# Mathematics, B.S.

Developing visionary problem-solvers ready to impact the worlds of science, computing, engineering, education, and economics through mathematics.

Regarded as the “language of science,” mathematics provides a foundation for an array of high-paying professions, and our program will place you at the cutting edge of key mathematical principles, theoretical concepts, and dynamic experiential learning to make the most of your future.

Public University Price, Private University Experience

## A Lifetime of Value

## Mathematics, B.S.

The Mathematics program integrates a closely-knit learning community, dynamic and meaningful research opportunities, and personalized instruction, and places a high value on the richness that a diverse student population adds to the overall experience and to the success of our graduates.

**Educational Objectives**

**Our small classes and personalized approach **will enhance your studies of Mathematics and provide you with the inspiration, support, and guidance of faculty and fellow students who will all invest themselves in your success.

**Our Mathematics for Teaching concentration **goes beyond the “what” and will instill in you the “how” and the “why” of the mathematics that high school students are taught, and take you out into local and regional school districts where you’ll hone your skills working with middle and high school students.

**Our Pure and Applied Mathematics concentration **offers two tracks: Applied Mathematics that will prepare you to effectively apply mathematical tools and principles across science, engineering, and other disciplines; and Pure Mathematics, which will strengthen your mathematical problem-solving skills through theoretical courses like real analysis, abstract algebra, number theory, and geometry.

**Our integration of authentic research and practical learning experiences **will give you the hands-on problem-solving skills that you’ll be able to take with you no matter what type of career field you’re planning to pursue.

**Our Mathematics minor** offers a powerful and relevant academic credential to go along with your major area of study, demonstrating to graduate schools and employers proven analytical skills, problem-solving skills, and applications for mathematics.

Complete **all** of the following courses:

- MATH 150 - Calculus I
**Units:****4** - MATH 151 - Calculus II
**Units:****4** - MATH 250 - Multivariate Calculus
**Units:****4** - MATH 300 - Major Proseminar
**Units:****4** - MATH 320 - Applied Probability and Statistics
**Units:****4** - MATH 322 - Foundations of Modern Math
**Units:****4** - MATH 330 - Advanced Linear Algebra
**Units:****4** - MATH 400 - Capstone Seminar
**Units:****4** - MATH 410 - Modern Algebra I
**Units:****4** - MATH 420 - Mathematical Analysis I
**Units:****4**

Complete **one** of the following courses:

Complete **one** of the following course/course combinations:

- MATH 230 - Elementary Linear Algebra
**Units:****3****and** - MATH 240 - Elementary Differential Equations
**Units:****3** - MATH 265 - Differential Equations and Linear Algebra
**Units:****4**

**PURE & APPLIED MATHEMATICS CONCENTRATION**

Complete **one** of the following courses:

- MATH 411 - Modern Algebra II
**Units:****4** - MATH 421 - Mathematical Analysis II
**Units:****4**

Complete **one** of the following courses:

- MATH 361S - Mathematics Tutors
**Units:****4** - MATH 362S - Service Learning for Mathematics and Statistics Consultants
**Units:****4**

Complete **three** of the following MATH or STAT Electives not counted above:

- MATH 325 - Number Theory
**Units:****4** - MATH 326 - History of Mathematics
**Units:****4** - MATH 329 - College Geometry
**Units:****4** - MATH 340 - Ordinary Differential Equations
**Units:****4** - MATH 350 - Complex Analysis
**Units:****4** - MATH 370 - Logic and Computation
**Units:****4** - MATH 374 - Mathematical Modeling
**Units:****4** - MATH 375 - Numerical Analysis for Mathematics and Statistics
**Units:****4** - MATH 376 - Partial Differential Equations
**Units:****4** - MATH 385 - Enumerative Combinatorics
**Units:****4** - MATH 386 - Graph Theory and Its Applications
**Units:****4** - MATH 411 - Modern Algebra II
**Units: 4** - MATH 421 - Mathematical Analysis II
**Units: 4** - STAT 310 - Data Visualization
**Units:****3** - STAT 320 - Nonparametric Statistics
**Units:****4** - STAT 325 - Experimental Design and Analysis
**Units:****4** - STAT 330 - Sampling Design and Analysis
**Units:****4** - STAT 335 - Data Simulation and Analysis
**Units:****4** - STAT 410 - Generalized Linear Models
**Units:****4** - STAT 420 - Statistical Theory I
**Units:****4** - STAT 421 - Statistical Theory II
**Units:****4** - STAT 440 - Bayesian Inference
**Units:****4**

**MATHEMATICS FOR TEACHING CONCENTRATION**

Complete **all** of the following courses:

- MATH 325 - Number Theory
**Units:****4** - MATH 326 - History of Mathematics
**Units:****4** - MATH 329 - College Geometry
**Units:****4** - MATH 361S - Mathematics Tutors
**Units:****4**

Complete **one** of the following MATH/STAT Electives not previously taken:

- MATH 340 - Ordinary Differential Equations
**Units:****4** - MATH 350 - Complex Analysis
**Units:****4** - MATH 370 - Logic and Computation
**Units:****4** - MATH 374 - Mathematical Modeling
**Units:****4** - MATH 375 - Numerical Analysis for Mathematics and Statistics
**Units:****4** - MATH 376 - Partial Differential Equations
**Units:****4** - MATH 385 - Enumerative Combinatorics
**Units:****4** - MATH 386 - Graph Theory and Its Applications
**Units:****4** - MATH 411 - Modern Algebra II
**Units:****4** - MATH 421 - Mathematical Analysis II
**Units:****4** - STAT 310 - Data Visualization
**Units:****3** - STAT 320 - Nonparametric Statistics
**Units:****4** - STAT 325 - Experimental Design and Analysis
**Units:****4** - STAT 330 - Sampling Design and Analysis
**Units:****4** - STAT 335 - Data Simulation and Analysis
**Units:****4** - STAT 410 - Generalized Linear Models
**Units:****4** - STAT 420 - Statistical Theory I
**Units:****4** - STAT 421 - Statistical Theory II
**Units:****4**

STAT 440 - Bayesian Inference **Units:** **4**

Our distinctive location will deliver to you a range of unique benefits, such as the opportunity to work with local non-profit organizations like Big Sur Land Trust and the Ventana Wilderness Alliance. Our students have also collaborated with local schools and engaged in independent research benefitting local communities.

Service-learning courses are interwoven throughout our curriculum as a way to add depth and dimension to your experience while also providing essential support and service to important causes.

Students in the Mathematics for Teaching concentration spend time working in local community classrooms assisting teachers and schools while sharpening their teaching skills. Students in the Pure and Applied Mathematics concentration work with local non-profit organizations consulting on things like collecting data, applying for grants, and problem solving, while gaining solid experience in professionalism and ethics in mathematics and statistics.

## Faculty & Staff

Our faculty are dedicated to the success of their students inside and outside of the classroom, and devote countless hours individually advising and mentoring them in ways that aids in their growth and ensures their academic success.

### Lipika Deka

#### Special Consultant

### Lipika Deka

#### Department Chair AY

### Cynthia Bush

#### Administrative Support Coordinator

Researchers will observe students in action with an eye to increasing the participation by female students and students of color.

Four CSUMB math and statistics students participated in the National Research Experience for Undergraduates program over the summer.

“The Algebra Academy started in 2010 when Bruce W. Woolpert, CEO/president of Granite Rock, and CSUMB Professor Hongde Hu teamed up."

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