THE BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN MATHEMATICS

Total Course Requirements for the Bachelor's Degree: 120 units

See "Requirements for the Bachelor's Degree" in The University Catalog for complete details on general degree requirements. A minimum of 40 units, including those required for the major, must be upper division.

A suggested Major Academic Plan (MAP) has been prepared to help students meet all graduation requirements within four years. Please request a plan from your major adviser or view it and other current advising information on the CSU, Chico Web.

General Education Requirements: 48 units

See "General Education Requirements" in The University Catalog and The Class Schedule for the most current information on General Education Requirements and course offerings. The course requirements marked below with an asterisk (*) may also be applied toward General Education.

Cultural Diversity Course Requirements: 6 units

See "Cultural Diversity" in The University Catalog. Most courses taken to satisfy these requirements may also apply to General Education.

American Institutions Requirement: 6 units

See the "American Institutions Requirement" under "Bachelor's Degree Requirements." This requirement is normally fulfilled by completing HIST 130 and POLS 155. Courses used to satisfy this requirement do not apply to General Education.

Literacy Requirement:

See "Mathematics and Writing Requirements" in The University Catalog. Writing proficiency in the major is a graduation requirement and may be demonstrated through satisfactory completion of a course in your major which has been designated as the Writing Proficiency (WP) course for the semester in which you take the course. Students who earn below a C- are required to repeat the course and earn a C- or better to receive WP credit. See The Class Schedule for the designated WP courses for each semester. You must pass ENGL 130 (or its equivalent) with a C- or better before you may register for a WP course.

Course Requirements for the Major: 48-49 units

The following courses, or their approved transfer equivalents, are required of all candidates for this degree. Additional required courses, depending upon the selected option or advising pattern, are outlined following the degree core program requirements.

DEGREE CORE PROGRAM: 24 units

6 courses required:
MATH120Analytic Geometry and Calculus4.0FS *
Prerequisites: Completion of ELM requirement; both MATH 118 and MATH 119 (or high school equivalent); a score that meets department guidelines on a department administered calculus readiness exam.
MATH121Analytic Geometry and Calculus4.0FS
Prerequisites: Completion of ELM requirement; MATH 120 with a grade of C- or higher.
MATH220Analytic Geometry and Calculus4.0FS
Prerequisites: Completion of ELM requirement; MATH 121 with a grade of C- or higher.
MATH330Methods of Proof3.0FS
Prerequisites: MATH 121.
MATH335Elementary Linear Algebra3.0FS
Prerequisites: MATH 121.
MATH420Advanced Calculus3.0FS WP
Prerequisites: ENGL 130 (or its equivalent) with a grade of C- or higher, MATH 220, MATH 330, upper-division standing.

The MATH 120, MATH 121, MATH 220 sequence should be started as early as possible, provided the student has the necessary background. MATH 118 and MATH 119 (or their equivalents) are required pre-calculus courses for MATH 120.

Some upper-division courses require only MATH 120 or MATH 121 as a prerequisite. Refer to catalog course listings when choosing courses.

Enrollment in any mathematics course requires a grade of C- or higher in all prerequisite courses or their transfer equivalents

Computer Literacy Requirement: Either a score of 4 or higher on the Educational Testing Service CSI 1 Examination, or a passing grade in one of the following classes or its transfer equivalent.

1 course selected from:
CSCI110Intro to Applications Prog3.0FS
Prerequisites: CSCI 111.
CSCI111Programming and Algorithms I3.0FS
Prerequisites: At least one year of high school algebra and strong computer skills or CSCI 101.
CSCI144Introduction to UNIX Operating3.0FS
MATH150Introduction to SAS3.0SP
Prerequisites: MATH 105, faculty permission.
MATH230Introduction to Mathematica3.0FA
Prerequisites: MATH 121.

Major Option Course Requirements: 24-25 units

The following courses, or their approved transfer equivalents, are required dependent upon the option chosen. Students must select one of the following options for completion of the major course requirements.

