Concentrations and Specializations
The Concentration in Mathematics for Economics
...is designed for students with a strong interest in mathematics who would like to use their mathematical background to obtain a solid foundation in the fundamentals of modern economics. This program will prepare students for a variety of options after graduation, including direct employment in the business world, entry into an MBA program, or advanced graduate education in either economics or in mathematics. Apply after completion of Economics 20A-B.
The Concentration in Mathematics for Education / Secondary Teaching Certification
...allows students pursuing the B.S. in Mathematics to earn a bachelor's degree and to complete the required course work and field experience for a California Preliminary Single Subject Teaching Credential at the same time. Also, see the CalTeach website.
The Specialization in Mathematics for Education
...focuses on courses that are especially useful for prospective Mathematics teachers. A CCTC-approved subject matter program (SMP) in Mathematics can be easily satisfied in tandem with this specialization, enabling students to waive a subject matter exam for teachers (see here). Also, see the CalTeach website.
The Specialization in Applied and Computational Mathematics
...is designed for students with a strong interest in mathematics and in mathematical applications to areas of science and engineering. By choosing elective courses carefully, students completing this specialization will be prepared for a career in a variety of computing and/or engineering areas. Students will also be prepared to seek a Master's degree in one of these areas or to continue on to a graduate program in Applied Mathematics.
The Specialization in Mathematical Biology
...is designed for students with an interest in mathematics and computation applied to biological systems. This specialization is designed to prepare students for the many careers involving mathematical and physical modeling of biological systems. Students will also be prepared for graduate work in mathematical and systems biology.
Faculty advisors: Sarah Eichhorn and Frederic Wan
Directions: Fill out both sides of the application form. Arrange for an interview with the respective concentration/specialization advisor, obtain advisor’s signature, and return the completed application to the Department of Mathematics Administrative Offices (Rowland Hall 340).