Mathematics Program

Mathematics Program

The Department of Mathematics prepares its students with a rigorous first-class curriculum that fulfills majors in mathematics, mathematics education, electrical engineering, computer science, biology, and nursing, as well as majors from the College of Business, Engineering and Technology and the College of Arts, Science and Education.  We promote interdisciplinary collaboration with colleagues on campus and the larger research community.  We provide local industries with a resource for grants and partnerships.  We undergird the local economy by graduating well-trained professionals who will contribute as highly productive members of the workforce.  We partner with regional school districts to train exceedingly competent teachers of elementary, middle, and high school mathematics.  Existing teachers are offered professional development through seminars and workshops.  We support local junior colleges with a smooth transfer experience allowing students to complete a quality four-year degree at an affordable price.

Students will appreciate the unique university experience at A&M-Texarkana.  Internationally known and locally recognized, our diverse faculty are dedicated to excellent teaching, quality research, and professional service.  Students will encounter opportunities and challenges to grow beyond their initial expectations.  With a small student-teacher ratio, office hours are staffed and students are advised by the instructor of record.  Instruction is distinguished through the use of high-impact practices such as cooperative learning groups, internships, research projects, capstone courses, and inquiry-based learning.  Multiple technologies and media are harnessed to generate a dynamic classroom environment.  Teamwork, communication, and creative thinking are modeled in a group discovery process.  Rather than dispensing the material in a monotonous lecture, instructors guide students with open-ended questions allowing them to explore ideas independently. 

Concentrations in Mathematics:

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Career and Intership Opportunities

  • Secondary mathematics teacher
  • Math professor
  • Software engineer
  • Data scientist/analyst
  • Statistician
  • Actuary
  • Prepared candidates joining the graduate school.

Featured Courses

MATH 1324 - Mathematics for Business and Social Sciences I

This course provides a rigorous study of the concepts from college algebra (linear equations, quadratic equations, functions and graphs, inequalities), sets, probability, mathematics of finance (simple and compound interest, annuities), linear programming, matrices, and systems of linear equations. This course is designed to prepare students majoring in business or social science. Applications will be taken from management, economics, business, and sociology. Appropriate computer software and hand held technologies will be utilized. Prerequisite: Must have satisfied the math portion of TSI.

MATH 1350 - Fundamentals of Mathematics I

This course provides a rigorous study of the concepts and applications of sets, functions, numeration systems, number theory, and properties of the natural numbers, integers, rational, and real number systems with an emphasis on problem solving and critical thinking. This course is designed for students seeking EC-6 teacher certification. Appropriate computer software and hand held technologies will be utilized.

MATH 330 - Math Foundations and Applications

This course provides a rigorous study of the foundational concepts that are inherent in upper division mathematics. It is intended to provide a transition from the mechanical understanding of lower-level concepts to the abstract nature of upper-level ideas. Students are exposed to a wide range of introductory topics such as set theory, functions/relations, logic, groups, proof-writing, combinatorics, countable/uncountable sets, and elements of advanced calculus. 

MATH 372 - Cryptology I

This course provides a rigorous study of the introductory concepts and applications of crytography and various cryptosystems. A familiarity with concepts from discrete mathematics and linear algebra is assumed in the student. Topics include character ciphers, block and stream ciphers, exponentiation ciphers, public key cryptography, knapsack ciphers, and cryptographic protocols/applications. Computer software will be utilized where appropriate.