THE GENERAL OPTION IN MATHEMATICS: 25 units

2 courses required:
MATH260Elem Differential Equations4.0FS
Prerequisites: Completion of ELM requirement, MATH 121 with a grade of C- or better.
MATH350Intro to Probability/Stat3.0FA
Prerequisites: MATH 121.
1 course selected from:
MATH346College Geometry3.0SP
Prerequisites: MATH 220, MATH 330.
MATH426Projective Geometry3.0Inq
Prerequisites: MATH 220, MATH 330.
MATH427Convexity3.0Inq
Prerequisites: MATH 220, MATH 330.
MATH428Differential Geometry3.0FA
Prerequisites: MATH 220, MATH 330.
MATH429Transformational Geometry3.0Inq
Prerequisites: MATH 220, MATH 330.
MATH437Topology3.0S2
Prerequisites: MATH 220, MATH 330.
1 course selected from:
MATH435Linear Algebra3.0FA
Prerequisites: MATH 220, MATH 330, MATH 335.
MATH449Modern Algebra3.0FS
Prerequisites: MATH 220, MATH 330, MATH 335.
1 course selected from:
MATH421Advanced Calculus3.0SP
Prerequisites: MATH 420.
MATH465Intro to Complex Variables3.0FA
Prerequisites: MATH 220. 9 units selected from:

Any upper-division Mathematics (MATH) courses except MATH 305, MATH 314, MATH 310, MATH 311, MATH 341, MATH 342, MATH 441, MATH 302, MATH 304, MATH 315, and MATH 615.

THE OPTION IN APPLIED MATHEMATICS: 25 units

6 courses required:
MATH260Elem Differential Equations4.0FS
Prerequisites: Completion of ELM requirement, MATH 121 with a grade of C- or better.
MATH350Intro to Probability/Stat3.0FA
Prerequisites: MATH 121.
MATH360Ordinary Differen Equations3.0F1
Prerequisites: MATH 260.
MATH361Boundary Value/Partial Dif Eqs3.0SP
Prerequisites: MATH 260.
MATH461Numerical Analysis3.0S1
Prerequisites: MATH 260 (may be taken concurrently), MATH 335, completion of the computer literacy requirement. MATH 460 is not a prerequisite for MATH 461.
MATH465Intro to Complex Variables3.0FA
Prerequisites: MATH 220.
1 course selected from:
MATH472Intro Chaotic Dynamical Sys3.0S2
Prerequisites: MATH 260; MATH 360 and MATH 335 are recommended.
MATH475Calculus of Variations3.0F1
Prerequisites: MATH 260; MATH 361 is recommended.
MATH480Mathematical Modeling3.0S1
Prerequisites: MATH 260, MATH 335.
1 course selected from:
MATH351Intro to Probability/Stat3.0SP
Prerequisites: MATH 350.
MATH421Advanced Calculus3.0SP
Prerequisites: MATH 420.
MATH435Linear Algebra3.0FA
Prerequisites: MATH 220, MATH 330, MATH 335.
MATH460Numerical Analysis3.0S2
Prerequisites: MATH 220, MATH 335, completion of the computer literacy requirement.
MATH472Intro Chaotic Dynamical Sys3.0S2
Prerequisites: MATH 260; MATH 360 and MATH 335 are recommended.
MATH475Calculus of Variations3.0F1
Prerequisites: MATH 260; MATH 361 is recommended.
MATH480Mathematical Modeling3.0S1
Prerequisites: MATH 260, MATH 335.

THE OPTION IN MATHEMATICS EDUCATION: 24-25 units

The following program, together with the degree core program, fulfills all requirements for the Single Subject Matter Preparation Program in Mathematics.

7 courses required:
MATH305Conceptual Statistics3.0FS
Prerequisites: MATH 120 or MATH 109 (may be taken concurrently).
MATH333History of Mathematics3.0SP
Prerequisites: MATH 220 and at least one upper-division mathematics course. MATH 330 is recommended.
MATH337Intro to Theory of Numbers3.0FA
Prerequisites: MATH 121, MATH 330.
MATH341Math Topics for the Credential3.0FA
Prerequisites: MATH 121.
MATH344Combinatorial Math/Graph Theor3.0FA
Prerequisites: MATH 121, MATH 330.
MATH346College Geometry3.0SP
Prerequisites: MATH 220, MATH 330.
MATH449Modern Algebra3.0FS
Prerequisites: MATH 220, MATH 330, MATH 335.
1 course selected from:
MATH260Elem Differential Equations4.0FS
Prerequisites: Completion of ELM requirement, MATH 121 with a grade of C- or better.

