Mathematics

What is Math?
 The study of mathematics offers students access to virtually all disciplines of a liberal arts education. Students with a lively aesthetic sense will find mathematics to be a subject of austere yet compelling beauty whose scope is limited only by one’s imagination and ingenuity. Students interested in the natural and physical world will find mathematics to be an essential tool in the biological and physical sciences. Students drawn to the social and behavioral sciences will find mathematics to be an integral part of research in disciplines such as sociology and psychology. Students who are considering the business, law, or medial professions will find that mathematics teaches them to think clearly, logically, and creatively about ideas ranging from the abstract to the concrete.

The Bachelor of Arts in Mathematics has two possible concentrations, the Liberal Arts and High School Teaching. You may opt for this major, particularly the Liberal Arts track, if you are considering a double major. A degree in math shows employers that you have quantitative skills and that you can think logically to solve problems.  The Liberal Arts emphasis provides a liberal education in mathematics. There are very few required courses compared to some of the other majors, which may appeal to you if you want a more personally tailored academic experience. The High School Teaching emphasis prepares students to pursue the California single subject teaching credential. It examines the historical context of mathematics, covers a broad range of concepts, and touches upon applications of familiar theorems. 

The Bachelor of Science in Mathematics is suitable if you wish to study the stuff of mathematics. As opposed to a computational approach that many are exposed to in lower division calculus classes, this degree dives well beyond the shallow waters of formulas and calculators into a world of mathematical theory.

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