Undergraduate Programs
Advisement
Math Undergraduate Advisor: Dr. Melisa Hendrata
Math Credential Advisor/fITEP Director: Dr. Debasree Raychaudhuri Office: ST F203

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BS in Math
 Catalog description of the BS in Math degree:
Program sheets (current 20222023 semester catalog):
 Applied Option 1  Program sheet
 General Option 2  Program sheet
 Integrated Teaching Option 3 (fITEP or ITEP)  Program sheet
 Traditional Teaching Option 4  Program sheet
Roadmaps (current 20222023 semester catalog):
 Applied Option 1  Roadmap
 General Option 2  Roadmap
 Integrated Teaching Option 3  Roadmap
 Fasttrack Integrated Teaching Option (fITEP)  Traditional Teaching Option 4  Roadmap
ADT Roadmaps (current 20222023 semester catalog):
 Applied Option 1  ADT Roadmap
 General Option 2  ADT Roadmap
 Traditional Teaching Option 4  ADT Roadmap
Other pertinent information:
Math courses prerequisite flowchart
List of approved Math upper division electives and Group IV courses
Old Catalog Descriptions of the Math major:
 Semester: 20202021, 20192020, 20182019, 20172018, 20162017
 Quarter: 20152016 BS, 20152016 BA, 20142015 BS, 20142015 BA, 20132014 BS, 20132014 BA
Old Program Sheets:
 20212022 Catalog: Applied Option 1, General Option 2, Integrated Teaching Option 3, Traditional Teaching Option 4
 20202021 Catalog: Applied Option 1, General Option 2, Integrated Teaching Option 3, Traditional Teaching Option 4
 20192020 Catalog: Applied Option 1, General Option 2, Integrated Teaching Option 3, Traditional Teaching Option 4
 20182019 Catalog: Applied Option 1, General Option 2, Integrated Teaching Option 3, Traditional Teaching Option 4
 20162017 and 20172018 Catalog: Applied Option 1, General Option 2, Integrated Teaching Option 3, Traditional Teaching Option 4
Old Roadmaps:
 20212022 Catalog: Applied Option 1, General Option 2, Integrated Teaching Option 3 (ITEP), Fasttrack Integrated Teaching Option (fITEP), Traditional Teaching Option 4
 20202021 Catalog: Applied Option 1, General Option 2, Integrated Teaching Option 3 (ITEP), Fasttrack Integrated Teaching Option (fITEP), Traditional Teaching Option 4
 20192020 Catalog: Applied Option 1, General Option 2, Integrated Teaching Option 3 (ITEP), Fasttrack Integrated Teaching Option (fITEP), Traditional Teaching Option 4
 20182019 Catalog: Applied Option 1, General Option 2, Integrated Teaching Option 3, Traditional Teaching Option 4
 20162017 and 20172018 Catalog: Applied Option 1, General Option 2, Integrated Teaching Option 3, Traditional Teaching Option 4
Minor in Math
Upper Division Electives
The following courses are approved upper division electives for the Minor in Math.
MATH 3200, MATH 3450, MATH 4010, MATH 4021, MATH 4030, MATH 4100, MATH 4200, MATH 4300, MATH 4460, MATH 4540, MATH 4550, MATH 4560, MATH 4570, MATH 4650, MATH 4660, MATH 4670, MATH 4680, MATH 4690, MATH 4700, MATH 4710, MATH 4720, MATH 4740, MATH 4750, MATH 4800, MATH 4840, MATH 4990
To receive a Math Minor, you are required to take MATH 2110, MATH 2120, and MATH 2130. In addition, you must take a fourth lower division course that is either MATH 2150, MATH 2450, or MATH 2550. Here are the possible upper division courses that you can take based on what course you took to fulfill the fourth lower division course in the minor.
 If you took MATH 2150, then the following upper division courses are possible to take: MATH 3200, MATH 4021, MATH 4030, MATH 4740, MATH 4750 (prerequisite is MATH 4740).
 If you took MATH 2550, then the following upper division courses are possible to take: MATH 3200, MATH 4100, MATH 4700 (if you have taken a programming course), MATH 4710 (4700 is a prereq), MATH 4720, MATH 4740, MATH 4750 (4740 is a prereq).
 If you took both MATH 2150 and MATH 2550, then the following upper division courses are possible to take: Any of the above courses listed in the above two options, and also MATH 4800.
 If you took MATH 2450 (or CS 2148*), then we recommend that you take MATH 3450. After that you have many possibilities, such as MATH 4200, MATH 4300, MATH 4460, MATH 4550, MATH 4560 (prerequisite is MATH 4550), MATH 4650, MATH 4660 (prerequisite is MATH 4650), MATH 4680, MATH 4840, MATH 4690.
*Note: CS 2148 meets the prerequisite for MATH 3450, but this will not be implemented on GET until Fall 2023. Until then, if you have taken CS 2148, you will have to ask the Mathematics Department to clear the prerequisite before registering in MATH 3450.
Subject Matter Waiver Programs
Full Math Waiver & Foundational level math (FLM) waiver
To become a math teacher, you need a BA/BS degree (with subject matter competency as required for teachers) and a teaching credential. To show subject matter competency, you can either
 pass the CSET exam, OR
 complete a BA/BS degree program that has the CSET waiver (e.g., Integrated Teaching or Traditional Teaching) embedded in it, OR
 complete a degree in Mathematics (e.g., Applied or General Mathematics, Integrated or Traditional Teaching on our campus), OR
 complete the list of CTC approved CSET waiver courses.
By the new CCTC rule (July 2021), you can also do a mix and match of passing CSET and waiver courses, however, we currently do NOT offer that option.
For descriptions of the 2 subject matter waiver programs we offer, and the lists of courses, see our Full and Foundational Level Math Subject Matter Waivers. All waiver courses must be completed with a grade of C or better.
Must I formally apply for a CSET waiver evaluation?
Yes, all waiver applicants need to still formally apply for waiver (see process below) AFTER they complete ALL waiver courses.
Who can apply for a math CSET waiver evaluation at Cal State LA?
Per Math Deparment and CCOE policy, students can apply for CSET waiver evaluation as long as they are enrolled in Cal State LA math credential program AND have completed math courses at a CSU campus without a waiver program.
Here is the process for requesting a CSET waiver evaluation:
STEP I Go to http://www.calstatela.edu/academic/ccoe/oss/elementarysubjectmatteresmpreparationprograms. You may scroll to the bottom right hand side of the page and there you will find the Subject Matter Waiver Program instructions for reference.
STEP II In addition, you may submit your payment for the evaluation online through Cash Net  https://commerce.cashnet.com/csulapay. Feel free to modify the amount on the CCOE option. [EXEMPTION: Present CCOE math credential students do NOT need to pay]
STEP III Once you have completed the subject matter waiver fee form and submitted your online payment, you may scan and email both the form and verification of payment to math credential advisor Dr. Raychaudhuri for an evaluation ([email protected]) with .cc to Edith Torres at CCOE ([email protected]). Depending on your required course completion status, you may get a "Completed" or "Incomplete" waiver. Note that while Math Department does the formal waiver evaluation, CCOE writes the formal waiver letter.
Note: If you get an "incomplete" waiver, you need to complete the courses and email Dr. Raychaudhuri so your waiver is updated to a "Completed".
Credit for AP and other exams
If you have taken an AP Calculus, CLEP, or International Baccalaureate (IB) exam, you may get credit for some calculus courses if you scored high enough.
AP Exams  Passing score  Earns credit for  Semester units  GE 

