
CS 1320Computer Programming Sci/Engr3
CS 1401Intro to Computer Science4
Minor (Optional)
Complete an 18-hour minor or 18 hours of electives, at least 10 must be upper-division
Electives
Select 7 additional semester hours with advisor approval
Upper Division Requirement
Select a total of 37 hours of upper division course work 337
Total Hours120

Concentrations

7-12 Math

Students may not apply to the Educator Preparation Program until they meet the following requirements: 

  1. Have a UTEP overall GPA of at least 2.75 
  2. Have a UTEP majors GPA of at least 2.75
  3. Pass the UTEP math content qualifying exam with a score of at least 80%

Required Credits: 120

Select one of the following sequences:7-8
Sequence 1:
Elem Astronomy-Solar System
Astronomy Lab I
Elem Astr Stars & Galaxies
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
Laboratory for CHEM 1306
Sequence 4:
Intro to Physical Geology
Lab for GEOL 1313
Intro to Historical Geol
Lab for GEOL 1314
Sequence 5:
Introductory Mechanics
Introductory Mechanics
and Laboratory for PHYS 2320
Introductory Electromagnetism
Introductory Electromagnetism
and Laboratory for PHYS 2321
University Core Curriculum
Complete the University Core Curriculum requirements. 42
Math Major
Required Courses:
MATH 1312Calculus II3
MATH 1411Calculus I4
MATH 2300Discrete Mathematics3
or MATH 2325 Intro. to Higher Mathematics
MATH 2313Calculus III3
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
Choose one of the two sequences:6
Prob & Applied Statistics
and Applied Regression Analysis
Probability
and Statistics Inference
Choose six semester hours from the following math electives:6
Elementary Number Theory
Modern Algebra
Numerical Analysis
Real Analysis
Required Secondary Education Minor Courses:
BED 4317Tch & Empwr ELLs in Sec Schls3
EDPC 3300Developmental Variations3
RED 3342Content Area Literacy3
SCED 3311Curriculum Plan-Secondary Schl3
SCED 4367Teaching Math in Sec School3
SCED 4691Student Teaching in Sec School6
Other Requirements
Required Courses:
CS 1401Intro to Computer Science4
or CS 1320 Computer Programming Sci/Engr
RWS 3359Technical Writing3
Elective:
Select five additional hours at any level5
Total Hours120

7-12 Math/Physics

Students may not apply to the Educator Preparation Program until they meet the following requirements: 

  1. Have a UTEP overall GPA of at least 2.75 
  2. Have a UTEP majors GPA of at least 2.75
  3. Pass the UTEP math content qualifying exam with a score of at least 80%

Required Credits: 120

University Core Curriculum
Complete the University Core Curriculum requirements. 42
Math Major
Required Courses:
MATH 1312Calculus II3
MATH 1411Calculus I4
MATH 2300Discrete Mathematics3
or MATH 2325 Intro. to Higher Mathematics
MATH 2313Calculus III3
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
Choose one of the two sequences:6
Probability
and Statistics Inference
Prob & Applied Statistics
and Applied Regression Analysis
Choose three semester hours from the following math electives:3
Elementary Number Theory
Modern Algebra
Numerical Analysis
Real Analysis
Required Secondary Education Minor Courses:
BED 4317Tch & Empwr ELLs in Sec Schls3
EDPC 3300Developmental Variations3
RED 3342Content Area Literacy3
SCED 3311Curriculum Plan-Secondary Schl3
SCED 4367Teaching Math in Sec School3
SCED 4691Student Teaching in Sec School6
Physics Requirement
PHYS 2325Survey of Modern Physics3
PHYS 2420Introductory Mechanics4
PHYS 2421Introductory Electromagnetism4
PHYS 3323Physical Optics3
Additional Required Courses: 237
CS 1401Intro to Computer Science4
or CS 1320 Computer Programming Sci/Engr
RWS 3359Technical Writing3
Electives
Take additional semester hours with advisor approval
Total Hours120

Actuarial Science

Designated Core
Required Courses: 1
COMM 1302Business/Profession Comm3
CS 1320Computer Programming Sci/Engr3
ECON 2304Principles of Economics3
Minor in Finance Required Courses:
ACCT 2301Principles of Accounting I3
FIN 3310Business Finance3
FIN 3315Investments3
FIN 4310Managerial Finance3
FIN 4311AManagerial Finance Laboratory1.5
FIN 4315Portfolio Analysis3
FIN 4315APortfolio Analysis Laboratory1.5
FIN 4316Analysis of Derivatives3
QMB 3350Business Analytics3
Physics Sequence:
PHYS 2420Introductory Mechanics4
PHYS 2421Introductory Electromagnetism4
University Core Curriculum
Complete the University Core Curriculum requirements.42
Actuarial Sciences Concentration
Required Courses:
CIS 3301Intro to Data Process & Prog3
RWS 3359Technical Writing3
MATH 1312Calculus II3
MATH 1411Calculus I4
MATH 2300Discrete Mathematics3
or MATH 2325 Intro. to Higher Mathematics
MATH 2313Calculus III3
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 3320Probability and Statistics3
STAT 3330Probability3
STAT 4380Statistics Inference3
or STAT 4385 Applied Regression Analysis
Electives
Take additional semester hours with advisor approval
Total Hours120

