2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog


Math is available as a major and a minor on both the BA and BS degrees.

  • Factors that determine a student's placement include:
  • High school credits presented;
  • Scores achieved in the SAT, ACT or other appropriate examination;
  • Performance in advanced placement examinations. Advanced placement, with credit, is available for MATH 10054, MATH 10524 and MATH 20524.

Students majoring in business ordinarily select from a MATH 10273 / MATH 10283 or a MATH 10054 / MATH 10524 sequence.

Credit will not be given for both MATH 10273 and MATH 10054, or for both MATH 10283 and MATH 10524.

Honors College

Mathematics majors who plan to pursue Departmental Honors must be members of the Honors College. A minimum 3.5 GPA in the major is required. Coursework must include at least three of MATH 40353, MATH 40663, MATH 50253, MATH 50323, MATH 50403, MATH 50503, MATH 50613, MATH 50623 and MATH 50703, or substitutes approved by the department. Students should enroll in MATH 30000 during their junior year and MATH 40000 during the fall semester of their senior year. Departmental Honors further require satisfactory presentation of thesis results to faculty.

Pass/No-Credit Option

See the Bachelor's Degree Definitions and Regulations in the Bachelor's Degree section of the University requirements.

Up to (but no more than) 3 hours earned in elective courses that are offered only on a pass/no-credit basis may be applied to meet major or minor requirements within the College of Science & Engineering. Additional hours in such courses may be used as free electives or for majors or minors in other colleges (as permitted by those colleges).

Mathematics Affiliations

TCU is an institutional member of the American Mathematical Society and the Mathematical Association of America. The department holds a charter for Texas Alpha Chapter of Pi Mu Epsilon, a national mathematics honor society.