Recommended Electives for Mathematics Tracks:
Graduate School: One semester of independent study continuing Abstract Algebra or Real Analysis, Complex Analysis, Honors Project or Independent Research in Mathematics.
Teaching: To prepare for the State of California exams necessary for obtaining a single subject credential in mathematics: Topics in Geometry, Mathematical Probability, Discrete Mathematics, Complex Analysis and EDU 433 (3) Methods for Teaching Secondary Mathematics. In addition, EDU 302 - Foundations of Education and Learning Theory and EDU 404 - Foundations of Special Education can be taken as an undergraduate preparation for taking graduate classes for a teaching credential.
Industry: Complex Analysis, Mathematical Probability, and Mathematical Modeling. Additional knowledge of computer programming and software tools such as Matlab and R can be helpful in this field.
Actuary: MTH 383 Mathematical Probability and Stastistics, MTH 343 Discrete Mathematics, MTH 373 Mathematical Modeling will help you prepare for actuarial exams. We recommend that you take the first exam as soon as you finish MTH 383 . The Society of Actuaries has also approved:
ECO 101 Macroeconomics, ECO 102 Microeconomics to meet their economics requirement (you must get at least a B in each). The Society of Actuaries has also approved the sequence: ACC 200 ( ACC 201 Principles of Financial Accounting I can be substituted), FIN 335 Business Finance and FIN 385 Intermediate Finance to meet their finance requirement. So with some work you can meet 3 of the 10 items required for becoming a Fellow of the Society of Actuaries before you graduate from college. It is also worth noting that by adding a few classes to this list, you can earn a minor in Finance.