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University Catalog 2012-2013 
University Catalog 2012-2013 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Department of Mathematics

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Simpson Tower F206
Phone: (323) 343-2150

The Department of Mathematics offers undergraduate programs leading to the Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science in Mathematics, both with several options. Programs in the department allow 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, Gerald Beer, Derek K. Chang, Grant A. Fraser, Shirley B. Gray, Silvia P. Heubach (Chair), Michael J. Hoffman, Daphne Liu, Hrushikesh N. Mhaskar, Nguyen Uy.
Associate Professors: Gary Brookfield, Randolph Cooper, Borislava Gutarts, Michael Krebs, Debasree Raychaudhuri.
Assistant Professors:  Melisa Hendrata, Anthony Shaheen.
Emeriti: Butrus G. Basmaji, 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, Jagdish Prasad, Pudukkottai Subramanian, Robert Tamaki, Stewart M. Venit , Andrei Verona.

Bachelor’s Degrees

Two baccalaureates in mathematics are offered. 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 Arts or 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. Students who have not had this preparation or whose command of these subjects is weak may be advised to strengthen their knowledge before attempting college mathematics.

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 Single Subject Teaching Option (Option III) as well as the Single Subject Blended 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 90 quarter units. Students in the Blended Option 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.A. 
Mathematics, B.S. 
Undergraduate Minor

Mathematics Minor 
Graduate Major

Mathematics, M.S. 

Subject Matter Waiver Programs in Mathematics 

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