The department 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.

(The content posted here may not be up to date. Please see the latest General Catalog for current degree requirements.)

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 two 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

o IA. Individual and Interpersonal Behavior

o IB. U.S. Studies

o IC. Global Studies

  • Human Heritage

o IIA. Literature, Letters, and Language

o IIB. Fundamental Human Concerns

o IIC. Practice and Perspective in the Visual and Performing Arts

  • Natural World and Formal Systems of Thought

o IIIA. Life and Physical Laboratory Sciences

o IIIB. Formal Systems of Thought

o 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. College of the Pacific BA Requirement
a. One year of college instruction or equivalent training in a language other than English.
Note: 1) If you are a transfer student with sophomore standing, you are exempt from this requirement.

III. 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.

IV. 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.).

V. Major Requirements

Minimum 36 units and 10 courses, including:

  • MATH 049 Introduction to Abstract Mathematics
  • MATH 051 Calculus I (or equivalent AP credit)
  • MATH 053 Calculus II (or equivalent AP credit)
  • MATH 075 Introduction to Linear Algebra
  • One of the following courses:
    • MATH 037 Introduction to Statistics and Probability (or AP credit)
    • MATH 131 Probability and Mathematical Statistics I
  • One of the following courses:
    • MATH 141 Linear Algebra
    • MATH 145 Applied Linear Algebra
  • One of the following courses:
    • MATH 143 Abstract Algebra I
    • MATH 155 Real Analysis I
  • MATH Electives (3 additional courses, minimum 3 units each)

Note: Electives must be approved by a mathematics advisor.


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Department of Mathematics

College of the Pacific
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Stockton CA 95211