Definition of Mathematics
Mathematics is a broad-ranging, ever-expanding, vibrant body of knowledge providing tools for a quantitative description of the world around us. Mathematics is used to create and evaluate models of all types of phenomena, provide optimal solutions to questions, and generate algorithms to solve complex problems in such diverse areas as the natural sciences, social and behavioral sciences, computing, and engineering.
Mathematics Expertise Profile
In studying Mathematics, a student will focus studies in the following areas (in addition to core subject areas) at the college and university levels (click on the image to open a larger view:)
Upon graduation with a degree in Mathematics, opportunities for employment will fall within the following fields (click on the image to open a larger view:)
The following diagram illustrates a recommended two-year transfer plan leading to a bachelor's degree in Mathematics (click on the image to open a larger view:)
To ensure that you are ready for courses as shown, please take note of the prerequisite flowchart shown below (click on the image to open a larger view:)
You can download the entire Mathematics Tuning Packet, which outlines critical skill areas needed by students and graduates of business programs, here.
Institutions of higher learning participating in the Voluntary Statewide Transfer Compact for Mathematics and Science may be seen by clicking the button below. Signing one or both of these compacts means that participating institutions will agree: a) to teach courses included in the Compact at the lower level as listed in the Academic Course Guide Manual, updated and published each year by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board, and 2) to accept the courses listed for transfer into the bachelor's degree program at the university level as specified in the Compact.
For further or more specific information regarding transfer to a Mathematics program in a Texas university, it is recommended that you contact the science department at the institution in which you are interested. For questions regarding the Tuning project or the Compact itself, please contact Mary Smith, Program Coordinator at the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board.