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Mathematics and Statistics

College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics

A conversation before a science project

Mathematics and Statistics - Undergraduate Programs

Bachelor of Science in Mathematics (code MATHBS01) (120 units)

This program requires a selection of fundamental courses in algebra, statistics, and analysis be taken. It is the most flexible program, in which the greatest number of electives may be chosen. Elective upper division mathematics courses are available which meet the needs of students preparing careers in industry and government, secondary teaching, and graduate study. Students who do not wish to complete the requirements for a declared option in applied mathematics or statistics may wish to elect courses in one or both of these areas as part of this degree program.

Requirements

Lower Division:

  • Take all the following courses:
    • MATH 122 Calculus I (4)
    • MATH 123 Calculus II (4)
    • MATH 224 Calculus III (4)
    • MATH 233 Fundamental Concepts for Adv Math (3)
    • MATH 247 Introduction to Linear Algebra (3)
    • CECS 174 Introduction to Programming and Problem Solving (3)
    • PHYS 151 Mechanics and Heat (4)
  • Take one of the following courses:
    • ENGL 101 Composition (3)
    • ENGL 317 Technical Communication (3)

Upper Division:

A minimum of 30 units of approved courses selected in consultation with a major advisor, to include the following:

  • Take one of the following courses:
    • MATH 341 Number Theory (3)
    • MATH 347 Linear Algebra (3)
  • Take all of the following courses:
    • MATH 361A Introduction to Mathematical Analysis I (3)
    • MATH 361B Introduction to Mathematical Analysis II (3)
    • MATH 364A Ordinary Differential Equations I (3)
    • MATH/STAT 380 Probability and Statistics (3)
    • MATH 444 Introduction to Abstract Algebra (3)
    • (may not include MATH 303I, 370A, 370B, or 409)

To allow flexibility, only 18 of the required 30 units are specified. Students should choose the remaining 12 units after discussing career goals and interests with an advisor.

Option in Applied Mathematics (code MATHBS02) (120 units)

This option offers two suboptions: the first concentrates on the applications in science and engineering, the second concentrates on the applications to economics and management.

Requirements

Suboption I: Application in Science and Engineering

Lower Division:

  • Take all the following courses:
    • MATH 122 Calculus I (4)
    • MATH 123 Calculus II (4)
    • MATH 224 Calculus III (4)
    • MATH 247 Introduction to Linear Algebra (3)
    • CECS 174 Intro to Programming & Problem Solving (3)
    • PHYS 151 Mechanics and Heat (4)
    • PHYS 152 Electricity and Magnetism (4)
  • Take one of the following courses:
    • ENGL 101 Composition (3)
    • ENGL 317 Technical Communication (3)
  • Take one of the following courses:
    • PHYS 254 Applied Modern Physics (3)
    • EE 211 Electric and Electronic Circuits (3)
    • CE 205 Analytical Mechanics I (Statics) (3)

Upper Division:

  • Take all the following courses:
    • MATH 323 Introduction to Numerical Analysis (4)
    • MATH 361A Introduction to Mathematical Analysis I (3)
    • MATH 361B Introduction to Mathematical Analysis II (3)
    • MATH 364A Ordinary Differential Equations I (3)
    • MATH 364B Ordinary Differential Equations II (3)
    • MATH/STAT 380 Probability and Statistics (3)
    • MATH 470 Intro to Partial Differential Equations (3)
  • A minimum of 9 units from the following:
    • MATH 423, 461, 463, 472, 473, 474, 479, 485; STAT 381, 482.
  • A minimum of 9 units from one of the following groups:
    • A. PHYS 310, 340A, 340B, 350, 410, 422, 450;
    • B. EE 310, 370, 382, 411, 460, 482;
    • C. CE 335, 359, 437, 438, 458; MAE 371, 373

Suboption II: Application in Economics and Management

Lower Division:

  • Take all the following courses:
    • MATH 122 Calculus I (4)
    • MATH 123 Calculus II (4)
    • MATH 224 Calculus III (4)
    • MATH 247 Introduction to Linear Algebra (3)
    • CECS 174 Intro to Programming & Problem Solving (3)
  • Take one of the following courses:
    • ENGL 101 Composition (3)
    • ENGL 317 Technical Communication (3)
  • Take one of the following groups:
    • 1. ECON 100 Principles of Macroeconomics (3)
    • ECON 101 Principles of Microeconomics (3), or
    • 2. ECON 300 Fundamentals of Economics (3)

Upper Division:

