# The Undergraduate Program

These pages describe our undergraduate program in Mathematics.

- Minoring in Math is a list of required courses and how to declare.
- Majoring in Math is a short but fairly detailed description of our program.
- Major in Mathematics is a list of required courses for the pure mathematics major.
- Major in Applied Mathematics is a list of required courses for the applied mathematics major.
- Major with a Teaching Concentration is a list of required courses for the mathematics with teaching concentration major.

Other opportunities for involvement with mathematics are

- MUSA, the Mathematics Undergraduate Student Association;
- WIM, a network of undergraduate Women In Math at Cal;
- The Putnam Competition, a nationwide mathematics competition.

**Quantitative Reasoning (QR) Exam**

The Quantitative Reasoning (QR) Exam is given the Wednesday of the first
week of instruction of each semester. Please see the “Announcements”
and/or “Calendar” on the Mathematics Department homepage for exact date,
time and location as that information becomes available.

Receipt of a minimum score of 26 (out of 60) on this exam will fulfill
the QR requirement of the College of Letters & Science. This
multiple-choice exam covers precalculus topics ranging from rational
expressions, exponents & radicals, linear equations, inequalities,
absolute values, polynomials, functions, trigonometry, geometry, to
logarithmic & exponential functions. A handout with sample questions
is available from the Mathematics Department in 970 Evans Hall.

To download PDF files of a sample question set and solutions click on the corresponding link at the bottom of this page..

For additional information on the College of Letters & Science Quantitative Reasoning requirement visit http://ls-advise.berkeley.edu/requirements/qr.html.

**Undergraduate Calendar**

Our undergraduate calendar shows important dates in the coming semester for undergraduate students.

**Undergraduate Math & Applied Math Major Mailing List**

Any undergraduate student majoring or intending to major in Math or Applied Math may apply for mailing list membership by sending an empty message to undergrads+subscribe [at] math [dot] berkeley [dot] edu from their bMail account.