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Bachelor of Arts in Mathematics

While offering students an opportunity to study mathematics as part of a liberal arts education, the mathematics major can also serve as preparation for work in mathematically-based fields such as the computer sciences or statistics, for secondary teaching, for business, or for graduate study.

Required Courses for the BA in Mathematics

Lower Division:

MTH 5ABC - Calculus I, II, III (4,4,4)
CIS 2 - Introduction to Computer Programming (3)
MTH 8 - Transition to Higher Math (3)
PHY 11AB - Mechanics/Electricity, Magnetism, and Optics (4,3)
PHY 1BL - Physics Laboratory (1)

Students who can demonstrate their proficiency in any of the above courses may enroll in the next course in the sequence. Students who need further preparation in algebra and elementary functions should take MTH 1, College Algebra, before MTH 5A.

Upper Division:

MTH 102 - Advanced Calculus (3)
MTH 103 - Linear Algebra (3)
MTH 111 - Abstract Algebra (3)
MTH 113 - Probability and Statistics (3)
MTH 119 - Differential Equations (3)
MTH 128A - Numerical Analysis (3)

Twelve units from:

MTH 101 - Topics in Geometry (3)
MTH 104 - Number Theory (3)
MTH 105 - Complex Analysis (3)
MTH 107 - Topology (3)
MTH 120 - Discrete Mathematics (3)
MTH 128B - Numerical Analysis (3)
MTH 140 - History of Mathematics (1)

Total units in Mathematics: 56

Plus general studies requirements and electives totaling 124 semester units, including foreign language requirement. An overall GPA of 2.0 in major courses is required for the degree.