Bachelor of Science/Bachelor of Arts in Mathematics

Mathematics is the universal language essential to formulate and express ideas in science and engineering. As societies become more sophisticated and technical, mathematics plays increasingly important roles in other areas, such as business and the social sciences. As probably the oldest and most basic science, it provides the key to understanding the major technological achievements of our time.

Programs in Mathematics

Students seeking a degree in mathematics may choose from a variety of courses, which allow flexibility and specialization so students can better adapt their educational experience to further their academic goals. Students entering the field of mathematics at UT Dallas are prepared not only for careers in these areas, but also in numerous other professions that require expertise in mathematics.

  • General mathematics: For students interested in a career in mathematics and those who choose to continue their education at the graduate level, UT Dallas offers an array of courses in topics such as statistics and probability and applied mathematics.

  • Statistics: Courses focus on probability and statistical models, as well as their use in data analysis and decision making. For graduate students, courses include biostatistics, actuarial science and other statistics-related areas.

  • Applied Mathematics: UT Dallas also offers courses for students interested in mathematics for the purpose of using it broadly in various areas of application and for students interested in continuing on to graduate work in applied mathematics or related areas.

Students interested in obtaining both a BS in mathematical sciences and teacher certification in the state of Texas should consult the Office of Teacher Education for specific requirements as soon as possible after formal admission to the University.

Career Potential

UT Dallas graduates with degrees in mathematical sciences leave the university well prepared for graduate school or careers in a business or technical environment. Available emphases in statistics and mathematics ensure that candidates can tailor their future career by having targeted their educational background to their subdiscipline of choice. The jobs of a mathematician, statistician and actuary consistently appear among the top jobs in the rankings of 200 jobs by CareerCast’s Jobs Rated Almanac based upon factors such as work environment, income, hiring outlook and stress.

For example, the top four jobs according to their 2015 rankings were:

    1. Actuary
    2. Audiologist
    3. Mathematician
    4. Statistician


The University’s Career Center is an important resource for students pursuing their careers. Licensed counselors are available to provide strategies for mastering job interviews, writing professional cover letters and resumes and connecting with campus recruiters, among other services.

Mathematics at UT Dallas

Students must take 120 hours to graduate: 42 from the University’s core curriculum and 48 hours in the major, plus elective requirements, where students can tailor their learning experience more closely to their interests.

Fast Track

The Fast Track program enables exceptionally gifted UT Dallas students to include master’s level courses in their undergraduate degree plans. Students who meet the requirements for admission to graduate school and the minimum GPA requirement for their major can take up to 15 hours of graduate level coursework that can apply toward their undergraduate and graduate level coursework. To take graduate courses in the Fast Track program upper-division undergraduates must have completed 90 semester credit hours and petition their associate dean for permission to take graduate courses.

High School Preparation

Students preparing for study in mathematical sciences at UT Dallas should have a strong interest in mathematics and solid study habits. A sturdy foundation in upper-level mathematics will help ensure a smooth transition into the rigors of studying mathematics at UT Dallas.

Find out more about mathematics in the region via the Metroplex Math Circle:

The University of Texas at Dallas

School of Natural Sciences and Mathematics

UT Dallas’ School of Natural Sciences and Mathematics offers degree programs for undergraduate and graduate students in biology, chemistry, geosciences, mathematics and physics. In addition to regular coursework, undergraduates are encouraged to participate in research alongside the faculty and graduate students. From the world-renowned Alan G. MacDiarmid NanoTech Institute, headed by Dr. Ray Baughman, to the William B. Hanson Center for Space Sciences — where Dr. John Hoffman helped discover water on Mars — the science education at UT Dallas is a hands-on, high quality experience for undergraduates and graduate students alike.

The UTeach Dallas program offers students the possibility of completing the requirements for high school teacher certification along with their regular BS or BA degrees.

Quick Facts about the School of Natural Sciences and Mathematics

  • Established in 1975.
  • Six departments.
  • More than 3,100 students.
  • 26 degrees offered.
  • Faculty include a Nobel Prize winner and a member of the National Academy of Engineering.

Degrees Offered

Bachelor of Science: Actuarial science, biochemistry, biology, chemistry, geosciences, mathematics, molecular biology, physics

Bachelor of Arts: Biology, chemistry, physics

Master of Science: Actuarial science, bioinformatics and computational biology, biotechnology, cell and molecular biology, chemistry, geosciences, mathematics, physics

Master of Arts: Teaching in mathematics education, teaching in science education

Doctor of Philosophy: Cell and molecular biology, chemistry, geosciences, mathematics, physics

Postbaccalaureate certificate in biomedical science

Contact Information

Department of Mathematical Sciences
School of Natural Sciences and Mathematics
The University of Texas at Dallas
800 West Campbell Road
Richardson, TX 75080-3021
Phone: 972-883-2901
E-mail: [email protected]

Dr. Dennis L. Miller
Associate Dean for Undergraduate Studies
Phone: 972-883-2539
E-mail: [email protected]

Office of Admission and Enrollment Services
800 West Campbell Road
Richardson, TX 75080-3021
972-883-2270 or 1-800-889-2443
E-mail: [email protected]