Department of Mathematics, Physics,
& Engineering
Dr. Javier Garza, Head
Math Building, Room 122
(254) 9689168
FAX (254) 9689534
Professors: Kirby, Little, Littleton, McCoy,
Snider, Winton
Associate Professors: DeOtte, Easterling, Garza, Hibbs,
Lawrence, McLatchy, Talley, White
Assistant Professors: Agapie, Brawner, Forrest, Marble, Martin, Martinez, Reese, Riggs, Wyatt
Instructors: Peters, J. Wood, K. Wood
The Department of Mathematics, Physics, and Engineering offers programs of study leading to the Bachelor of Science degree in Mathematics, Physics, Engineering Physics, Hydrology, and Computer Science. The Bachelor of Science in Mathematics provides a program of study that prepares students that are: 1) seeking to teach mathematics at the secondary level or 2) seeking employment in industry. On the graduate level, the Master of Science in Mathematics provides a program of study that prepares students additionally (beyond the undergraduate level) for employment in industry. Students completing the M.S. in Mathematics also receive preparatory work for pursuing a doctoral degree in mathematics or mathematics education. For further information about the graduate program, see the graduate section of the catalog. For more information about the Mathematics, Physics, Engineering, Hydrology, or Computer Science programs, visit the departmental web site at http://www.math.tarleton.edu.
THE BACHELOR OF SCIENCE DEGREE IN MATHEMATICSSemester Hours  
University Core Curriculum See p. 40 for additional information about Tarleton’s core curriculum requirements.See your academic advisor for assistance in selecting specific courses to satisfy these core curriculum requirements. 
47

Courses Required for BS in Mathematics  
MATH 1204, 1313^{2}, 2094, 3073, 3103, 3113, 3323, 4093^{1}  26 
PHYS 1224^{2}  4 
Approved science elective  3 
Approved C S electives, 3 hours advanced  6 
Electives  6 
Additional Required Courses  
For BS in Mathematics with Secondary Certification  

6 

6 

24 

3 

1 
For BS in Mathematics without certification  

7 

9 

6 

21 
^{1} See p. 354 for MATH course descriptions.
^{2} May satisfy university core curriculum requirement.
^{3} PHYS 1224 and 2424 are recommended for fulfillment of
core Lab Science requirement.
^{4} Courses for supporting field are to be chosen from an
academic area in which mathematics is applicable. Supporting field must
be developed in consultation with the department heads involved.
ENGINEERING PHYSICS
The Engineering Physics program at Tarleton State University prepares the student for employment as a professional engineer in the area of Electrical or Computer Engineering or for graduate study in Physics or Engineering. Extensive study in math, science, engineering, and physics gives the Engineering Physics graduate the ability to design components, processes, and systems to meet specifications and the ability to work and communicate effectively in teamoriented, projectmanagementdriven environments. Computer simulation and modern analytical tools are used to solve physical and electrical problems. Software development, hardware integration, and testing of microcomputers, microcontrollers, and design of microelectronic circuitry provide the graduate with the tools to apply computer and softwarebased solutions. Additional studies in ethics assure that the graduate understands engineers’ special responsibilities to protect the health and well being of the general public. See more details at: http://www.tarleton.edu/~Engineering.
The first two years of the Engineering Physics program consist of the courses in the Engineering program. When the student successfully completes each designated course in the Engineering program with a grade of “C” or better, he or she may apply for admission into the Engineering Physics program. Students must receive a grade of “C” or better in each course listed below as “Courses Required for BS in Engineering Physics” in order to graduate with a BS in Engineering Physics.
THE BACHELOR OF SCIENCE DEGREE IN ENGINEERING PHYSICSSemester Hours  
University Core Curriculum See p. 40 for additional information about Tarleton’s core curriculum requirements.See p. 371 for course descriptions in PHYS, p. 314 for ENGR, and p. 315 for ENPH 
47

