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Mathematics
Sample Curriculum
Class of 2012

This chart is based on the university and college requirements ("core curriculum") in effect in Fall 2008 for the class of 2012. Some university and college requirements will change beginning with students beginning as freshmen in Fall 2009.
Quarter Freshman Year Sophomore Year Junior Year Senior Year
Fall Math 11 (Calc I)
CSCI 10 (Intro CS) (A.2)
English 1
Rel. Studies (Intro)
Math 21 (14 after Fall '09) (Calc IV)
U.S.
Foreign Lang. I
Math 51 (Discr. Math)*
Math 102 (Adv. Calc.)
Math Up. Div. (A.1)
Math 100 (or Engl. Writing)
Free Elective
Math 103 (Adv. Lin. Alg.)
or Math 111 (Abs. Alg.)
or Math 176 (Comb.)
Free Elective
Free Elective
Free Elective
Winter Math 12 (Calc II)
Physics 31 (formerly 4)
West. Culture I
English 2
Math 52 (Abst. Alg.)
Foreign Lang. II
Math 22 (Diff. Eq.)**
Rel. Studies (Interm)
Math Up. Div.
Rel. Studies (Adv.)
World Cultures II
Free Elective
Math Up. Div.
Free Elective
Free Elective
Free Elective
Spring Math 13 (Calc. III)
Physics 32 & 32L (formerly 5)
West. Culture II
Free Elective
Math 53 (Lin. Alg)
Soc. Science
World Cultures I
Ethics
Math Up. Div.
Fine Arts
Ethnic/Women's St.
Free Elective
Math Up. Div.
Free Elective
Free Elective
Free Elective
*Required for Class of 2012 and afterwards. **Required for Class of 2009 and afterwards.

NOTES
A. General Comments
  1. Students planning to go on to graduate school in pure mathematics should take Math 105 (Complex), 111 (Abst. Alg. I), 112 (Abst. Alg. II), 113 (Topology), 153 (Interm. Analysis I), 154 (Interm. Analysis II).
  2. Students who show proficiency in a high-level programming language may substitute another course to fulfill the technology requirement in lieu of Math 10.
  3. Students are referred to the Bulletin for details concerning other recommendations and substitutions.
B. Pre-Secondary Teaching Options and Recommendations:

B-I: Special Recommendations for Those Preparing for Admission to California Teacher Training Credential Programs

The State of California requires that students seeking a credential to teach mathematics or computer science in California secondary schools must pass the California Subject Examination for Teachers (CSET), a subject area competency examination. The secondary teaching credential additionally requires the completions of an approved credential program, which can be completed as a fifth year of study and student teaching.

B-II: Students may consider completing the Emphasis in Mathematics Education. In addition to the general requirement for majoring in Mathematics,

  1. Students must complete Math 101 (Geom.), 102, 111, 122 (Prob. & Stats. I), 123 (Prob. & Stats. II) or 8 (Stats), 170 (Devel. Math.), either 175 (Numb. Th.) or 178 (Cryptography).
  2. Students must complete Educ 198B (Second. School Teach.).
  3. Physics 11 and 12 (formerly 20 and 21) may be substituted for Physics 31 and 32 (formerly 4 and 5).
  4. Students are strongly recommended to complete the Urban Education minor.
C. Special Recommendations for the Emphasis in Applied Mathematics
  1. Students must complete Math 22, 102, 122, 123 (Prob. & Stats. II), 166 (Num. Analysis), and 176.
  2. Students must also complete two courses from Math 144 (PDE), 155 (ODE), 164 (Comp. Simul.), 165 (Lin. Prog.), 178 (Cryptography), or an approved alternative (but not from courses designated as the computer science sequence [see Computer Science Sample Curriculum]).
D. Special Recommendations for the Emphasis in Financial Mathematics
In addition to the general requirement for majoring in Mathematics,
  1. Students must complete Math 102, 122, 123, 125, 144, 166.
  2. Students must also complete Business 70, Accounting 11, 12, and Finance 121, 124.
E. Special Recommendations for Students interested in Computer Applications
Students are referred to the requirements for C.S. minors and the upper division tracks recommended for C.S. majors.

At least 12 upper division courses (60 units) are required for graduation. Thus, if the English Composition course is not an upper division course, at least three of the free electives must be upper divsion courses.

The information presented on this webpage is not intended as the official statement of graduation requirements. The student is referred to the current University Bulletin.
Last Updated: 14 April 2009