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Bachelor of Science in Mathematics

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I. General Education Requirements
Minimum 42 units and 12 courses, including:

  • PACS 001  Pacific Seminar I: What is a Good Society?
  • PACS 002  Pacific II Topical Seminar
  • PACS 003  Pacific Seminar III: The Ethics of Family, Work, and Citizenship

Note: 1) Pacific Seminars cannot be taken for Pass/No Credit. 2) Transfer students with 16 or more transfer units complete 2 additional General Education elective courses from below in place of taking PACS 001 and 002.

One course from each subdivision below:

  • The Individual and Society
    • IA. Individual and Interpersonal Behavior
    • IB. U.S. Studies
    • IC. Global Studies
  • Human Heritage
    • IIA. Literature, Letters and Language
    • IIB. Fundamental Human Concerns
    • IIC. Practice and Perspective in the Visual and Performing Arts
  • Natural World and Formal Systems of Thought
    • IIIA. Life and Physical Laboratory Sciences
    • IIIB. Formal Systems of Thought
    • IIIC. Science, Technology, and Society
      or  a second Life and Physical Laboratory Science

Note: 1) A complete list of the courses that satisfy the subdivisions above can be found in the front General Education section of this catalog and the online course search. 2) No more than two courses from a discipline may be applied to meet the requirements of the general education program. 

II.  Fundamental Skills
Demonstrate competence in:

  1. Reading
  2. Writing
  3. Quantitative analysis

Note: 1) A detailed description of how you can satisfy the fundamental skills above can be found in the front General Education section of this catalog.

III.  Breadth Requirement
Complete 64 units outside the primary discipline of the first major, regardless of the department who offers the course(s) in that discipline (Including general education courses, transfer courses, CPCE/EXTN units, internships, etc.)
IV. Major Requirements
Minimum 46 units and 13 courses, including:

  • MATH 049 Introduction to Abstract Mathematics
  • MATH 051 Calculus I
  • MATH 053 Calculus II
  • MATH 055 Calculus III
  • MATH 075 Introduction to Linear Algebra
  • MATH 141 Linear Algebra
  • MATH 143 Abstract Algebra I
  • MATH 155 Real Analysis I
  • MATH Electives (2 courses numbered MATH 037 or higher, excluding MATH 041, MATH 045, MATH 161, and 162; minimum 3 units each)
  • MATH Electives (3 courses numbered MATH 110 or higher excluding MATH 161 and 162; minimum 3 units each)

Note: Math electives should be chosen in consultation with an advisor.