Applied Mathematics

Designated Core
Required Courses: 1
CS 1401Intro to Computer Science4
or CS 1320 Computer Programming Sci/Engr
PHYS 2420Introductory Mechanics4
PHYS 2421Introductory Electromagnetism4
University Core Curriculum
Complete the University Core Curriculum requirements.42
Applied Mathematics
Required Courses:
MATH 1312Calculus II3
MATH 1411Calculus I4
MATH 2300Discrete Mathematics3
MATH 2313Calculus III3
MATH 2326Differential Equations3
MATH 3323Matrix Algebra3
MATH 3325Principles of Mathematics3
MATH 3335Applied Analysis I3
MATH 4329Numerical Analysis3
MATH 4336Applied Analysis II3
RWS 3359Technical Writing3
STAT 3330Probability3
STAT 4380Statistics Inference3
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
Geometry
Introduction to Analysis
Individ Studies in Mathematic
Fund Math Concepts Grades 4-8
Fundamental Math/Adv. Standpt
Modern Algebra
Linear Algebra
Real Analysis
Topics Seminar
Indiv Studies in Mathematics
Probability and Statistics
Applied Regression Analysis
Additional Hours
Additional semester hours with advisor approval
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
and Laboratory for CHEM 1306
OR
Intro to Physical Geology
and Lab for GEOL 1313
And
Intro to Historical Geol
and Lab for GEOL 1314
Minor (Optional)
Complete an 18-hour minor or 18 hours of electives, at least 10 must be upper-division18
Upper Division Requirement
Select a total of thirty-seven hours of upper division course work 237
Total Hours120

Although the UTEP core choice is larger, students are encouraged to choose the core courses that also satisfies the major.  

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

Course requires a grade of C or better

Statistics

Designated Core
Required Courses: 1
PHYS 2420Introductory Mechanics4
PHYS 2421Introductory Electromagnetism4
University Core Curriculum
Complete the University Core Curriculum requirements.42
Statistics Concentration
Required Courses:
MATH 1312Calculus II3
MATH 1411Calculus I4
MATH 2313Calculus III3
MATH 3325Principles of Mathematics3
MATH 4329Numerical Analysis3
STAT 2480Elementary Statistical Methods4
STAT 3330Probability3
STAT 4380Statistics Inference3
STAT 4385Applied Regression Analysis3
MATH 2300Discrete Mathematics3
or MATH 2325 Intro. to Higher Mathematics
MATH 3323Matrix Algebra3
or MATH 4326 Linear Algebra
or STAT 4329 Statistical Programming
or STAT 4474 Statistical Machine Learning
Additional Required Courses10
Intro to Computer Science
and Intro to Computer Science Lab
Technical Writing
Inquiry in Math & Science
Minor (Optional)18
Complete an 18-hour minor or 18 hours of electives, at least 10 must be upper-division
Electives9
Take an additional 9 hours of upper-division electives
Upper Division Requirement37
Select a total of thirty-seven hours of upper division course work 1
Total Hours120
 

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 or a higher level Calculus course.

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

NOTE: All courses require a C or better

Communication (six hours)

The objective of the communication component is to enable the student to communicate effectively in clear and correct prose or orally in a style appropriate to the subject, occasion, and audience.
Select six hours of the following: 6
For students whose secondary education was in English:
Written and Oral Communication
Writing About Literature
Rhetoric & Composition I
Rhetoric & Composition 2
Rhetoric, Composition & Comm
For students whose secondary education was not in English:
ESOL 1311Expos Engl Compos-Spkr Esl3
ESOL 1312Res & Crit Writng Spkr Esl3
Total Hours12

American History (six hours)

The objectives of the history component are to expand students’ knowledge of the origin and history of the U.S., their comprehension of the past and current role of the U.S. in the world, and their ability to critically evaluate and analyze historical evidence. U.S. history courses (three hours must be Texas history) include:
HIST 1301History of U.S. to 18653
HIST 1302History of U.S. Since 18653
Total Hours6

Language, Philosophy & Culture  (three hours)

