May 27, 2019  
University Catalog 2018-2019(ARCHIVED CATALOG) 
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Department of Mathematics

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Simpson Tower F206
Phone: (323) 343-2150

The Department of Mathematics offers Bachelor of Science and Master of Science degree programs in mathematics, each with several options

The Faculty

Professors: Vladimir N. Akis, Gary Brookfield (Chair), Derek K. Chang, Borislava Gutarts, Silvia P. Heubach, Mike Krebs, Daphne Liu, Debasree Raychaudhuri, Anthony Shaheen..

Associate Professors: Melisa Hendrata.

Assistant Professors: Eyob Demeke, Hichem Hajaiej, Jie Zhong, Dong Zhou.

Emeriti: Butrus G. Basmaji, Gerald Beer, Wayne W. Bishop, Marshall L. Cates, Paul L. Chabot, Grant Fraser, Shirley B. Gray,  John H. De Hardt, Evelyn B. Granville, Harry S. Hayashi, Michael J. Hoffman,  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.

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.

Master of Science Degree

The Mathematics M.S. degree is offered in two options. Option 1 is a flexible program that can be concentrated on pure mathematics or incorporate elements of both pure and applied mathematics. Option 2 emphasizes applied mathematics. Both options prepare the student for teaching in a community college, a Ph.D. program in the respective areas of focus, and for higher mathematical work in industry, business, and government.

The minimum GPA requirement for admission to the Department is 2.75 in upper division courses in the applicant’s major. Students with a mathematics degree who have a GPA of between 2.5 and 2.74 might be admitted but will be required to take upper division mathematics courses (to be specified by the graduate advisor) to strengthen their preparation. The GPA earned in these courses must be 3.0 or higher..


Programs for this Department:

Undergraduate Major

Mathematics, B.S. 
Undergraduate Minor

Minor in Mathematics 
Graduate Major

Mathematics, M.S. 

Subject Matter Waiver Programs in Mathematics 

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