Thank you for your interest in the undergraduate program in Mathematics at UT Arlington! The Department of Mathematics offers programs leading to either a Bachelor of Science or a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Mathematics.
The Bachelor of Science (without a focus option) is primarily intended for students wishing to pursue graduate work in mathematics or for mathematics students who have not yet decided on their career direction. However, it is becoming more and more apparent that some students are desiring to learn skills that aid in solving applied problems in business and the emerging high-tech industries. For this latter student, we offer a Bachelor of Science degree with a focus option as explained in the following paragraph.
The Bachelor of Science degree may also be acquired with the explicit addition of one of these options: industrial and applied mathematics, actuarial science, statistics, and UTeach. The options downplay some of the more theoretical courses in favor of a broad selection of applied courses. These provide operational skills in the fundamental areas of simulation, modeling, statistics, computation and optimization, as well as internships working in industry.
- The industrial and applied mathematics options are aimed at preparing undergraduate math majors for careers in such applied fields. Students who are strong in mathematics, and who wish to train in skills increasingly relevant (and employable) in high-tech industries such as genetic engineering, bioinformatics, system optimization, high-tech electronics devices, etc., should apply for these options.
- The actuarial science and statistics options are intended for students with an interest in a career involving various applications of mathematics to the world of business.
- The UTeach option is intended for those seeking to teach mathematics at the secondary level for grades 7-12. The UTeach Degree Track is part of the UTeach Arlington Science and Mathematics secondary teacher preparation program.
The Bachelor of Arts provides students with a foundation of a liberal arts education and a broad overview of modern mathematics.