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  Sep 21, 2017
 
 
    
University Catalog 2012-2013 (ARCHIVED CATALOG) [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Mathematics, B.S.


The Bachelor of Science degree curriculum is designed to prepare students for positions in business, industry, or government, as well as for 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 180 units, of which 101-108 units are in the major depending on the option selected. Consult with an advisor for the specific number of units required in all areas of the degree including GE and free electives.

The following lists the modifications to the General GE Requirements for math majors.

Requirements for the Major (101-108 units)


 Required Major Core (69-70)

Options Requirements


In addition to the major core requirements students must select one of the following options.

 

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 (8 units)


Select from lower division natural science or engineering courses.

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.

III. Option in Applied Mathematics (32 units)


This option prepares students for graduate work in applied mathematics or work in the industry.

Electives in the Related Areas (8 units)


Select from natural science or engineering courses.

Upper Division Electives (4 units)


Select one upper division course in mathematics or computer science with adviser approval. The following are strongly recommended:

IV. Option in Applied Mathematics/Computer Science (32 units)


This option is intended for those with interests in both Mathematics and Computer Science.

Electives in Related Areas (8 units)


Select from natural science or engineering courses.

Upper Division Electives (8 units)


Select an additional 8 units of upper division courses in mathematics or computer science with adviser approval. At least 4 units must be in computer science.

V. 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 V satisfies only subject matter requirements while BA 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 from natural science or engineering courses.

Upper Division Electives (8 units)


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