Students entering the University of San Diego and/or declaring a major during 2019-2020, should follow information contained in the printed course catalog (also known as the "catalog of record") published on April 1, 2019. Access the catalog of record at http://catalogs.sandiego.edu.

The Mathematics Major

Preparation for the Major

MATH 110Investigations in Modern Mathematics3-3.5
or MATH 112
or MATH 120 Introduction to Statistics
or COMP 110 Computational Problem Solving
or COMP 150 Computer Programming I
MATH 150Calculus I4
MATH 151Calculus II4
MATH 250Calculus III4
MATH 260Foundations of Higher Mathematics3
or MATH 262 Discrete Mathematics
or MATH 222
or MATH 160
Total Units18-18.5

Major Requirements

In order to obtain a major in mathematics, the student must satisfy the core curriculum requirements as set forth in this course catalog and complete the following courses:

MATH 320Linear Algebra3
MATH 360Real Analysis 3
MATH 375Abstract Algebra3
Select 15 units of upper-division electives except for Math 300, 305, 405, and 498.15
Total Units24

At least 15 of the upper-division units in the major must be completed at USD.

Recommended Program of Study: Mathematics

Freshman Year
Semester IUnits
Preceptorial3-4
MATH 118Essentials of Trigonometry (if needed)1
MATH 110, MATH 112, MATH 120,
or COMP 110
Investigations in Modern Mathematics

Introduction to Statistics
Computational Problem Solving
3-3.5
MATH 150Calculus I4
CC3
Semester IIHours
MATH 151Calculus II4
MATH 260, 262, MATH 222,
or MATH 160
Foundations of Higher Mathematics
Discrete Mathematics

3
CC6-9
Sophomore Year
Semester IHours
MATH 250Calculus III4
MATH 320Linear Algebra3
CC6-9
Semester IIHours
MATH 360Real Analysis 3
CC, Minor, Electives12-15
Junior Year
Semester IHours
MATH 375Abstract Algebra3
Upper-Division MATH3
CC, Minor, Electives9-12
Semester IIHours
Upper-Division MATH3
CC, Minor, Electives9-12
Senior Year
Semester IHours
Upper-Division MATH6
CC, Minor, Electives9-12
Semester IIHours
Upper-Division MATH3
CC, Minor, Electives9-12

Applied Emphasis

The mathematics department also offers a major in mathematics with an applied emphasis.

Preparation for the Major

MATH 120Introduction to Statistics3-3.5
or COMP 110 Computational Problem Solving
MATH 150Calculus I4
MATH 151Calculus II4
MATH 250Calculus III4
MATH 260Foundations of Higher Mathematics3
or MATH 262 Discrete Mathematics
or MATH 222
or MATH 160
Total Units18-18.5

Major Requirements

For the mathematics major with applied emphasis, the student must satisfy the core curriculum requirements and complete the following courses:

MATH 320Linear Algebra3
MATH 330Ordinary Differential Equations3
MATH 360Real Analysis 3
MATH 375Abstract Algebra3
MATH 444Forum3
MATH 445Mathematical Modeling3
Select 6 units of upper-division electives except for Math 300, 305, 405, and 498.6
Total Units24

At least 15 of the upper-division units in the major must be completed at USD.

Recommended Program of Study: Applied Emphasis

Freshman Year
Semester IUnits
Preceptorial3-4
MATH 118Essentials of Trigonometry (if needed)1
MATH 120
or COMP 110
Introduction to Statistics
Computational Problem Solving
3-3.5
MATH 150Calculus I4
CC3
Semester IIHours
MATH 151Calculus II4
MATH 260, 262, MATH 222,
or MATH 160
Foundations of Higher Mathematics
Discrete Mathematics

3
CC6-9
Sophomore Year
Semester IHours
MATH 250Calculus III4
MATH 320Linear Algebra3
CC6-9
Semester IIHours
MATH 330Ordinary Differential Equations3
MATH 360Real Analysis 3
CC , Minor, Electives9-12
Junior Year
Semester IHours
MATH 375Abstract Algebra3
MATH 444Forum3
CC, Minor, Electives9-12
Semester IIHours
MATH 445Mathematical Modeling3
CC, Minor, Electives9-12
Senior Year
Semester IHours
Upper-Division MATH6
CC, Minor, Electives9-12
Semester IIHours
Upper-Division MATH3
CC, Minor, Electives9-12

Secondary Education Emphasis

Students interested in obtaining the Single Subject Teaching Credential in mathematics are required to major in mathematics with a secondary education emphasis.

