BA in Mathematics

Units required for BA: 48-54

Program Description

In today's highly technological society, the study of Mathematics takes on an increasingly important role. The Sacramento State Mathematics Department designs its courses with the goal of providing students with the mathematical concepts appropriate to the student's field.

Placement - Mathematics Courses

Students who have not completed four years of high school mathematics consisting of

  • Beginning Algebra (one year)
  • Geometry (one year)
  • Intermediate Algebra-Trigonometry (one year)
  • Analytic Geometry-Mathematical Analysis (one year)

may need to complete part of this preparation at the University. The following diagram, which is based upon course prerequisites and major objectives, may be of assistance in selecting the necessary coursework.

Satisfactory completion of the Entry Level Mathematics (ELM) requirement is a prerequisite to enroll ment in any mathematics or statistics course in Area B-4 (Quantitative Reasoning) of General Education. The mathematics and statistics courses listed in Area B-4 are:

MATH 1Mathematical Reasoning3
MATH 17An Introduction to Exploration, Conjecture, and Proof in Mathematics3
MATH 24Modern Business Mathematics3
MATH 26ACalculus I for the Social and Life Sciences3
MATH 26BCalculus II for the Social and Life Sciences3
MATH 29Pre-Calculus Mathematics4
MATH 30Calculus I4
MATH 31Calculus II4
MATH 35Introduction to Linear Algebra3
STAT 1Introduction to Statistics3
STAT 50Introduction to Probability and Statistics4

Students Planning to take any of the following courses must pass a diagnostic test.

MATH 9
MATH 11
MATH 17An Introduction to Exploration, Conjecture, and Proof in Mathematics3
MATH 24Modern Business Mathematics3
MATH 26ACalculus I for the Social and Life Sciences3
MATH 29Pre-Calculus Mathematics4
MATH 29APre-Calculus Mathematics A2
MATH 30Calculus I4
MATH 107AFundamental Mathematical Concepts3
STAT 1Introduction to Statistics3

A brochure describing the diagnostic tests and containing sample questions is available in the campus bookstore. The following table gives the course and appropriate diagnostic test.

Those students who want to prepare for the ELM may purchase the Entry Level Mathematics workbook at the Hornet Bookstore (see Placement Tests section of this catalog).

All students planning to take MATH 30, Calculus I, must take the Calculus Readiness test prior to the semester of enrollment in MATH 30.

Prerequisite Requirements

  • Prerequisites must be completed with grade ''C-'' or better.
  • Grade ''C-'' or better required in all courses applied to Mathematics major or to the Mathematics or Statistics minors.
  • PHYS 11A and PHYS 11C are recommended for all Mathematics majors.

Program Requirements

Lower Division Core Courses (21 Units)
MATH 30Calculus I4
MATH 31Calculus II4
MATH 32Calculus III4
MATH 35Introduction to Linear Algebra3
MATH 45Differential Equations for Science and Engineering3
Select one of the following:3
Introduction to Programming Logic
Programming Concepts and Methodology I
Visual Programming in BASIC
Introduction to C Programming
Upper Division Core Courses (15 Units)
MATH 108Introduction to Formal Mathematics3
MATH 110AModern Algebra3
MATH 110BModern Algebra3
MATH 130AFunctions of a Real Variable3
MATH 130BFunctions of a Real Variable3
Additional Requirements for Specialized Study (12-18 Units)
Select an emphasis from the following four options:12 - 18
Emphasis in Pure Mathematics
Emphasis in Applied Mathematics
Emphasis in Statistics
Teacher Preparation Program
Total Units48-54

Emphasis in Pure Mathematics

MATH 117Linear Algebra3
MATH 134Functions of a Complex Variable and Applications3
Select two of the following:6 - 11
Combinatorics
Number Theory
Vector Analysis
Advanced Mathematics for Science and Engineering I
Advanced Mathematics for Science and Engineering II
College Geometry
Introduction to Numerical Analysis
Mathematical Logic
Set Theory
Linear Programming
History Of Mathematics
Introduction to Probability Theory 1
Introduction to Mathematical Statistics 1
Introduction to Techniques of Operations Research 1
Total Units12-17
1

Has an extra prerequisite that is not in the lower or upper division core.

Emphasis in Applied Mathematics

MATH 105AAdvanced Mathematics for Science and Engineering I4
MATH 105BAdvanced Mathematics for Science and Engineering II4
Select two of the following:6
Combinatorics
Number Theory
Vector Analysis
Linear Algebra
Functions of a Complex Variable and Applications
Introduction to Numerical Analysis
Linear Programming
Introduction to Probability Theory 1
Introduction to Mathematical Statistics 1
Introduction to Techniques of Operations Research 1
Total Units14
1

Has an extra prerequisite that is not in the lower or upper division core.

Emphasis in Statistics

STAT 1Introduction to Statistics3 - 4
or STAT 50 Introduction to Probability and Statistics
STAT 115AIntroduction to Probability Theory3
STAT 115BIntroduction to Mathematical Statistics3
Select two of the following:6
Combinatorics
Linear Algebra
Functions of a Complex Variable and Applications
Introduction to Numerical Analysis
Linear Programming
Introduction to Techniques of Operations Research
Total Units15-16

Emphasis in Teacher Preparation

STAT 1Introduction to Statistics3
MATH 102Number Theory3
MATH 121College Geometry3
MATH 190History Of Mathematics3
MATH 193Capstone Course for the Teaching Credential Candidate3
Total Units15