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Bachelor of Science in Applied Mathematics/Economics Area of Emphasis

Below are the requirements for the B.S. degree in Applied Mathematics (Economics Area of Emphasis) as listed in the 2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog (#140). 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 elective

4



CSCE elective

4

CSCE elective

4



Science elective

4





HIST/POLS

3

TOTAL

13



TOTAL

16

SOPHOMORE YEAR

Third Semester

Cr



Fourth Semester

Cr

MATH 221

4



MATH 323

3

MATH 220

3



MATH 308

3

HIST/POLS

3



HIST/POLS

3

STAT 211

3



STAT 212

3

ECON 202 or 203

3





TOTAL

16



TOTAL

12

JUNIOR YEAR

Fifth Semester

Cr



Sixth Semester

Cr

MATH 409

3



MATH elective

3

MATH 411 or STAT 414

3



MATH elective

3

ECON 323

3



PHYS 218

4

HIST/POLS

3



CORE elective

3

CORE elective

3



CORE elective

3

TOTAL

15



TOTAL

16







SENIOR YEAR

Seventh Semester

Cr



Eighth Semester

Cr

MATH 325

3



MATH 425

3

ECON 459

3



PHYS 208 or OCNG 451

4

ISEN 320 or 340

3



ECMT 463

3

CORE elective

3



CORE elective

3

CORE elective

3



Free elective

2

Free Elective

2




TOTAL 17

TOTAL

15














Description of Electives

  1. Math Electives: (15 hours) Take MATH 325, 425, ISEN 320 or 340, and either MATH 411 or STAT 414. Of the remaining 6 hours of 4xx, select 2 courses from MATH 405-489. Note: Maximum of 3 hours of MATH 411 or STAT 414 may be used in this degree program.

  2. CSCE electives: (8 hours) Select 2 courses from CSCE 110, 111, 206, or 121.

  3. 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.

  4. Core Electives: (18 hours) Take ENGL 104 (3 hours), COMM 203, 205, or 243 (3 hours), a 200-400 level Language, Philosophy and Culture CORE course (3 hours), 3 hours of a Creative Arts CORE course. For a list of the acceptable Language, Philosophy and Culture and Creative Arts courses, please see your catalog at Undergraduate Catalog Listings. In addition, 6 hours of International and Cultural Diversity are required. Some of these courses may be used to satisfy other degree requirements. For a list of these courses, please see your catalog or the Mathematics Department's List of International and Cultural Diversity Requirements.

  5. HIST/POLS: (12 hours) POLS 206 and 207 are required. For the HIST requirement, 6 hours of American History are required. Most students satisfy this requirement by taking HIST 105 and 106. For other options, see your catalog.

  6. Free electives: (6 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 List of ineligible free electives for a list of unacceptable courses. Math 170 counts as free elective hours.



Career Options with an APMS/ECON Emphasis

Students graduating with an Applied Mathematics Degree with an Emphasis in Economics can be hired to be business analysts, financial analysts, and actuaries. A minor in business is well suited to this degree plan. Some graduates with this degree go on to graduate school in economics, finance, and business. A Masters degree will greatly improve the chance for a high paying job. Career options also greatly increase with a Masters degree.

Actuarial and financial consulting firms that have hired recent graduates include AIG, Aon Hewitt, EY, Fidelity, Forethought Financial, Houston Casualty Company, Mercer, Willis Towers Watson, and USAA.

A minor in business or economics is well suited to this degree plan. Some graduates with this degree go on to graduate school in finance, economics, or business, but if you are interested in a graduate-level mathematics or mathematical finance degree, you will need to take additional mathematics courses. Those who want to pursue this degree but are also interested in teacher certification should consider Post Bac Certification or emergency certification.