Bachelor of Arts in Mathematics

The Bachelor of Arts degree program in Mathematics is designed for the student who, upon graduation, will begin a career involving mathematics or plans to pursue graduate studies in mathematics, and is interested in augmenting their foundational mathematics curriculum with a minor in another field or studies in other subjects.

The B.A. in Mathematics requires a total of 55-58 units of coursework; of those, up to 6 units may be selected from courses that count towards the University's General Education requirements in categories A3 and B4, and one course (MATH 3100) counts toward the upper-division writing intensive requirement.

Students pursuing a career in education are strongly encouraged to consult a faculty advisor when selecting their elective coursework (Math 3345, Math 3460, Math 2900, and Math 4900 should be included).

Requirements (55-58 units)

Total units required for graduation: 120

Requirements for the B.A. in Mathematics

(Program Code: MATH)

Lower-division requirements (25-26)
MATH 2210Calculus I4
MATH 2220Calculus II4
MATH 2265Statistics with Applications3
MATH 2270Differential Equations with Dynamical Systems I3
MATH 2310Applied Linear Algebra4
MATH 2320Multivariable Calculus4
Select one of the following CSE courses:3-4
Critical Thinking Through Computer Programming
Programming Basics
Computer Science I
Upper-division requirements (15)
MATH 3100Mathematical Thinking: Communication and Proof4
MATH 3329Euclidean Geometry with Transformations3
MATH 4300Real Analysis4
MATH 4600Theory of Rings and Fields4
Note: MATH 3100 satisfies the GE upper-division Writing Intensive (WI) requirement.
Electives (15-17)
Five courses (15-17 units) selected from the following with at least one course from each of Group A, Group B, and Group C. At least two of the five elective courses must be at the 4000-level or above.15-17
Group A:
Number Theory
Introduction to Graph Theory
Group B:
Mathematical Interest Theory
Probability Theory
Differential Equations with Dynamical Systems II
Partial Differential Equations & Fourier Analysis
Group C:
Differential Geometry
Complex Analysis
Advanced Linear Algebra
Advanced Topics in Geometry
Introduction to Topology
Group D:
Problem Solving and Mathematical Reasoning for Teachers I
Problem Solving and Mathematical Reasoning for Teachers II
Topics in History of Mathematics
Introduction to Actuarial Modeling
Linear Statistical Models
Topics in Advanced Mathematics
Advanced Real Analysis
Mathematical Statistics
Group Theory
Independent Study
Philosophy of Logic and Mathematics
Total Units55-58