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(MA30) Mathematics-Computer Science B.S.
B.A. effective Fall 1998. B.S. effective Fall 2010.
This major gives mathematically minded students a specialization in theoretical computer science. It is not equivalent to an undergraduate degree in computer science nor is it meant to substitute for such. However, since computing applications often require a strong foundation in mathematics, this major could help to prepare someone to work in such a setting. (An internship could provide additional valuable training.) Course requirements include abstract algebra, statistics or probability, combinatorics, numerical analysis, and at least three of each of lower division and upper division courses in computer science. Up to 16 additional units of upper division coursework from approved course lists in mathematics and/or computer science are required.
A note on duplication of credit
The UCSD Registrar’s Office no longer enforces duplication of credit between MATH 170A and MATH 174. You can disregard any mention of duplication of credit between these two courses when reviewing your major requirements.