# 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:

MATH | 120 | Analytic Geometry and Calculus | 4.0 | FS * |

MATH | 121 | Analytic Geometry and Calculus | 4.0 | FS |

MATH | 220 | Analytic Geometry and Calculus | 4.0 | FS |

MATH | 330 | Methods of Proof | 3.0 | FS |

MATH | 335 | Elementary Linear Algebra | 3.0 | FS |

MATH | 420 | Advanced Calculus | 3.0 | FS WP |

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.

CSCI | 110 | Intro to Applications Prog | 3.0 | FS |

CSCI | 111 | Programming and Algorithms I | 3.0 | FS |

CSCI | 144 | Introduction to UNIX Operating | 3.0 | FS |

MATH | 150 | Introduction to SAS | 3.0 | SP |

MATH | 230 | Introduction to Mathematica | 3.0 | FA |

### 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:

MATH | 260 | Elem Differential Equations | 4.0 | FS |

MATH | 350 | Intro to Probability/Stat | 3.0 | FA |

MATH | 346 | College Geometry | 3.0 | SP |

MATH | 426 | Projective Geometry | 3.0 | Inq |

MATH | 427 | Convexity | 3.0 | Inq |

MATH | 428 | Differential Geometry | 3.0 | FA |

MATH | 429 | Transformational Geometry | 3.0 | Inq |

MATH | 437 | Topology | 3.0 | S2 |

MATH | 435 | Linear Algebra | 3.0 | FA |

MATH | 449 | Modern Algebra | 3.0 | FS |

MATH | 421 | Advanced Calculus | 3.0 | SP |

MATH | 465 | Intro to Complex Variables | 3.0 | FA |

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:

MATH | 260 | Elem Differential Equations | 4.0 | FS |

MATH | 350 | Intro to Probability/Stat | 3.0 | FA |

MATH | 360 | Ordinary Differen Equations | 3.0 | F1 |

MATH | 361 | Boundary Value/Partial Dif Eqs | 3.0 | SP |

MATH | 461 | Numerical Analysis | 3.0 | S1 |

MATH | 465 | Intro to Complex Variables | 3.0 | FA |

MATH | 472 | Intro Chaotic Dynamical Sys | 3.0 | S2 |

MATH | 475 | Calculus of Variations | 3.0 | F1 |

MATH | 480 | Mathematical Modeling | 3.0 | S1 |

MATH | 351 | Intro to Probability/Stat | 3.0 | SP |

MATH | 421 | Advanced Calculus | 3.0 | SP |

MATH | 435 | Linear Algebra | 3.0 | FA |

MATH | 460 | Numerical Analysis | 3.0 | S2 |

MATH | 472 | Intro Chaotic Dynamical Sys | 3.0 | S2 |

MATH | 475 | Calculus of Variations | 3.0 | F1 |

MATH | 480 | Mathematical Modeling | 3.0 | S1 |

### 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:

MATH | 305 | Conceptual Statistics | 3.0 | FS |

MATH | 333 | History of Mathematics | 3.0 | SP |

MATH | 337 | Intro to Theory of Numbers | 3.0 | FA |

MATH | 341 | Math Topics for the Credential | 3.0 | FA |

MATH | 344 | Combinatorial Math/Graph Theor | 3.0 | FA |

MATH | 346 | College Geometry | 3.0 | SP |

MATH | 449 | Modern Algebra | 3.0 | FS |

MATH | 260 | Elem Differential Equations | 4.0 | FS |

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:

MATH | 350 | Intro to Probability/Stat | 3.0 | FA |

MATH | 351 | Intro to Probability/Stat | 3.0 | SP |

MATH | 355 | Applied Probability | 3.0 | S1 |

MATH | 356 | Experimental Design | 3.0 | FA |

MATH | 435 | Linear Algebra | 3.0 | FA |

MATH | 450 | Mathematical Statistics | 3.0 | FA |

MATH | 456 | Experimental Design II | 3.0 | S2 |

MATH | 457 | Multiple Regression | 3.0 | S2 |

MATH | 458 | Sampling Methods | 3.0 | S2 |

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.