Overview
The Department of Mathematics offers a B.A. and B.S. degree in programs that share a common, solid mathematical foundation but differ in their specializations in the pure and applied areas of mathematics. These programs can provide the basis for careers in mathematics itself or within the many scientific and business fields, which, in today’s technological society, depend on a basic knowledge of mathematical methods.
The B.A. in Mathematics, following the liberal arts tradition, combines a broad coverage of the humanities and social sciences with a moderate amount of advanced mathematics in the major. It is selected most often either by students who intend to obtain a teaching credential with a specialty in mathematics or by students who wish to pursue graduate work in business or the social sciences.
The B.S. in Mathematics is more technical and contains a greater concentration of work in the major field. The Pure Mathematics program is directed toward students who may wish to pursue graduate work in pure mathematics.
The General Applied Math option is directed toward students who may wish to pursue graduate work in applied mathematics. The other Applied Mathematics programs, with options in Biology, Chemistry, Economics, Environmental Sciences, Physics, and Statistics, are designed to provide a rigorous training in mathematics together with a substantial background in the discipline of the option. The Computational Mathematics program is designed to prepare the student for professional work with computers and computer systems and for graduate work in computer science.
Mathematics Advising
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Change of Major Criteria for Mathematics
To declare a major, student must be in good academic standing (quarter and cumulative GPAs at 2.0 and above) with no grades lower than a C in any attempted major requirement. If upperdivision courses have been taken, a minimum upperdivision GPA of a 2.0 is required. Must be able to complete the degree within 216 units. *AP/IB units or transfer units earned prior to graduating high school are excluded when determining unit range for change of major criteria and 216 unit maximum. Freshman (up to 44.9 units)
Sophomore (45  89.9 units)
Junior & Seniors
(90  135+ units)
Completion of the following with a grade of “C” or better:
 MATH008B
OR
 MATH009A/ MATH 007A/ MATH 005B
Completion of the following with a grade of “C” or better:
 MATH009A/ MATH 007A/ MATH 005B
 MATH009B / MATH 007B
One of the following courses:
 MATH009C or MATH010A
Completion of the following with a grade of “C” or better:
 MATH009A / MATH 007A / MATH 005B
 MATH009B / MATH 007B
 MATH009C
 MATH010A
 MATH031

Additional Information about the Mathematics Major
Mathematics Additional Documents

Course Planning Materials for Mathematics
Mathematics Degree Summary Sheets
 MATH BS Degree Summary Sheets by Concentration  Fall 2017 Catalog to current
 MATH BS Degree Summary Sheets by Concentration  Fall 2016 Catalog or earlier
 MATH BA Degree Summary Sheet (all Catalog years)
Mathematics Sample FourYear Course Plans
Mathematics Schedule of Course Offerings

Minor in Mathematics
To declare a minor, students must: be in good academic standing (quarter and cumulative GPAs at 2.0 and above); complete 2 upperdivision courses required for the minor with a C or better; and be able to complete both your major and minor within the 216 unit maximum. *AP/IB units or transfer units earned prior to graduating high school are excluded when determining 216 unit maximum. Minors must be declared no later than 2 quarters prior to a student's expected graduation term. A minimum of 16 upperdivision units must be unique to the minor; additional upperdivision units beyond those unique 16 may also be used toward major requirements if applicable.
Mathematics Minor requirements
The following are the requirements for a minor in Mathematics:
 Lowerdivision courses (1820 units)
 MATH 005B or MATH 007A or MATH 009A or MATH 009HA
 MATH005C or MATH 007B or MATH 009B or MATH 009HB
 MATH005C or MATH 009C
 MATH 010A, MATH 010B
 Upperdivision requirements: 24 units of upperdivision mathematics courses. Of the specified upperdivision units, a minimum of 16 must be unique to the minor and may not be used to satisfy major requirements and no more than 4 units in courses numbered 190–199.
Students with a minor in Mathematics should consult with their math major advisor to construct a specific program consistent with their goals.
 Lowerdivision courses (1820 units)
Mathematics Academic Advisors
CNAS Professional Academic Advisors provide students with individual guidance throughout their academic careers at UCR and help them achieve realistic academic goals. Professional Academic Advisors can assist you with declaring or changing your major or minor, course repeats, the process for taking courses outside of UCR, taking a leave from UCR, and questions about withdrawing or readmitting to UCR.
Mathematics Lead Faculty Advisor
A Lead Faculty Advisor is assigned for each major. Faculty advisors are available to assist students with guidance regarding graduate or professional school, opportunities to participate in research, independent study, or internships. Faculty advisors also may provide students with advice and mentoring regarding career goals.
Dr. Kevin Costello
Mathematics Lead Faculty Advisor
Email: costello@math.ucr.edu
Phone: 9518277392
Dr. Sarah Yeakel
Mathematics Lead Faculty Advisor
Email: sarah.yeakel@ucr.edu
Phone: 9518275003