Major Requirements

  

Lower Division Requirements

In this course concepts of computer programming languages are presented. Attention is given to the common constructs of programming languages as well as a structured approach to program development. The programming language may change from semester to semester. (3 units; Spring)

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This course is designed to introduce students to the basic skills necessary for academic success in the discipline of Mathematics and to provide students with an overview of professions in which that major may be applied. Pass/Fail. (1 unit; Fall)

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MAT101-A
Willett, Robert James
09/03/2024 W 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM Mission Hall 127

Basic concepts of analytical geometry, limits and derivatives, differentials and rates, integration, definite and indefinite integrals, differentiation of logarithmic and exponential functions. Prerequisites: MAT 135, 145, EGR 182, or sufficient SAT, ACT or math placement exam scores and appropriate high school mathematics background. (4 units; Fall/Spring)

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MAT245-A
Willett, Robert James
05/06/2024 - Online
MAT245-B
Eatinger, Austin Chase
09/03/2024 MWF 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM Park Building ONLN
MAT245-A
Eatinger, Austin Chase
09/03/2024 MWF 8:15 AM - 9:15 AM Park Building ONLN
MAT245-A
Curry, Brad
01/13/2025 MWF 8:15 AM - 9:15 AM Park Building ONLN
MAT245-B
Curry, Brad
01/13/2025 MWF 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM Park Building ONLN
MAT245-A
Willett, Robert James
05/05/2025 - Online

The study of symbolic languages, such as Mathematics, Maple, and MATLAB, for the use and application in Calculus and modeling courses. Prerequisite: MAT 245. (2 units; Spring)

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MAT250-A
Sill, Michael R.
01/13/2025 WF 10:45 AM - 11:45 AM James Complex 375

Continued study and applications of integration: volumes, lengths, surface of revolution; derivatives and integrals involving trigonometric functions, infinite series, expansion of functions, hyperbolic functions, law of the mean, partial fractions, polar coordinates, and conic sections. Prerequisite: MAT 245. (4 units; Fall/Spring)

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MAT255-A
Willett, Robert James
09/03/2024 MWF 10:45 AM - 11:45 AM Mission Hall ONLN
MAT255-B
Willett, Robert James
09/03/2024 MWF 1:15 PM - 2:15 PM Mission Hall ONLN
MAT255-B
Sill, Michael R.
01/13/2025 MWF 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM TBA ONLN
MAT255-A
Willett, Robert James
01/13/2025 MWF 1:15 PM - 2:15 PM Health Science Campus ONLN

The first course in a 2-semester calculus-based physics sequence for science and mathematics majors. A study of mechanics, heat and thermodynamics, waves, sound, and the mathematical methods of physics. Should be taken with PHY 214L - Physics for Scientists I Lab and PHY 214D - Physics for Scientists I Discussion. Prerequisite: MAT 145 or 245. (3 units; Fall/Spring)

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PHY214-A
Buchholz, James R
05/06/2024 Th 9:30 AM - 2:30 PM BUS 252
PHY214-A
Choi, Hyung S
09/03/2024 MWF 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM Yeager Center A110
PHY214-B
Buchholz, James R
09/03/2024 MWF 10:45 AM - 11:45 AM Yeager Center A111
PHY214-A
Choi, Hyung S
01/13/2025 MWF 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM Health Science Campus V295
PHY214-A
Buchholz, James R
05/05/2025 Th 9:30 AM - 2:30 PM Park Building

This laboratory course, designed to be taken concurrently with PHY 214 - Physics for Scientists I, emphasizes scientific measuring and reporting techniques. Observational laboratories will reinforce topics in mechanics, including kinematics, Newton's Laws, momentum, energy, waves, sound, and thermodynamics. Additional course fee. Pre- or Co- Requisite: PHY 214. (1 unit; Fall/Spring)

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PHY214L-A
Buchholz, James R
05/06/2024 Sa 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM James Complex 122
PHY214L-F
STAFF, STAFF
09/03/2024 W 6:00 PM - 8:45 PM James Complex 122
PHY214L-B
Grant, Ted William
09/03/2024 M 3:00 PM - 5:45 PM James Complex 122
PHY214L-A
Choi, Hyung S
09/03/2024 M 12:00 PM - 2:45 PM James Complex 122
PHY214L-C
STAFF, STAFF
09/03/2024 M 6:00 PM - 8:45 PM James Complex 122
PHY214L-D
Choi, Hyung S
09/03/2024 T 2:00 PM - 4:45 PM James Complex 122
PHY214L-E
Buchholz, James R
09/03/2024 W 3:00 PM - 5:45 PM James Complex 122
PHY214L-A
Choi, Hyung S
01/13/2025 Th 5:30 PM - 8:15 PM James Complex 122
PHY214L-B
STAFF, STAFF
01/13/2025 F 1:15 PM - 4:00 PM James Complex 122
PHY214L-A
Buchholz, James R
05/05/2025 Sa 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM James Complex 122

