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Two-Year Cycle for Mathematics Courses

Two-Year Cycle for Mathematics Courses

Offered Fall Even Years

  1. MATH 102: Intermediate Algebra
  2. MATH 104: College Algebra
  3. MATH 105: Precalculus
  4. MATH 170: Mathematics in Society
  5. MATH 201: Calculus I
  6. MATH 202: Calculus II
  7. MATH 311: Calculus III
  8. MATH 320: Linear Algebra
  9. MATH 328: Abstract Algebra
  10. MATH 482: History of Mathematics
  11. MATH 499: Senior Project

Offered Fall Odd Years

  1. MATH 102: Intermediate Algebra
  2. MATH 104: College Algebra
  3. MATH 105: Precalculus
  4. MATH 170: Mathematics in Society
  5. MATH 201: Calculus I
  6. MATH 202: Calculus II
  7. MATH 311: Calculus III
  8. MATH 320: Linear Algebra
  9. MATH 328: Abstract Algebra
  10. MATH 375: Mathematical Modeling
  11. MATH 499: Senior Project

Occasionally Offered in January

  1. MATH 170: Mathematics in Society

Occasionally Offered in January

  1. MATH 170: Mathematics in Society

Offered Spring Odd Years

  1. MATH 102: Intermediate Algebra
  2. MATH 104: College Algebra
  3. MATH 105: Precalculus
  4. MATH 170: Mathematics in Society
  5. MATH 201: Calculus I
  6. MATH 202: Calculus II
  7. MATH 305: Transition to Adv. Math.
  8. MATH 311: Calculus III
  9. MATH 315: Differential Equations
  10. MATH 327: Discrete Mathematics
  11. MATH 351: Probability

Offered Spring Even Years

  1. MATH 102: Intermediate Algebra
  2. MATH 104: College Algebra
  3. MATH 105: Precalculus
  4. MATH 170: Mathematics in Society
  5. MATH 201: Calculus I
  6. MATH 202: Calculus II
  7. MATH 305: Transition to Adv. Math.
  8. MATH 311: Calculus III
  9. MATH 315: Differential Equations
  10. MATH 327: Discrete Mathematics
  11. MATH 319: Vector Calculus
  12. MATH 325: Number Theory

Important notes

  • red = core requirement for all math majors;
  • green = required course for the B.S. in math;
  • blue = one of several choices of required courses for the B.A.: one of Vector Calculus or Abstract Algebra, and one of Number Theory or Probability. Senior comprehensive exams are required for all students.

Note that CMPS 367 C++ (with a prerequisite of CMPS 301), and PHYS 203 Physics I: Mechanics and Physics II: Electricity and Magnetism are also required as supporting courses, and should be taken during lighter semesters, but as early as possible. PHYS 203 and PHYS 204 are offered every fall and spring, respectively. CMPS 301 and CMPS 367 are both offered every fall and spring.

Two additional elective courses (8 units) are required for the B.A., and three additional elective courses (12 units) are required for the B.S. Selected other (electives) are in parentheses. Other classes not listed, such as Foundations of Geometry, or Mathematical Statistics, may be taken as directed studies, or may be offered if a sufficient number of students show an interest.

Four-Year Suggested Schedules for Math Majors

Fall Even Year 1

Calculus I

Fall Odd Year 1

Calculus I

Spring Even Year 1

Calculus I

Spring Odd Year 1

Calculus I

January Odd Year 1

non-math electives

January Even Year 1

non-math electives

Fall Even Year 2

Calculus II
(History of Math)

Fall Odd Year 2

Calculus II

Spring Odd Year 1

Calculus II

Spring Even Year 1

Calculus II

January Odd Year 2

non-math electives

January Even Year 2

non-math electives

Fall Odd Year 2

Calculus III

Fall Even Year 2

Calculus III
(History of Math)

Spring Odd Year 2

Calculus III
Trans. to Adv. Math

Spring Even Year 2

Calculus III
Trans. to Adv. Math

January Even Year 2

non-math electives

January Odd Year 2

non-math electives

Fall Odd Year 3

Linear Algebra
(Abstract Algebra)
(Math. Modeling)

Fall Even Year 3

Linear Algebra
(Abstract Algebra)
(History of Math)

Spring Even Year 2

Trans. to Adv. Math
(Differential Equations)
(Vector Calculus)
(Discrete Math)

Spring Odd Year 2

Trans. to Adv. Math
(Differential Equations) (Probability)
(Discrete Math)

January Even Year 3

non-math electives

January Odd Year 3

non-math electives

Fall Even Year 3

Linear Algebra
(Abstract Algebra)
(History of Math)

Fall Odd Year 3

Linear Algebra
(Abstract Algebra)
(Math. Modeling)

Spring Even Year 3

(Differential Equations)
(Vector Calculus)
(Number Theory)
(Discrete Math)

Spring Odd Year 3

(Differential Equations) (Probability)
(Discrete Math)

January Odd Year 3

non-math electives

January Even Year 3

non-math electives

Fall Even Year 4

Linear Algebra
(Abstract Algebra)
(History of Math)
Senior Project

Fall Odd Year 4

Linear Algebra
(Abstract Algebra)
(Math Modeling)
Senior Project

Spring Odd Year 3

(Differential Equations) (Probability)
(Discrete Math)

Spring Even Year 3

(Differential Equations)
(Vector Calculus)
(Number Theory)
(Discrete Math)

January Odd Year 4

non-math electives

January Even Year 4

non-math electives

 Fall Odd Year 4

Linear Algebra
(Abstract Algebra)
(Math Modeling)
Senior Project

Fall Even Year 4

Linear Algebra
(Abstract Algebra)
(History of Math)
Senior Project

Spring Odd Year 4

(Differential Equations) (Probability)
(Discrete Math)

Spring Even Year 4

(Differential Equations)
(Vector Calculus)
(Number Theory)
(Discrete Math)

January Even Year 4

non-math electives

January Odd Year 4

non-math electives

 Spring Even Year 4

(Differential Equations)
(Vector Calculus)
(Number Theory)
(Discrete Math)

Spring Odd Year 4

(Differential Equations) (Probability)
(Discrete Math)

Important notes

  • red = core requirement for all math majors;
  • green = required course for the B.S. in math;
  • blue = one of several choices of required courses for the B.A.: one of Vector Calculus or Abstract Algebra, and one of Number Theory or Probability. Senior comprehensive exams are required for all students.

Note that CMPS 367 C++ (with a prerequisite of CMPS 301), and PHYS 203 Physics I: Mechanics and Physics II: Electricity and Magnetism are also required as supporting courses, and should be taken during lighter semesters, but as early as possible. PHYS 203 and PHYS 204 are offered every fall and spring, respectively. CMPS 301 and CMPS 367 are both offered every fall and spring.

Two additional elective courses (8 units) are required for the B.A., and three additional elective courses (12 units) are required for the B.S. Selected other (electives) are in parentheses. Other classes not listed, such as Foundations of Geometry, or Mathematical Statistics, may be taken as directed studies, or may be offered if a sufficient number of students show an interest.