## Undergraduate Programs

**Math Undergraduate Advisor:** Dr. Melisa Hendrata**Office: **ST F209**Phone: **(323) 343-2167**Email: **[email protected]**Office Hours:** Please email for questions/Zoom appointment request.

**Math Credential Advisor/ fITEP Director: **Dr. Debasree Raychaudhuri

**Office: **ST F203**Email: **[email protected]**Office Hours:** Please email for questions/Zoom appointment request.

**NSS Advisement Office**

**Office: **KH D1044**Phone: **(323) 343-5284

**Website: **www.calstatela.edu/nssadvising**Email: **[email protected]

**Hours: **Monday - Thursday: 8:00am - 6:00pm

Friday: 8:00am - 10:00am & 1:00pm - 5:00pm

To make an appointment, go to the website.

**See/email the Undergraduate Advisor for:**

- Career advisement
- Declaration of Major or Minor
- GE Course Petition Approval
- Major Course Substitution
- Major Electives Approval
- Minor Electives Approval

**See/email the Credential Advisor for:**

- Credential related questions
- Admission to
*f*ITEP cohort - CSET waiver evaluation

**See the NSS Advisement Office for:**

- Graduation Check
- Unit Overload Petition
- Leave of Absense Petition
- Super Senior Advisement
- Repeat Limit Exception
- Reinstatement Approval
- SAP Plan for Financial Aid

**Catalog description of the BS in Math degree: **Mathematics, B.S.

**Program sheets (current 2024-2025 semester catalog):**

**Roadmaps (current 2024-2025 semester catalog): **

**ADT Roadmaps (current 2024-2025 semester catalog): **

**Other pertinent information: **

Math courses prerequisite flowchart

Old Catalog Descriptions of the Math major:

- Semester: 2023-2024, 2022-2023, 2021-2022, 2020-2021, 2019-2020, 2018-2019, 2017-2018, 2016-2017
- Quarter: 2015-2016 BS, 2015-2016 BA, 2014-2015 BS, 2014-2015 BA, 2013-2014 BS, 2013-2014 BA

Old Program Sheets:

- 2023-2024 Catalog: Applied Option 1, General Option 2
- 2022-2023 Catalog: Applied Option 1, General Option 2
- 2021-2022 Catalog: Applied Option 1, General Option 2
- 2020-2021 Catalog: Applied Option 1, General Option 2
- 2019-2020 Catalog: Applied Option 1, General Option 2
- 2018-2019 Catalog: Applied Option 1, General Option 2
- 2016-2017 and 2017-2018 Catalog: Applied Option 1, General Option 2

Old Roadmaps:

- 2023-2024 Catalog:

4-year plan: Applied Option 1, General Option 2

2-year plan (ADT): Applied Option 1 - ADT Roadmap, General Option 2 - ADT Roadmap

- 2022-2023 Catalog:

4-year plan: Applied Option 1, General Option 2

2-year plan (ADT): Applied Option 1 - ADT Roadmap, General Option 2 - ADT Roadmap

- 2021-2022 Catalog: Applied Option 1, General Option 2
- 2020-2021 Catalog: Applied Option 1, General Option 2
- 2019-2020 Catalog: Applied Option 1, General Option 2
- 2018-2019 Catalog: Applied Option 1, General Option 2
- 2016-2017 and 2017-2018 Catalog: Applied Option 1, General Option 2

**Math Teacher Information/Scholarship: **MSTI (Math and Science Teacher Initiative)

** Catalog description of the BS in Math degree: **Mathematics, B.S.

**Program sheets (current 2024-2025 semester catalog):**

- Integrated Teaching Option 3 (
*f*ITEP or ITEP) - Program sheet - Traditional Teaching Option 4 - Program sheet

**Roadmaps (current 2024-2025 semester catalog): **

- Integrated Teaching Option 3 - Roadmap

- Fast-track Integrated Teaching Option (*f*ITEP) - Traditional Teaching Option 4 - Roadmap

**ADT Roadmaps (current 2024-2025 semester catalog): **

**Other pertinent information: **

Math courses prerequisite flowchart

Old Catalog Descriptions of the Math major:

- Semester: 2023-2024, 2022-2023, 2021-2022, 2020-2021, 2019-2020, 2018-2019, 2017-2018, 2016-2017
- Quarter: 2015-2016 BS, 2015-2016 BA, 2014-2015 BS, 2014-2015 BA, 2013-2014 BS, 2013-2014 BA

Old Program Sheets:

