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BS and BS Actuarial Prior to Fall 2017

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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:

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:

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.

  • If you declared a BS in mathematics without an actuarial concentration before Fall 2017, click here.
  • If you declared a BS in mathematics with an actuarial concentration before Fall 2017, click here.

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:

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

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