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University Catalog 2016-2017 (ARCHIVED June 2017) 
University Catalog 2016-2017 (ARCHIVED June 2017) [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Department of Mathematics

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Simpson Tower F206
Phone: (323) 343-2150

The Department of Mathematics offers an undergraduate program leading to a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics, with several options. The program allows preparation for graduate study and professional careers in a variety of directions.  The Department also offers a Master of Science degree program in Mathematics.

The Faculty

Professors: Vladimir N. Akis, Derek K. Chang, Grant A. Fraser (Chair), Shirley B. Gray, Silvia P. Heubach, Michael J. Hoffman, Mike Krebs, Daphne Liu, Debasree Raychaudhuri.

Associate Professors: Gary Brookfield, Randolph Cooper, Borislava Gutarts, Anthony Shaheen.

Assistant Professors: Adam Fuller, Melisa Hendrata, Kristin Webster.

Emeriti: Butrus G. Basmaji, Gerald Beer, Wayne W. Bishop, Marshall L. Cates, Paul L. Chabot, John H. De Hardt, Evelyn B. Granville, Harry S. Hayashi, Nandlal Jhunjhunwala, Richard Katz, Donald I. Kiel, Grigori Kolesnik, Rina Ling, Hrushikesh N. Mhaskar, Jagdish Prasad, Pudukkottai Subramanian, Robert Tamaki, Nguyen Uy, Stewart M. Venit , Andrei Verona.

Bachelor’s Degrees

A major in mathematics prepares students to teach in secondary schools, work as research assistants in industry and government, or enter graduate school to prepare for positions in higher education, industry, and government.

The Bachelor of Science degree may be obtained in four years if adequate preparation has been secured in high school, e.g., algebra (2 years), geometry, and trigonometry.

For each degree, a minimum C (2.0) grade point average is required in all upper division courses included in the major.

Students in the Integrated Teaching Option (Option III) as well as the Traditional Teaching Option (Option IV) must earn a grade of C or higher in all courses required for the major to qualify for the subject matter waiver. In addition, they must maintain a GPA of 2.75 or better in the last 6 0 semester units. Students in Option III must maintain at least a 3.00 GPA in all professional education courses.

Students should speak with a mathematics adviser before choosing an option.

Programs for this Department:

Undergraduate Major

Mathematics, B.S. 
Undergraduate Minor

Mathematics Minor 
Graduate Major

Master of Science Degree in Mathematics 

Subject Matter Waiver Programs in Mathematics 

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