The dual degree program in mathematics and engineering combines the strengths of Texas Woman’s University (TWU) and University of North Texas to permit students to earn two degrees simultaneously while preparing for a professional career in engineering.
Undergraduate students attend TWU for three years as mathematics majors in the Department of Mathematics and Computer Science, then continue their education in the College of Engineering at UNT for approximately two additional years. After completion of the program, students receive the Bachelor of Science degree with a major in mathematics from TWU and the Bachelor of Science degree with a major in electrical engineering from UNT.
The following outline of courses is designed to satisfy the requirements of the TWU undergraduate core curriculum and of a Bachelor of Science degree in mathematics. Additional courses will be required by UNT. For the TWU degree, a total of at least 124 hours is required, including 36 advanced hours. Certain course work completed at UNT will be taken in transfer to complete the TWU degree. Interested students should consult the current undergraduate catalog for details regarding the TWU Undergraduate Core Curriculum. The minor suggested in the mathematics degree at TWU is computer science. However, the engineering major selected at UNT may serve as the minor for the TWU degree. If the degree in engineering at UNT is not completed, the student may complete the TWU degree in mathematics with appropriate additional work.
Scholarships and/or summer employment are available for the academically able student. Through TWU’s Cooperative Education program, students may earn academic credit and income while gaining on-the-job experience related to engineering.
A 2.5 grade point average (GPA) is the minimum criterion for transfer admission consideration into most UNT engineering programs after completion of the first three years of work at TWU. Those applicants who have completed all foundation courses for engineering (see UNT catalog), have a 2.5 GPA in the foundation course work and a 2.5 GPA in all transferable work, will be admitted upon application to UNT. No grade lower than C is accepted in any mathematics or computer science courses at TWU. While a 2.0 GPA is the UNT requirement for admission after completion of 60 semester credit hours at TWU, a 2.5 is required for admission into UNT College of Engineering degree programs. Students may apply for concurrent enrollment at UNT prior to completion of their work at TWU by using the appropriate application and following the admissions procedure listed in the UNT catalog.
The courses listed below will be accepted by the College of Engineering at University of North Texas for those students who successfully transfer from Texas Woman’s University into Electrical Engineering within the College of Engineering, provided the student has duly received credit for the courses at TWU. The student should work closely with academic advisors at TWU and UNT to assure that he or she has satisfied core curriculum at both universities.
At TWU, students take a broad range of courses in mathematics, computer science, humanities, and social and natural sciences, as well as the basic introductory courses needed to enter studies in engineering.