Courses Required for BS in Engineering Physics  
(Grade of “C” or better in each required for graduation)  
PHYS 1224^{1}, 2424^{1}, 3343, 4353  14 
ENGR 1113, 1123, 2213, 2223, 2233,^{ }4603  18 
ENPH 2254, 2484, 3143, 3303, 3323, 3454, 4434, 4414, 4363, 4303  35 
Advanced PHYS, ENGR, ENPH, or CS elective  9 
MATH 1204^{1}, 2094, 2104, 3063  15 
CHEM 1054, 1084  8 
^{1} Applies to University Core Curriculum
PHYSICS
Physics is the science that investigates and tries to understand the basic laws of nature. In this pursuit, it deals with the entire range of natural phenomena from the smallest domain of subnuclear particles to the largest domain of distant objects in the universe. This breadth of interests is reflected in the type of work pursued by physicists. Some are interested in research on problems that are at the frontiers of knowledge. Some apply this newly acquired knowledge to make practical advances in fields like engineering. Still others use a knowledge of physics as a basis for careers in medicine, law, teaching or administration. A physical science secondary certification is also available as part of a BS in Physics.
THE BACHELOR OF SCIENCE DEGREE IN PHYSICSSemester Hours  
University Core Curriculum See p. 40 for additional information about Tarleton’s core curriculum requirements.See your academic advisor for assistance in selecting specific courses to satisfy these core curriculum requirements. See p. 371 for course descriptions in PHYS. 
47 
Courses Required for BS in Physics  
PHYS 1224, 2424, 3313, 3323, 3333, 3343, 4303,4323, 4343, 4353, 3 hours PHYS elective 
35 
MATH 1204, 2094, 2104, 3063, 3323, 3 hours advanced MATH elective  21 
Additional Required Courses  
For BS in Physics (without certification)  

17 

6 

3 
For BS in Physics with Teacher Certification, Physical Science (812)  

24 

3 

13 
COMPUTER SCIENCE
The Bachelor of Science Degree in Computer Science prepares graduates to enter the hightech work force or to continue their studies in computer science or related disciplines at the graduate level. This program provides a strong foundation in computer science, mathematics, and general science as recommended in the criteria for accrediting computing programs put forth by the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET) and in the computing curricula proposed by the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE). Students are encouraged to also specialize in a complementary area, through the support field of study.
THE BACHELOR OF SCIENCE DEGREE IN COMPUTER SCIENCESemester Hours  
University Core Curriculum See p. 40 for additional information about Tarleton’s core curriculum requirements.See your academic advisor for assistance in selecting specific courses to satisfy these core curriculum requirements. See p.295 for C S course descriptions. 
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Courses Required for BS in Computer Science  
MATH 1313, 1204, 2094, 3103  14 
Lab science, 2semester sequence from BIOL, CHEM, GEOL, PHYS  8 
Science/engineering electives  4 
Technical electives (2 to be chosen from MATH 1163, 3063, 3323, science elective) 
6 
Supporting field  12 
Advanced supporting field  9 
C S 1103, 1153, 2413, 2423, 2543, 3434, 3893  22 
Advanced C S electives  12 
Advanced technical electives from MATH 3603, ELEN 4414, ELEN 4434, advanced C S electives, approved advanced CIS electives 
6 
HYDROLOGY AND WATER RESOURCES
One of the unique features of the Hydrology and Water Resources Program at Tarleton State University is that each student is required to complete an internship before graduation. The manner in which this requirement is met is for the student to work from 9 to 13 weeks (generally 40 hours a week) for a company or agency that has some expertise in hydrology. Often this leads to fulltime employment at the end of the internship. See "4403. Internship" in the course offerings below and note the prerequisite that the "student must have completed all other courses listed on an official degree plan and have a grade of C or higher in all required courses in the following disciplines: hydrology, biology, geology, chemistry, math and physics." Personnel in the Hydrology and Water Resources/Engineering Division will assist in finding an appropriate internship sponsor.
THE BACHELOR OF SCIENCE DEGREE IN HYDROLOGYSemester Hours  
University Core Curriculum See p. 40 for additional information about Tarleton’s core curriculum requirements. 
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Courses Required for BS in Hydrology  
HYDR 1103, 2114, 3004, 3104, 3203, 4103, 4204, 4303, 4403, 4503^{2} 
34 
PHYS 1224,^{1} 2424  8 
CHEM 2014^{3}  4 
MATH 2094, 2104, 3003  11 
GEOL 1054  4 
C S 3443  3 
Advised elective^{4}  3 
^{1 }This course satisfies a core curriculum
requirement. ^{2} See p. 344 for HYDR course descriptions. ^{3 }Prerequisite CHEM 1054 and 1084 are taken to meet Core requirements for Laboratory Science. ^{4 }Chemistry track students may take BIOL 1204 as the advised elective. 

