The Mathematics Department offers a liberal arts major, leading to a bachelor of science or bachelor of arts in mathematics from the College of Letters and Sciences; or a teaching major, leading to a bachelor of science in education from the College of Education.
Each emphasis of the major requires 37-39 units in mathematics consisting of 7 core courses and an additional 3-4 specialized courses in the student's area of concentration. Both BA and BS degree choices provide students with a strong background for advanced study at the graduate level. In addition, the department offers several minors/emphases for students who would like a stronger background in mathematics to complement their chosen major.
The Department of Mathematics offers several distinct emphases for a degree in mathematics:
BA/BS APPLIED MATHEMATICSA student interested in using the tools of mathematics to solve applied problems common in the sciences, engineering, and social sciences might be interested in the APPLIED MATHEMATICS emphasis. Click here to download the fact sheet for Applied Mathematics.
BA/BS PURE MATHEMATICSA student interested in pursuing graduate work in mathematics or combining their mathematics major with a second major or emphasis in music, art, or language would be interested in the PURE MATHEMATICS emphasis. Click here to download the fact sheet for Pure Mathematics.
A student interested in a career as a statistician, a demographer, or a specialist in marketing, quality control, or economics would be interested in the STATISTICS emphasis. Click here to download the fact sheet for Statistics.
BA/BS ACTUARIAL SCIENCE (a 4-year plan is currently being drafted)
A student interested in a career as an actuary would be interested in the ACTUARIAL SCIENCE emphasis. Click here to download the fact sheet for Actuarial Science.
BSE MATHEMATICS FOR SECONDARY EDUCATION
A student interested in a career as a mathematics educator at the secondary school level would be interested in the MATHEMATICS FOR SECONDARY EDUCATION emphasis. Click here to download the fact sheet for Mathematics for Secondary Education.
Mathematics Minor (22 units)
Actuarial Mathematics Minor (24 units)
Mathematics: Secondary Education Emphasis (24 units)
Mathematics: Elementary Education Emphasis (23 units)