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Mathematics, B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
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Why be a math or stats major?

You like it and/or you're good at it.

Mathematics, one of the most challenging academic subjects, is also unarguably one of the most rewarding -- not just for intellectual growth but also for the competitive advantage needed in today's technical workplace. Mathematics challenges you to think critically, analytically, abstractly and innovatively. Applied to life skills -- both personal and professional -- mathematics can provide the needed edge, not just on your resume but for self enrichment as well.

By taking the Mathematics degree at Sonoma State University there will be many career paths and job opportunities in both the private and public sectors.

"Mathematician" may not be a common job title, but looking at the technologically based careers available today, it becomes apparent that math skills underlie many opportunities in the modern job market. Equally important, mathematics provides career flexibility, timelessly spanning numerous fields. Career changes are readily achievable to those whose core training encompasses solid mathematical skills.

Employers value the knowledge, skills and abilities a math degree provides.

Mathematical skills are among the most valued by employers, based as they are on the ability to quickly learn technique and concept.

Possibly the most versatile of all undergraduate college majors, mathematics provides dexterity in problem solving, critical thinking, and analysis; facility with data; and the ability to work with quantitative information.

Graduate programs value mathematics majors for their versatility, analytical skills and ability to problem solve. The phrase "They only majored in math" is never derogative -- math is high on the list of academic assets.

You can minor or double major in math and another program such as business, economics, computer science, or one of the sciences.

"Understanding the math" is a key element of success in the sciences, engineering, economics and finance. Majoring or minoring in math helps a student become knowledgeable and adaptable in many fields.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    120 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Differential and Integral Calculus 
  • Computing for Mathematics and Science
  • Reasoning and Proof 
  • Linear Algebra with Differential Equation
  • Real Analysis 
  • Topology

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 2

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 2 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

  • Complete a high/secondary school curriculum which totals 12 years of primary-secondary education, and earn a graduation diploma or certificate
  • Complete high school curriculum with above satisfactory grades or marks which equals a 2.0 grade point average (GPA) on the 4.0 grading scale
  • Submit official high school transcript (academic record), showing all courses with grades or marks, and graduation diploma or certificate. Official transcript must be in the original language of issue. Submit certified English translations for non-English documents
  • Submit official verification of English proficiency except where English is the applicant's native language and has attended for at least three years’ full time at an institution where English was the principal language of instruction

Tuition Fee

  • International

    7724 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 7724 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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National: $1,665 per 1-6 units

Living costs for Rohnert Park

  • 1100 - 1600 USD/month
    Living Costs

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