The applied mathematics major is designed for students who are interested in applying their mathematics skills to problems in the real world, for example, in engineering. Our students graduate with a passion for mathematics and learning and are able to apply the problem-solving skills learned in the classroom to the world around them. Our mathematics program offers opportunities for you to refine your knowledge and use of mathematics content, communication and teamwork, mathematical reasoning and problem solving, and technology. Courses are intended to give you a competitive edge when you enter the job market.

Students who choose to major in mathematics are provided opportunities to develop strong problem solving skills that use quantitative methods and appropriate technology. They understand the strengths, limitations and wide applicability of mathematical modeling in a variety of disciplines. Students develop an appreciation for the discipline and esthetics of mathematics, effectiveness in problem solving, and an appropriate understanding of theory. Graduates who major in mathematics are prepared for the many careers in which mathematics plays an important role, for further study in Mathematics at the graduate level, or for careers in teaching mathematics.

The first course in all Mathematics majors is Calculus I, II or III depending on the student’s high school preparation in mathematics. Majors with AP Math AB or IB Math HL credit start in Calculus II. Majors with AP Math BC credit start in Calculus III. Students who are not able to start in Calculus I because of deficiencies in their algebra or Trig skills start in MATH 041, Precalculus. Students who place lower than MATH 041 discuss with their advisor how much extra time is required to complete their degree program because of the required developmental work. Mathematics majors are proficient with graphing calculators and consider taking elective courses that use quantitative skills in areas such as business, economics, computer science, science and engineering.

Minimum 46 units and 13 courses that include:

MATH 051

Calculus I


MATH 053

Calculus II


MATH 055

Calculus III


MATH 075

Introduction to Linear Algebra


MATH 145

Applied Linear Algebra


COMP 051, or COMP 061

Introduction to Computer Science, or Introduction to Programming for Data Science


Select one of the following:


MATH 049

Introduction to Abstract Mathematics


MATH 057

Applied Differential Equations I: ODEs


Select three of the following (minimum 3 units per course):


MATH 037

Introduction to Statistics and Probability


MATH 049

Introduction to Abstract Mathematics


MATH 057

Applied Differential Equations I: ODEs


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 133

Topics in Applied Statistics II


MATH 148



MATH 152

Vector Analysis


MATH 157

Applied Differential Equations II


MATH 174

Graph Theory


MATH 193

Special Topics (to be approved by advisor)

Three further electives chosen from a list of approved courses available in the mathematics department or math electives numbered MATH 049 or higher (excluding MATH 161, MATH 162, and MATH 166.) At most one elective may be numbered lower than 100.


Note: 1) Electives are to be chosen in consultation of a major advisor. 2) At most one elective may be numbered lower than 110. 3) One elective may be chosen from the following experiences: independent study, undergraduate research, internship, and practicum.

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