Requirements for a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics (for those entering 2011 and later)

For the Bachelor of Science degree in Mathematics, a student must pass the following:

Lower-division Courses (19 units)
Offered once or twice a year

MATH 130Colloquium in Mathematics1 unit
Math 151Calculus II4 units
Math 250Calculus III4 units
COSC 105Introduction to Programming3 units
PHYS 210Physics I5 units

Sophomore upper-division courses (8 units)
Offered once a year

MATH 260Linear Algebra4 units
MATH 320Transition to Abstract Math4 units
MATH 340Differential Equations4 units

Junior/Senior upper-division courses (12 units)
Offered once every 2 years

Math 370Real Analysis I4 units
Math 380Algebraic Structures I4 units

Select four additional upper-division courses (16 units), at least one of which must be at the 400 level
Offered on a rotating basis once every 3 years
Others may be available occasionally

Math 325Mathematics for Secondary Education4 units
Math 335Combinatorics4 units
Math 340Differential Equations (offered every fall)3 units
Math 345Numerical Methods4 units
Math 350Probability4 units
Math 355Complex Variables4 units
Math 365Automata Theory4 units
Math 440Partial Differential Equations4 units
Math 450Mathematical Statistics4 units
Math 470Real Analysis II4 units
Math 480Algebraic Structures II4 units

Common substitutions:
Students wishing to obtain a computer science major or minor typically substitute CoSc 220 and 221 for CoSc 105.

Recommended schedule for first two years:


1stCalculus ICalculus II
Comp. Sci. 105

2ndCalculus IIITrans. to Abstr. Math
Linear Algebra

Or if entering with AP Calculus credit:

1stCalculus IICalculus III
Comp. Sci. 105

2ndPhysics ITrans. to Abstr. Math
Linear AlgebraElective

Note that Math 320: Transitions to Abstract Mathematics, is a prerequisite for all upper-division courses. Since upper-division courses are offered every other year, students will generally need to take some in their Junior, and some in their Senior year. For this reason, it is extremely important for mathematics majors to take Math 320 during the Spring of their sophomore year if they hope to graduate in four years.