Major in Mathematics

Program Learning Outcomes

Students will:

  • think logically and analyze information critically in a mathematical setting
  • reformulate and solve problems in an abstract framework
  • express mathematical results verbally, working individually and in collaborative groups
  • use appropriate technology to facilitate an understanding of mathematical concepts, but without substituting technology for mathematical thought

Requirements

Required

  • MATH 109 Calculus and Analytic Geometry I
  • MATH 110 Calculus and Analytic Geometry II
  • MATH 211 Calculus and Analytic Geometry III
  • MATH 230 Linear Algebra
  • MATH 235 Introduction to Formal Methods

Electives

Applied Mathematics (1 course)

  • MATH 340 Differential Equations
  • MATH 345 Mathematical Modeling
  • MATH 370 Probability and Statistics
  • MATH 422 Combinatorics

Classical Mathematics (1 course)

  • MATH 301 Problem-Solving Seminar
  • MATH 310 History of Mathematics
  • MATH 314 Mathematical Circles (SL)
  • MATH 355 Complex Analysis
  • MATH 367 Number Theory
  • MATH 380 Foundations of Geometry
  • MATH 482 Differential Geometry
  • MATH 485 Topology
1 of the following:
  • MATH 435 Modern Algebra
  • MATH 453 Real Analysis

300 or higher (3 courses)

  • With prior approval of the Mathematics Department, two of these may be courses having significant mathematical content from other departments.
  • All Math Majors must take Math 350 two times.

Computational Course (1 course)

  • CS 110 Introduction to Computer Science I
  • PHYS 301 Computational Physics

Recommendations

  • The department strongly recommends taking Physics 110-210.
  • Math majors whose native language is English must complete a foreign language requirement, either by completing the second semester of a foreign language course or by achieving a passing score on a language placement test.
  • Note that 128 unitsĀ are required for graduation.

Honors Major

Requirements

A Mathematics Honors Major must satisfy these additional requirements of 2 additional upper division courses, including at least one 400 level course and:

  • PHYS 110 General Physics I
  • PHYS 210 General Physics II

Contact Info

Department of Mathematics and Statistics

Mon-Fri, 8:30a.m. - 5p.m.

Harney Science Center 121 (415) 422-6747 (415) 422-5747