Is your goal to solve famous mathematical paradoxes, or do you simply enjoy working with numbers, solving puzzles or searching for patterns? More and more, the solutions to important problems, ranging from environmental policy decisions to multimillion-dollar investment allocations, depend on quantitative reasoning and complex mathematical models.
A Bachelor of Arts degree or Bachelor of Science in Mathematics degree from the University of North Texas will provide you the skills needed to work on important, challenging, real-world problems in business, industry, medicine, government, education and scientific research.
With a bachelorís degree in mathematics you can:
Our math alumni work for a wide range of employers including Microsoft, NASA and PricewaterhouseCoopers, as well as school districts across the United States.
Our curriculum provides you the math foundation and analytical skills for a successful career. In addition to pursuing a bachelorís degree, you can earn academic certificates in actuarial science, statistics and the mathematics of scientific computation, as well as achieve teacher certification.
The Math Lab offers you a quiet space to complete homework or receive assistance with specific problems. It is staffed by students with strong math backgrounds.
Many of our faculty members are internationally recognized experts in their fields and have worked as consultants for private companies and government agencies. They have earned degrees from respected universities such as Cornell, MIT, Princeton, Stanford and Yale.
The math department funds several scholarships to help you pay for your education. Information about these scholarships is at math.unt.edu using the undergraduate studies link. Positions are also available as tutors and graders.
We host various conferences, seminars and colloquiums that provide different viewpoints and discuss research being conducted in math.
Upper-level Math majors frequently work with faculty members on research grants, gaining valuable research experience in preparation for graduate school. They also have access to our mathematics library, which contains more than 500 mathematics journal subscriptions, most of which are available electronically.
Your course work will vary if you are pursuing teacher certification. The bachelor’s degree requirements include:
Advanced mathematics classes include abstract algebra, differential equations, geometry, graph theory, Fourier analysis, probability, statistics and topology.
The Career Center, Internships and Cooperative Education office, and professional academic advisors are among the many valuable resources that are available to you at UNT. The Career Center and the Internships and Cooperative Education office can provide advice about future employment opportunities as well as getting hands-on experience in your major. Academic advisors will help you plan your class schedule each semester.
High school students We encourage you to fulfill the graduation requirements for the Texas Recommended or Distinguished Achievement Program or the equivalent in high school. You should take four years of mathematics in high school, including pre-calculus.
In your junior year, take the SAT or the ACT and have your scores sent to UNT.
In your senior year, apply for admission at www.applytexas.org by March 1 and request that your high school transcript be sent to the UNT admissions office.
Advanced Placement and International Baccalaureate courses can count toward college credit at UNT. If you take AP Calculus in high school, you should take the AP exam, as well. A good score on the exam will allow you to get a head start on your math classes at UNT. For more details about AP and IB courses, visit www.unt.edu/credit.
If youíre attending a Texas community college, you should consult our Transfer Articulation web page, the UNT Undergraduate Catalog and an academic counselor/advisor to review your degree plan. We recommend taking at least one mathematics class every semester while at your community college and taking rigorous science and computer programming classes appropriate for math, science and engineering majors.
As a general rule, science classes not intended for math and science majors will not count toward a mathematics degree. Proper planning will help you receive the maximum amount of transfer credits.
Our Transfer Center will help you make a successful transition to college life at UNT by connecting you with a peer mentor and other campus resources. More than 3,500 students transfer to UNT each year. The center is in the University Union, Room 320. More information is at transition.unt.edu.