  • Take all the following courses:
    • MATH 323 Introduction to Numerical Analysis (4)
    • MATH 361A Introduction to Mathematical Analysis I (3)
    • MATH 361B Introduction to Mathematical Analysis II (3)
    • MATH 364A Ordinary Differential Equations I (3)
    • MATH/STAT 380 Probability and Statistics (3)
    • MATH 485 Mathematical Optimization (3)
    • STAT 381 Mathematical Statistics (3)
    • STAT 482 Random Processes (3)
  • Take a minimum of 6 units from the following courses:
    • MATH 364B, 423, 463, 470, 473, 474, 479; STAT 410
  • Take a minimum 15 units from one of the following groups:
    • A. Take both of the following courses:
      • ECON 310 Microeconomic Theory (3)
      • ECON 311 Macroeconomic Theory (3)
    • Take 9 units selected from the following
      • ECON 333, 410, 411, 420, 485, 486
    • B. Take both of the following courses:
      • ECON 333 Managerial Economics (3)
      • MGMT 410 Materials Management (3)
      • Take 9 units selected from the following:
        • MGMT 411, 412, 413, 414, 426

Option in Statistics (code MATHBS04) (120 units)

This option provides a foundation in statistical methods. The courses required ensure that the student understands how the techniques are mathematically derived and how they are applied. Statistical analysis is an essential part of any scientific investigation and is a vital tool in monitoring the quality of products and services and in forecasting.

Requirements

Lower Division:

  • Take all the following courses:
    • MATH 122 Calculus I (4)
    • MATH 123 Calculus II (4)
    • MATH 224 Calculus III (4)
    • MATH 247 Introduction to Linear Algebra (3)
    • CECS 174 Intro to Programming & Problem Solving (3)
  • Take one of the following courses:
    • ENGL 101 Composition (3)
    • ENGL 317 Technical Communication (3)

Upper Division:

  • Take a minimum of 34 units of MATH or STAT courses to include the following (but not MATH 303I, 370A or 370B):
    • MATH 323 Introduction to Numerical Analysis (4)
    • MATH 361A Introduction to Mathematical Analysis I (3)
    • STAT 380 Probability and Statistics (3)
    • STAT 381 Mathematical Statistics (3)
    • STAT 410 Regression Analysis (3)
    • STAT 450 Multivariate Statistical Analysis (3)
    • STAT 475 Data Analysis with SAS (3)
  • Three units of the elective upper-division MATH or STAT courses may be replaced by MATH 233.

Option in Mathematics Education (code MATHBS03) (120 units)

Single Subject Preliminary Credential Mathematics (code 165)

This option is for students preparing to teach mathematics at the secondary school level. Completion of this Option meets subject matter competence requirements for the Single Subject Preliminary Credential Mathematics.

In addition to meeting the subject matter competence requirement for the Preliminary Credential, prospective Math teachers are also required to complete 44 units of professional preparation in the Single Subject Credential Program, including student teaching. Students may begin the professional preparation courses as early as the junior year. With careful planning, it is possible to complete all of the credential program courses, except for student teaching, as an undergraduate. Courses may also be completed as a post-baccalaureate student. Refer to the Single Subject Teacher Education section of this Catalog or the Single Subject Credential Program website (www.ced.csulb.edu/single-subject) for a description of the professional preparation requirements, courses, and application procedures. Consult the department's Mathematics Education Advisor early to plan the program.

Requirements

Lower Division:

  • Take all the following courses:
    • MATH 122 Calculus I (4)
    • MATH 123 Calculus II (4)
    • MATH 224 Calculus III (4)
    • MATH 233 Fundamental Concepts for Adv Math (3)
    • MATH 247 Introduction to Linear Algebra (3)
  • Take one of the following courses:
    • ENGL 101 Composition (3)
    • ENGL 300 Advanced Composition (3)
    • ENGL 317 Technical Communication (3)
  • Take one of the following sequences:
    • PHYS 151 Mechanics and Heat (4)
    • PHYS 152 Electricity and Magnetism (4)
  • or
    • PHIL 170 Critical Reasoning (3)
    • PHIL 270 Symbolic Logic I (3)
  • or
    • Eight units of a foreign language.

Upper Division:

  • Take all the following courses:
    • MATH 310 History of Early Mathematics (3)
    • MATH 341 Number Theory (3)
    • MATH 355 College Geometry (3)
    • MATH/STAT 380 Probability and Statistics (3)
    • MATH 410 History of Modern Mathematics (3)
    • MATH 444 Introduction to Abstract Algebra (3)
    • STAT 381 Mathematical Statistics (3)
    • MTED 301 Computer Applications in Mathematics for Teachers (3)
    • MTED 411 Topics and Issues in Secondary School Mathematics (3)
    • EDSS 300M. Introduction to Teaching - Mathematics (3)
  • Take one of the following courses:
    • MATH 361A Introduction to Mathematical Analysis I (3)
    • MATH 364A Ordinary Differential Equations I (3)
  • Take 3 additional upper division mathematics units excluding: MATH 303I, 370A, 370B, 409.