Calculus AB  3  MATH 2110 (Calculus I)  4  B4 
Calculus BC  3 
MATH 2110 (Calculus I) and MATH 2120 (Calculus II) 
8  B4 
AP Calculus BC/AB Subscore  3 
MATH 2110 (Calculus I) 
4  B4 
AP Statistics  3  MATH 1090 (Reasoning with Statistics)  3  B4 
CLEP Exams  Passing score  Earns credit for  Semester units  GE 

Calculus  50  MATH 2110 (Calculus I)  4  B4 
College Algebra  50  MATH 1020 (College Algebra)  3  B4 
College Mathematics  50  MATH 1000 (Introduction to College Mathematics)  3  B4 
Precalculus  50  MATH 1040 (Precalculus)  6  B4 
International Baccalaureate Exam  Passing score  Earns credit for  Semester units  GE 

IB Mathematics HL  4  MATH 2110 (Calculus I) and MATH 2120 (Calculus II)  8  B4 
Please see the course catalog for the most uptodate information.
Program Learning Outcomes
BS Mathematics
 Use techniques of differentiation and integration (in one or more variables).
 Find local and absolute extrema of functions of one or more variables.
 Sketch graphs of functions of one variable and identify basic functions from their graphs (one or two variables).
 Solve systems of linear equations with the use of matrices and their inverses.
 Recognize and work with basic algebraic structures (groups, vector spaces, homomorphisms).
 Give direct proofs, proofs by contradiction, and proofs by induction.
 Formulate definitions and theorems.
 Write a simple computer program.
 Use mathematics to model and solve problems in other areas.
 Gain competency in other areas of mathematics (which ones and how many depends on the selected option).
 Demonstrate basic competency in both oral and written communication.