Mathematics Major/

The program in Mathematics has a threefold objective: to provide courses giving technical mathematical preparation to students in any field of academic endeavor; to provide liberal arts courses which will demonstrate our mathematical heritage from past ages, and point out the impact of mathematical thought and philosophy on our culture in this technological civilization; and to provide courses of advanced mathematical knowledge which will prepare students for graduate work or professional employment in mathematics or related areas.

Students entering the University of San Diego and/or declaring a major during 2015-2016, should follow information contained in the printed course catalog (also known as the "catalog of record") published on October 1, 2015. Access the catalog of record at http://catalogs.sandiego.edu.

Mathematics Placement

For students to succeed in mathematics courses, it is important that they have the proper background. Students will be placed into their first math course at USD based on their SAT/ACT score. A student may take our mathematics placement exam in order to be placed into a higher level course than the SAT/ACT score will allow. Students can take the placement exam at most twice during any 12 month period.

An exception to the above is: students who have either 1) scored 3 or higher on an AP calculus exam; 2) transferred a course that satisfies USD’s core curriculum mathematical competency requirement; or 3) earned 4 or higher on the HL5 IB exam or 3 or higher on the SL5 IB exam will have fulfilled their core mathematics requirement, and will be placed into future mathematics courses at USD based on those scores.

The Mathematics Major

The program in mathematics has a threefold objective: to provide courses giving technical mathematical preparation to students in any field of academic endeavor; to provide liberal arts courses which will demonstrate our mathematical heritage from past ages, and point out the impact of mathematical thought and philosophy on our culture in this technological civilization; and to provide courses of advanced mathematical knowledge which will prepare students for graduate work or professional employment in mathematics or related areas.

Department of Mathematics and Computer Science
College of Arts and Sciences

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