# Department of Mathematical Sciences

**Undergraduate Degrees:**

BS Mathematics – Applied Mathematics Concentration

BS Mathematics – Actuarial Science Concentration

BS Mathematics – Statistics Concentration

BS Mathematics – Secondary Education Minor – 7 – 12 Math Concentration

BS Mathematics Secondary Education Minor 7 – 12 Physics/Math Certification

**Fast Track Programs:**

BS Mathematics to MS Mathematics

BS Mathematics to MS Statistics

BS Mathematics (Applied Mathematics Concentration) to MBA

BS Mathematics (Actuarial Science Concentration) to MBA

BS Mathematics (Statistics Concentration) to MBA

BS Mathematics to Bioinformatics

**Graduate Certificate Programs:**

Applied and Computational Mathematics

**Graduate Programs:**

A degree from the Department of Mathematical Sciences at The University of Texas at El Paso provides a student with exposure to methods of applied mathematics, pure mathematics and quantitative reasoning. Any of the mathematics concentrations are appropriate for students who wish to develop analytical and problem solving skills. Careers with a focus on mathematics are routinely are ranked among the top careers with regard to job security, salary, pay and work conditions. Mathematicians work in a variety of industries, including technology, business, education and healthcare. Majoring in mathematics provides an excellent opportunity to excel in many diverse occupations and additional coursework can complement a mathematics major to accommodate almost any future career goals.

**BS in Mathematics:**

Students who choose the general mathematics degree will take courses in both pure and applied mathematics. This is excellent preparation for continuing on to graduate or professional programs in mathematics oriented areas.

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**BS Mathematics – Applied Mathematics Concentration:**

Students who choose a mathematics degree with an applied mathematics concentration will take mathematics coursework with an emphasis on applications. This is an appropriate concentration for students wishing to focus on applications of mathematics to technical fields such as engineering and computing.

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**BS Mathematics – Actuarial Science Concentration:**

Students who choose a mathematics degree with an actuarial science concentration will take mathematics coursework that includes instruction in economics, business, financial mathematics and statistics. This is an appropriate concentration for students wanting to work as an actuary and will provide requisite material for professional examinations.

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**BS Mathematics – Statistics Concentration:**

Students who choose a mathematics degree with a statistics concentration will take mathematics coursework with an emphasis on statistical theory and practice. This is an appropriate concentration for students wanting to work in industries using statistical methodologies or preparing to attend graduate school in the statistical sciences.

**BS Mathematics – Secondary Education Minor – 7 – 12 Math Concentration:**

Students who choose a mathematics degree with a secondary education concentration will take mathematics coursework that includes instruction in education and mathematics pedagogy. This is an appropriate concentration for students wanting to teach mathematics at the secondary (7-12) level. Students must meet College of Science criterion before being admitted to this concentration. See degree plan for more information.

**BS Mathematics Secondary Education Minor 7 – 12 Physics/Math Certification:**

Students who choose a mathematics degree with a secondary education mathematics/physics concentration will take mathematics coursework that includes instruction in education, mathematics pedagogy, and receive additional physics instruction. This is an appropriate concentration for students wanting to teach mathematics and physics at the secondary (7-12) level. Students must meet College of Science criterion before being admitted to this concentration. See degree plan for more information.

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**Fast Track From BS Mathematics to MS Mathematics:**

This program allows students who are within 30 hours of graduating and have an overall and majors GPA of at least 3.5 to complete 15 hours of graduate courses and have them count toward their undergraduate degree and toward their master’s degree if they plan to pursue a master’s degree.

**Fast Track From BS Mathematics to MS Statistics:**

This program allows students who are within 30 hours of graduating, have completed MATH 3323, MATH 3325, and STAT 3330, and have an overall and majors GPA of at least 3.5 to complete 15 hours of graduate courses and have them count toward their undergraduate degree and toward their master’s degree if they plan to pursue a master’s degree.

**Fast Track From BS Mathematics to MBA:**

This programs allows students pursuing a BS in Mathematics, have an overall GPA of at least 3.3,and and within 30 hours of graduating to complete 15 hours toward an MBA and them count toward their undergraduate degree and have them count toward their MBA.

