Bachelor of Science in Applied Mathematics Roadmap

120 Total Units Required
Minimum Number of Units in the Major: 55

This roadmap is a suggested plan of study and does not replace meeting with an advisor. Please note that students may need to adjust the actual sequence of courses based on course availability. Please consult an advisor in your major program for further guidance.

Plan of Study Grid
First SemesterUnits
ENG 114 Writing the First Year: Finding Your Voice (A2) 1 3
MATH 226 Calculus I (Major Core, B4) 2 4
GE Area A 3 3
GE Area C 3
GE Area D 3
Second Semester
Select One (Major Core): 3
Mathematical Computing
Introduction to Computing
Computer Programming
MATH 227 Calculus II (Major Core) 4
GE Area A 3
GE Area D 3
GE Area E 3
Third Semester
MATH 228 Calculus III (Major Core) 4
MATH 301GW Exploration and Proof - GWAR (Major Core) 3
Select One: 4
Intermediate Computer Programming (if CSC 101 taken)
GE Area B: Physical Science (B1) and Laboratory Science (B3) 4 3-4
Fourth Semester
MATH 325 Linear Algebra (Major Core) 4
MATH 440 Probability and Statistics I (Major Core) 3
GE Area B: Life Science (B2) and Laboratory Science (B3) 4 3
GE Area C - Take Two 6
Fifth Semester
MATH 376 Ordinary Differential Equations I (Major Core) 3
MATH 400 Numerical Analysis (Major Core) 3
Major Application Elective (9 Units Total) - Take One 5 3
GE Area F ± 3
GE Area UD-B: Upper-Division Physical and/or Life Sciences 3
Sixth Semester
Select One (Major Core): 3
Modern Algebra
Real Analysis I
Introduction to Complex Analysis
MATH 460 Mathematical Modeling (Major Core) 3
Major Elective (6 Units Total) - Take One 6 3
GE Area UD-D: Upper-Division Social Sciences 3
U.S. and California Government 3
Seventh Semester
MATH 696 Applied Mathematics Project I (Major Core) 7 1
Major Application Elective (9 Units Total) - Take One 5 3
Major Elective (6 Units Total) - Take One 6 3
GE Area UD-C: Upper-Division Arts and/or Humanities 3
SF State Studies or University Elective - Take Two 5
Eighth Semester
MATH 697 Applied Mathematics Project II (Major Core) 7 2
Major Application Elective (9 Units Total) - Take One 5 3
SF State Studies or University Elective - Take Three 8
 Total Units120-121

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.


To determine the best B4 course option, students should complete the online advising activity at Questions? Contact Gator Smart Start.


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


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


Major Application Electives (9 units)

A coherent collection of three courses emphasizing applications of mathematics, chosen with the consent of the applied mathematics advisor.


Major Electives (6 units)

MATH 430 Mathematics of Optimization (3 units)

MATH 442 Probability Models (3 units)

MATH 447 Design and Analysis of Experiments (3 units)

MATH 448 Introduction to Statistical Learning and Data Mining (3 units)

MATH 449 Categorical Data Analysis (3 units)

MATH 471 Fourier Analysis and Applications (3 units)

MATH 477 Partial Differential Equations (3 units)

MATH 491 Game Theory (3 units)

MATH 495 Introduction to Wavelets and Frames with Applications (3 units)


MATH 696/MATH 697 serve as the capstone experience for the major.


Given catalog rights, fall 2023 transfer students do not need to complete an Area F course.