Honors in Mathematics

Students majoring in the B.S. in Mathematics (all options) who would like an enriched academic program that includes a thesis may complete the Honors in the Major program described here. May also complete General Honors through the University Honors Program, in which case the thesis requirement may be met through the Honors in the Major.

Admission Requirements

Admission to the Honors in the Major program will be determined by the Honors in the Major Advisor.

  • 1. Junior or senior standing with at least one year remaining before graduation.
  • 2. Declared major of B.S. in Mathematics or any of its options.
  • 3. Completion of the following:
    • MATH 122 Calculus I (4)
    • MATH 123 Calculus II (4)
    • MATH 224 Calculus III (4)
    • MATH 247 Introduction to Linear Algebra (3)
    • And at least two upper division MATH courses at the time of entry with grades of at least “C” in each course. Students may apply during the semester in which they expect to complete these courses.
  • 4. GPA’s of at least 3.500 in all courses in the major and in all upper division courses in the major at the time of application.
  • 5. Submission of an application describing the student’s academic background, reasons for applying, and willingness to commit to completion of the requirements, including a thesis.
  • 6. Letter of recommendation from a CSULB faculty member familiar with the student’s work and abilities.

Graduation Requirements

  • 1. GPA of at least 3.500 in all upper division courses in the major and in all courses in items 3, 4, and 5, below.
  • 2. Completion of all requirements for the chosen option of the B.S. in Mathematics.
  • 3. Completion of at least one of the following courses:
    • MATH 347, 423, 451, 461, 463, 472, 479.
    • These courses may be included among the upper division units for the major, in item 2, if allowed in the student’s major.
  • 4. Completion of at least three units of any combination of:
    • MATH 491 and/or MATH 496.
  • 5. Completion of 3 units of MATH 498H, Senior Thesis-Honors.
  • 6. It is a requirement for this Honors in the Major program that the 6 units of MATH 491, 496, and 498H be in addition to the Department of Mathematics and Statistics course requirements for the B.S.
  • 7. Presentation of thesis results in a public forum. This forum could be at a meeting of a scientific or professional organization or a campus or departmental forum, subject to the approval of the Honors in the Major Advisor.

Substitutions to this program must be approved by the Honors in the Major Advisor.

Minor in Mathematics (code MATHUM01)

Requirements

The Minor in Mathematics is available to any student not majoring in Mathematics or Applied Mathematics.
The student must complete 23 or more semester units as follows:

  • MATH 122 Calculus I (4)
  • MATH 123 Calculus II (4)
  • MATH 224 Calculus III (4)
  • MATH 247 Introduction to Linear Algebra (3)
  • And take 9 units of upper-division MATH or STAT courses to include MATH 361A but not MATH 370A.

The student may replace MATH 123 and 224 by MATH 222 and an additional 3 units of upper division MATH or STAT (excluding MATH 370A) not used to meet the above upper-division requirements.

Minor in Applied Mathematics (code MATHUM02)

Requirements

The Minor in Applied Mathematics is available to any student not majoring in Mathematics or Applied Mathematics.
The student must complete 27 or more semester units as follows:

Lower Division:

  • Take all of the following courses:
    • MATH 122 Calculus I (4)
    • MATH 123 Calculus II (4)
    • MATH 224 Calculus III (4)
    • MATH 247 Introduction to Linear Algebra (3)

Upper Division:

  • Take all of the following courses:
    • MATH 323 Introduction to Numerical Analysis (4)
    • MATH/STAT 380 Probability and Statistics (3)
  • Take one of the following courses:
    • MATH 364A Ordinary Differential Equations I (3)
    • MATH 370A Applied Mathematics I (3)
  • Take one course from the following:
    • MATH 364B, 423, 470, STAT 381, or 482.

The student may replace MATH 123 and 224 by MATH 222 and an additional course from MATH 364B, 423, 470, STAT 381, 482 not used to meet the above upper division requirements.

Minor in Statistics (code MATHUM03)

Requirements

The Minor in Statistics is available to any non-Mathematics major. The student must complete 26 or more semester units by following one of two sequences:

Sequence One:

  • Take all of the following courses:
    • MATH 122 Calculus I (4)
    • MATH 222 Intermediate Calculus (4)
    • MATH 247 Introduction to Linear Algebra (3)
    • MATH 380 Probability and Statistics (3)
    • STAT 381 Mathematical Statistics (3)
  • Take any three of the following:
    • MATH 323, STAT 410, 450, 475, 482, 484, and/or 485

Sequence Two:

  • Take all of the following courses:
    • MATH 122 Calculus I (4)
    • MATH 123 Calculus II (4)
    • MATH 224 Calculus III (4)
    • MATH 247 Introduction to Linear Algebra (3)
    • MATH 380 Probability and Statistics (3)
    • STAT 381 Mathematical Statistics (3)
  • Take any two of the following:
    • MATH 323, STAT 410, 450, 475, 482, 484, and/or 485