Mathematics is the universal language essential to formulate and express ideas in science and engineering. As societies become more sophisticated and technical, mathematics plays increasingly important roles in other areas, such as business and the social sciences. As probably the oldest and most basic science, it provides the key to understanding the major technological achievements of our time.
Students seeking a degree in the mathematical sciences may specialize in mathematics, statistics or applied mathematics, and receive a BS degree in these areas. Each specialization allows some flexibility in electives so that students can better adapt their degree plans to their educational goals. In addition, students may further specialize in management (for all specialties), computer science and electrical engineering (for applied mathematics and statistics) and actuarial science (for statistics).
Mathematics: For students interested in a career in mathematics and for those continuing on to graduate work in mathematics, applied mathematics, math education and related areas.
Statistics: For students interested in probability and statistical models and their use in data analysis and decision making and for students interested in continuing on to graduate work in statistics, biostatistics, actuarial science and other statistics-related areas.
Applied Mathematics: For students interested in mathematics for the purpose of using it broadly in various areas of application and for students interested in continuing on to graduate work in applied mathematics and related areas.
Students interested in obtaining both a BS in mathematical sciences and teacher certification in the state of Texas should consult the Office of Teacher Education for specific requirements as soon as possible after formal admission to the University.
UT Dallas graduates with degrees in mathematical sciences leave the university well prepared for graduate school or careers in a business or technical environment. Available emphases in statistics and applied mathematics ensure that candidates can tailor their future career by having targeted their educational background to their subdiscipline of choice. Actuary, the “best job” listed at Careercast, is represented at UT Dallas in mathematical sciences:
The University’s Career Center is an important resource for students pursuing their careers. Licensed counselors are available to provide strategies for mastering job interviews, writing professional cover letters and resumes and connecting with campus recruiters, among other services.
Students must take 120 hours to graduate: 42 from the University’s core curriculum and 48 hours in the major, plus elective requirements, where students can tailor their learning experience more closely to their interests.
The Fast-Track Program enables exceptionally gifted undergraduate students to include master’s level courses in their undergraduate degree plans. When Fast-Track students graduate with a bachelor’s degree, they are automatically admitted to graduate school at UT Dallas. The hours required to complete the master’s degree is reduced by the number of Fast-Track graduate hours completed. A Fast-Track undergraduate who passed 12 hours of graduate coursework would have only 21 hours of graduate coursework left in order to complete a master’s degree.
Students preparing for study in mathematical sciences at UT Dallas should have a strong interest in mathematics and solid study habits. A sturdy foundation in upper-level mathematics will help ensure a smooth transition into the rigors of studying mathematics at UT Dallas.
Find out more about mathematics in the region via the Metroplex Math Circle:
UT Dallas’ School of Natural Sciences and Mathematics offers degree programs for undergraduate and graduate students in biology, chemistry, geosciences, mathematics and physics. In addition to regular coursework, undergraduates are encouraged to participate in research alongside the faculty and graduate students. From the world-renowned Alan G. MacDiarmid NanoTech Institute, headed by Dr. Ray Baughman, to the William B. Hanson Center for Space Sciences—where Dr. John Hoffman helped discover water on Mars—the science education at UT Dallas is a hands-on, high quality experience for undergraduates and graduate students alike.
The UTeach Dallas program offers students the possibility of completing the requirements for high school teacher certification along with their regular BS or BA degrees.
Bachelor of Science: Actuarial science, biochemistry, biology, chemistry, geosciences, mathematics, molecular biology, physics
Bachelor of Arts: Biology, chemistry, geosciences, physics
Master of Science: Applied physics, bioinformatics and computational biology, biology-molecular and cell, biotechnology, chemistry, geosciences, mathematics, physics
Master of Arts: Teaching in mathematics education, teaching in science education
Doctor of Philosophy: Biology-molecular and cell, chemistry, geosciences, mathematics, physics
Postbaccalaureate certificate in biomedical science
Department of Mathematical Sciences
School of Natural Sciences and Mathematics
The University of Texas at Dallas
800 West Campbell Road
Richardson, TX 75080-3021
Dr. Dennis L. Miller
Associate Dean for Undergraduate Studies