Mathematics Major CSU Academic Programs


The Mathematics Major prepares students for:

  • The study of Mathematics on the graduate level;
  • Employment in business, government, or industry;
  • Teaching Mathematics at the secondary level;
  • Study in subject areas requiring a strong Mathematics background, such as chemistry, economics, engineering, operations research, and actuarial science.

GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS IN MATHEMATICS

The General Education Requirements of the University include three semester credit hours in Mathematics, excluding credits earned for MATH 97 and MATH 98. Each entering student (except those transferring a college-level Mathematics course) is required to take a Mathematics placement exam. The student's achievement level on this exam and his/her high school Mathematics records are used to place the student in MATH 97, MATH 98, or a course to satisfy the General Education Requirement.

Depending on the student's major academic program, s/he must complete one of the following courses to satisfy the General Education Requirement.

MATH 110 College Algebra: Concepts and Applications
MATH 103 Mathematics for Elementary School Teachers I
MATH 125 Mathematics for Liberal Arts
MATH 131 College Algebra for Mathematics and Science Majors
MATH 203 Basic Statistics
Any Mathematics course for which MATH 131 is a prerequisite

Each student should consult his/her major academic advisor to determine which course to take from the above list in order to satisfy the Mathematics General Education Requirement. For other departments and schools, the chart below is provided only as a guide.

Department School Requirement
Applied Psychology MATH 125
Criminal Justice MATH 125 or MATH 203
Education MATH 103
History MATH 125
Humanities MATH 125
Liberal Arts MATH 125 or MATH 203 (or any other MATH course)
Management Science MATH 131
Math/CS MATH 131
Natural Sciences MATH 131
Nursing MATH 203 (MATH 110 is a prerequisite for CHEM 103)
Social Sciences MATH 125
Social Work MATH 203
Sports Management MATH 125 (except MATH 131 for Sports Medicine concentration)
Urban Arts Production MATH 125 or MATH 203

COURSE PREREQUISITES

For courses in Mathematics and Computer Science, prerequisites are specified. It is department policy that these prerequisites must be completed with a grade of C or better. Some major Mathematics and Computer Science courses are offered once a year. The semester in which these courses are offered is provided in the Course Descriptions section of this catalog and on the website of the Mathematics and Computer Science Department.

MATHEMATICS MAJOR REQUIREMENTS (LIBERAL ARTS)

MATH 132 Precalculus
MATH 201 Calculus I
MATH 202 Calculus II
MATH 211 Discrete Mathematics I
MATH 250 The Language of Mathematics
MATH 301 Linear Algebra
MATH 302 Numerical Methods
MATH 303 Introduction to Mathematical Statistics I
MATH 309 Calculus III
MATH 307 Elements of Euclidean and Non Euclidean Geometry
MATH 310 Algebraic Structures (MATH 201)
MATH 401 Real Analysis I (MATH 305)
MATH 405 Differential Equations
MATH 417 Mathematics Seminar
COSC 199 Introduction to Computer Programming
COSC 220 Computer Science I
COSC 221 Computer Science II
PHYS 303 Mechanics and Particle Dynamics
PHYS 304 Heat, Electricity and Magnetism

The eight credits of Calculus-based Physics courses listed above also serve as the Natural Science General Education Requirement (GER).

Mathematics Major 

Level I (First Year)
Fall Semester
*ENGL 101  English Composition  3
 *MATH 131  Col. Alg. Math/Scie  3
 *»HIST 205  African Am Hist I  3
 *ECON 103  Intro. Bus. & Ent  3
 *×PHIL 102  Logic  3
 **ORIE 101  Freshman Seminar  1
 Semester Total 16
 
Spring Semester
 *ENGL 102  English Composition II  3
 *»HIST 206  African Am Hist II  3
*PHSC 103  Tech & Human Affairs  3
 *SPCH 105  Speech Comm  3
 ¦MATH 132  Pre-Calculus  4
 Semester Total 16

 

Level II (Sophomore)
Fall Semester
 *ECON 201  Intro to Economics  3
 *IDIS 103  Visual Arts & Theatre  3
 *BIOL 101  Biological Science  4
 *?WLIT 207  World Literature  3
 ¦MATH 201  Calculus I  4
 Semester Total 17
 
Spring Semester
 ¦MATH 202  Calculus II  4
 ¦MATH 250  Lang of Math  3
 ¦MATH 301  Linear Algebra  3
 ¦COSC 199  Into to Programming  3
 ?  General Elective or Minor  3
 Semester Total 16