Preparation for the Major

COMP 150Computer Programming I3
MATH 115College Algebra (or pass the Level 2 placement exam)3
MATH 120Introduction to Statistics3
MATH 150Calculus I4
MATH 151Calculus II4
MATH 160 10-3
or MATH 260 Foundations of Higher Mathematics
MATH 250Calculus III4
PHYS 270
270L
Introduction to Mechanics
and Mechanics Lab
4
Total Units25-28

Major Requirements

For the mathematics major with secondary education emphasis, the student must satisfy the core curriculum requirements and complete the following courses:

MATH 305Seminar in Teaching Mathematics2
MATH 320Linear Algebra3-4
MATH 325History of Mathematics3
or MATH 325W
MATH 350Probability3
MATH 360Real Analysis 3
MATH 375Abstract Algebra3
MATH 380Geometry3
MATH 405Advanced Perspective on High School Mathematics3
Select 6 units of Upper-Division Mathematics Electives (chosen from courses numbered above 300)6
Total Units29-30

At least 15 of the Upper-Division units in the major must  be completed at USD.

To obtain the professional preliminary teaching credential, consult the School of Leadership and Education Sciences for further requirements.

Recommended Program of Study: Secondary Education Emphasis

Freshman Year
Semester IUnits
Preceptorial3
MATH 115
or 150
College Algebra
Calculus I
4
MATH 118Essentials of Trigonometry (if needed)1
CC9
Semester IIHours
MATH 120Introduction to Statistics3
MATH 150
or 151
Calculus I
Calculus II
4
COMP 150Computer Programming I3
CC6
Sophomore Year
Semester IHours
MATH 151
or 250
Calculus II
Calculus III
4
MATH 160
or MATH 260
3
MATH 305Seminar in Teaching Mathematics2
CC, SOLES, and electives6-9
Semester IIHours
MATH 250Calculus III4
MATH 320Linear Algebra3
PHYS 270Introduction to Mechanics3
CC, SOLES, and electives6-9
Junior Year
Semester IHours
Upper-Division MATH 6
CC, SOLES, and electives9-12
Semester IIHours
Upper-Division MATH6
CC, SOLES, and electives9-12
Senior Year
Semester IHours
Upper-Division MATH6
CC, SOLES, and electives9-12
Semester IIHours
Upper-Division MATH6
CC, SOLES, Minor, and electives9-12

Recommended Program of Study: Integrated Teacher Preparation Program (ITPP) Pathway

The Integrated Teacher Preparation Program (ITPP) provides paths to 4-year science and math degrees that include a teaching credential and preparation for the California Subject Examination for Teachers (CSET). Students who are interested in middle or secondary education (grades 6-12) in California may earn a degree in mathematics while simultaneously completing requirements for a teaching credential. The degree integrates content knowledge and laboratory practices in the discipline, evidence-based teaching/learning theories, teaching performance expectations, and pre-student teaching clinical practice while satisfying baccalaureate degree requirements and CTC single subject credential program standards. There is some flexibility to meet individual needs. Students are encouraged to consult the ITPP website (http://www.sandiego.edu/itpp) and advisors (itpp@sandiego.edu) to ensure that their needs and interests will be met.

In addition to all courses for the mathematics major with a secondary education emphasis, students completing the ITPP pathway must also take the following teaching credential courses, following the Recommended Program of Study: Secondary Education Emphasis above.

EDTE 300PDiversity, Inclusion & Schooling3
EDTE 301PMethods for Language & Literacy3
EDTE 304PSecondary Methods I3
EDTE 307PSecondary Methods II: Mathematics3
EDTE 310PEducational Psychology3
EDTE 311PEquity & Advocacy in Educational Systems3
EDTE 312PMethods for English Learners3
EDUC 491PStudent Teaching for the Single Subject Credential9
EDUC 491SStudent Teaching Seminar for the Single Subject Credential3

Students entering the University of San Diego and/or declaring a major during 2019-2020, should follow information contained in the printed course catalog (also known as the "catalog of record") published on April 1, 2019. Access the catalog of record at http://catalogs.sandiego.edu.

The Mathematics Minor

Students may obtain a minor in mathematics by completing 18 units of mathematics course work. These units must include:

6 units of upper division work6
MATH 150Calculus I4
MATH 151Calculus II4
MATH 250Calculus III4
MATH 260Foundations of Higher Mathematics3
or MATH 222
Total Units21

Students entering the University of San Diego and/or declaring a major during 2019-2020, should follow information contained in the printed course catalog (also known as the "catalog of record") published on April 1, 2019. Access the catalog of record at http://catalogs.sandiego.edu.