Course Requirements: Applied Mathematics

Requirements for the Major in Applied Mathematics

(consists of five lower-division and eight upper-division courses)

LOWER-DIVISION REQUIRED COURSES

Mathematics 1A Calculus
Mathematics 1B Calculus
Mathematics 53 Multivariable Calculus
Mathematics 54 Linear Algebra & Differential Equations
Mathematics 55 Discrete Mathematics

 

(We will accept Computer Science 70 in lieu of Mathematics 55 for students with a double major in Computer Science or Electrical Engineering and Computer Science.)

 

UPPER-DIVISION REQUIRED COURSES

Mathematics 104 Introduction to Analysis
Mathematics 110 Linear Algebra
Mathematics 113 Introduction to Abstract Algebra
Mathematics 128A Numerical Analysis
Mathematics 185 Introduction to Complex Analysis

THREE CLUSTERED ELECTIVES

Applied Math majors, with signed approval by their faculty advisors, select a minimum of three upper-division (or graduate) elective courses to form a coherent cluster in an applied area.  Courses in other departments may count toward this requirement provided they have substantial mathematical content at an appropriately advanced level and have a unit value of at least 3.

Sample clusters with suggested courses are listed below. Before any alternative courses may be used as major electives, the student must obtain their Faculty Advisor's signed approval on the Course Approval Form and return it to an Undergraduate Advisor in 964 or 965 Evans for their student file.

SAMPLE CLUSTERS AND COURSES
(review clusters listed or design one with faculty advisor)

Actuarial Science: Mathematics 128B, Statistics 101 or 134, 102 or 135, 151A, Economics 141
Classical Mechanics: Mathematics 123, 189, Physics 105, Mechanical Engineering 104
Computer Science: Mathematics 128B, Computer Science 162, 164, 170, 172, 174, 184, 188
 For CS course enrollment instructions, please see http://www.eecs.berkeley.edu/Policies/enrollment.shtml
Economics: Economics 103, 104, 141, Mathematics 103, 170, Statistics 101, 134, 155
Fluid Mechanics: Required: Mechanical Engineering 106; Elective: 2 of Mechanical Engineering 163, Chemical Engineering 141 or Engineering 115, Mathematics 126, Mathematics 128B
Geophysics: Required: Geophysics 108 and 121; Elective: 1 of Geophysics 104, 122, 130 or 145
Life & Physical Sciences: Generally: Mathematics 123, 126, 128B
Logic: Mathematics 125A,B
Mathematical Biology: Required: Mathematics 127; Elective: 2 of Mathematics 170, 172, 126 or 128B
Numerical Analysis: Mathematics 123, 126, 128B
Operations Research: Statistics 101 or 134, Indust. Engnr. & Oper. Research 130, 160, 161, 162
Probability Theory: Mathematics 105, Statistics 101 or 134, 150
Quantum Mechanics: Mathematics 126, 189, Physics 137A, 137B
Relativity: Required: Math 140 and Physics 139; Elective: 1 of Math 126 or Math 141
Social Sciences: Generally: Statistics 101 or 134, 102 or 135, 150, 151A, 151B, 153
Statistics: Mathematics 128B, Statistics 101 or 134, 102 or 135, 150, 153, 155, 156
Systems Theory: Electrical Engineering and Computer Science 104, 120, 122, 123


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Please also note the following...

Courses used to fulfill major requirements must be taken for a letter grade.  If a required major course is taken Pass/No Pass, it would need to be repeated for a letter grade.  If a major elective is taken Pass/No Pass, it would need to be repeated for a letter grade or a different (letter-graded) elective would need to take its place. 


UC Berkeley courses used towards major requirements must be at least 3 semester units each.   

A maximum of 4 non-Berkeley courses may be applied towards the 8 upper-division major requirements.  In order for a non-UC Berkeley course to be used for the major it must be at least 4 quarter or 3 semester units, be accepted for units by the UC Berkeley admissions office, and be accepted by your assigned faculty advisor for the major requirement.  (The faculty advisor's approval should be in writing and then submitted to 964 or 965 Evans for your student file.)  Moreover, your grade point average in those of the 8 upper-division major requirements which were taken at UC Berkeley must be 2.0 or higher by the time of graduation in order to use any non-Berkeley courses towards upper-division major requirements.  Questions?: Please contact one of the undergraduate advisors in 964 or 965 Evans. 

The requirements and procedures for declaring the major can be found on our Majoring in Mathematics page.