# BS and BS Actuarial Prior to Fall 2017

## Bachelor of Science in Mathematics

This is the more demanding of the two undergraduate majors offered in the Department of Mathematics. This degree is appropriate for students planning to go on to graduate school in mathematics and related fields, and for anyone who wants a more challenging mathematical experience at TCU.

**If you declared a mathematics major in Fall 2017 or later, click here to see the BS degree requirements.**

### Departmental Requirements

The student must take at least 40 semester hours of mathematics, of which 28 must consist of the following courses:

- MATH 10524 Calculus I
- MATH 20123 Discrete Mathematics I
- MATH 20524 Calculus II
- MATH 30224 Linear Algebra
- MATH 30524 Calculus III
- MATH 30803 Probability
- MATH 50253 Abstract Algebra I
- MATH 50503 Real Analysis I

The student also must take an additional twelve hours of mathematics courses at or above the 30000 level. In addition, the student is required to take either COSC 10403 (Introduction to Programming) or COSC 10503 (Introduction to Programming for Engineering and Science) and any two of the following:

- PHYS 20474 Physics I
- PHYS 20484 Physics II
- COSC 20203 Techniques in Programming
- ECON 40313 Econometrics

For a student pursuing a Bachelor of Science (BS) in mathematics, the recommended sequence for the first four semesters is MATH 10524, MATH 20524, MATH 30224, and MATH 30524. In either the first or second semester the student should also complete COSC 10403 or COSC 10503. In addition, MATH 20123 should be taken in one of the first four semesters.

Credit is not allowed for both MATH 10283 and MATH 10524.

**Students should consult our helpful advising tips before planning their schedule.**

Students planning to do graduate work in mathematics are strongly recommended to work closely with an adviser to plan their upper-division electives.

**Students must earn a grade of C- or better in each mathematics course for that course to count toward a mathematics degree. Students must also have a 2.0 average or better in their mathematics courses in order to graduate with a degree in mathematics.**

### Actuarial Concentration

A student seeking a Bachelor of Science degree in mathematics with an actuarial concentration must satisfy the requirements listed above. In addition, the student must take the following courses:

- MATH 30603 Interest Theory
- MATH 30803 Probability
- MATH 30853 Statistics
- MATH 40603 Actuarial Mathematics

The following additional courses outside the Department of Mathematics are also required:

- ACCT 20353 Fundamentals of Accounting
- ACCT 40163 Accounting for Decision Making and Control
- ECON 10223 Introductory Microeconomics
- ECON 10233 Introductory Macroeconomics
- ECON 30223 Intermediate Microeconomics
- ECON 30233 Intermediate Macroeconomics
- FINA 30153 Financial Management

**Students with an actuarial concentration should consult our helpful advising tips before planning their schedule.**

**Students must earn a grade of C- or better in each mathematics course for that course to count toward a mathematics degree. Students must also have a 2.0 average or better in their mathematics courses in order to graduate with a degree in mathematics.**

### University and College Requirements

Students pursuing a program leading to a Bachelor of Science degree must complete a minimum of 124 semester hours, 42 of which must be advanced (30000 level or above) from TCU. In addition, students must complete the TCU Core Curriculum.

For more information, contact

George Gilbert

Chair, Department of Mathematics

TCU Box 298900

Fort Worth, TX 76129

817-257-7335

g.gilbert@tcu.edu