The second course in a 2-semester calculus-based physics sequence for science and mathematics majors. Includes a study of electricity, magnetism, electromagnetic waves, optics, and modern physics topics. Should be taken with PHY 224L - Physics for Scientists II Lab and PHY 224D - Physics for Scientists II Discussion. Prerequisite: PHY 214. (3 units; Spring)

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PHY224-A
Snapp-Kolas, Christopher R.
07/01/2024 Th 9:30 AM - 2:30 PM BUS 253
PHY224-B
Buchholz, James R
01/13/2025 MWF 10:45 AM - 11:45 AM Park Building 204
PHY224-A
Buchholz, James R
01/13/2025 MWF 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM Park Building 204
PHY224-A
Buchholz, James R
06/30/2025 Th 9:30 AM - 2:30 PM Park Building

This laboratory course, designed to be taken concurrently with Physics for Scientists II, emphasizes scientific measuring and reporting techniques. Observational laboratories will reinforce topics in electricity, magnetism, optics, and modern physics. Additional lab fee. Pre- or Co- Requisite: PHY 224. (1 unit; Spring)

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PHY224L-B
Snapp-Kolas, Christopher R.
07/01/2024 Sa 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM James Complex 122
PHY224L-A
Snapp-Kolas, Christopher R.
07/01/2024 Sa 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM James Complex 121
PHY224L-D
STAFF, STAFF
01/13/2025 W 3:00 PM - 5:45 PM James Complex 121
PHY224L-E
Grant, Ted William
01/13/2025 W 12:00 PM - 2:45 PM James Complex 121
PHY224L-A
Grant, Ted William
01/13/2025 M 3:00 PM - 5:45 PM James Complex 121
PHY224L-C
STAFF, STAFF
01/13/2025 T 2:00 PM - 4:45 PM James Complex 121
PHY224L-B
STAFF, STAFF
01/13/2025 M 6:00 PM - 8:45 PM James Complex 121
PHY224L-A
Buchholz, James R
06/30/2025 Sa 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM James Complex 121

 

Upper Division Requirements

Methods of solution of ordinary differential equations with some applications to geometry and physics. Prerequiste: MAT 255. (3 units; Fall)

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MAT310-A
Willett, Robert James
09/03/2024 MWF 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM Mission Hall 126

A study of various methods of proofs and mathematical structures covering logic, universal and existential quantifiers, sets, functions, and selected topics in discrete mathematics, linear algebra, abstract algebra, and real analysis. This is a bridge course to abstract mathematics and should be taken prior to or concurrently with courses in linear or abstract algebra, and real or complex analysis. Prerequisite: MAT 245. (3 units, Fall/Spring)

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MAT313-A
Hernandez, Lisa
09/03/2024 MWF 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Yeager Center B221
MAT313-A
Hernandez, Lisa
01/13/2025 MWF 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM TBA

Study and applications of vector analysis, partial differentiation, multiple integration, Jacobians, theorems of Green and Stokes, and divergence theorem. Prerequisite: MAT 255. (4 units; Fall/Spring)

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MAT343-A
Sill, Michael R.
09/03/2024 MWF 10:45 AM - 11:45 AM Yeager Center ONLN
MAT343-A
Sill, Michael R.
01/13/2025 MWF 1:15 PM - 2:15 PM TBA ONLN

Vector spaces; matrices, rank and systems of linear equations; linear transformation; similarity and diagonalization theorems; eigenvectors and eigenvalues. Prerequisite: MAT 313, or 245 and EGR 225. (3 units; Spring)

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MAT403-A
Willett, Robert James
01/13/2025 MWF 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM TBA

An introduction to real analysis and topology covering the completeness of the real numbers, sequences, limits, continuity, uniform continuity, Riemann integrability, topology of the real numbers, topological spaces, connectedness, compactness, and metric spaces. Prerequisite: MAT 313. (3 units; Spring)

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MAT443-A
Sill, Michael R.
01/13/2025 TTh 12:15 PM - 1:45 PM TBA

An introduction to the structure of algebraic systems such as groups, subgroups, cosets, homomorphisms, factor groups, rings, and fields. Prerequisite: MAT 313. (3 units; Fall)

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MAT473-A
Hernandez, Lisa
09/03/2024 TTh 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM Mission Hall 126

This seminar serves as a survey course that covers concepts and theory of calculus, linear algebra, abstract algebra, number theory, analysis, and topology. Conceptual problems will be discussed and assigned to improve problem-solving-skills. Prerequisites: MAT 313 and Senior status. (1 unit; Fall)

