Bachelor of Science in Mathematics, Option III: Mathematical Sciences
with a Specialization in Scientific Computation

Mathematics Degree Requirements

General requirements (2006-2008 Catalogue)

  1. Rhetoric and Writing 306 and English 316K. In addition, in taking courses to fulfill other degree requirements, the student must complete two courses certified as having a substantial writing component; one of these courses must be upper-division. If the writing requirement is not fulfilled by courses specified for the degree, the student must fulfill it either with electives or with coursework taken in addition to the number of hours required for the degree. Courses with a substantial writing component are identified in the Course Schedule.
  2. Courses 506 and 507 (or the equivalent) in a single foreign language, and a three-semester-hour course in the same language for which 507 is a prerequisite; or as much of this coursework as required by the student's score on the appropriate language placement test.
  3. For students who enter the University with fewer than two high school units in a single foreign language, the first two semesters in a language may not be counted toward the total number of hours required for the degree.
  4. Six semester hours of American history.
  5. Six semester hours of American government, including Texas government.
  6. Three semester hours in anthropology, economics, geography, linguistics, psychology, or sociology.
  7. Forty-two semester hours of upper-division coursework.
  8. Eighteen semester hours in mathematics must be completed in residence at the University.

Specialization in Scientific Computation Requirements (2006-2008 Catalogue)

Students who complete this specialization may simultaneously fulfill the requirements of the Elements of Computing Program and may apply to the director of that program for a certificate of completion.
  1. Eight semester hours in one of the following areas: astronomy, biology, chemistry, geological sciences, and physics.
  2. Six semester hours in architecture, classics (including classical civilization, Greek, Latin), fine arts (including art history, design, ensemble, fine arts, instruments, music, studio art, theatre and dance, visual art studies), philosophy, or programs of special concentration. Three of these hours must be taken in architecture, classics, fine arts, or philosophy (excluding courses in logic).
  3. Mathematics 408C and 408D, or 408K, 408L, and 408M.
  4. Computer Sciences 303E and 313E, or 307 and 315.
  5. At least thirty-two semester hours of upper-division coursework in mathematics and related areas, consisting of
    1. Mathematics 340L or 341.
    2. Mathematics 427K, 348, 362K, and 368K.
    3. Mathematics 361K or 365C.
    4. Students who fulfill the requirements of the Elements of Computing Program may count up to six hours of upper-division coursework in that program toward this requirement. Computer Sciences 323E may not be counted toward this requirement. Courses used to satisfy this requirement may not be counted toward requirement 6.
    5. Additional coursework chosen from the following: Mathematics 325K or 328K (but not both), 427L, 343K or 373K (but not both), 343L, 346, 358K, 361, 365D, 372K, 474M, 376C, 378K.
  6. At least six semester hours of upper-division coursework must be outside both mathematics and the subject areas listed in requirement 1. Philosophy courses in logic, computer sciences courses in discrete mathematics, engineering courses, and courses counted toward requirement 5e may not be used to fulfill this requirement.
  7. Enough additional coursework to make a total of 126 semester hours.