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(MA31) Mathematics-Applied Science B.S.

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(MA31) Mathematics-Applied Science B.S.
B.S. effective Winter 2012.

Faculty advisor: Philip Gill

Half of this major’s upper division coursework includes linear algebra, real analysis, and other mathematics courses chosen by the student, and half is selected by the student for approval from one or two other departments (such as physics, chemistry, economics, cognitive science, computer science, or any in engineering). This makes the major act as a joint major in mathematics and applied science. The curriculum allows the flexibility of completing a cohesive program designed around a student’s academic interests.


Applied Science 7-Course Plan

Students in this major are required to propose an individual course plan of seven upper-division courses selected from one or two other departments (these cannot be from mathematics). At least three of these seven upper-division courses must require calculus as a prerequisite. Students in this major are required to have an approved course plan on file before the start of their final year. Course plans should be submitted and approved before students start taking their science courses.

Required: Course Planning Form

All students in this major must download the above form and submit their plan to the Math Advising Office (APM 7409 or mathadvising@math.ucsd.edu).


Approved two-course sequences:

Math 100A-B, 103A-B, 104A-B, 110-130, 110-148,  111A-B, 112A-112B, 120A-B, 130-146, 146-148, 150A-B, 154-184, 155A-B, 158-188, 160A-B, 170A-B, 171A-B, 173A-B, 174-175, 174-179, 180A-B, 180A-194, 181A-B, 187A-B, 190A-B, 193A-B

Please contact the Math Department on the Virtual Advising Center (VAC) if your degree audit needs to be updated with one of the above completed sequences.


A note on the MA31 Lower-Division Programming Requirement: Students do not necessarily have to take Java Programming for this major. Please click here for a list of C++ Programming courses that can also satisfy your lower division programming requirement. Students may choose to use a C++ Programming course in place of CSE 8B, CSE 11, or ECE 15 for this requirement. Any courses not pre-approved on the above list could also be petitioned.

*Note that course numbers at Community Colleges may be subject to change. Please contact the Math Department through the VAC if you believe you have taken one of the approved C++ courses above and we will evaluate the course and update your degree audit.