Or any upper-division Mathematics (MATH) courses except MATH 310, MATH 311, MATH 302, MATH 304, MATH 315, and MATH 615.

Additional requirements:

A portfolio of upper-division mathematics work is required and will be evaluated by a department committee as part of an exit interview. A 15-hour mathematics field experience is required. A presentation on mathematics is required. This requirement can be met by successful completion of MATH 342 or by making a presentation to the Math Club. All course work choices, work on the portfolio, and the choice of field experience should be made after consulting an adviser.

THE OPTION IN STATISTICS: 24 units

6 courses required:
MATH350Intro to Probability/Stat3.0FA
Prerequisites: MATH 121.
MATH351Intro to Probability/Stat3.0SP
Prerequisites: MATH 350.
MATH355Applied Probability3.0S1
Prerequisites: MATH 220, MATH 350.
MATH356Experimental Design3.0FA
Prerequisites: MATH 105 or MATH 350 or MATH 315.
MATH435Linear Algebra3.0FA
Prerequisites: MATH 220, MATH 330, MATH 335.
MATH450Mathematical Statistics3.0FA
Prerequisites: MATH 220, MATH 330, MATH 351.
1 course selected from:
MATH456Experimental Design II3.0S2
Prerequisites: MATH 356.
MATH457Multiple Regression3.0S2
Prerequisites: MATH 350 (or MATH 105 with faculty permission), MATH 335, MATH 150 (may be taken concurrently).
MATH458Sampling Methods3.0S2
Prerequisites: One course chosen from MATH 105, MATH 305, MATH 350, or MATH 315. 3 units selected from:

Any upper-division mathematics (MATH) courses except MATH 302, MATH 304, MATH 310, MATH 311, MATH 314, MATH 315, MATH 341, MATH 342, and MATH 441.

Electives Requirement:

To complete the total units required for the bachelor's degree, select additional elective courses from the total university offerings. You should consult with an adviser regarding the selection of courses which will provide breadth to your university experience and possibly apply to a supportive second major or minor.

Enrollment in any mathematics course requires a grade of C- or higher in all prerequisite courses or their transfer equivalents.

Grading Requirement:

All courses taken to fulfill major course requirements must be taken for a letter grade except those courses specified by the department as Credit/No Credit grading only.

Advising Requirement:

Advising is mandatory for all majors in this degree program. Consult your undergraduate adviser for specific information.

A student may complete more than one option in the major. Only courses specifically required by both options may be double counted.

Honors in the Major

Honors in the Major is a program of independent work in your major. It involves 6 units of honors course work completed over two semesters.

Your Honors work will be recognized at your graduation, on your permanent transcripts, and on your diploma. It is often accompanied by letters of commendation from your mentor in the department or the department chair. Most importantly, however, the Honors in the Major program allows you to work closely with a faculty mentor in your area of interest on an original performance or research project. This year-long collaboration allows you to work in your field at a professional level and culminates in a public presentation of your work. Students sometimes take their projects beyond the university for submission in professional journals, presentation at conferences, or competition in shows; such experience is valuable for graduate school and later professional life.

Some common features of Honors in the Major program are

1. You must take 6 units of Honors in the Major course work. At least 3 of these 6 units are independent study (499H) as specified by your department. You must complete each class with a minimum grade of B. 2. You must have completed 9 units of upper-division course work or 21 overall units in your major before you can be admitted to Honors in the Major. Check the requirements carefully, as there may be specific courses that must be included in these units. 3. Your cumulative GPA should be at least 3.5 or within the top 5 percent of majors in your department. 4. Your GPA in your major should be at least 3.5 or within the top 5 percent of majors in your department. 5. Most students apply for or are invited to participate in Honors in the Major during the second semester of their junior year. Then they complete the 6 units of course work over the two semesters of their senior year. 6. Your honors work culminates with a public presentation of your Honors project.

While Honors in the Major is part of the Honors Program, each department administers its own program. Please contact your major department or major adviser for further information.

Honors in Mathematics

Well-qualified Mathematics majors are encouraged to apply for Honors in Mathematics. The program is open to junior and senior Mathematics majors who have completed 9 upper-division units (or a total of 24 units) in mathematics, including MATH 420 with a grade of B or better, and have a grade point average among the top 5% of junior-senior mathematics majors. Please visit the department office in HOLT 181 for further information.