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MAT480-A
Sill, Michael R.
09/03/2024 M 1:15 PM - 2:15 PM Health Science Campus L244

 

 

Concentration Courses (12-16 units)

 

Students must complete all requirements in one of the following concentrations:

  • Advanced Studies in Mathematics
  • Applied Mathematics
  • General Studies in Mathematics
  • Secondary Mathematics Education

 

Advanced Studies in Mathematics (12 units) 

Structure of complex numbers and their functions, analytic, harmonic, and elementary functions, residue theory, and conformal mapping. Prerequisite: MAT 313. (3 units; Spring, even years)

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MAT333-A
Sill, Michael R.
01/13/2025 MWF 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM TBA

An introduction to general and algebraic topology, concentrating on point-set topology. Topics to be covered include topological spaces, metric spaces, continuous functions, connectedness, and compactness. Prerequisite: MAT 313. (3 units; Spring, even years)

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Solutions of Equations of One Variable, Interpolations and Polynomial Approximation, Numerical Integration and Differentiation, Direct Methods for Solving Linear Systems and Approximation Theory. Prerequisite: MAT 255. (3 units; Fall, odd years)

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This course is a continuation of Abstract Algebra I and will include ideals and factor rings, extension fields, Isomorphism and Sylow Theorems, free groups, factorization, automorphisms, Galois Theory, and an introduction to Homology theory. Prerequisite: MAT 473. (3 units; Spring, odd years)

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MAT483-A
Willett, Robert James
01/13/2025 TTh 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM TBA

 


 

Applied Mathematics (12-14 units)

A calculus based course covering discrete and continuous distributions, expectations, the normal distribution, the central limit theorem, the binomial distribution, and various topics in statistical theory such as point estimation, hypothesis testing, and linear regression. Prerequisite: MAT 245. (3 units; Fall)

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MAT353-A
Carothers, Linn E.
09/03/2024 MWF 3:45 PM - 4:45 PM Mission Hall 125

Solutions of Equations of One Variable, Interpolations and Polynomial Approximation, Numerical Integration and Differentiation, Direct Methods for Solving Linear Systems and Approximation Theory. Prerequisite: MAT 255. (3 units; Fall, odd years)

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Complete at least six (6) additional units from the following:

Structure of complex numbers and their functions, analytic, harmonic, and elementary functions, residue theory, and conformal mapping. Prerequisite: MAT 313. (3 units; Spring, even years)

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MAT333-A
Sill, Michael R.
01/13/2025 MWF 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM TBA

Various appropriate topics of different concentrations are offered each time. May be repeated with different subject matter. Student involvement in selection of topics is strongly encouraged. (1-3 units; As offered)

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MAT400-A
Sill, Michael R.
09/03/2024 M 4:30 PM - 7:30 PM Health Science Campus L244

This course will be a survey of applications of various topics of point-set topology. Applications to areas of science, technology, and industry will be introduced, which may include chemistry, biochemistry, genetics, cryptography, robotics, and GIS. Prerequisite: MAT 313. (3 units; Spring, odd years)

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MAT425-A
Hernandez, Lisa
01/13/2025 T 4:30 PM - 7:30 PM TBA

The focus of this class is an independent research project that the student undertakes under the direction of a faculty member who acts as a research advisor. Content varies from year to year and is determined by both instructor's and students' interests. Prerequisites: MAT 313 and permission of Department Chair. May be repeated for credit for a maximum of 8 units. (1-4 units; As offered)

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MAT490-B
STAFF, STAFF
09/03/2024 - Instructor OFFC
MAT490-C
Carothers, Linn E.
09/03/2024 - Instructor OFFC
MAT490-D
Sill, Michael R.
09/03/2024 - Instructor OFFC
MAT490-E
Willett, Robert James
09/03/2024 - Instructor OFFC
MAT490-A
Hernandez, Lisa
09/03/2024 - Instructor OFFC
MAT490-A
Hernandez, Lisa
01/13/2025 - Instructor OFFC
MAT490-B
Carothers, Linn E.
01/13/2025 - Instructor OFFC
MAT490-C
Sill, Michael R.
01/13/2025 - Instructor OFFC
MAT490-D
Willett, Robert James
01/13/2025 - Instructor OFFC
MAT490-E
Noh, Heewon Esther_AKA:_Esther_L
01/13/2025 - Instructor OFFC
MAT490-A
Carothers, Linn E.
05/05/2025 - Instructor OFFC

An advanced study of waves and optics, with explicit investigation into mechanical and electromagnetic waves. Topics include (but are not limited to): simple harmonic motion, superposition, dampening, forced oscillations, beats, elasticity, coupling, normal modes, polarization, constructive and destructive interference, single and double slit interference, diffraction gratings, lenses, ray optics, geometric optics, physical optics, beams, and Doppler effect. The course is a very lab intensive class taught in a semi inquiry-based manner. The class and lab are heavily integrated; 3-hours lecture, 3-hours lab. Additional lab fee. Prerequisite: PHY 203 or 224. (4 units; Fall, odd years)

