The pure mathematics concentration emphasizes abstract mathematics. For those students who intend to pursue graduate study in mathematics, this concentration provides them with a strong background in mathematical theory. There are many career opportunities for students with a pure mathematics concentration with employers who are looking for people with mathematical analytical skills.
The major in mathematics with the pure mathematics concentration requires 66 units completed with a grade equivalent of 2.00 or higher.
Required Courses (51 units)
Upper-Division Mathematics Electives (15 units)
|MATH 315||Applied Combinatorics (3 units)|
|MATH 332||Mathematical Statistics (3 units)|
|MATH 353||Euclidean and Non-Euclidean Geometries (3 units)|
|MATH 377 *
MATH 439 *
|Mathematical Models (3 units) *
Computational Probability Models (3 units) *
|MATH 379||Fourier Analysis with Applications (3 units)|
|MATH 451||Graph Theory (3 units)|
|MATH 457||Differential Geometry (3 units)|
|MATH 465||Theory of Numbers (3 units)|
|MATH 477||Topology (3 units)|
Note: The Department of Mathematics recommends that PHYS 241 be taken to help satisfy the
General Education Requirement in Category II.A.Scientific Inquiry.
In addition to the required and elective courses listed above that comprise the pure mathematics concentration, other resources that will help the student complete this major are:
• Core Curriculum Requirements Checklist (PDF)
• GenEd Requirements Checklist (PDF) (for graduation under catalogs prior to 2011-2012)