Mathematics and Statistics
Why Study Mathematics and Statistics at Texas Tech?
The Texas Tech Department of Mathematics & Statistics has earned national and international prominence in several areas, including biomathematics, complex analysis, control theory, computational mathematics, and statistics. The department offers Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Science, Master of Arts, Master of Science, and Doctor of Philosophy degrees.
Actuarial Science Minor
Actuarial Science is an interdisciplinary field combining knowledge and methods from statistics, mathematics, finance, and economics. The core function of an actuary’s job is to assess and quantify financial / economic risk. To learn more about minoring in Actuarial Science, visit www.math.ttu.edu/actuary.
Flexibility of elective courses in mathematics is designed to allow the student to prepare to enter the industrial job market, graduate school or professional school, or a teaching career.
• The Department of Mathematics and Statistics also participates with the Department of Computer Science to offer a dual-degree program in mathematics and computer science. This is a five-year program that culminates in a B.S. in Mathematics with a minor in computer science from the College of Arts and Sciences as well as a B.S. in Computer Science from the College of Engineering.
• The Department of Mathematics and Statistics cooperates with the College of Education in offering plans for teacher certification in mathematics at both the middle and secondary school levels. The student preparing to teach in the secondary school may select mathematics as a teaching field and complete the program for teacher certification in mathematics. The student should consult the Department of Mathematics and Statistics concerning teacher certification.