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An advanced study of modern physics theories. Topics include (but not limited to): relativity, photons, photoelectric effect, the Bohr-model, Heisenberg’s uncertainty principle, Compton scattering, de Broglie waves, wave particle duality, wave packets, Schroedinger’s equation, nuclear models, decay and reactions, Rutherford scattering. 4-hours lecture. Prerequisite: PHY 203 or 224; PHY 310 recommended. (4 units; Fall, even years)

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PHY320-A
Grant, Ted William
09/03/2024 MWF 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM James Complex ONLN

The first semester of a two-semester course providing a systematic development of the theories of probability and statistics. Students learn and use fundamental concepts of probability models, random variables and their distributions, reduction of data, estimation, testing of hypotheses, univariate normal inference, and statistical decision theory. The first semester is required for BA and BS statistics majors of all concentrations. Prerequisites: MAT 245, and one of the following: EGR 120, 121, or STA 144. (3 units; Fall)

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STA310-A
Noh, Heewon Esther_AKA:_Esther_L
09/03/2024 TTh 12:15 PM - 1:45 PM Park Building 125

Second semester course in a systematic development of the theories of probability and statistics. Topics include analysis of categorical data, multivariate distributions, nonparametric inference, linear models and analysis of variance. As time permits, the theory underlying Markov chain, Monte Carlo, quasi-likelihood, empirical likelihood, statistical functionals, generalized estimating equations, the jackknife, and the bootstrap are addressed. Prerequisite: STA 310. (3 units; Spring)

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STA311-A
Noh, Heewon Esther_AKA:_Esther_L
01/13/2025 TTh 12:15 PM - 1:45 PM James Complex 375

An introduction to the fundamental concepts of financial mathematics including basic interest theory. These concepts will be applied in calculating present and accumulated values for various streams of cash flows as a basis for future use in: reserving, valuation, pricing, asset/liability management, investment income, capital budgeting, and valuing contingent cash flow. Prerequisite: MAT 245. (3 units; Fall, even years)

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STA320-A
Nielsen Hernandez, Michelle
09/03/2024 MWF 8:15 AM - 9:15 AM Mission Hall 125

A continuation of the fundamental concepts of financial mathematics including the basics of financial economics and an introduction to financial instruments, including derivatives, and the concept of no-arbitrage as it relates to financial mathematics. Prerequisite: STA 320 (3 Units; Spring, odd years)

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STA321-A
Nielsen Hernandez, Michelle
01/13/2025 MWF 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM James Complex

* If MAT 490 is selected, it must be taken for three (3) units, and may only be counted toward the concentration one time.

 


 

General Studies in Mathematics (12 units)

Complete 12 additional upper division units in mathematics.

A maximum of 6 units may be completed through enrollment in MAT 400. 

  


 

Secondary Mathematics Education (16 units)

Structure of complex numbers and their functions, analytic, harmonic, and elementary functions, residue theory, and conformal mapping. Prerequisite: MAT 313. (3 units; Spring, even years)

InstructorStart DateDaysTimeLocation
MAT333-A
Sill, Michael R.
01/13/2025 MWF 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM TBA

A calculus based course covering discrete and continuous distributions, expectations, the normal distribution, the central limit theorem, the binomial distribution, and various topics in statistical theory such as point estimation, hypothesis testing, and linear regression. Prerequisite: MAT 245. (3 units; Fall)

InstructorStart DateDaysTimeLocation
MAT353-A
Carothers, Linn E.
09/03/2024 MWF 3:45 PM - 4:45 PM Mission Hall 125

A study of the History of Mathematics from ancient to modern times: Elementary topics in number theory, linear congruencies, Fermat and Wilson theorems, quadratic reciprocity laws. Pre- or Co- Requisite: MAT 313. (3 units; Fall, odd years)

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An advanced study of concepts of Euclidean geometry and an introduction to non-Euclidean geometry. Theorems and proofs are emphasized. Prerequisite: MAT 313. (3 units; Spring, even years)

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The course is designed to be a culminating experience for senior students who are preparing to teach mathematics at the junior/senior high school level. The course provides students an opportunity to reflect on the critical assignments that have been completed throughout their coursework and relate these lessons to the career of teaching. Prerequisite: Permission of Department Chair. (4 units; Fall/Spring)

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MAT499-A
Morris, Elizabeth Ann
09/03/2024 TTh 8:45 AM - 10:15 AM Yeager Center A111
MAT499-A
Morris, Elizabeth Ann
01/13/2025 TTh 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM Mission Hall 124

   


*Curriculum subject to change. Please see the current catalog for more information.