Mathematics majors

All mathematics majors:

Required by the spring prior to transfer:

  • Four semesters/five quarters of calculus through multivariable
  • Either linear algebra or differential equations

Additional recommended courses prior to transfer:

  • Complete the full calculus series (encompassing single variable, multivariable, linear algebra, and differential equations)
  • One introductory course in C++

Additional requirements by major:


Mathematics*

  • One course in calculus-based physics (mechanics)
  • Two additional courses from:
    • Calculus-based physics
    • General chemistry
    • Biology with lab for the major (evolution)
    • Symbolic logic

Applied Mathematics or Mathematics of Computation*

  • Two courses in calculus-based physics (mechanics, electricity, and magnetism)
  • One course in general chemistry for the major or a third course in calculus-based physics

Additionally for Mathematics of Computation:

  • Intermediate/advanced C++ programming and one discrete structures course

Financial Actuarial Mathematics*

  • One course in microeconomics
  • One course in macroeconomics
  • One course in introduction to financial accounting
  • One course in introduction to managerial accounting.

Mathematics/Applied Science*

Please refer to the UCLA General Catalog for a list of additional preparation courses specific to your Applied Science field (History of Science, Medical and Life Sciences).


Mathematics/Atmospheric and Oceanic Science

  • 1.5 years of calculus-based physics for the major
  • Two courses from:
    • Climate change
    • Air pollution
    • Atmospheric environment
    • Solar/planetary climate

Please refer to the UCLA General Catalog for a list of additional preparation courses for this major.


Mathematics/Economics*

  • One course in microeconomics
  • One course in macroeconomics
  • One discrete structures course
  • One intermediate course in critical reading and writing

Mathematics for Teaching*

  • One discrete structures course
  • One course in calculus-based physics (mechanics)
  • Two additional courses from:
    • Calculus-based physics
    • General chemistry
    • Computer programming

* Students are classified as pre-majors until they complete the preparation courses at UCLA.



more information about these majors:

Applied Mathematics
Mathematics
Mathematics/Applied Science
Mathematics/Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences
Mathematics/Economics
Mathematics for Teaching
Mathematics of Computation

department homepages:

Mathematics
Mathematics/Economics

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