 

Level III (Junior)

 

Fall Semester
 ¦MATH 309  Calculus III  4
 ¦MATH 211  Discrete I  3
 ¦COSC 220  Computer Science I  4
 ?  General Elective or Minor  3
 ?  General Elective  1
 Semester Total 15
 
Spring Semester
 ¦MATH 302  Numerical Methods  3
 ¦MATH 405  Diff Equations  3
 ¦COSC 221  Computer Science II  4
 ?  General Elective or Minor  3
 ?  General Elective  3
 Semester Total 16

 

Level IV (Senior)

 

Fall Semester
 ¦MATH 310  Algebraic Structures   3
 ¦MATH 303  Mathematical Stat  4
 ¦MATH 307  Euclid non Euclid Geo  3
 ?  General Elective or Minor  3
 ?  General Elective or Minor  3
 Semester Total 16
 
Spring Semester
 ¦HIST 405  Real Analysis  3
 ¦HIST 405  Senior Seminar  3
 ?  General Elective   3
 ?  General Elective   3
 ?  General Elective  3
 Semester Total 15
TOTAL CREDITS 127

 

 


 

Mathematics Major Minor: Computer Science

Level I (First Year)
Fall Semester
 *ENGL 101  English Composition  3
 *MATH 131  Col. Alg. Math/Scie  3
 *»HIST 205  African Am Hist I  3
 *ECON 103  Intro. Bus. & Ent  3
 *×PHIL 102  Logic  3
 **ORIE 101  Freshman Seminar  1
 Semester Total 16
 
Spring Semester
 *ENGL 102  English Composition II  3
 *»HIST 206  African Am Hist II  3
 *PHSC 103  Tech & Human Affairs  3
 *SPCH 105  Speech Comm  3
 ¦MATH 132  Pre-Calculus  4
 Semester Total 16

 

Level II (Sophomore)
Fall Semester
 *ECON 201  Intro to Economics  3
 *IDIS 103  Visual Arts & Theatre  3
 *BIOL 107  Biological Science  4
 *?WLIT 207  World Literature  3
 ¦MATH 201  Calculus I  4
 Semester Total 17
 
Spring Semester
 ¦MATH 202  Calculus II  4
 ¦MATH 250  Lang of Math  3
 ¦MATH 301  Linear Algebra  3
 ¦COSC 199  Into to Programming  3
 ?  General Elective  3
 Semester Total 16

 

Level III (Junior)

 

Fall Semester
 ¦MATH 309  Calculus III  4
 ¦MATH 211  Discrete I  3
 ¦COSC 220  Computer Science I  4
 ¦PHYS 303  Mech & Part Dynamic  4
 Semester Total 15
 
Spring Semester
 ¦MATH 302  Numerical Methods  3
 ¦MATH 405  Diff Equations  3
 ¦COSC 221  Computer Science II  4
 ¦COSC 314  Web Programming  3
 ¦PHYS 304  Heat Elec & Magnetism  4
 Semester Total 17

 

Level IV (Senior)

 

Fall Semester
 ¦MATH 310  Algebraic Structures   3
 ¦MATH 303  Mathematical Stat  4
 ¦MATH 307  Euclid non Euclid Geo  3
 ¦COSC 302  Adv Data Struc & Files  3
 ?  General Elective or Minor  2
 Semester Total 15
 
Spring Semester
 ¦HIST 405  Real Analysis  3
 ¦HIST 405  Senior Seminar  3
 ¦COSC 306  Operating Systems  3
 ¦COSC 312  Data Base  3
 ?  General Elective  3
 Semester Total 15
TOTAL CREDITS 127

 

 *  General Education Requirement
 **  University Graduation Requirement
 ¦  Major Course
  »  or any 2 part 200 level History
?  or any ENGL 200 level or above
 BIOL 101 or 107 or CHEM 101 or PHSC 101 or PHSC 103
×  PHIL 103 or PHIL 102
 or IDIS 103 or any Foreign Language or ART 105 or MUSC 201 or DANC 226 or THEA 211
 or any 3 credit Health course, or SPCH 202 or SPCH 204 or GEOG 102
 ?  General Elective - any University course
 ?  Program Elective - any non-required course within the discipline
 ?  Support Course
§  Management Science Elective

NOTE: Please consult a program advisor to discuss course options.