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Course Description

Mathematics offers to the undergraduate and graduate students a rich mix of pure and modern applied courses. Common to these offerings are the power, beauty, and utility of mathematical thought. Mathematics is a living, vital subject with a long, distinguished tradition. A student who selects the mathematics major will develop the ability to explore, conjecture, and reason logically, as well as the ability to effectively use a variety of mathematical methods to solve problems.


Students interested in teaching mathematics at the secondary level may wish to complete the Single-Subject Matter Preparation Program (SSMP) in Mathematics. To be admitted to a Single Subject Teaching Credentialing program, a prospective teacher must earn a bachelor’s degree and demonstrate subject matter competence. Satisfying the requirements of the SSMP demonstrates the subject matter competence required for a credential in mathematics. Students interested in the SSMP should consult the mathematics SSMP Coordinator as soon as possible to obtain detailed information on GPA requirements and the portfolio of work which must be compiled, as well as advice on how to best coordinate completion of the SSMP and the Bachelor of Science in Mathematics.


The Master of Science Program in Mathematics at California State University San Marcos is designed to provide breadth of exposure to mathematics and enhance the intellectual attitudes and the analytic skills needed for the comprehension, appreciation, creation, and application of mathematics. There are also opportunities for students to pursue applications of mathematics, computational aspects of mathematics, and fertile connections between branches of mathematics both in coursework and in thesis work. Graduates will be prepared for a wide range of career opportunities as the skills and attitudes fostered in the program are in demand in academe, business, government, and industry. In particular, graduates will be well-prepared to teach in secondary schools, community colleges, and some four-year colleges. They will be prepared to enter a doctoral program in mathematics or mathematical education. The computational and applicable mathematics mastered by students will offer graduates training for careers as mathematical scientists in business, government, and industry. There are some opportunities for students to teach undergraduates and assist faculty in their scholarly activity.

  • Single-Subject Matter Preparation (SSMP) Program
  • Minor in Mathematics
  • Master of Science in Mathematics

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