Program type:

Grad Track

On Campus
Est. time to complete:

5-6 years
Credit Hours:

Master quantitative reasoning and complex mathematical models and jump-start your graduate studies with the grad track program.
If you like working with numbers, solving puzzles, and searching for patterns, a degree in math from UNT can help you find solutions to complex problems throughout the world. A Bachelor's in mathematics provides you the skills needed to work on important, challenging, real-world problems in business, industry, medicine, government, and scientific research. With a Master's in Science, you can prepare yourself to work in many industries with in-demand quantitative reasoning and analysis skills.

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Why Earn Mathematics Combined Degrees?

The world is becoming increasingly quantitative. Mathematics plays a crucial role in deciding policies that affect our lives, policies ranging from health and the environment to multi-million dollar investments. Organizations are depending more and more on quantitative reasoning and complex mathematical models to solve their problems.

UNT's mathematics programs will give you the skills you need to work on important, challenging real-world problems in a broad range of highly paid positions in business, industry, government and education. Because math skills have a wide variety of applications, students are required to select a minor, complete the actuariay science certificate, or complete a second major.

With an undergraduate mathematics degree, you can:

  • develop new models for evaluating stock options and pricing derivatives,
  • create state-of-the-art techniques for predicting atmospheric reactions and transport of chemical pollution,
  • improve algorithms for computer-aided aircraft design,
  • design procedures for DNA and protein sequencing,
  • develop image and voice recognition systems,
  • help prepare the next generation for the analytically demanding world by teaching mathematics.

Faculty members conduct research in a variety of areas in pure and applied mathematics, including:

  • Computational Biology and Bioinformatics
  • Machine Learning
  • Numerical Analysis
  • Optimization
  • Uncertainty Quantification
  • Conformal, Holomorphic, and Meromorphic Dynamical systems
  • Conformal Iterated Functions Systems
  • Ergodic Theory and Topological Dynamics
  • Open Dynamical Systems

The M.S. degree provides a deeper understanding of mathematical theory and techniques for use in a wide variety of academic and non-academic careers.

In addition to mathematical training, you’ll have opportunities to develop advanced instructional skills. These opportunities include a comprehensive training course for teaching fellows focusing on all types of instructional issues.

Marketable Skills
  • Analytical and logical thinking
  • Computer proficiency in Matlab, R, or C++
  • Application of appropriate statistical methods
  • Data collection, analysis and interpretation
  • Oral and written communication
  • Creative and analytical thinking
  • Creative problem-solving
  • Mathematical writing
  • Oral and written communication
  • Leading recitation sections

Mathematics Combined Degrees Highlights

The math department funds several scholarships to help you pursue your education. Positions also are 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.
Students also have access to our mathematics library, which contains more than 500 mathematics journal subscriptions, most of which are available electronically.
UNT provides a wide variety of services exclusively to graduate students. The Graduate Writing Support Center can help you with writing, and the Office of Research Consulting offers assistance with statistical research.
Many of our faculty members are internationally recognized experts in their fields and have worked as consultants for private companies and government agencies.

Career Outlook

The combination of high-quality mathematical training, expansive instructional training and practical teaching opportunities will give you a competitive edge in the marketplace. Our students obtain math-related employment in academic and non-academic settings.

With a math degree you can:

  • Create state-of-the-art techniques for predicting atmospheric reactions and transport of chemical pollution
  • Design procedures for DNA and protein sequencing
  • Develop new models for evaluating stock options and pricing derivatives
  • Improve algorithms for computer-aided aircraft design
  • Teach math at a private or public school

Our math alumni work for Microsoft, NASA, PricewaterhouseCoopers and school districts across the United States.

Mathematics Combined Degrees Courses You Could Take

Number Theory (3 hrs)
Factorizations, congruences, quadratic reciprocity, finite fields, quadratic forms, diophantine equations.
Vector Calculus (3 hrs)
Theory of vector-valued functions on Euclidean space. Derivative as best linear-transformation approximation to a function. Divergence, gradient, curl. Vector fields, path integrals, surface integrals. Constrained extrema and Lagrange multipliers. Implicit function theorem. Jacobian matrices. Green’s, Stokes’, and Gauss’ (divergence) theorems in Euclidean space. Differential forms and an introduction to differential geometry.
Complex Analysis (3 hrs)
Theory of analytic functions from the Cauchy-Riemann and Weierstrass points of view.
Markov Processes (3 hrs)
The ergodic theorem; regular and ergodic Markov chains; absorbing chains and random walks; mean first passage time; applications to electric circuits, entropy, genetics, games, decision theory and probability.
Instructional Issues for the Professional Mathematician (3 hrs)
Focus on various instructional issues from the perspective of the professional mathematician. Some major topics include course planning, the content of a course syllabus, lecture styles, the preparation and mechanics of lectures, the conduct of problem-solving sessions, classroom management, the student-instructor relationship, examination formats, the preparation, administration and grading of examinations and the management of teaching assistants and graders.
Real Analysis I (3 hrs)
Introduction to mathematical proofs through real analysis. Topics include sets, relations, types of proofs, continuity and topology of the real line.

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