Courses required for Support Areas  
For Classical  

16 

3 
For Agriculture  

10 

12 
For Biology  

16 

68 
For Chemistry  

16 

78 
For Engineering  

3 

21 
For Geosciences  

21 
For Computer Science  

9 

15 
A student who wishes to be eligible to take the Engineering Fundamentals Examination as a graduate of an engineeringrelated science program should take the following courses:
ENGR 2213 Principles of Engineering I  ENGR 3033 Engineering Economy 
ENGR 2223 Principles of Engineering II  ELEN 2253 Electrical Circuit Theory 
ENGR 2233 Principles of Engineering III  ELEN 2484 Introduction to Digital Systems Design 
MATH 3063 Differential Equations 
A typical curriculum incorporating these courses may be obtained from the Division of Hydrology and Water Resources/Engineering. Completing these courses allows the student to minor in engineering.
ENGINEERING PROGRAM
The Engineering program at Tarleton State University prepares the student for further studies in specific engineering disciplines either at Tarleton State University or other colleges and universities. The Engineering Program comprises approximately one half of the course work required for a Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering and is the entry point for all students wishing to major in engineering. Entry into the Engineering Program requires registration in Trigonometry, Precalculus or higher. Once the designated Engineering courses in the table below have been completed with a “C” or better, the student may apply for admission into the upper level programs leading to a degree in an engineering discipline at Tarleton.
The student may also choose to transfer to another engineering degreegranting college or university to complete the requirements for an engineering degree. To facilitate such transfers, Tarleton has made formal arrangements with Texas A&M University and the University of Texas at Arlington (UTA). Students who intend to earn their Engineering degrees from UTA may participate in UTA's Work Study Program while they are enrolled at Tarleton. The Engineering Program is aligned with the current program at Texas A&M University for seamless transfer.
Entering freshman Engineering students are evaluated for mathematics preparedness. The normal course progression calls for taking Mathematics 1204 (Calculus I) as the first mathematics course. If the student is not prepared to take Calculus I as the first course, then he or she may be required to take MATH 1073 (College Algebra), MATH 1093 (Plane Trigonometry) or MATH 1163 (PreCalculus) instead. It is strongly recommended that students who are not certain that they are well grounded in algebra and trigonometry come to Tarleton and take the placement tests early enough in the summer prior to first enrollment so they can take any necessary calculus preparatory courses in summer school if they wish.
SUGGESTED CURRICULUM FOR ENGINEERING^{1}
Courses from University Core Curriculum 
Semester Hours 
ENGL 1113, 1123 
6 
MATH 1204^{2} 
4 
CHEM 1054, 1084 
8 
HIST 2013, 2023 
6 
POLS 2013, 2023 
6 
HLTH 1013 
3 
Other Required Courses 

MATH 2094^{2}, 2104, 3063 
11 
ENGR 1113^{2}, 1123^{2}, 2213^{2}, 2223^{2}, 2233, ENPH 2254 
19 
PHYS 1224^{2}, 2424^{2} 
8 
^{1} Requirements for different^{ }schools
of engineering vary considerably. Students should seek counsel from the
Engineering advisors in the Division of Engineering, Physics, Hydrology
and Computer Science.
^{2}^{ }These
courses must be completed with a grade of “C” or better
before the student can make application to the upper level engineering
programs at Tarleton State University
Please Note:
1) TAMU,
UTA, Texas Tech and many other universities require all students who
have not taken two years of the same foreign language in high school
to take a minimum of six semester hours of the same foreign language
in college.
2) The
Agricultural Engineering courses listed elsewhere in this catalog are
not intended for engineers and do not count toward accredited engineering
degrees.