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Mathematics (B.S.)

Degree Overview

The Bachelor of Science in Mathematics degree is designed to support those students whose career goals require strong mathematical foundation. The required courses provide students with a solid theoretical foundation. A variety of elective courses provides students with knowledge and skills relevant to their career choices. The requirement of a minor establishes connections to other fields where mathematics is applicable. This degree prepares students for advanced study in mathematics or other mathematics intensive subjects, and for jobs requiring strong quantitative and problem solving skills,


All full-time mathematics faculty members serve in this program.

Career Opportunities

Advanced Study at graduate level in mathematics or other related fields;
Actuarial Science takes mathematics and statistics and applies them to finance and insurance.
Mathematicians use their training in logical and precise thinking to enter the field of Computer Science.
Operations Research is an interdisciplinary branch of mathematics which uses mathematical methods to arrive at optimal decisions to problems in maximizing or minimizing things like costs or profits.
Mathematical Biology or Biomathematics is an interdisciplinary field which uses mathematics to model natural and biological processes.
Cryptography is a branch of mathematics which studies hiding information such as ATM card and computer passwords.
Working in positions that require strong quantitative and logical skills, such as engineering.
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36 semester hours in Mathematics including:

Required Mathematics Courses (18 hours):
MATH 2312 - Calculus I
MATH 2313 - Calculus II
MATH 3314 - Calculus III
MATH 3320 - Foundations of Higher Mathematics
MATH 3325 - Abstract Algebra and Number Theory
MATH 3350 - Introduction to Real Analysis

The following connection courses are also required for the B.S. in Mathematics:
One computer language course
Calculus based Physics 2305 or 2306 with a lab.

Elective Courses (18 hours):
Mathematics courses at 2000 level or higher in addition to the required courses. 12 hours of which must be at 3000 level or higher.

Minor (15-21 hours) in approved fields


Dr. Zhanbo Yang
Chair, Department of Mathematical Sciences, University of the Incarnate Word
4301 Broadway, San Antonio, TX 78209

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