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Bachelor of Arts in Mathematics

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The Bachelor of Arts degrees in Mathematics is designed to provide students with the foundation of a liberal arts education and a broad overview of modern mathematics and its applications, while also emphasizing the power, depth, and beauty inherent in the subject. The mathematical component of this plan is designed to prepare students to develop and use analytical and problem- solving skills, to master mathematical techniques required in related fields of application, and to enter the employment market with relevant and proficient mathematical tools.

The BA degree is especially appropriate for students who wish to combine an extensive study of mathematics with a second concentration in one of the natural sciences, computer science, statistics or engineering. It will help prepare students for various graduate or professional programs including mathematics, engineering, and finance. The degree program will also prepare students for rewarding careers through smaller classes, faculty mentoring, modern labs, hands-on experience, and flexible class options.


Graduates who earn a BA in Mathematics will be able to:

  • Demonstrate analytic reasoning and problem-solving skills, and understanding of and ability to write proofs.
  • Demonstrate basic knowledge of continuous mathematics.
  • Communicate mathematical knowledge orally and in writing.


The following four-year degree plan is based on the UHD 2016-2017 academic catalog. Students should meet with a UHD Academic Advisor to develop their own plan.


Students may be admitted to and declare a major in Mathematics if they meet the following criteria:

Admission and Declaration of Major


Many organizations depend on quantitative reasoning and mathematical models to solve problems. Graduates find appealing jobs in business, government, engineering etc. The mathematics curriculum is designed to prepare students for careers such as:

  • Industrial Mathematician
  • Business Mathematician
  • Actuary
  • Computer Analyst
  • Cryptographer
  • Scientific Researcher
  • Biomedical Researcher
  • Secondary Math Teacher

Note: Public school teachers must be licensed by the state of Texas.


  • Bioinformatics 27 Hours Minimum
  • Mathematics 18 Hours Minimum
  • Statistics 18 Hours Minimum




We aim to foster your academic, personal, and professional goals. If you have any questions or need assistance, please contact the program coordinator.

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