Nov 28, 2020  
Semester Catalog 2020-2021 
    
Semester Catalog 2020-2021

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 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 120-135 units, of which 77-105 units are in the major depending on the option selected. Students must select one of the following options:

  • Option I  -  Applied Mathematics  This option prepares students for graduate work in applied mathematics or work in industry.
  • Option II -  General Mathematics  This option incorporates both pure and applied math courses to prepare students for graduate work in mathematics.
  • Option III - Integrated Teaching   This option satisfies both subject matter certification requirements and teacher education coursework requirements, including student teaching. 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. 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.
  • Option IV - Traditional Teaching   This option satisfies only subject matter certification requirements. Students in Option IV graduate with a degree in mathematics that is subject matter certified, but without the preliminary credential. Students should consult the Charter College of Education for credential admission requirements at least two semesters prior to graduation.

Note:  Students in the teaching options (III and IV) must earn a grade of C or higher in all courses in the major. The Writing Intensive (wi) requirement is satisfied within the major for both 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.

The table below explains the specific number of units required in all areas of the degree including GE and free electives in all four options.

 

Option I
Applied Mathematics

Option II
General Mathematics

Option III
Integrated Teaching

Option IV
Traditional Teaching

Lower-Division General Education (LD GE)

30

30

30

30

Upper-Division General Education (UD GE)

9

9

0

9

LD major core

33

33

33

33

UD major core

7

7

7

7

Option-Specific Courses

28 - 30

22-24

65-67

33

Option UD Electives

9

15

0

6

University free electives

2 - 4

2 - 4

0

2

Total units

120

120

135

120

Requirements for the Major (77-105 units)


Major Core Requirements (40 units)


Option Requirements (37 - 65 units)


Students must select one of the four options.

I. Applied Mathematics Option (37-39 units)


II. General Mathematics Option (37-39 units)


Students in this option should choose one UD GE course from each category, with at least one course that has the Writing-Intensive (wi) designation. Refer to the section in the catalog on General Education requirements for a detailed description of the UD GE categories.

III. Integrated Teaching Option (65-67 units)


  • The students in this option must complete MATH 3950  prior to taking all 4000 level courses.
  • Students are required to submit their credential application package to the Charter College of Education during their enrollment in MATH 3950 .  The UD GE requirement, the UD civic learning (cl) requirement and one diversity (d) requirement are all addressed within the option courses.

IV. Traditional Teaching Option (39 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.