The mathematics major is designed for students whose basic interest is mathematics. In the last two years, most courses are in the major, usually with a concentration in one area of mathematics. Because mathematics is a popular major, many schools may have special application deadlines or screening procedures. Below are some examples of the lower division courses required for the major.

Cal Poly Pomona
Math Secondary Teacher Prep/Pure
Math Applied Mathematics/Statistics
CS/IS 135
MATH 103 and 104, 105, 107, 108
PHYS 101 and 102 and 103
ENGL 101

CSU Fullerton
MATH 103, 104, 105, 107 and 108,
CS/IS 130

Each student is required to complete one of the following concentrations:
Pure Mathematics
Applied Mathematics
Probability & Statistics
Teaching Mathematics

Each student is required to complete one of the following cognates:

  • Physics Cognate - PHYS 101, 102, 103
  • Chemistry Cognate - CHEM 101, 102
  • Economics Cognate
  • Civil Engineering Cognate
  • Mathematics Cognate
  • ISDS Cognate
  • Computer Science

CSU Dominguez Hills
Mathematics option
MATH 103, 104, 105
PHYS 101 and 102 and 103

Math Education
MATH 136, 103, 104, 105
PHYS 101 and 102 and 103

CSU Long Beach
Impacted Major
Mathematics

MATH 103, 104, 105, 107
PHYS 101

Math Education
MATH 103, 104, 105, 107
PHYS 101 and 102 or
PHILO 117 and 123 or
Eight units of foreign language

Statistics
MATH 103, 104, 105, 107

Applied Mathematics
Select one Suboption
Suboption I - Science and Engineering
MATH 103, 104, 105, 107
PHYS 101, 102, 103
Suboption II - Economics and Management
MATH 103, 104, 105, 107
ECON 101, 102

CSU Los Angeles
BA
ENGL 104 - University Requirement
CS/IS 135
MATH 103 and 104 and 105, 107, 136
PHYS 101
Electives - 8 units from the following
CHEM 101, 102
MATH 108
PHYS 102, 103

BS
ENGL 104 - University Requirement
CS/IS 135
MATH 103 and 104 and 105, 107, 108, 136
PHYS 101, 102, 103
Electives - 8 units from lower division natural science or engineering courses

CSU Northridge
BA or BS
CS/IS 135
MATH 103, 104, 105, 107
PHYS 101
Additional lower division requirements for
secondary teaching option: (recommended
for all mathematics majors)
PHILO 123

University of Southern California
Requires a third semester of a foreign language
BA
MATH 103, 104, 105, 107 and 108
BA
MATH 103, 104, 105, 107 and 108
PHYS 101 and 102 and 103
CHEM 105 or 106
Select two courses
BIOL 101 and 102
CHEM 101 or 102

BS Mathematics/Economics
MATH 104, 105, 107 and 108,
ECON 101, 102

BA/BS Applied Computational Mathematics
MATH 103, 104, 105, 107 and 108

Loyola Marymount University
BS
MATH 103, 104, 105, 108, 107
Select two of the following
BIOL 101, 102
CHEM 101, 102
CS/IS 112
PHYS 101, 102

Math, Secondary Teacher Preparation 
MATH 103, 104, 105, 107, 108
Select one of the following:
BIOL 101, 102
CHEM 101, 102
CS/IS 112
PHYS 101, 102 
Choose one additional course
BIOL 101, 102
CHEM 105
CS/IS 112
PHYS 101, 102

Mathematics Secondary Teacher
Preparation Program with 2042 Preliminary
Teaching Credential Program
 
ETH S 110
ENGL 101
PSYCH 101
POL S 101
PHIL 114
MATH 103, 104, 105, 107, 108
Select one of the following courses
CS/IS 112
PHYS 101, 102
Select one of the following courses
BUSAD 152
PHIL 117
SPCH 100, 101, 102, 104, 107, 111
Select one of the following courses
ART 150, 170, 186, 187, 280
ENGL 103
PHOTO 101
T. ART 101
Select one of the following
ART 101, 102, 119, 125
DANCE 100
MEDIA 110
MUSIC 101, 120
T. ART 107
Select one of the following
HIST 101, 102
Select one of the following
HIST 118, 151
Select one of the following
ENGL 109, 110, 114, 115, 116
FREN 121
GERM 125
SPAN 124
TART 107

