Feb 27, 2024  
2023-2024 Undergraduate and Graduate Catalog 
2023-2024 Undergraduate and Graduate Catalog

Mathematics, B.S.

(120 units)

This degree is approved for distance education by the WSCUC.

This program requires a selection of fundamental courses in algebra, statistics, and analysis be taken. It is the most flexible program, in which the greatest number of electives may be chosen. Elective upper division mathematics courses are available which meet the needs of students preparing careers in industry and government, secondary teaching, and graduate study. Students who do not wish to complete the requirements for a declared option in applied mathematics or statistics may wish to elect courses in one or both of these areas as part of this degree program.


Lower Division:

Take all the following courses:

Upper Division:

Take a minimum of 30 units of MATH or STAT courses to include the following (but not MATH 303MATH 304 , MATH 309MATH 349 , MATH 370AMATH 370B, or MATH 409):

Take the following course:

Take one of the following courses earning a grade of “C” or better:

Take all of the following courses:

To allow flexibility, only 21 (which includes the 3 units from MATH 341 or MATH 347 ) of the required 30 units are specified. Students should choose the remaining 9 units after discussing career goals and interests with an advisor.

Honors in Mathematics

Students majoring in the B.S. in Mathematics (all options) who would like an enriched academic program that includes a thesis may complete the Honors in the Major program described here.

May also complete General Honors through the University Honors Program, in which case the thesis requirement may be met through the Honors in the Major.

Admission Requirements

Admission to the Honors in the Major program will be determined by the Honors in the Major Advisor.

  1. Junior or senior standing with at least one year remaining before graduation.
  2. Declared major of B.S. in Mathematics or any of its options
  3. GPA’s of at least 3.500 in all courses in the major and in all upper division courses in the major at the time of application.
  4. Submission of an application describing the student’s academic background, reasons for applying, and willingness to commit to completion of the requirements, including a thesis.
  5. Letter of recommendation from a CSULB faculty member familiar with the student’s work and abilities.
  6. Completion of the following:

Graduation Requirements

  1. GPA of at least 3.500 in all upper division courses in the major and in all courses in Items 3, 4, and 5, below.
  2. Completion of all requirements for the chosen option of the B.S. in Mathematics.
  3. It is a requirement for this Honors in the Major program that the 6 units of MATH 491 , MATH 496 , and MATH 498H  be in addition to the Department of Mathematics and Statistics course requirements for the B.S.
  4. Presentation of thesis results in a public forum. This forum could be at a meeting of a scientific or professional organization or a campus or departmental forum, subject to the approval of the Honors in the Major Advisor. Substitutions to this program must be approved by the Honors in the Major Advisor.

Completion of at least one of the following courses:

These courses may be included among the upper division units for the major, in item 2 (above), if allowed in the student’s major.

Completion of at least three units of any combination of:

Completion of 3 units of: