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:)
VOLUNTARY STATEWIDE TRANSFER COMPACT AND ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:
The Voluntary Statewide Transfer Compact for Mathematics; institutions participating in the Compact; and the entire Mathematics Tuning Packet, which outlines critical skill areas needed by students and graduates of Mathematics programs, can be viewed and downloaded here.
Institutions participating in the Voluntary Statewide Transfer Compact means that these institutions have agreed to: a) teach courses at the lower-division level as listed in the Lower-Division Academic Course Guide Manual, which is updated and published each year by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board; and 2) accept the courses listed for transfer into the Mathematics program at the university level as specified in the Compact.
For further or more specific information regarding transfer to a Mathematics program at a Texas university, it is recommended that you contact the engineering department at the institution of interest.