There are 4 emphases offered within the B.S. in Mathematics. They are all programs in what is called “Applied Mathematics”. Applied mathematics includes the theoretical portions of physics, chemistry, electrical engineering, biology, economics, astronomy, sociology, linguistics and a host of other disciplines. Recent advances in computing technology have made the use of quantitative methods of even greater importance in these disciplines. The mathematical techniques used are often elementary but many others involve a sophisticated blend of mathematics and the use of advanced computing technology. Our programs are designed to provide the mathematical and statistical foundation necessary to work on a wide range of applied problems posed by these disciplines.

All candidates for a degree in applied arts and sciences must complete the graduation requirements listed in the general catalog on “Graduation Requirements.” All candidates for the BS degree must also pass the University Writing Examination or complete one of the approved writing courses with a grade of C (2.0) or better.

A minor is not required with this major.

For more information on any of the BA/BS degrees contact the Mathematics Programs Advisor:

Dr. Carmelo Interlando, GMCS 581

interlan@mail.sdsu.edu

Emphasis in Applied Mathematics

Emphasis in Computational Science

Emphasis in Science