Advising for Mathematics Major and Minor
Mathematics Major
Major Requirements and Schedule
Mathematics Minor
Mathematics Major
The three templates below show typical schedules for majors with varying levels of initial preparation/performance. MATH 240 is prerequisite to most upper division courses and therefore should be completed as early as the student is ready for the course. Freshman entering with MATH 227 credit should enroll in MATH 240 in the fall of the freshman year, and then continue to take at least one mathematics course each term. CS 150 should also be completed as early as possible.
Refer to the following table for Level Placements of the below templates:
Level  Mathematics Courses Eligible  Quant SAT or ACT  HS Math 

IV  227, 240 
AP Calculus AB Score or AB Subscore of 4 or 5 IB Mathematics HL score 5 or higher 

III  226  SAT 570 ACT 24  Three years w/ Trigonometry 
II  125, 207  SAT 530 ACT 21  Three years 
I  122, 165, 212, 221, 223  Any  Any 
Level IV Placement
Freshman Year
Fall  Cr  Winter  Cr  Spring  Cr 

MATH 227  4  Elective  02  MATH 306 (if 240 in Fall)  4 
MATH 240 (or in Spring)  4  MATH 240 (if not in Fall)  4  
CS 150  4  Elective  812  
FYS  4 
Sophomore Year
Fall  Cr  Winter  Cr  Spring  Cr 

MATH 326  4  Elective  02  MATH 306 (if not prev. Spring)  4 
MATH 228  4  Additional upper div. math  4  
Elective  4  Elective  8  
CS 150 (if not taken prior year)  4 
Level III placement and strong Math 226 performance in Fall Freshman Year
Freshman Year
Fall  Cr  Winter  Cr  Spring  Cr 

MATH 226  4  Elective  02  MATH 227  4 
CS 150  4  MATH 240  4  
FYS  4  Elective  8  
Elective  4 
Sophomore Year
Fall  Cr  Winter  Cr  Spring  Cr 

MATH 326  4  Elective  02  MATH 306  4 
MATH 228  4  Additional upper div. math  4  
CS 150 (if not taken prior year)  4  Elective  8  
Elective  4 
Level III placement and satisfactory (not strong) Math 226 performance in Fall Freshman Year
Freshman Year
Fall  Cr  Winter  Cr  Spring  Cr 

MATH 226  4  Elective  02  MATH 227  4 
CS 150  4  Elective  12  
FYS  4  
Elective  4 
Sophomore Year
Fall  Cr  Winter  Cr  Spring  Cr 

MATH 240  4  Elective  02  MATH 306  4 
MATH 228 (possibly)  4  Additional upper div. math  4  
CS 150 (if not taken previous year)  4  Elective  8  
Elective  4 
Junior Year
Fall  Cr  Winter  Cr  Spring  Cr 

MATH 326  4  
Additional upper div. math  4  
Elective  4 
Mathematics majors come to Pacific with a variety of backgrounds. In general, potential mathematics majors should:
 Complete the calculus sequence, Math 22678, as early as possible. Complete Math 227 and Math 306 by the end of the sophomore year in order to finish in four years.
 Complete Math 240 as early as the student is ready, as it is prerequisite to most upperlevel mathematics courses. Freshmen starting in Math 227 might be ready for Math 240 in the spring, and should consult with a mathematics faculty member. Entering freshman with a credit for an entire year for calculus (Math 226227) should immediately register for Math 240.
 Complete Math 306 and Math 326 by the end of sophomore year.
 Complete Computer Science 150 no later than fall of the junior year.
Optional Specializations in the Mathematics Major
These specializations are optional and not required to receive a major in mathematics. Courses can be used to satisfy both requirements for the mathematics major and an optional specialization.
Students whose career goal is in financial mathematics or the actuarial field should complete the Actuarial Science specialization. Students who will be attending graduate school in mathematics should complete the Advanced Mathematics specialization. Students interested in a career in mathematical biology should complete the Biomathematics specialization. And, students who intend to become high school teachers should complete the Secondary Mathematics Education specialization.
Students completing a specialization are well served by using some of the courses in the specialization to satisfy requirements for the core major.
Actuarial Science
MATH 316
ECON 101 and 102
ACCT 201, 305
One of the following: BA 306, 345, 445, ECON 321
Advanced Mathematics
MATH 311, 402, and 405
Two of the following: MATH 316, 321, 400, 410, 411, 412
Biomathematics
MATH 301
One of the following pairs:
MATH 207 (or MATH 307) and MATH 316
MATH 316 and MATH 410
MATH 311 and MATH 411
One of the following:
BIOL 200 and BIOL 200L
BIOL 201 and BIOL 201L
8 additional credits of BIOL at the 200 level or above with advisor approval
Secondary Mathematics Education
MATH 207 (or MATH 307), 311, 316, and 321
Mathematics Major Planning Form
Mathematics Major Planning Form (pdf)
Math Minor
Mathematics Minor Planning Form (pdf)