**Fast Track From BS Mathematics (Applied Mathematics Concentration) to MBA:**

This programs allows students pursuing a BS in Mathematics with an Applied Mathematics concentration, have an overall GPA of at least 3.3,and and within 30 hours of graduating to complete 15 hours toward an MBA and them count toward their undergraduate degree and have them count toward their MBA.

**Fast Track From BS Mathematics (Actuarial Science Concentration) to MBA:**

This programs allows students pursuing a BS in Mathematics with an Actuarial Science centration, have an overall GPA of at least 3.3,and and within 30 hours of graduating to complete 15 hours toward an MBA and them count toward their undergraduate degree and have them count toward their MBA.

**Fast Track From BS Mathematics (Statistics Concentration ) to MBA:**

This programs allows students pursuing a BS in Mathematics with a Statistics concentration, have an overall GPA of at least 3.3,and and within 30 hours of graduating to complete 15 hours toward an MBA and them count toward their undergraduate degree and have them count toward their MBA.

**Fast Track From BS Mathematics to Bioinformatics:**

This programs allows students pursuing a BS in Mathematics, have an overall GPA of at least 3.3, a majors GPA of at least 3.5, and within 30 hours of graduating to complete 15 hours toward an PSM in Bioinformatics if they decide to pursue the BMA and them count toward their undergraduate degree and have them count toward their MBA.

**Graduate Certificate in Applied Statistics:**

This certificate program will provide students a foundation in applied statistics and experience utilizing statistical methodologies in real-world settings. The coursework emphasizes modern statistical applications, but also provides a background in classical statistical methodology. Students will gain exposure to concepts of basic applied statistics, experimental design, statistical programming in the R and SAS packages, and data mining procedures. This program is appropriate for those trained in fields such as business, engineering, as well as the natural and behavioral sciences. The program emphasizes applications of statistics to various fields and requires an introductory-level statistics background. Though the program does not require rigorous training in advanced mathematics, completion of calculus I is required.

**Graduate Certificate in Applied and Computational Mathematics:**

The graduate certificate program in Applied and Computational Mathematics will provide students from diverse backgrounds well-rounded training in core mathematical and computational skills useful for careers in research, teaching, or industrial work in which advanced mathematics or large-scale computation is used in an essential way. The successful students will acquire strong competences in mathematical modeling and analysis, numerical algorithms development, and computational programming. .

**Graduate Certificate in Big Data Analytics:**

This certificate program will provide students a foundation in big data analytics with a focus on the requisite theory and practice with current applications. In the program, students will gain exposure to concepts of big data analytics, beginning with the basis in mathematics and statistics and moving onto applications of data mining, programming and data visualization. This program is appropriate for those with backgrounds in almost any field, but does require completion of calculus I and an applied statistics course prior to admission. Students who graduate from this program will have the skills appropriate to work as applied data scientists in government, industry or education. We have applied for financial aid to the US Department of Education in order to support students enrolled in this certificate program.

**MS Mathematics:**

The Master's degree in mathematics encompasses the basic graduate curriculum in mathematics, and also offers the opportunity of some more specialized training in an area of interest. A typical Master's course of study will involve basic courses in real analysis, complex analysis and linear algebra, followed by other fundamental courses such as probability, scientific computing, and differential equations. Depending on their mathematical interests, students will then be able to take more advanced graduate courses in pure and applied mathematics.

**MS Statistics:**

Statistics, the theory, methodology and practice of analyzing data, is a fundamental tool in all sciences, and has emerged as a central tool for prediction in a host of applications that have evolved around mobile computing, finance, marketing and the world wide web. The Master's program in Statistics at the University of Chicago is an exciting combination of a professional degree preparing you for work in these emerging fields, and, for those who wish, a preparation for doctoral study in any field in which statistics or data science is heavily used.

**MAT Mathematics:**

The M.A.T. is a non-thesis degree requiring 30 credits of coursework. It is designed primarily for certified teachers who wish to strengthen their subject matter preparation. (Receiving this degree does not give certification in high school teaching.) In some cases, the M.A.T. may qualify students to teach at some community colleges. If you are interested in this possibility, we recommend that you inquire with colleges at which you might be interested in teaching to see if they acknowledge the M.A.T. as appropriate preparation. The program provides a broad knowledge of mathematics and its history, teaches problem solving skills, and exposes students to the general philosophy of mathematics alongside specific techniques for teaching mathematics.

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