Bachelor of Arts in Mathematics: Concentration in Mathematics for Liberal Arts Roadmap

120 Total Units Required
Minimum Number of Units in the Major = 42

Plan of Study Grid
First SemesterUnits
ENG 114
First Year Composition (Area A: Written English Communication I A2)1
or First Year Composition Stretch I
3
MATH 226 Calculus I 4
Area A: Oral Communication (A1) or Critical Thinking (A3) 2 3
Area C: Arts (C1) or Humanities (C2) 3
Area D: Social Sciences: U.S. History (D2) or U.S. and California Government (D3) 3
 Units16
Second Semester
ENG 214
Second Year Written Composition: English (Area A: Written English Communication II A4 or Written English Communication I A2)
or First Year Composition Stretch II
3
MATH 227 Calculus II 4
Area D: Social Sciences (D1) 3
Area A: Critical Thinking (A3) or Oral Communication (A1) 3
Area D: Social Sciences: U.S. and California Government (D3) or U.S. History (D2) 3
 Units16
Third Semester
CSC 210
Introduction to Computer Programming
or Computer Programming for Scientists and Engineers
3
MATH 228 Calculus III 4
Area A: Written Communication II (A4) if not already complete or Complimentary Studies 3
Area C: Literature (C3) 3
Area B: Physical Science (B1) and Laboratory Science (B3) 3 3-4
 Units16-17
Fourth Semester
MATH 301GW Exploration and Proof - GWAR 4 3
Area C: Arts (C1) 3
Area B: Life Science (B2) and Laboratory Science (B3) 4 3-4
Complementary Studies – See Note 3
 Units12-13
Fifth Semester
MATH 325 Linear Algebra 3
MATH 300GW History of Mathematics - GWAR 5 3
Upper Division Social Sciences: UD-D (Consider SF State Studies Course) 3
Complementary Studies (see note) 3
Complementary Studies or SF State Studies or University Electives 3
 Units15
Sixth Semester
MATH 335 Modern Algebra 3
Major Elective (12 units total): Any MATH course numbered 300 or above except MATH 375, MATH 475, MATH 565, MATH 575, MATH 576, MATH 577, MATH 578. 3
Upper Division Arts and/or Humanities: UD-C (Consider SF State Studies Course) 3
Complementary Studies or SF State Studies or University Electives (Take 2) 6
 Units15
Seventh Semester
MATH 370 Real Analysis I 3
Major Elective (12 units total): Any MATH course numbered 300 or above except MATH 375, MATH 475, MATH 565, MATH 575, MATH 576, MATH 577, MATH 578 3
Upper Division Physical and/or Life Sciences: UD-B (Consider SF State Studies Course) 3
Complementary Studies or SF State Studies or University Electives 6
 Units15
Eighth Semester
Major Elective (12 units total): Any MATH course numbered 300 or above except MATH 375, MATH 475, MATH 565, MATH 575, MATH 576, MATH 577, MATH 578 (Take 2) 6
Complementary Studies or SF State Studies or University Electives 9
 Units15
 Total Units120-122
1

 ENG 114 can only be taken if you complete Directed Self-Placement (DSP) and select ENG 114; if you choose ENG 104/ENG 105 through DSP you will satisfy A2 upon successful completion of ENG 105 in the second semester; multilingual students may be advised into alternative English courses.

2

To avoid taking additional units, it is recommended that you meet LLD and SF State Studies requirements (AERM, GP, ES, SJ) within your GE or major.

3

 Consider taking a class combined with a laboratory or a separate lab to fulfill B3.

4

Consider taking a class with a combined laboratory or a separate lab to fulfill B3 if the requirement has not already been met.

5

 You must take at least one GWAR (GW) course.


Note: Complementary Studies
Students who pursue a Bachelor of Arts in Mathematics with Concentrations in Liberal Arts, Teaching, or Advanced Studies must complete 12 complementary units, within a coherent group of courses with a prefix other than MATH, and not cross-listed with MATH. Complementary Studies units for the MATH major may come from:

  1. Any courses offered by other departments in the College of Science & Engineering (CoSE), or
  2. Any of the following courses outside of CoSE:
DS 312Data Analysis with Computer Applications3
DS 408Computer Simulation3
ECON 101Introduction to Microeconomic Analysis3
ECON 301Intermediate Microeconomic Theory3
ECON 302Intermediate Macroeconomic Theory3
FIN 350Business Finance3
ISYS 363Information Systems for Management3
ISYS 463Information Systems Analysis and Design3
ISYS 464Managing Enterprise Data3
ISYS 650Business Intelligence3
PHIL 205Formal Logic I3
PHIL 350Philosophy of Science3
PHIL 351Philosophy of Risk3
PHIL 694Philosophical Logic Workshop3
PHIL 695Advanced Logic Workshop3
 
 

Students who have earned AA-T or AS-T degrees and are pursuing a similar B.A. degree at SF State are required to fulfill the Complementary Studies requirement as defined by the major department. Students should consult with a major advisor about how transfer units and/or SF State units can best be applied to this requirement in order to ensure degree completion within 60 units.