# B.S in Mathematics

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The role of mathematics is vital and growing, providing solutions to problems in a wide range of sciences: social, biological, physical, behavioral, and management. As a tool, mathematics is necessary for understanding and expressing ideas in science, engineering and human affairs. Mathematics is integrally related to computer science and statistics, which have proven invaluable to advancing research and modern industrial technology. As a result, employment opportunities in the mathematical sciences are expected to continue to expand.

The Option in Applied Mathematics prepares students either to assume attractive and challenging positions in aerospace or electronics, or to pursue graduate work in pure or applied mathematics.

The Option in Statistics provides a program balanced between theoretical and applied statistics. Students are especially well prepared to pursue a graduate degree. Statisticians find many career opportunities in cutting-edge research in such fields as medicine, pharmaceuticals, business, quality control, and the social sciences.

The Single Subject Credential in Mathematics provides students with the necessary background for obtaining a California Secondary Teaching Credential in mathematics. A fifth year of education courses and student teaching is needed to complete the credential requirements.