The objective of the humanities component is to expand students' knowledge of the human condition and human cultures, especially in relation to behaviors, ideas, and values expressed in works of human imagination and thought. Through study in disciplines such as literature and philosophy, students engage in critical analysis and develop an appreciation of the humanities as fundamental to the health and survival of any society.
Select one of the following:3
Latina/o Presence in the U.S.
English Literature
English Literature
Intro to American Fiction
Intro to American Drama
Intro to American Poetry
Making of the "Other" Americas
World History to 1500
World History Since 1500
Introduction to Philosophy
Ethics
Introduct to Religious Studies
Seeing & Naming: Conversations
Introduction to Womens Studies
Global Feminisms
Total Hours3

Mathematics  (three hours)

The objective of the mathematics component is to develop a quantitatively literate college graduate. Every college graduate should be able to apply basic mathematical tools in the solution of real-world problems.
Select one of the following:3
College Algebra
Trigonometry and Conics
Math in the Modern World
Math for Social Sciences I
Calculus I
Precalculus 1,2
Math for Social Sciences II
Statistical Literacy
Elementary Statistical Methods
1 A higher-level course in the calculus sequence can be substituted.
2 TCCN MATH 1314 will also satisfy this requirement.
Total Hours3

Life & Physical Sciences  (six hours)

The objective of the study of the natural sciences is to enable the student to understand, construct, and evaluate relationships in the natural sciences, and to enable the student to understand the bases for building and testing theories. The courses listed are for non-majors; the major courses in the discipline can be substituted for the non-major sequence. 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 one of the following:1-4
Astronomy Lab I
Elem Astronomy-Solar System
Elem Astr Stars & Galaxies
Introductory Biology Lab
Human Biology Laboratory
Topics in Study of Life I
Organismal Biology Laboratory
Introductory Biology
Human Biology
General Biology
Organismal Biology
Human Anat/Physio Lab I
Human Anat/Physio Lab II
Human Anat/Physiology I
Human Anat/Physiology II
Laboratory for CHEM 1305
Laboratory for CHEM 1306
Intro General Chemistry Lab
Intro Organic & Biochem Lab
General Chemistry
General Chemistry
Intro to General Chemistry
Intro Organic & Biochemistry
Environmental Sci. Lab
Non-major Lab for ESCI 1301
Intro to Environment Science 2
Intro to Environmental Sci
Laboratory for GEOG 1306
Physical Geography
Lab for GEOL 1313
Lab for GEOL 1314
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
Intro to Historical Geol
Fundamentals of Nutrition
Wellness Dynamics
Microorganisms and Disease
General Physics I
General Physics II
Introductory Mechanics
Introductory Electromagnetism
Total Hours1-4

Political Science  (six hours)

The objectives of the political science component are to expand students’ knowledge of the origin and evolution of the U.S. and Texas political systems, focusing on the growth of political institutions, and on the constitutions of Texas and the United States; and to enhance their understanding of federalism, states rights, and individual civil liberties, rights, and responsibilities.
Required Courses:
POLS 2310Introduction to Politics3
POLS 2311American Gover & Politics3
Total Hours6

Social and Behavioral Sciences  (three hours)

The objective of the social and behavioral science component is to increase students' knowledge of how social and behavioral scientists discover, describe, and explain the behaviors and interactions among individuals, groups, institutions, events, and ideas. Such knowledge will better equip students to understand themselves and the roles they play in addressing the issues facing humanity.
Select one of the following:3
Intro-Phys Anth/Archeolog
Intro-Cultural Anthropology
Cultural Geography
Intro to Linguistics
Econ for Engrs & Scientists
Interpersonal Communication
Mass Media and Society
Principles of Economics
Principles of Economics
Introduction to Ed Psychology
Action Research in Classrooms
Introduction to Linguistics
Cultural Geography
An Intro. to Linguistics
Lang. Inside & Out: Sel Topics
Introduction to Psychology
Introduction to Sociology
Cultural Geography
Total Hours3

 Creative Arts (three hours)

The objective of the visual and performing arts component is to expand students' knowledge and appreciation of the human imagination as expressed through works of visual art, dance, music, theatre and film. Through study in these disciplines, students will form aesthetic judgments and develop an appreciation of the arts as fundamental to the health and survival of any society.
Select one of the following:3
Art Appreciation
History of Art I
History of Art II
Dance Appreciation
Intro-Art of Motion Pict.
Music Appreciation
Jazz to Rock
Music, Culture, and Society
Introduction to Theatre
Total Hours3

Component Area Option (six hours)

The objective of the institutionally designated option component is to develop the critical thinking skills and academic tools required to be an effective learner. Special emphasis is placed on the use of technology in problem-solving, communications, and knowledge acquisition.
Select two of the following:6
Intro to Global Business
Public Speaking
Business/Profession Comm
Intro-Computational Thinking
Computer Programming Sci/Engr
Eng Innovation and Leadership
Inquiry in Math & Science
Seminar/Critical Inquiry
Total Hours6