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Mathematics and Statistics Department


Introduction

One of the oldest intellectual disciplines, mathematics plays a key role in many fields: cryptography, computer graphics, operations research, engineering and science. Students majoring in mathematics learn to communicate mathematical ideas effectively and to use basic computational skills, mathematical models and technology to solve practical problems. The Department of Mathematics and Statistics offers both undergraduate and graduate programs that prepare our alumni to work in industry and to teach in secondary schools or community colleges. In addition to a BA in mathematics, we offer a BS in applied mathematics that trains students for more technical careers and incorporates student research projects at the Center for Applied Mathematics, Computation and Statistics (CAMCOS). We also offer four master's degrees: an MS and an MA in mathematics, an MA that concentrates on mathematics education and an MS in Statistics.

Honors Program in Mathematics

The requirements for mathematics majors to graduate with departmental honors are: (1) at least a 3.0 G.P.A. overall, (2) at least a 3.5 G.P.A. in the major, (3) Completion of MATH 180H (Individual Studies for Honors).

Restriction on Enrollment for Credit

Enrollment for credit in MATH 008, 010, 012, 070, 071, 101, 105, 106, 107A, and 107B will not be allowed for students who have received credit in MATH 019, 030, 031, 030P, 032, unless the particular course in question is required for the student's major, minor or credential requirements.

Calculus Placement Examination

Many students who wish to enroll in MATH 030, MATH 030P, MATH 060 or MATH 071 are required to take the Calculus Placement Examination. Information and forms are available in the Mathematics Department Office, MH 308, or online at the Mathematics Department website: www.sjsu.edu/math.

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