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BA in Mathematics

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The Bachelor of Arts in Mathematics, a canonical liberal arts degree in mathematics, builds mathematical reasoning skills starting from a foundation of single and multivariable calculus, discrete mathematics, and linear algebra. The degree provides a broad mathematical background appropriate for students seeking careers in both industry and teaching. Students planning graduate work in mathematics are strongly encouraged to pursue the Bachelor of Science in Mathematics.

Requirements for Bachelor of Arts (BA)

Students must take at least 28 semester hours of mathematics, 19 of which must consist of the following courses:

Students must also take an additional 9 hours of mathematics courses at or above the 30000 level.

Students are also required to take one of the following programming courses:

In addition, students are required to take two of the following: 

For students pursuing a Bachelor of Arts (BA) in mathematics, the recommended sequence for the first four semesters is MATH 10524, MATH 20524, MATH 30224, and MATH 30524. In either the first or second semester students should also complete one of the programming course listed above. In addition, MATH 20123 should be taken in one of the first four semesters.

Credit is not allowed for both MATH 10283 and MATH 10524. 

Students must earn a grade of C- or better in each mathematics course for that course to count toward a mathematics degree. Students must also have a 2.0 average or better in their mathematics courses in order to graduate with a degree in mathematics.

Students pursuing a program leading to a Bachelor of Arts degree must complete a minimum of 124 semester hours if they matriculated before Summer 2022 and 120 semester hours if they enrolled at TCU in Fall 2022 or later. Of these hours, 42 must be at the 30000 level or above from TCU, along with a minor in a subject other than mathematics. In addition, students must complete the TCU Core Curriculum. All students pursuing the Bachelor of Arts degree must demonstrate competency in a foreign language equivalent to the completion of one of the following:

This requirement may be satisfied by either satisfactory completion of coursework taken at or transferred to TCU or by presenting satisfactory scores on recognized standardized tests (i.e., AP, CLEP or SAT II). Required scores on standardized tests may be found in the Credit by Exam booklet. For languages not currently taught at TCU, six semester hours at the sophomore level, transferred to TCU from another accredited institution, may be used to satisfy this requirement. Students may also provide evidence of competency in the non-English language by successfully completing one academic year in a secondary or post-secondary institution in which the language of instruction is other than English, for which the student will receive 12 hours of credit. 

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