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Spring Quarter 2020 P/NP Policy for Majors in Mathematics

The faculty of the Department of Mathematics have decided to allow students in any Math Department major (MA27, MA29, MA30, MA31, MA32, MA33, MA34, MA35) to take a maximum of four Spring 2020 major courses on a P/NP basis.

If you decide to make the grade option change online, please re-run your degree audit after the change to ensure the course(s) have been properly accepted into your major requirements.

The P grade is an acceptable prerequisite for any Math Department course. An EASy request may be required if WebReg does not automatically recognize the P grade prerequisite when you attempt to enroll. Students who plan to use the P grade as a prerequisite for another department's course should consult with that department before electing the grade option change. 

(May 12, 2020)

Honors Presentations

(Contact for Zoom links.)

Monday, May 4th
10:00amRandy Martinez (advised by Claus Sorensen)
"The Zeta Function on Fermat Hypersurfaces"
2:00pmOmar Vazquez (advised by Ery Arias-Castro)
"Applications of Instrumental Variables in Real Estate Data Analysis"


Wednesday, May 6th
9:30amHaoyang Li (advised by Ery Arias-Castro)
"Algorithms and Applications of Randomized Numerical Linear Algebra"
10:00amThu Nguyen (advised by Ery Arias-Castro)
"Recovering vertices in a preferential attachment model"
10:30amJeb Runnoe (advised by Philip Gill)
"Performance of Quasi-Newton Variants for Unconstrained Optimization"
11:00amYi Fu (advised by Bill Helton)
"Empirical Properties of Extreme Points Arising in Semidefinite Programming with Matrix Variables"


Please contact for Zoom links.

(Apr 30, 2020)

Seventeen Undergraduate Mathematicians Recognized for Academic Excellence by Physical Sciences Dean

Congratulations to the following students awarded the 2019-2020 UCSD Physical Sciences Dean's Undergraduate Award for Excellence: Yuhong Chen, Yue Chu, Yijie Fan, Yilan Jiang, Emmie Martirossian, Randy Martinez, Katarina Melendez, Yash Pande, Jeb Runnoe, Keren Shao, Jon Stephens, Haoming Zhang, Xiaowen Zhang, Zehong Zhao, Ruihan Zhou and Yupei Zhou. And a special notice to Tianyi Yu for being one of three UCSD students in Physical Sciences to receive the Selma and Robert Silagi Award for Undergraduate Excellence.


(Jan 10, 2020)

Update to Math Capped Screening Criteria

Students, please note the following change to our Math Capped Screening Criteria management:

As of the Winter 2020 Application Period, Joint Math-Econ majors under the Department of Economics (EN28) will be subject to the same Screening Criteria as all other students not directly admitted to one of our Math majors. EN28 majors must complete the five required courses with a C- or higher and with a minimum GPA of 3.0 in those five courses before being eligible to apply to the Math Department. 

The Winter 2020 Capped Application Period will close on 2/2/20.


(Jan 6, 2020)

Updated 06/22/2020 07:31 AM