Trinity University offers the Bachelor of Arts in mathematics as well as a mathematics minor. With a strong program in both traditional and applied mathematics, the major is enhanced by a majors' seminar that features guest speakers and peer-to-peer research presentations. Math courses are also integrated into several interdisciplinary programs, including mathematical finance and biomathematics.
Rigorous and flexible mathematics courses ensure that students understand and appreciate the nature of mathematical thought and the role that abstraction and logic play in it. Electives enable students to tailor the program to fit their personal interests and professional aspirations.
Combining courses from economics, finance, and mathematics, the mathematical finance major is an interdisciplinary study of financial markets, utilizing mathematical models to understand markets, evaluate financial instruments, and measure and manage risk. This major is specifically designed for students considering graduate studies and careers in finance, applied financial economics, mathematical finance, applied mathematics, or actuarial science.
The department also offers an 18-hour minor in mathematics that requires the completion of Calculus I, II, and III and three additional upper division courses.
The biomathematics minor combines the study of biology, mathematics, and engineering science. Students examine questions at the intersection of fields such as ecology, genetics, and neuroscience with probability, statistics, and mathematical modeling. The minor requires 21 core hours, plus 7 hours of advanced study and 2 hours of contemporary topics in biomathematics.