Click on the year you entered UC San Diego to see a list of your major requirements:

For earlier years, please use this link and navigate the Courses, Curricula, and Faculty section.

All majors must obtain a minimum 2.0 grade point average in the upper-division courses used to satisfy the major requirements. Further, the student must receive a grade of C– or better in any course to be counted toward fulfillment of the major requirements. MATH 195, 196, 197, 198, 199, and 199H cannot be used toward any mathematics major. All courses used to fulfill the major must be taken for a letter grade. No more than three upper-division courses taken externally from UC San Diego can be counted toward any major. Special exceptions may be considered via petition.

(MA30) Mathematics-Computer Science B.S.
B.S. effective Fall 2010.

Faculty advisors: Sam BussDaniel KaneJonathan Novak, Andrew Suk

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.