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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
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:
- Quantitative analysis
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 075 Introduction to Linear Algebra
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
Three of the following courses, at least two of which are numbered 100 or higher (minimum three units per course):
MATH 037 Introduction to Statistics and Probability
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.
Choose either 1 or 2, 8‚Äì12 units
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.
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).