Mathematics majors learn to think with precision and logical rigor and to make both finite and abstract conclusions. Emphasis is placed on a broad range of applications. A minor in computer science or management information systems is an option. Graduates are prepared for graduate study or may choose careers in mathematics-related fields such as engineering, statistics, computing, actuarial science, physics, and education.
Requirements for Major in Mathematics (B.S.)
A minimum of 16 units with the following distribution:
Mathematics requirements – 6 units
Mathematics 121, 122, 223, 230, 232, 233.
Five additional courses must be chosen from Mathematics 316 or higher including no more than one of the following courses: 591, 593, 595. Mathematics 316, 321, 322, 325, 373, 421, 431, 433, 441, 482 are strongly recommended.
Senior Learning Community – 2 units
Senior Reflective Tutorial: Mathematics 400.
Senior Capstone Course: Mathematics 321, 373, 421, or 431
Cognates – 3 units
Computer Science 130 OR 132; Physics 141 and 142.
Requirements for a Minor in Mathematics
A minimum of 6 units in mathematics numbered 108 or higher, except for MA 110 are required for a minor in mathematics. A computer science course numbered 130 and higher may be taken as a substitute for a mathematics course to reach those 6 units.
Alternatively, if a major requires both MA 121 and MA 122, students in those majors are required to take four more units in mathematics numbered 200 or higher for a minor in mathematics. Students in these majors are not allowed to substitute computer science courses for mathematics course.