Advising

Core

Each student must complete one of the following:

  1. Pass, with at least a C-, 4 semester hours of Mathematics numbered 165 or higher
  2. Pass, with at least a C-, Psych 350 (Behavioral Statistics) or Soc 301 (Social Statistics)

Prerequisites for Core Courses in Mathematics

Prerequisites for Core Courses in Mathematics

General Advice

While many students should opt to take calculus, those intending majors or minors in chemistry, physics, mathematics or economics are advised (and perhaps required, see catalog) to complete at least Math 226, Calculus I (differential calculus).

Students intending to major in one of the social sciences or biology or related field are advised to complete Math 207, General Elementary Statistics. Economics majors are required to complete Math 207.

Only students intending to become K-9 teachers should consider taking both Math 221 and Math 223 (see certification requirements under School of Education in catalog).

Computer science majors are required to complete Math 240, Discrete Mathematics, Math 226, Calculus I, and Math 206, Computational Linear Algebra.

Students who will not be majoring in any science or social science may be best served by completing Math 165, Modern Topics in Mathematics, or Math 212 Logic and Language.

Majors

Mathematics majors come to Pacific with a variety of backgrounds. It is therefore difficult to create here a schedule for the "typical" freshman. Instead, we offer general guidelines for mathematics majors or potential majors.

  1. Complete the calculus sequence, Math 226-7-8, as early as possible. Math 227 must be completed by the end of the sophomore year in order to finish in four years.
  2. Complete both Computer Science 150 and Physics 232 no later than the end of the sophomore year.
  3. Enroll in Discrete Mathematics, Math 240, after completing Math 226 (typically Fall of the sophomore year).
  4. Get an advisor in the mathematics department as soon as possible.

Minors

Mathematics minors should complete the calculus sequence as early as possible. In addition, minors should contact an advisor in the mathematics department.