
Semester Catalog 20172018
Mathematics, B.S.


Return to: Index of Academic Degrees, Certificates and Programs Listed by Degree The Bachelor of Science degree curriculum is designed to prepare students for positions in business, industry, or government, as well as for teaching mathematics in middle or high schools or graduate work in mathematics. (See Undergraduate Studies: General Information , especially the General Education section for information on requirements beyond those in the major.)
The total number of units required for the Bachelor of Science degree in Mathematics is 120135 units, of which 81105 units are in the major depending on the option selected.
The table below explains specific number of units required in all areas of the degree including GE and free electives in all four options.

Table A: Unit distribution for all four options

Option I
(Applied Mathematics Option) 
Option II (General Mathematics Option) 
Option III (Integrated Teaching Option) 
Option IV
(Traditional Teaching Option)

Lower division GE 
30 
30 
30 
30 
Upper division GE 
9 
9 
0 
9 
Lower division major core 
33 
33 
33 
33 
Upper division major core 
7 
7 
7 
7 
Optionspecific required math courses 
22 
16 
23 
23 
Optionspecific education courses 
N/A 
N/A 
39 
N/A 
Optionspecific elective courses (elective science courses, related area courses or upperdivision math/CS electives) 
19 
25 
3 
18 
Total units 
120 
120 
135 
120 
Requirements for the Major (81105 units)
A. Major Core Requirements (40 units)
Lower Division Required Core Courses (33 units)
Upper Division Required Core Courses (7 units)
I. Applied Mathematics Option (41 units)
This option prepares students for graduate work in applied mathematics or work in industry.
Students in this option should choose one upperdivision (UD) General Education (GE) course from each category, with at least one course that has the WritingIntensive (WI) designation. (Consult the section in the catalog on General Education requirements for a detailed description of the UD GE categories.)
Required Courses (2527 units)
Electives in Related Areas (57 units)
Select 57 units of courses in natural science, engineering, statistics, economics, or other areas from the list of approved related area courses. This list is available on the Math Department website.
If you took CS 2012 for the Group IV required course, then select 7 units of related area elective courses.
If you took PHYS 2200, BIOL 1200, or CHEM 1100 for the Group IV required course, then select 5 units of related area elective courses.
Upper Division Electives (9 units)
Select three upper division courses in mathematics or computer science from the list of approved upper division courses. This list is available on the Math Department website.
II. General Mathematics Option (41 units)
This option incorporates both pure and applied math courses to prepare students for graduate work in mathematics.
Students in this option should choose one upperdivision (UD) General Education (GE) course from each category, with at least one course that has the WritingIntensive (WI) designation. (Consult the section in the catalog on General Education requirements for a detailed description of the UD GE categories.)
Required Courses (1921 units)
Electives in Related Areas (810 units)
Select 810 units in courses in natural science, engineering, statistics, economics, or other areas from the list of approved related area courses. This list is available on the Math Department website.
If you took CS 2012 for the Group IV required course, then select 10 units of related area elective courses.
If you took PHYS 2200, BIOL 1200, or CHEM 1100 for the Group IV required course, then select 8 units of related area elective courses.
Upper Division Electives (12 units)
Select an additional 12 units in mathematics or computer science from the list of approved upper division elective courses. This list is available on the Math Department website.
Teaching Options
In order to obtain a Single Subject Teaching Credential in Mathematics, students must complete 1) subject matter certification requirements and 2) teacher education coursework requirements.
Option III (Integrated Teaching Option) satisfies BOTH subject matter certification requirements and teacher education coursework requirements, including student teaching.
Option IV (Traditional Teaching Option) satisfies ONLY subject matter certification requirements. Consequently, students in Option III graduate with a degree in mathematics that is subject matter certified and a preliminary credential that allows them to teach single subject mathematics, whereas students in Option IV graduate with a degree in mathematics that is subject matter certified, but with no preliminary credential.
Note:
Students in the teaching options must earn a grade of C or higher in all courses in the major. The WI (Writing Intensive) requirement is satisfied within the major for both teaching options.
III. Integrated Teaching Option (65 units)
Option III satisfies BOTH subject matter certification requirements and required teacher education coursework including student teaching. The students in this option are required to submit their credential application package to the Charter College of Education during their enrollment in Math 3950 and need to be admitted in the credential program before taking the capstone course Math 4901. Math 3950 must be completed prior to taking any 4000 level courses. A minimum GPA of 2.75 in the last 60 units of coursework is required for admission in the credential program. Students must maintain a minimum GPA of 3.00 in all professional education courses.
The UD GE requirement, the UD civic learning requirement and one diversity requirement are all addressed within the option.
Required Courses in Mathematics (23 units)
Electives in Related Areas (3 units)
Select 3 units of courses in natural science, engineering, or computer science from the list of approved related area courses. This list is available on the Math Department website.
Required Courses in Professional Education (39 units)
Prerequisite Block (13 units)
Developmental Block (7 units)
Instructional Block (11 units)
Application Block (8 units)
IV. Traditional Teaching Option (41 units)
Option IV satisfies the subject matter certification requirement for a single subject credential, but does not offer the preliminary credential. Students should consult the Charter College of Education for credential admission requirements at least two semesters prior to graduation.
Required Courses (2628 units)
Electives in Related Areas (79 units)
Select 79 units in courses in natural science, engineering, statistics, economics, or other areas from the list of approved related area courses. This list is available on the Math Department website.
If you took CS 2012 for the Group I required course, then select 9 units of related area elective courses.
If you took PHYS 2200, BIOL 1200, or CHEM 1100 for the Group I required course, then select 7 units of related area elective courses.
Upper Division Electives (6 units)
Select two upper division courses in mathematics or computer science from the list of approved upper division elective courses. This list is available on the Math Department website.

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