Department of Mathematics
Bachelor of Science in Mathematics - Applied Mathematics Option
The requirement for entrance to the major and minor programs is completion of two years of algebra as well as courses in geometry and trigonometry, or a sequence of courses containing their equivalents, such as MATH 5 (trigonometry) and 6 (precalculus). It is strongly recommended that such study be completed before entrance to the university.
Major requirements (60-62 units)
Core curriculum (34-35 units)
MATH 75 (or 75A and 75B), 76, 77, 81 (15 units)
MATH 101 or 107 (3-4 units)
MATH 111 (4 units)
MATH 151, 152 (8 units)
MATH 171 (4 units)
Option specific electives (16 units)
Four courses from the following list (12 units):
MATH 109, 121, 122, 123, 128, 181, 182
And the following two courses:
MATH 193A (1 unit)
MATH 198 (3 units)
Additional requirements (10-11 units)
CSCI 40 (4 units)
CSCI 41 (4 units) or MATH 120 (3 units)
PHYS 4A (see note 1) (3 units)
General Education requirements (49 units) (see notes 1 and 2)
Other requirements (9 units)
American Government and Institutions (PLSI 2), Multicultural and International (MI), and Upper-division writing.
Total (120 units)
The Culminating Experience for the Applied Mathematics Option consists of:
- A Junior Seminar (MATH 193A) in Applied Mathematics in the spring semester of the year prior to graduation, and
- A Senior Project (MATH 198) in Applied Mathematics which will include a report and a presentation in the Junior Seminar in the spring semester of student’s graduating year.
- PHYS 4AL is not required for this option in the math major. If students wish to include PHYS 4A as a General Education Breadth course, they must also take PHYS 4AL.
- Three units of MATH 75 (or MATH 75A) also will satisfy the G.E. Foundation B4 requirement.
- See Mathematics Road Map at:
It is strongly recommended, to all math majors, to have an advising session at least once a semester. If you do not have an assigned advisor, please talk to the staff at the Mathematics department office (PB 381).
All courses required as prerequisites for a mathematics course must be completed with a grade of C or better before registration will be permitted. All courses taken to fulfill major or minor requirements must be completed with a grade of C or better.