- 2023-2024 Catalog: Integrated Teaching Option 3, Traditional Teaching Option 4
- 2022-2023 Catalog: Integrated Teaching Option 3, Traditional Teaching Option 4
- 2021-2022 Catalog: Integrated Teaching Option 3, Traditional Teaching Option 4
- 2020-2021 Catalog: Integrated Teaching Option 3, Traditional Teaching Option 4
- 2019-2020 Catalog: Integrated Teaching Option 3, Traditional Teaching Option 4
- 2018-2019 Catalog: Integrated Teaching Option 3, Traditional Teaching Option 4
- 2016-2017 and 2017-2018 Catalog: Integrated Teaching Option 3, Traditional Teaching Option 4

Old Roadmaps:

- 2023-2024 Catalog:

4-year plan: Integrated Teaching Option 3 (ITEP), Fast-track Integrated Teaching Option (*f*ITEP), Traditional Teaching Option 4

2-year plan (ADT): Traditional Teaching Option 4 - ADT Roadmap

- 2022-2023 Catalog:

4-year plan: Integrated Teaching Option 3 (ITEP), Fast-track Integrated Teaching Option (*f*ITEP), Traditional Teaching Option 4

2-year plan (ADT): Traditional Teaching Option 4 - ADT Roadmap

- 2021-2022 Catalog: Integrated Teaching Option 3 (ITEP), Fast-track Integrated Teaching Option (
*f*ITEP), Traditional Teaching Option 4 - 2020-2021 Catalog: Integrated Teaching Option 3 (ITEP), Fast-track Integrated Teaching Option (fITEP), Traditional Teaching Option 4
- 2019-2020 Catalog: Integrated Teaching Option 3 (ITEP), Fast-track Integrated Teaching Option (fITEP), Traditional Teaching Option 4
- 2018-2019 Catalog: Integrated Teaching Option 3, Traditional Teaching Option 4
- 2016-2017 and 2017-2018 Catalog: Integrated Teaching Option 3, Traditional Teaching Option 4

The Minor in Mathematics, available for students majoring in other fields, consists of 26-27 units, of which 9 are upper division. Students majoring in fields that require the same courses as those required for the Minor in Mathematics need take only those courses in the minor program that are not incorporated into their major.

### Requirements for the Minor (23 units)

#### Lower Division Required Courses (14 units)

- MATH 2110 - Calculus I [4]
- MATH 2120 - Calculus II [4]
- MATH 2130 - Calculus III [3]

- One of the following two courses:

MATH 2450 - Foundations of Mathematics I: Discrete Mathematics [3]

CS 2148 - Discrete Structures [4]

- One of the following three courses:

MATH 2150 - Differential Equations [3]

MATH 2190 - Differential Equations and Linear Algebra [3]

MATH 2550 - Introduction to Linear Algebra [3]

#### Upper Division Electives (9 units)

Select three upper division mathematics courses from

MATH 3200, MATH 3450, MATH 3540, 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.

The Minor in Mathematics Teaching, available for students majoring in any field, consists of 24 units, of which 18 are upper division. Students majoring in fields that require the same courses as those required for the minor in Mathematics Teaching need take only those courses in the minor program that are not incorporated into their major.

#### Requirements for the Minor (24 units)

- MATH 2600 - Analytic Geometry [3]
- MATH 2740 - Introduction to Statistics [3]
- MATH 3950 - Field Experience I: Intro. To Classroom Strategies [3]
- MATH 3960 - Field Experience II: Application and Evaluation of Classroom Strategies [2]
- MATH 4300 - Modern Geometry [3]
- MATH 4460 - Theory of Numbers [3]
- MATH 4740 - Theory of Probability [3]
- MATH 4901 - Capstone Course for Teachers of Mathematics [4]

##### 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 /academic/ccoe/oss/elementary-subject-matter-esm-preparation-programs. 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".

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 up-to-date information.

#### BS Mathematics

Students who graduate with a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics will be able to:

1. Understand core mathematical concepts including the ability to construct rigorous mathematical proofs. *(mathematical knowledge and proofs)*

2. Solve mathematical problems using mathematical reasoning and problem-solving techniques. *(critical thinking and problem-solving skills)*

3. Apply mathematical principles to a wide range of real-world problems and situations. *(mathematical applications)*

4. Use technology to gain significant insight into mathematical problems and data. *(computational skills)*

5. Communicate mathematical ideas in both written and oral forms. *(communication skills)*

6. Be aware of opportunities for mathematics majors, including career options as well as graduate study. *(career awareness)*