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Mathematics

You’ll master the language and methods of mathematics to solve problems in a variety of disciplines, opening up a wide range of opportunities after graduation.

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Mathematics, the “Queen of the Sciences,” is the language of the sciences as well. Mathematics touches everything. Employers value the analytical skills that a math degree demonstrates, and a degree in mathematics from TCU will equip you to pursue almost any career, whether it be in finance, high tech, education or even law or medicine. 

The Bachelor of Arts is our more basic liberal arts degree, appropriate for students seeking careers in both mathematical and non-mathematical industries. The BA also prepares students to become elementary and secondary mathematics teachers. Students earning the BA have the option of applying for TCU’s Master of Business Administration (MBA) program and the Department of Mathematics’ Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) program.

The Bachelor of Science is the more demanding of our two undergraduate majors. This degree is appropriate for students planning to go on to graduate school in mathematics and related fields, and for anyone seeking a more challenging mathematical experience at TCU.

The Actuarial Science concentration is designed to prepare students for careers in insurance, risk analysis, pension management, financial planning and other related areas. The actuarial concentration can be combined with either the Bachelor of Arts (BA) or the Bachelor of Science (BS) in Mathematics.

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Sample Courses


  • Multivariable Analysis
  • Differential Equations
  • Intro to Mathematical Proof
  • Number Theory
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Special Admission Requirements


There are no special admissions requirements for this program.

Our Faculty


You’ll learn from outstanding and award-winning teachers with doctoral degrees from Berkeley, Chicago, Harvard, Michigan, Princeton, Rice and other top-rated universities.

What Sets Us Apart


The teacher-scholar philosophy at TCU means professors actively immerse themselves in research--often with involvement of both undergraduate and graduate students. When your teachers are involved scholars themselves, everyone benefits.

You'll be given the opportunities to learn alongside your professors on field studies all over the United States.

At TCU there’s a shared willingness by faculty to collaborate across disciplines in teaching and research. Our goal is for students to build on their new knowledge, making valuable connections between concepts and ideas from different areas of study. This motivates our students to be more creative in their lifelong learning, and enhances the critical thinking skills needed for problem solving in today’s world.

International awareness and cross-cultural understanding are critical to our mission to educate to educate individuals to think and act as ethical leaders and responsible citizens in the global community. Our faculty members are committed to empowering students to broaden their perspectives while addressing the world’s problems. TCU’s international programs inspire, enlighten and prepare Horned Frogs to make positive change for the greater good.

Career Prospects


In a rapidly changing global economy, the outlook for mathematicians is among the brightest of all areas of study. Employment in math-related areas is projected to grow 28 percent by 2026, faster than the average for all occupations, and will result in more than 50,000 new jobs nationwide.  As the analysis of “big data” rises in importance, so does the demand for professionals with math degrees. Mathematical occupations had a median annual wage of $84,060 in 2017, compared to $37,690 for all occupations. 

TCU math majors have gone on to jobs in every sector of the economy.  Here is a sample of employers who have hired our graduates:

  • JP Morgan
  • Exxon Mobil
  • Microsoft
  • AIG
  • Cigna
  • Teach for America
  • Lockheed-Martin
  • Deloitte

In addition, our students have gone to graduate schools at some of the best universities in the country:

  • Mathematics, Columbia University
  • Statistics, Ohio State University
  • Public Health/Biostatistics, Washington University
  • Computational Genomics, UNLV
  • Data Analytics, Indiana University
  • Economics, University of Texas at Austin
  • Law, University of Tulsa