Concordia University Texas' Mathematics major offers courses in algebra, analysis, calculus, continuous and discrete mathematics, geometry, modeling, number theory, probability, and statistics. In these courses, students develop the ability to reason clearly, analytically, and abstractly. The ultimate goal in all of the courses is to help students develop the ability to solve complex problems.
The average size of a Mathematics class at Concordia is 15, and no classes are taught by teaching assistants. Mathematics faculty members pride themselves in their willingness to help their students explore, discover, and learn mathematics. They look forward to having the opportunity to help students learn mathematics outside of the classroom.
The career opportunities for students who major in mathematics are numerous. Industries are looking for students who major in mathematics because they have the problem solving skills and the analytical skills that their employees need. Some of the careers that mathematics majors have pursued are: programming, teaching, actuarial science, statistics, and operations research analysis. For those who wish to pursue teaching as a career, CTX has an excellent teacher education program.
Core Curriculum: 55-57 credit hours - courses in Religion, English, Fine Arts, Mathematics, Natural Sciences, Kinesiology, Social/Behavioral Sciences, Communication, Classics/Humanities, and Leadership. All students, regardless of major, must demonstrate Computer Competency either by taking the Computer Competency Exam or taking and passing CIS 1301 Intro to Personal Computers.
Major requirements: 18 semester hours
MTH 2301 Intro to Statistics
MTH 2305 Discrete Structures
MTH 2401 Calculus I
MTH 2402 Calculus II
MTH 3410 Calculus III
AND choose three 3000 level or higher courses, below:
Upper level courses (24 hours):
Choose 3 of the 4:
MTH 3101 Problem Solving
MTH 3102 Problem Solving
MTH 3103 Problem Solving
MTH 3104 Problem Solving
MTH 3309 Numerical Analysis
MTH 3311 Linear Algebra
MTH 3313 Number Theory
MTH 3315 Abstract Algebra
MTH 3316 Geometry
MTH 3317 Differential Equations
MTH 3330 Intro to Modeling
MTH 4310 Cryptology
MTH 4320 Real Analysis
MTH xxxx other approved upper-level MTH courses.
Electives: a sufficient number of semester hours to bring the total number of hours to 128 of which 39 must be upper-level.