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The pure mathematics emphasis has greater focus on the theoretical foundations of advanced mathematics and includes higher-level courses which are more appropriate preparation for post-graduate studies in mathematics or related areas of study. This emphasis may also be appropriate if you are interested in preparatory studies for teaching mathematics at the college level.

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Associate Degree for Transfer (ADT) Information

Mathematics (AS-T) to Mathematics: Pure Mathematics Emphasis, B.A.

BA courses fulfilled through ADT:

  • All lower-division General Education requirements fulfilled
  • BA co-requisites and major courses fulfilled through ADT:
    • MATH 210   Calculus I (4)
    • MATH 220   Calculus II (4)
    • MATH 230   Calculus III (4)
  • This program is offered as daytime traditional

ADT Guarantee is the completion of BA/BS degree in 68 units.

Course listing

Note: Emphasis courses are additional courses that are to be completed alongside the general education and parent program requirements as dictated by the Fresno Pacific University catalog. Please review the course requirements for baccalaureate programs and the general education summary in the Undergraduate Academic Catalog.

Emphasis Core (18 Units)

MATH 330Abstract Algebra3
MATH 340Number Theory3
MATH 350Problem Solving3
MATH 454Complex Analysis3

Required Advanced Courses (6 Units)

Select two of the following

MATH 331Abstract Algebra II3
MATH 362Mathematical Statistics3
MATH 421Real Analysis II3
MATH 477Independent Research in Mathematics
Must be taken for 3 units. MATH-477 may be repeated for credit.
1 - 3
MATH 320Principles of Geometry3
MATH 325Introduction to Topology3
MATH 340Number Theory3
MATH 345Numerical Analysis3
MATH 357Operations Research3
MATH 365Differential Equations3
MATH 370Discrete Mathematics3
MATH 375Introduction to Game Theory3
MATH 415Advanced Applied Mathematics3
MATH 480History of Mathematics3

Computer science courses (advisor approval required)

Program director

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Shawn Wirts, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, Program Director, Mathematics B.A.


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Ron Pratt, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Program Director, Applied Mathematics B.S.

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Manjula Peter Joseph, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Mathematics Education