20212022 University Catalog
Mathematics, Pure Mathematics Concentration, B.A.


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Bachelor of Arts in Mathematics
The Bachelor of Arts in Mathematics has five distinct concentrations so that students can select an appropriate pathway depending on their career goals. Each of the concentrations enables students to develop the following: the ability to construct mathematical proofs; the ability to think analytically and critically, and to formulate problems, solve them and interpret their solutions; the ability to utilize technology when doing mathematics; and communicate mathematics in written and oral forms. The program prepares students to be competitive in the job market and/or to pursue graduate education.
In addition to the requirements for the major, students must meet all other university requirements for a bachelor’s degree. Please consult the Graduation Requirements for the Bachelor’s Degree section in this catalog for complete information. All courses required for the major must be completed with a “C” (2.0) or better, and may not be taken on a Credit/No Credit basis.
Core Requirements (25 units)
Cognates (911 units)
Complete one the of following cognates.
Chemistry Cognate (10 units)
Civil Engineering Cognate (9 units)
Computer Science Cognate (10 units)
Economics Cognate (9 units)
Finance Cognate (9 units)
Information Systems and Decision Sciences Cognate (9 units)
 Three adviserapproved ISDS courses
Mathematics Cognate (9 units)
Three upperdivision courses in Mathematics from one of the four concentrations of the Mathematics major other than the student’s own concentration.
Physics Cognate (11 units)
Research Cognate (9 units)
Computer Programming Requirement (3 units)
Writing Requirement
MATH 380 will satisfy the university’s upperdivision writing requirement for mathematics majors.
Internship
Students should contact the Mathematics Department internship coordinator, MH154.
Pure Mathematics Concentration (21 units)
Students in the Pure Mathematics concentration explore the whole spectrum of mathematics, including such areas as algebra, number theory, analysis, geometry and topology. Some topics have been explored thoroughly for centuries, while many new seeds of mathematics are being born around us even today. Advanced courses in the subject areas reveal and explain many interesting mathematical truths that few people ever see and entice and inspire mathematics enthusiasts to explore even deeper into the mysteries that it has to offer.
Plus four of the following:
Graduation Requirement (3 units)

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