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University Catalog 2015-2016 “Final Quarter Catalog” (ARCHIVED CATALOG) 
    
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Mathematics, B.A.


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The Bachelor of Arts in Mathematics degree curriculum prepares students for positions in education, business, industry, or government, as well as for graduate work in mathematics.

The total number of units required for the Bachelor of Arts degree in Mathematics is 180-200 units, of which 87- 132 units are in the major depending on the option selected. Consult with an adviser for the specific number of units required in all areas of the degree including GE and free electives.

Basic Subjects (16 units)


Block A3 may be met by PHIL 250 which is double counted as part of the electives in related areas in Options I, II, and III.
Block A4 is met within the required core courses.

Natural Sciences (8 units)


Block B2 is met by required core courses.

Social Sciences (12 units)


Blended option: select PSY 150  and 8 additional units from two disciplines other than psychology in the block D course listings.

Required Core Courses for the Major (87–132 units)


 Major Core (55-56)

Option Requirements


I. Option in General Mathematics (32 units)


 This option incorporates both pure and applied math courses to prepare students for graduate work in mathematics.

Electives in Related Areas (8 units)


Select 8 units of courses in related areas that utilize mathematics with adviser approval. (A list of recommended courses is posted on department website).

Upper Division Electives (8 units)


Select an additional 8 units in mathematics or computer science with adviser approval.

II. Option in Pure Mathematics (32 units)


This option emphasizes the core theory of mathematics and is recommended for students who are contemplating doctoral studies.

Electives in related areas (8 units)


Select 8 units of courses in related areas that utilize mathematics with adviser approval. (A list of recommended courses is posted on department website).

III. Single Subject Teaching Option (38 units)


In order to obtain a Single Subject Teaching Credential in Mathematics, students must complete the Subject Matter Certification requirement and required professional education coursework (see Option IV for a list of these classes). Option III satisfies only subject matter requirements while Option IV satisfies both subject matter requirement and required professional education coursework.

For the required professional education coursework students should consult the Charter College of Education  for credential requirements at least two quarters prior to graduation. Students should also consult the mathematics department credential advisor prior to taking MATH 350 .

Electives in Related Areas (8 units)


Select 8 units of courses in related areas that utilize mathematics with adviser approval. (A list of recommended courses is posted on department website).

Upper Division Electives (8 units)


Select an additional 8 units in mathematics or computer science with adviser approval.

IV. Single Subject Teaching Blended Option (77 units)


In order to obtain a Single Subject Teaching Credential in Mathematics, students must complete the Subject Matter Certification requirement and the required professional education coursework. This option satisfies both the subject matter requirement for mathematics and the professional education requirement for a California Single Subject Teaching Credential in Mathematics. This blended degree is designed to be obtained in four years (200 units) for a college-ready student.
Students should consult the Math Department credential advisor no later than their second year in the program regarding the professional education courses and prior to enrollment in MATH 350 .

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