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Department of Mathematics

Bachelor of Science in Mathematics - Teaching 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 3 (College Algebra) and 5 (Trigonometry). It is strongly recommended that such study be completed before entrance to the university.

Major Requirements (53-54 units) and Additional Requirements (7 units)

Core curriculum (35 units)

MATH 75 (or 75A and 75B), 76, 77, 81 (15 units)

MATH 101 (4 units)

MATH 111 (4 units)

MATH 151, 152 (8 units)

MATH 171 (4 units)

Option specific electives (18-19 units)

Math 143 (4 units)

MATH 145 (3 units)

MATH 149S (4 units)

MATH 161 (3 units)

MATH 193D (1 unit)

MATH Elective (see note 1) (3-4 units)

Additional requirements (7 units)

CSCI 40 (4 units)

PHYS 4A (see note 2) (3 units)

General Education requirements (48 units) (see notes 2 and 3)

Other requirements (9 units)

American Government and Institutions (PLSI 2), Multicultural and International (MI), and Upper-division writing.

Sufficient elective units to meet required total units (varies)

Total (120 units)

The culminating experience for the Teaching Option is Math 149S.

Advising Notes

  1. The fifth MATH elective can be any 3-4 unit mathematics course, upper division or graduate, excluding MATH 100, 102, 133, 134, 137, 138, and 139. Special conditions apply for graduate courses. see department advisor. Students pursuing credential or graduate programs should consult with a program advisor in the Department of Mathematics.
  2. 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.
  3. Three units of MATH 75 (or MATH 75A) also will satisfy the G.E. Foundation B4 requirement.
  4. See Mathematics Road Map at:
    Road Map


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).


Grade Requirements

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.