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
MATH 226 Calculus I 4
GE Area A: Oral Communication (A1) or Critical Thinking (A3) 1 3
GE Area A: Written English Communication (A2) 2 3
GE Area C: Arts (C1) or Humanities (C2) 3
GE Area D: U.S. History (D2) or U.S. and California Government (D3) 3
 Units16
Second Semester
MATH 227 Calculus II 4
GE Area A: Oral Communication (A1) or Critical Thinking (A3) 3
GE Area A: Written English Communication II (A4) 3
 
GE Area D: Social Sciences (D1) 3
GE Area D: U.S. History (D2) or U.S. and California Government (D3) 3
 Units16
Third Semester
CSC 210
Introduction to Computer Programming
or Computer Programming for Scientists and Engineers
3
MATH 228 Calculus III 4
GE Area A: Written English Communication II (A4) if not already satisfied 3
 
GE Area B: Physical Science (B1) and Laboratory Science (B3) 4 3-4
GE Area C: Humanities: Literature (C3) 3
 Units16-17
Fourth Semester
MATH 301GW Exploration and Proof - GWAR 3
GE Area B: Life Science (B2) and Laboratory Science (B3) 4 3-4
GE Area C: Arts (C1) 3
Complementary Studies or SF State Studies or University Elective 3 3
 Units12-13
Fifth Semester
MATH 300GW History of Mathematics - GWAR 3
MATH 325 Linear Algebra 3
GE Area UD-D: Upper Division Social Sciences (Consider SF State Studies Course) 3
Complementary Studies or SF State Studies or University Elective – Take Two 3 6
 Units15
Sixth Semester
MATH 335 Modern Algebra 3
Major Elective (12 Units Total) 5 3
GE Area UD-C: Upper Division Arts and/or Humanities (Consider SF State Studies Course) 3
Complementary Studies or SF State Studies or University Elective – Take Two 3 6
 Units15
Seventh Semester
MATH 370 Real Analysis I 3
Major Elective (12 Units Total) 5 3
GE Area UD-B: Upper Division Physical and/or Life Sciences (Consider SF State Studies Course) 3
Complementary Studies or SF State Studies or University Elective – Take Two 3 6
 Units15
Eighth Semester
Major Elective (12 Units Total) – Take Two 5 6
Complementary Studies or SF State Studies or University Elective – Take Three 3 9
 Units15
 Total Units120-122
1

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.

2

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.

3

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 312 Data Analysis with Computer Applications (3 units)

DS 408 Computer Simulation (3 units)

ECON 101 Introduction to Microeconomic Analysis (3 units)

ECON 301 Intermediate Microeconomic Theory (3 units)

ECON 302 Intermediate Macroeconomic Theory (3 units)

FIN 350 Business Finance (3 units)

ISYS 363 Information Systems for Management (3 units)

ISYS 463 Information Systems Analysis and Design (3 units)

ISYS 464 Managing Enterprise Data (3 units)

ISYS 650 Business Intelligence (3 units)

PHIL 205 Formal Logic I (3 units)

PHIL 350 Philosophy of Science (3 units)

PHIL 351 Philosophy of Risk (3 units)

PHIL 694 Philosophical Logic Workshop (3 units)

PHIL 695 Advanced Logic Workshop (3 units)

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.

4

 Consider taking a class combined with a laboratory or a separate lab to fulfill B3 if not already satisfied.

5

Major Elective

Any MATH course numbered 300 or above except MATH 375, MATH 475, MATH 565, MATH 575, MATH 576, MATH 577, MATH 578.