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Bachelor of Science in Applied Mathematics

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I. General Education Requirements
Minimum 42 units and 12 courses, including:

  • PACS 001  Pacific Seminar I: What is a Good Society?
  • PACS 002  Pacific II Topical Seminar
  • PACS 003  Pacific Seminar III: The Ethics of Family, Work, and Citizenship

Note: 1) Pacific Seminars cannot be taken for Pass/No Credit. 2) Transfer students with 16 or more transfer units complete 2 additional General Education elective courses from below in place of taking PACS 001 and 002.

One course from each subdivision below:

  • The Individual and Society
    • IA. Individual and Interpersonal Behavior
    • IB. U.S. Studies
    • IC. Global Studies
  • Human Heritage
    • IIA. Literature, Letters and Language
    • IIB. Fundamental Human Concerns
    • IIC. Practice and Perspective in the Visual and Performing Arts
  • Natural World and Formal Systems of Thought
    • IIIA. Life and Physical Laboratory Sciences
    • IIIB. Formal Systems of Thought
    • IIIC. Science, Technology, and Society
      or  a second Life and Physical Laboratory Science

Note: 1) A complete list of the courses that satisfy the subdivisions above can be found in the front General Education section of this catalog and the online course search. 2) No more than two courses from a discipline may be applied to meet the requirements of the general education program. 

II.  Fundamental Skills
Demonstrate competence in:

  1. Reading
  2. Writing
  3. Quantitative analysis

Note: 1) A detailed description of how you can satisfy the fundamental skills above can be found in the front General Education section of this catalog.

III.  Breadth Requirement
Complete 64 units outside the primary discipline of the first major, regardless of the department who offers the course(s) in that discipline (Including general education courses, transfer courses, CPCE/EXTN units, internships, etc.)
IV. Major Requirements
Minimum 46 units and 13 courses, including:

  • MATH 051 Calculus I
  • MATH 053 Calculus II
  • MATH 055 Calculus III
  • MATH 145 Applied Linear Algebra
  • COMP 051 Introduction to Computer Science
  • One of the following courses:
    • Math 057 Applied Differential Equations I
    • Math 049 Introduction to Abstract Mathematics
  • Four of the following courses (minimum 3 units per course)
    • MATH 039 Probability with Applications to Statistics
    • MATH 072 Operations Research Models
    • MATH 074 Discrete and Combinatorial Mathematics
    • MATH 110 Numerical Analysis
    • MATH 121 Financial Mathematics I
    • MATH 122 Financial Mathematics II 
    • MATH 130 Topics in Applied Statistics
    • MATH 131 Probability and Mathematical Statistics I
    • MATH 132 Probability and Mathematical Statistics II
    • MATH 148 Cryptography
    • MATH 152 Applied Analysis
    • MATH 157 Applied Differential Equations II: PDES
    • MATH 174 Graph Theory
    • MATH 193 Special Topics
  • Note: 1) Electives are to be chosen in consultation of a major advisor. 2) One elective
    may be chosen from the following experiences: independent study, undergraduate
    research, internship, and practicum. 3) Credit not granted for both MATH 072 and

  • Choose either 1 or 2, 8-12 units
    1. Three mathematically oriented courses from one or several of the mathematical sciences (e.g. Physics, Chemistry, Engineering, Computer Science, Economics, Management Sciences or other fields), chosen from a list of approved courses available in the mathematics department. In most cases, this requirement would be fulfilled by courses required for the degree programs mentioned, with suitable electives.
    2. Two mathematically oriented courses from one of the several mathematical sciences, as described in (A), plus 1 additional Math elective (at least 3 units) numbered MATH 049 or higher (excluding MATH 161, 162, and 166).