Academic Transfer Pathway


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The Department of Mathematics and Statistics has designed a curriculum that is flexible enough to accommodate degree plans that emphasize abstract mathematics, statistics, and mathematics teacher preparation.  An undergraduate degree in mathematics prepares a student for a wide variety of career opportunities in business, industry, and education, which call for analytic and problem-solving abilities.

Students who are interested in becoming a high school mathematics teacher can choose one or two teaching fields as an option.  Contact the Department of Mathematics and Statistics for further details.

Department Contact: Dr. Melinda Holt
Phone: (936) 294-1564
Location: LDB 420

The Department of Mathematics and Statistics offers both Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science degrees in Mathematics.  In the BA program, there are 36 required hours of mathematics as opposed to 39 hours in the BS program.  Additionally, students seeking a BA must take freshmen and sophomore courses of a foreign language.  Students seeking the BS replace the foreign language requirement with coursework in the sciences.  In particular, students in this degree program are required to take calculus-based physics as partial fulfillment of their degree requirements.  Proper selection of science courses designated for "majors" may enhance your employability.

Courses Transfer Students Should Take:*

SHSU Course NumberCollege/TCCN SHSU Course Title Semester Credit Hours
MATH 1420MATH 2413Calculus I4
MATH 1430MATH 2414Calculus II4
MATH 2440MATH 2415Calculus III4
MATH 3376MATH 2320Differential Equations3
MATH 3377MATH 2318Intro to Linear Alg & Matrics3
COSC 1436COSC 1436Programming Fundamentals I4
ENGL 2332ENGL 2332Wrld Lit I: Before 17 Century3
PHYS 1411PHYS 2425Introduction To Physics I4

 *Note: Other courses may transfer, depending upon the selected degree or program.  For a complete listing of degree-specific requirements, please, review the degree plan within the Undergraduate Catalog

Field of Study

Sam Houston State University supports the State of Texas Fields of Study.

The Core Curriculum at Sam Houston State University (to be used by all incoming students as of fall 2014) contains 42 semester credit hours, encompassing nine component areas. Each component area has a minimum credit hour requirement and a selection of specific courses that may be used to satisfy the requirement. The Core Curriculum details Sam Houston State University courses and their Texas Common Course Number (TCCN) equivalents for college transfer students which comprise SHSU’s core curriculum.

Many SHSU disciplines including the sciences, business, and education require specific courses from the SHSU core as degree specific graduation requirements. To minimize cost and time to complete degree requirements always select SHSU/transfer core courses specified as degree requirements in your intended major. If you have not decided on a major, select core courses supporting your intended area of academic concentration.

Prior to enrolling in core classes, students are encouraged to review specific degree requirements for their major. Selection of major-specified core courses reduces the total number of hours required for graduation.

If you do not see a Texas Common Course Number (TCCN) mapping a specific core course to your transfer institution, please go to Transfer Course Equivalency Guide and select your institution from the drop-down menu. The result will list all currently mapped transfer courses from your institution to SHSU courses.