High school students
In addition to the University's subject requirements for admission, it is recommended students take a half-year of trigonometry and a pre-calculus course. Physics also is strongly recommended because many important applications of mathematics are related to physics.
Go to the Transfer Admission, Selection, and Preparation page on the Admissions website for more information on transfer admissions.
If you plan to transfer to UCI in your junior year and major in Mathematics, try to take the courses listed below. Completing them prior to transfer will strengthen your preparation, allow you to keep pace with junior-level UCI students, enable you to enroll in the upper- division courses you will need at UCI, and assist you in earning your bachelor's degree in a timely manner.
*One year of calculus (Calc I and II)
*One year of vector calculus (Calc III)
*Linear algebra/differential equations (either 2 courses or 1 combined course)
*One year of fundamental (calculus-based) physics or general chemistry
*All courses required to complete IGETC (if transferring from a CA community college)
*One course in either computer science or computational methods, including exposure to a programming language
To ensure that you are enrolled in the appropriate courses, work closely with your college counselor or counselors in the Physical Sciences Student Affairs office. California community college students are strongly encouraged to refer to Assist.org. Also check out UCI's transfer counseling service here.
For math major-specific information, please contact
Prof. Zhiqin Lu
Department of Mathematics
University of California
Irvine, CA 92697-3875