Undergraduate Study in Mathematics
We offer two undergraduate degrees in the Department of Mathematics:
- Bachelor of Arts (BA): This is the basic liberal arts degree in the Department of Mathematics. This degree is appropriate for students seeking careers in both mathematical and non-mathematical industries. The BA in mathematics also prepares students to become elementary and secondary mathematics teachers. In addition, students earning the BA degree in mathematics have the option of applying for TCU’s Master of Business Administration (MBA) program and the Department of Mathematics’ Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) program.
- Bachelor of Science (BS): 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.
We also offer the following:
- Actuarial Concentration: This is designed to prepare students for careers in insurance, risk analysis, pension management, financial planning and other related areas. The actuarial concentration can be combined with either the Bachelor of Arts (BA) or the Bachelor of Science (BS) in Mathematics.
- Minor in Mathematics
Graduate Study in Mathematics
We offer three graduate degrees in the Department of Mathematics:
- Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT), which prepares students to become qualified mathematics teachers at secondary schools and two-year colleges.
- Master of Science (MS), which features two tracks: a pure track that prepares students for doctoral work in mathematics, and an applied track that equips students with mathematical tools applicable in industry.
- Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.), which is designed for students who desire to do original research in pure mathematics and who desire to teach at the college/university level.