Mathematics Major and Minor
Our mathematics program is designed to prepare students for careers in both teaching and industry. Students who complete mathematics major or minor programs have historically been viewed by employers as being well prepared for jobs that require problem solving and creative thinking skills.
Bachelor of Science in Mathematics
This degree provides students with broad exposure to disciplines in mathematics. Students in this major pursue careers and graduate education in a wide variety of fields including mathematics and statistics, business and finance, computers science, education, law and medicine.
Bachelor of Arts in Mathematics Education
This degree prepares students for a career in secondary education (grades 9-12) as
Minor in Mathematics
The mathematics minor provides students with a foundation in both abstract reasoning and computation fluency. Students completing a math minor have strong problem solving and critical thinking skills. A minor in mathematics is excellent preparation for students wishing to pursue law school, computer science, elementary or middle school education, economics, and many other careers that depend on an ability to think and communicate logically and clearly.
Minor in Applied Mathematics
The applied mathematics minor is an excellent complement to such majors as economics,
business, chemistry, physics, biology and sports medicine. It is designed to give
students a deeper understanding of mathematical concepts and a more robust set of
quantitative reasoning skills, which are increasingly important in the fields of business
and the physical sciences.
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Preparation for Your Future
Preparation for Graduate or Professional Schools
Over half of our graduates have been admitted to graduate or professional schools in mathematics, computer science, statistics, medicine, law, engineering, or education. Our majors are accepted in to some of the finest institutions for advanced studies after graduation, including the University of California, Duke, University of Washington, Washington University, University of Oregon, and many more. Of all majors, mathematics majors nationally have recently had the highest acceptance rates in medical and law schools.
Secondary Teaching Credential
Students who plan to teach mathematics in secondary schools of California should complete their degree with a mathematics or mathematics education major and obtain a California Teaching Credential. Several of the courses required for the California Teaching Credential are already part of the mathematics education major. If you plan on teaching in another state, you will need to obtain a credential for that state. (Some states will accept the California credential, while others will have their own specific rules.)
The critical thinking and technical skills acquired during completion of a mathematics degree are desirable to a wide range of careers and fields including:
- Actuarial Science
- Business Analytics
- Computer Programming
- Management Consulting
- Data Science
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24255 Pacific Coast Highway
Malibu, CA 90263
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Divisional Dean & Professor of Chemistry
Sunni De Lano