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Bachelor of Arts in Mathematics (Certification)

Below are the requirements for the B.A. degree in mathematics as listed in the 2014-2015 Undergraduate Catalog (#137). This listing is for informational use only.

FRESHMAN YEAR

First Semester

Cr



Second Semester

Cr

MATH 171

4



MATH 172

4

MATH 170 (free elective)

1



MATH 170 (free elective)

1

Science course

4



Science course

4

HIST 105

3



HIST 106

3

ENGL 104

3



ENGl Lit.

3

SCEN 201

1



TOTAL

16



TOTAL

15

SOPHOMORE YEAR

Third Semester

Cr



Fourth Semester

Cr

MATH 221

4



MATH 323

3

MATH 220

3



MATH 308

3

CSCE 110, 111, 206, or 121

4



Creative Arts elective

3

Free elective

3



INST 210

3

POLS 206

3



COMM 203, 205, or 243

3

TOTAL

17



TOTAL

15







JUNIOR YEAR

Fifth Semester

Cr



Sixth Semester

Cr

MATH 409

3



MATH 467

3

STAT 211

3



MATH 415 (fall only) or 433 (spring/summer only)

3

SOCI 317 or INST 222

3



PHYS 218

4

TEFB 322 or 323

3



TEFB 324

3

RDNG 465, 460, or 372

3



POLS 207

3


TOTAL

15



TOTAL

16

SENIOR YEAR

Seventh Semester

Cr



Eighth Semester

Cr

MATH 403

3



TEFB 429 Supervised Student Teaching

12

Math Elective

3





Math Elective

3





TEFB 407 (methods)*

3








Free Elective

2++





TOTAL

14



TOTAL

12

Total Hours 120

Description of Electives
  1. Math Electives: (6 hours) Of these 6 hours, at least 3 hours must be selected from MATH 411, 414, 442, 470. The other 3 hours should be selected from MATH 405-489; STAT 407, 410, 414, 415, 485, 489; CSCE 210-489; ISEN 400-499.

  2. Science Electives: (8 hours) Select 2 courses from CHEM 101/111 (or 107) or CHEM 103/113; CHEM 102/112 or CHEM 104/114; BIOL 111; BIOL 112; ASTR 111.

  3. Core Electives: (15 hours) Take 3 hours of a Creative Arts CORE course. For a list of the acceptable ENGL literature, and Creative courses, please see your catalogue at Undergraduate Catalog Listings. The English Literature elective must be chosen from the list of Language, Philosophy, and Culture electives. In addition, 6 hours of International and Cultural Diversity are required. SOCI 317 or INST 222 and INST 210 will satisfy the Social and Behavioral Science and ICD requirement. See the certification office or an advisor for more details.

  4. Two courses must meet the writing intensive core requirement. Math 220 and RDNG 372 will meet this requirement. Meeting this requirement is the responsibility of the student.

  5. ++ Free electives: (7 hours) Almost every course offered at TAMU will count as a free elective. However, there are some exceptions. Please see an advisor or the Mathematics Department's Undergraduate Web link List of ineligible electives for a list of unacceptable courses. Math 170 counts as free elective hours.

  6. * Methods course - This course is a FALL only course and must be taken as close to student teaching as possible. Please see advisor concerning this course availability.

  7. NOTE: Completion of the courses on this degree plan (BA in Mathematics with Teacher Certification) makes it unnecessary for the student to have a traditional minor as required for other BA in Mathematics plans. The courses for teacher certification and student teaching experience substitute for a minor on this degree plan. IMPORTANT: In order to complete certification in the State of Texas, a student must complete a traditional student teaching semester.