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Bachelor of Science in Mathematics (120 units)

This program requires a selection of fundamental courses in algebra, statistics, and analysis be taken. It is the most flexible program, in which the greatest number of electives may be chosen. Elective upper division mathematics courses are available which meet the needs of students preparing careers in industry and government, secondary teaching, and graduate study. Students who do not wish to complete the requirements for a declared option in applied mathematics or statistics may wish to elect courses in one or both of these areas as part of this degree program.


Lower Division:

Take all the following courses:

  • MATH 122 Calculus I (4)
    *"C" or better required.
    Prerequisite: Appropriate MDPT placement or a grade of "C" or better in MATH 111 and MATH 113.
  • MATH 123 Calculus II (4)
    *"C" or better required.
    Prerequisite: A grade of "C" or better in MATH 122.
  • MATH 224 Calculus III (4)
    Prerequisite: A grade of "C" or better in MATH 123.
  • MATH 233 Fundamental Concepts for Adv Math (3)
    Prerequisite: A grade of "C" or better in MATH 123.
  • MATH 247 Introduction to Linear Algebra (3)
    Prerequisite: MATH 123.
  • CECS 174 Introduction to Programming and Problem Solving (3)
    Prerequisite: CECS 100 and MATH 113 (or equivalent).
  • PHYS 151 Mechanics and Heat (4)
    Prerequisite/Corequisite: MATH 122.

Take one of the following courses:

  • ENGL 101 Composition (3)
    Prerequisite: ENGL 100.
  • ENGL 317 Technical Communication (3)
    Prerequisites: GE Foundation requirements, upper-division standing, and a previous composition course, i.e., ENGL 100, ENGL 101, ENGL 102, ENGL 300, or equivalents.

Upper Division:

A minimum of 30 units of approved courses selected in consultation with a major advisor, to include the following:

Take one of the following courses:

  • MATH 341 Number Theory (3)
    Prerequisite: MATH 233.
  • MATH 347 Linear Algebra (3)
    Prerequisites: MATH 233 and MATH 247.

Take all of the following courses:

  • MATH 361A Introduction to Mathematical Analysis I (3)
    Prerequisites: MATH 224, and MATH 233 or MATH 247.
  • MATH 361B Introduction to Mathematical Analysis II (3)
    Prerequisite: MATH 361A.
  • MATH 364A Ordinary Differential Equations I (3)
    Prerequisites: MATH 224; Prerequisite/Corequisite: MATH 247.
  • MATH 380 Probability and Statistics (3)
    Prerequisite: MATH 224.
  • MATH 444 Introduction to Abstract Algebra (3)
    Prerequisites: MATH 233 and MATH 247 and at least one of MATH 341 or MATH 347.
    (may not include MATH 303, MATH 370A, MATH 370B, or MATH 409)

To allow flexibility, only 18 of the required 30 units are specified. Students should choose the remaining 12 units after discussing career goals and interests with an advisor.

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