What will I learn?

A student pursuing a baccalaureate degree in mathematics may opt to complete a master's degree in mathematics at the same time, generally in five years of study. Motivated undergraduate mathematics majors may take the graduate versions of four cross-listed courses during their senior year. Interested students are invited to discuss this with their advisors in the Department of Mathematics.

Except for one’s native language, mathematics is central to more fields than any other. Whether one studies computer science, economics, engineering, science, social sciences, or the liberal arts, mathematics is the language for any educated person. The Department of Mathematics offers a full range of courses in applied and pure mathematics, mathematics education for elementary and secondary school certification, and statistics. All departmental courses are taught with a goal of transforming students’ thinking and imagination. Foundational courses are designed to empower mathematics majors to handle situations in industry, graduate school, education, or other areas they may choose to pursue. Our professors are passionate about both teaching and research. As a result, mathematics majors not only find teachers who are thoughtful and caring, but they also find professors who are active researchers and seek to engage majors in research opportunities and research seminars.

All mathematics degree programs allow mathematics majors and minors the flexibility to select courses suited to a variety of interests and career goals. Advising plays an integral role in achieving these objectives. Consequently, each mathematics major is assigned an advisor to assist with scheduling and career planning.

All degrees emphasize traditional mathematics, both as a basic science and as a major tool in solving problems, and include a range of electives tailored to meet the needs of the individual student. Careers such as cryptology, actuarial science, biomathematics, mathematical finance, and university research are open to our graduates because of a proper selection of courses and research opportunities.

Which department am I in?

College of Arts and Sciences

Study options

Full Time (5 years)

Tuition fees
US$22,630.00 per year
USD $11,315 for 12 plus hours (bachelor degree); USD $10,282 for 12 hours (master degree). This fee is for 2017-2018 and may subject to change.
Application deadline

Expected December 2019

Start date

Expected January 2020


College of Arts and Sciences

Parker Building, Room 203,



77710, United States

Entry requirements

For international students

If you are an international student who has never been enrolled at a post-secondary college or university, you must submit all required documents and show evidence of a cumulative 2.5 grade point average on all secondary school work.

English language requirements:

  • TOEFL Internet Based Total: 79
  • TOEFL Computer Based Total: 213
  • TOEFL Paper Based Total: 550
  • IELTS Total: 6.5

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