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Mathematics
Sample Curriculum
Class of 2013+

This chart is based on the new university and college requirements ("core curriculum 2009") in effect in Fall 2009 for the class of 2013.
Quarter Freshman Year Sophomore Year Junior Year Senior Year
Fall Math 11 (Calc I)
CSCI 10 (Intro CS)
Crit Think Writing (STS) I
Culture & Ideas I
Math 14 (Calc IV)
Diversity
Foreign Lang. I
Math 51 (Discr. Math)*
Math 102 (Adv. Calc.)
Math Up. Div.
Math 100 (or Adv. Writing)
(Elective)
Math 103 (Adv. Lin. Alg.)
or Math 111 (Abs. Alg.)
or Math 176 (Comb.)
Rel Theol Culture III
Elective
(Elective)
Winter Math 12 (Calc II)
Physics 31
Culture & Ideas II
Rel Theol Culture I
Math 52 (Abst. Alg.)
Foreign Lang. II
Math 22 (Diff. Eq.)
Rel. Theol Culture II
Math Up. Div.
Civic Engagement
Elective
(Elective)
Math Up. Div.
Elective
Elective
(Elective)
Spring Math 13 (Calc. III)
Physics 32 & 32L
Crit Think Writing (STS) II
Elective
Math 53 (Lin. Alg)
Soc. Science
Arts
Ethics
Math Up. Div.
Culture & Ideas III
Elective
(Elective)
Math Up. Div.
Elective
Elective
(Elective)
Students may not take more than 19 units a quarter without permission. Upper Division courses taken in some "elective" slots in the Junior and Senior year may lead to an overload.

ADDITIONAL CORE CURRICULUM REQUIREMENTS:
-- One course (which may be a core course) must be designated as an "experiential learning" course.
-- Students must declare a "pathway" by the end of their sophomore year and take 4 approved courses (which may fulfill other requirements) in that pathway.
NOTES
A. General Comments
  1. Students who show proficiency in a high-level programming language may substitute another course to fulfill the technology requirement in lieu of CSCI 10.
  2. 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).
  3. Students planning to go on to graduate school in applied mathematics should complete the emphasis in applied mathematics (see Section C below) and take Math 105 (Complex), 111 (Abst. Alg. I), 144 (Partial Diff Eq), 153 (Interm. Analysis I), 154 (Interm. Analysis II), 155 (Ord Diff Eq).
  4. 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 102, 122, 123 (Prob. & Stats. II), 166 (Num. Analysis), and either 103 or 176.
  2. Students must also complete two courses from Math 125 (Financial Math), 144 (PDE), 155 (ODE), 164 (Comp. Simul.), 165 (Lin. Prog.), 178 (Cryptography), or an approved alternative (but not from other upper division computer science courses).
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