Sep 22, 2021  
2021-2022 Academic Catalog 
    
2021-2022 Academic Catalog

Baccalaureate Degree Requirements Advising Sheet

Mathematics B.A./B.S.



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View information for the Department of Mathematics , including Learning Objectives.

The mathematics program offers the quality education you would expect from a large university with the feel of a small one. Professors work closely with students to ensure they get the best education possible. Graduates are very successful in their careers and in earning graduate fellowships from many of the best-known mathematics departments in the country.

The Department of Mathematics offers three degree programs:

  • Bachelor of Arts in Mathematics - oriented to pure mathematics; preparation for graduate study in mathematics.
  • Bachelor of Science in Mathematics - oriented to applied mathematics and applications; preparation for careers in industry, a government, or graduate study in applied mathematics.
  • Bachelor of Arts with Subject Matter Preparation Program  - oriented to teaching mathematics, approved by the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing, and satisfies the subject matter prerequisites for entry into a single subject credential program to teach mathematics.

The Department also offers Mathematics Concentration in the Liberal Studies B.A.  and Mathematics Minor .

Program Learning Outcomes


Students will be able to:

  1. Use problem-solving techniques to solve both standard and nonstandard mathematical problems.
  2. Use mathematical models to represent and solve real-world problems.
  3. Use appropriate technology for solving mathematical problems.
  4. Apply mathematical reasoning in solving complex problems.
  5. Develop enthusiasm and an appreciation for studying and applying mathematics.
  6. Comprehend and write mathematical proofs.
  7. Effectively communicate mathematical concepts in written and oral form.
  8. Demonstrate understanding of the theory, techniques, and applications of calculus and differential equations, linear algebra, geometry, statistics, and abstract algebra.

Requirements


1. Complete the Baccalaureate Degree Requirements.


A student must comply with all University regulations and satisfy the following requirements:

  1. Units and Residency  (minimum of 120 units: 40 units of upper division coursework and 30 semester units at Stanislaus State. At least 24 of these 30 units must be earned in upper-division courses, at least 12 must be in the major, and at least 9 must be applicable to General Education-Breadth requirements)
  2. Grade Point Average  (minimum grade point average of 2.0 (C) or better)
  3. General Education  (minimum of 49 units)
  4. Upper Division Writing Proficiency  (minimum of 3 units)
    - Writing Proficiency (WP) Course (may double count in the major)
  5. United States Constitution and California State and Local Government  (minimum of 3 units)
  6. Multicultural Requirement  (minimum of 3 units) (may double count with General Education requirements or in the major)

Subsequently all students must submit an application for graduation and receive approval from the major advisor, department chair, and Director of Academic Advising. For more information see the Baccalaureate Degree Requirements .

2. Complete the following prerequisites to the major:


Mathematics B.S. Prerequisites


(24 units)

In addition to the requirements for the Mathematics B.A., the Mathematics B.S. also requires completion of the following:

Mathematics B.A. + Mathematics SMPP Prerequisites


(26 units)

In addition to the requirements for the Mathematics B.A., the Mathematics Subject Matter Preparation Program, or SMPP, also requires completion of the following:

3. Complete the major of not less than 30 units for the desired program.


All courses which apply to the major must be completed with a grade of C- or better.

Mathematics B.A.


(Without the Subject Matter Preparation Program )

(30 units)

2. Complete two of the following courses:


(6 units)

3. Complete selected upper-division courses,


as approved by the major adviser so the total upper-division units in mathematics is 30 units (3 elective units).

Mathematics B.S.


(30 units)

2. Complete selected upper-division courses,


as approved by the major adviser so the total upper-division units in mathematics is 30 units (6 elective units).

Mathematics B.A. + Mathematics SMPP


(with the Mathematics B.A. + Subject Matter Preparation Program in Mathematics )

(31 units)

Strongly Recommended Coursework


The following are strongly recommended courses for all mathematics majors.

1. Satisfy the Writing Proficiency (WP) Requirement with the MATH course:


2. Depending on the Student’s Interest and Professional Objectives:


Complete one of the following sequences of courses outside the discipline of mathematics:

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