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2017 - 2019 UTPB Undergraduate Catalog 
2017 - 2019 UTPB Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Mathematics, BS

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Degree Requirements

  • The minimum total credits required for a B.S. in Mathematics is 120. Of these, 48 must be upper level hours and 30 must be from UTPB.
  • All courses that fulfill either a general education requirement or a major requirement must receive at least a grade of “C.”
  • A grade point average of at least 2.0 in all courses applicable toward the B.S. degree

General Education Requirements (42 sch)

Communication (6 sch)

Mathematics (4 sch)

Life and Physical Sciences (6 sch)

It is recommended that the courses in physical and life science form a two semester sequence.

Sciences must include laboratory credit.  Credit is given in the Other Component Area Option of the degree plan.

Political Science (U.S., State of Texas and Local Government) (6 sch)

Component Area (3 sch)

Major Requirements

Computer Use

Mathematics majors must demonstrate a basic use of computers through completion of a course such as one of the following:

Division Requirements

In addition to General Education and Computer Use requirements, a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics requires:

  1. An English course that is not used in the general education requirements at the 2000 level or higher
  2. NTSC 4311  
  3. Minimum of eight courses (at least 24 semester hours) beyond the level of Calculus.

Common Core of Courses

A B.S. in Mathematics requires a minimum of eight courses (at least 24 semester hours) beyond the level of Calculus.

Math Electives (3 courses)

  • The remaining three advanced courses required to complete the major are selected in consultation with the student’s advisor.  Each course must be beyone Calculus. 
  • The final program must contain at least 18 semester credit hours at the 3000 or 4000 level. 
  • The choices should address the student’s educational objectives and may, with prior approval of the faculty, include appropriate quantitative courses in operations research, econometrics, and computer science. 
  • No more than 45 hours of mathematics may be applied toward the 120 semester hour minimum required for a degree. 

Minor Requirement

Mathematics majors at U. T. Permian Basin are required to complete a minor of at least 18 semester hours, 9 of which must be of junior or senior level. The choice of the minor is up to the student, but it is recommended that the choice also be made to facilitate the student’s educational objectives.

Teacher Certification Considerations

Mathematics Majors

Mathematics majors seeking certification at either the 4-8 or 7-12 level must take MATH 3350 Topics in Geometry . All certification students are strongly encouraged to elect MATH 4325 Number Theory .

TExES Requirements

Candidates for TExES tests in Mathematics must have completed the courses listed for each area below or equivalent courses in their teaching fields.

Mathematics 7-12: MATH 2413 , MATH 2414 , MATH 2415 , MATH 3301 , MATH 3305 , MATH 3310 , MATH 3350 , and MATH 4315  
Mathematics 4-8: MATH 2350 , MATH 2412 , MATH 2413 , MATH 2414 , MATH 3301 , MATH 3305 , and MATH 3350  

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