Undergraduate Programs

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Bachelor's Degrees

TWU's Department of Mathematics and Computer Science offers bachelor of science degrees in mathematics, computer science, health informatics and informatics. We also have specialized degree plans if you wish to pursue a career in math education, computational math, statistics, engineering, information technology or programming/software engineering. Certification to teach in public schools in Texas is available in mathematics for grade levels 4-8 and 7-12. Teacher certification for computer science also is available for the secondary level.

Our informatics programs were introduced in fall 2015. Learn more about informatics and our four degree tracks here.

Degree Plans

Programs of study for our B.S. degrees:

B.S. in Mathematics
B.S. in Computer Science
B.S. in Health Informatics with Clinical Applications Minor
B.S. in Health Informatics with Health Studies Minor
B.S. in Informatics with Community Informatics Minor
B.S. in Informatics with Data Science Minor
B.S. Mathematics (4-8 Mathematics Certification)
B.S. Mathematics (7-12 Mathematics Certification)
B.S. Computer Science (8-12 Computer Science Certification) (Not currently accepting students 2019-2020)

Programs of study for our B.A. degrees:

B.A. in Mathematics (4-8 Mathematics Certification)
B.A. in Mathematics (7-12 Mathematics Certification)

Course Rotation

Mathematics and Computer Science Course Rotation

Dual Degree in Mathematics and Engineering

In collaboration with the University of North Texas (UNT), TWU provides a dual degree option enabling students to attend the two universities simultaneously and graduate with a B.S. in mathematics degree from TWU and a B.S. in engineering degree (electrical, mechanical and energy, biomedical, or material science) from UNT. Scholarships are available for qualified applicants. Learn more>>

Admission Requirements

Undergraduate Admission

When you apply to TWU, we will evaluate your academic achievement and preparation, as well as your standardized test scores. Admission to TWU is valid for four terms, unless you have attended another higher education institution. 

Check out the links below for specific admissions information:

Questions about the admissions process? Contact the Office of Admissions Processing.

Office of Admissions Processing
Texas Woman’s University
P.O. Box 425649
Denton, TX 76204-5649
oap@twu.edu
940-898-3076 or 1-866-809-6130 ext. 3076

Admission to the Educator Preparation Program

Teacher Certification

In addition to the general undergraduate admissions requirements, to obtain acceptance into the undergraduate Educator Preparation Program (and prior to taking EDUC 3003EDUC 3482EDUC 4113EDUC 4243, and Clinical Student Teaching) students must have:

  • A cumulative GPA of 2.75 (includes all courses, whether posted to TWU transcript or used on a degree plan. Excludes developmental and repeated courses);
  • Completed EDUC 2003 with a C or better;
  • Demonstrated basic skills in reading, written communication, and mathematics by meeting the requirements of the Texas Success Initiative;
  • Met the following Testing Requirements:
    • Have achieved the following test scores (none of which may be more than 5 years old):
      • Praxis Core Academic Skills: Math 150, Reading 156, Writing 162; or
      • ACT Scores (TWU Code 4224): Verbal 19 (Verbal is the average of the English, Reading, and Science sections); Math, 19, Composite 23; or
    • SAT Scores (TWU Code 6826):
      • Prior to March 5, 2016: Verbal 500, Math 500, Composite 1070
      • After March 5, 2016: Math 530, EBRW 480; or
    • TExES Pre-admission Content Test (PACT; option available 1/1/2020).
      • Registration for the new PACT exams will open January 21, 2020; testing appointments begin on January 27, 2020. Candidates can find information about the new examinations andpreparation materials on this website. In the Exams page, candidates can select a PACT exam to review specific details about the exam, including the number and types of questions on the exam, duration of the exam session, exam administration and score reporting dates, and exam fee amount.
  • Completed the Digital Literacy Pre-assessment;
  • Successfully completed a pre-admission departmental interview with an interview panel;
  • A minimum of 12 to 15 semester credit hours in the subject-specific content area for the certification sought;
  • Completed department application for admission to the Educator Preparation Program;
  • Completed a Commitment Contract acknowledging awareness and understanding of the Dispositions Policy and Educators’ Code of Ethics;
  • Submitted a non-refundable Texas Education Agency Fee; and
  • Acknowledged and accepted admission to the Educator Preparation Program.

Please note: 

  • All accepted students must maintain the admission requirements to remain in the TWU Education Preparation Program.
  • Admission requirements are determined by Texas Education Agency policies and are subject to change without notice.
  • Students seeking Bilingual certification must meet minimum proficiency in Spanish.
  • Students seeking Deaf/Hard of Hearing certification must meet minimum proficiency in sign.

Contact the Office of Educator Preparation Services (OEPS) at copeadvising@twu.edu or (940) 898-2829 with any questions.

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The BS in Computer Science with EC-12 Teacher Certification prepares educator candidates for the Texas Examinations of Educator Standards (TExES) exam (State Board for Educator Certification through the Texas Education Agency). If you are a resident of another state, contact the Office of Educator Preparation Services to determine whether our program fulfills requirements to take the certification exam in your home state. 

The BA and BS in Mathematics with 4-8 or 7-12 Teacher Certification prepares educator candidates for the Texas Examinations of Educator Standards (TExES) exam (State Board for Educator Certification through the Texas Education Agency). If you are a resident of another state, contact the Office of Educator Preparation Services to determine whether our program fulfills requirements to take the certification exam in your home state.

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