BS in Mathematics

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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:

 

Degree Plan

BS in Mathematics

Required Credits: 120

Designated Core
Required Courses: 1
CS 1401Intro to Computer Science4
or CS 1320 Computer Programming Sci/Engr
PHYS 2420Introductory Mechanics4
PHYS 2421Introductory Electromagnetism4
RWS 3359Technical Writing3
University Core Curriculum
Complete the University Core Curriculum requirements.42
Required Courses:
MATH 1312Calculus II3
MATH 1411Calculus I4
MATH 2313Calculus III3
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
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
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
Minor- With approval of academic advisor
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 37 hours of upper division course work 337
Total Hours120

BS in Mathematics with Concentration in 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 I
Choose six semester hours from the following math electives:6
Elementary Number Theory
Applied Algebra
Foundations of Mathematics
Modern Algebra
Numerical Analysis
Real Analysis
Required Secondary Education Minor Courses:
EDPC 3300Developmental Variations3
RED 3342Content Area Literacy3
SCED 3311Curriculum Plan-Secondary Schl3
SCED 3317Multicultural Ed in Sec School3
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

BS in Mathematics with Concentration in 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 I
Prob & Applied Statistics
and Applied Regression Analysis
Choose three semester hours from the following math electives:3
Elementary Number Theory
Applied Algebra
Foundations of Mathematics
Modern Algebra
Numerical Analysis
Real Analysis
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
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

BS in Mathematics with a Concentration in 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 I3
or STAT 4385 Applied Regression Analysis
Electives
Take additional semester hours with advisor approval
Total Hours120

BS in Mathematics with a Concentration in Applied Math

Designated Core
Required Courses: 1
CS 1401Intro to Computer Science4
or CS 1320 Computer Programming Sci/Engr
PHYS 2420Introductory Mechanics4
PHYS 2421Introductory Electromagnetism4
RWS 3359Technical Writing3
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
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
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
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

BS in Mathematics with a Concentration in Statistics

Designated Core
Required Courses: 1
CS 1401Intro to Computer Science4
or CS 1320 Computer Programming Sci/Engr
PHYS 2420Introductory Mechanics4
PHYS 2421Introductory Electromagnetism4
RWS 3359Technical Writing3
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 I3
STAT 4385Applied Regression Analysis3
MATH 2300Discrete Mathematics3
or MATH 2325 Intro. to Higher Mathematics
MATH 3323Matrix Algebra3
or MATH 4326 Linear Algebra
Select nine hours from 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
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
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)
Take additional semester hours with advisor approval
Upper Division Requirement
Select a total of thirty-seven hours of upper division course work 337
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

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

American History

Required Courses:
HIST 1301History of U.S. to 18653
HIST 1302History of U.S. Since 18653
Total Hours6

Language, Philosophy & Culture 

Select one of the following:3
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 

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

Life & Physical Sciences - Lab 

Select one of the following:1-4
Astronomy Lab I
Introductory Biology Lab
Human Biology Laboratory
Topics in Study of Life I
Organismal Biology Laboratory
Human Anat/Physio Lab I
Human Anat/Physio Lab II
Laboratory for CHEM 1305
Laboratory for CHEM 1306
CHEM 1407
CHEM 1408
Environmental Sci. Lab
Non-major Lab for ESCI 1301
Lab for GEOL 1313
Lab for GEOL 1314
Laboratory for GEOG 1306
Principles of Earth Sci - Lab
Laboratory for Geology 1212
General Physics I
General Physics II
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
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
General Chemistry
General Chemistry
CHEM 1407
CHEM 1408
Environmental Sci. Lab
Non-major Lab for ESCI 1301
Intro to Environmental Sci
Lab for GEOL 1313
Lab for GEOL 1314
Laboratory for GEOG 1306
Principles of Earth Sci - Lab
Laboratory for Geology 1212
Principles of Earth Sciences
Principles of Earth Science
The Blue Planet
Natural Hazards
Physical Geography
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 Hours6

Political Science 

Required Courses:
POLS 2310Introduction to Politics3
POLS 2311American Gover & Politics3
Total Hours6

Social and Behavioral Sciences 

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

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

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

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