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Mathematics Major

BA or BS in Mathematics
College of Natural Sciences & Mathematics

Degree Plan

A Mathematics degree offers a degree providing students with a broad and rigorous foundation in applied mathematics. The program emphasizes an education in quantitative problem solving and critical thinking through a survey of courses exposing students to a wide variety of mathematical theories, techniques and applications that are currently used by analysts and researchers in government, industry and nonprofit organizations.


Freshman Admissions

First, freshman applicants are required to meet general university freshman admission requirements . You are also urged to earn at least two units/credits in one foreign language.

Transfer Admissions

Applicants are required to meet general university transfer admissions requirements .


Students graduating with a degree in Mathematics have a wide range of career options in industry, finance, government, nonprofit organizations and education, as well as advanced degrees in the mathematical sciences (mathematics, statistics, and computer science). Based on students' career interests they may enroll in degree tracks to help guide the students' choice of courses, such as operations research, financial mathematics, mathematical biology, applied mathematical networks, etc. More information regarding job titles, salary information of Cougar Alumni as well as national salary information can be found at Cougar Careers. For assistance in career planning and development, please visit University Career Services.

Contact Information

Department of Mathematics
651 Philip G. Hoffman
Houston, TX 77204-3008
Phone: 713-743-3500

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