Cal Poly San Luis Obispo
MATH 103, 104, 105, 107, 108
PHYS 101 and 103, 102
CS/IS 135 or 139, 137

UC Berkeley
MATH 103, 104, 105, 107 and 108

UC Davis
AB
CS/IS 135
MATH 110, 103, 104, 105, 108
12 quarter units of additional non-mathematics courses chosen from Natural Sciences

BS
MATH 110, 103, 104, 105, 108
CS/IS 135
Choose according to plan:
Plan 1 - General Mathematics
PHYS 101
Plan 2 - Mathematics for Secondary Teaching
PHYS 101 or 105 and 106 or MATH 136

Mathematical and Science Computation
MATH 110, 103, 104, 105, 108
CS/IS 135, 137

UC Irvine
Students must have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 
MATH 103 and 104, 105, 107, 108
CHEM 101 and 102 or
PHYS 101 and 102 or 103 or 
PHYS 101 and 102 and 103
CS/IS 135 or 137 or 139

UC Los Angeles
MATH 103, 104, 105, 107, 108
PHYS 101
CS/IS 135
Two additional courses from:
BIOL 101 or 102
CHEM 101, 102
PHYS 102, 103

Mathematics of Computation
MATH 103, 104, 105, 107, 108
CS/IS 125, 135, 137
PHYS 101, 102
One course from:
PHYS 103
CHEM 101 or 102

Mathematics Applied Science
MATH 103, 104, 105, 107, 108
CS/IS 135

  • Actuarial Plan
    ECON 101 and 102
  • Medical and Life Science Plan
    CHEM 101 and 102, 105
    BIOL 101 and 102, 103
    PHYS 101, 102

Mathematics Economics 
MATH 103, 104, 105, 107, 108
CS/IS 125, 135
ECON 101, 102
ENGL 102 or 104

Mathematics for Teaching
MATH 103, 104, 105, 107, 108
CS/IS 125, 135,
PHYS 101
Select two course from
PHYS 102, 103
CHEM 101, 102
CS/IS 137, 139

UC Riverside
IGETC not accepted for majors offered in the
College of Natural and Agricultural Sciences
minimum GPA 2.7 or higher (this is a baseline
GPA for consideration)
MATH 103 and 104, 105, 107,  108
CS/IS 135
For the BS degree add:
CS/IS 137

The B.S. in Mathematics offers three tracks:

  • Pure Math
  • Computational Math
    CS/IS 137
  • Applied Math (with options in Biology, Chemistry, Economics, Environmental Science, Physics and Statistics)
    Biology Option
    BIOL 101 and 102
    Chemistry Option
    CHEM 101 and 102
    PHYS 101 and 102 and 103
    Economics Option
    ECON 101
    Environmental Science Option
    CHEM 101and 102
    GEOL 101 and 111
    Physics Option
    PHYS 101 and 102 and 103
    Statistics Option
    MATH 136

Math for Secondary Teachers
IGETC not accepted for majors offered in the
College of Natural and Agricultural Sciences
minimum GPA 2.7 or higher (this is a baseline
GPA for consideration)
MATH 103 and 104, 105, 108
CS/IS 135
BIOL 122 or 101
PHYS 101
CHEM 101
and a second semester of either Chemistry, Physics or Biology with lab.
One course in Economics or Political Science
One course in Anthropology
One course in Psychology
One course in Sociology 


UC San Diego

BS
MATH 103 and 104, 105, 107, 108

Mathematics Applied Science, 
Mathematics Computer Science,
Applied Mathematics 
Scientific Computation, Probability and Statistics
MATH 103 and 104, 105, 107, 108
CS/IS 139

Secondary Education
MATH 103 and 104, 105, 107, 108

Joint Mathematics and Economics
MATH 103 and 104, 105, 107, 108
ECON 101, 102

UC Santa Barbara
Mathematical Science
Mathematics BA, BS
MATH 103, 104, 107, 108
PHYS 101 or 105
Additional course required for Mathematical Science and Mathematics BS
MATH 105

San Diego State University
Mathematics - Applied Mathematics
Mathematics - Computational Science
Mathematics Science

Mathematics - Single Subject Teaching
MATH 104H, 107, 136

Mathematics - Mathematical Finance
MATH 104H, 107, 136 
ECON 101, 102

Mathematics B.A.
MATH 104H, 107


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