Semester Catalog 20202021
Mathematics, B.S.


Return to: Index of Academic Degrees, Certificates and Programs Listed Alphabetically 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 77105 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 singlesubject 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
 subject matter certification requirements, and
 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

LowerDivision General Education (LD GE)

30

30

30

30

UpperDivision General Education (UD GE)

9

9

0

9

LD major core

33

33

33

33

UD major core

7

7

7

7

OptionSpecific Courses

28  30

2224

6567

33

Option UD Electives

9

15

0

6

University free electives

2  4

2  4

0

2

Total units

120

120

135

120

