2018-2019 Undergraduate Academic Catalog 
    
    Dec 13, 2019  
2018-2019 Undergraduate Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Mathematics, B.S.


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Program Learning Outcomes


  1. Students will be able to demonstrate facility with analytical concepts.
  2. Students will be able to write proofs.
  3. Students will be able to demonstrate facility with algebraic structures.
  4. Students will be able to apply their mathematical knowledge and critical thinking to solve problems.
  5. Students will be able to use technology to solve problems.
  6. Students will be able to speak about their work with precision, clarity, and organization.
  7. Students will be able to write about their work with precision, clarity, and organization.
  8. Students will be able to identify, locate, evaluate, and effectively and responsibly use and cite information for the task at hand.
  9. Students will collaborate effectively in teams.
  10. Students will be able to understand and create arguments supported by quantitative evidence.
  11. Graduates will be prepared for careers that use mathematics in business, industry, government and the non-profit sector; graduate study in fields related to mathematics; and teaching mathematics and computer science at the secondary level.

Total: 30 Units (22 non-GE units)


Note(s):


An elective class may not  count as both upper-division core and a required “additional elective.”

Total non-GE units: 58


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. 

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