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California State University, Northbridge is located in Los Angeles in the Northbridge neighborhood. The most popular majors at this university are business, management, marketing, and health sciences. Although, The university does offers a variety of majors, which is seen even in among their famous alumni. For instance, Paula Abdul graduated with a major in TV and radio. On the other hand, Alyson Hannigan graduated with a major in psychology. Morris Chestnut studied both finance and drama. To see what math options CSUN has to offer, continue reading!

1. MATH 103 Mathematical Methods for Business

Pen, calculator, and balance sheet

Professors Alexander Bojkov, Zorayr Nalnandyan, Arash Salehi, and Jesus V. Carbonell, among many others, teach Mathematical Methods for Business. This three credit hour course focuses on the applications of algebra and calculus to business. Some of the units in this course include functions, systems of equations, derivative and other business-related
calculus topics. The only prerequisite for this course is a college-level general education credit in a course other than algebra or calculus. Alternatively, you can score a 16 or higher in the algebra section of the math placement test. Also, Students can be "conditionally prepared" for this course by taking MATH 093 or scoring a 14 on the math placement test. If you are considered "conditionally prepared," you must also take MATH 130L.

2. MATH 140 Introductory Statistics

Words related to statistics including collection, data, and interpretation

MATH 140 is a four semester hour course split into either introductory statistics for business or introductory statistics for science. Professors
Eloy A. Lopez, Michael S. Crosswhite, Laribi Azzaz, and David Berkowitz are the professors for the business statistics course. Professors Michael A. Button, Andranik Hakobyan, and Nathan Agassi teach the science statistics course. Students get to learn methods for producing and analyzing data. Some of the topics include normal distribution, correlation, and regression. The prerequisites are MATH 093, MATH 196QR, or MATH 196S. Otherwise, if students score a 3 or higher on AP Calculus, AP Statistics, or AP Computer Science.

3. MATH 150A Calculus I

calculus graphic including mathematical equations and graphs

Professors Khanik Mark Kerobyan, Douraid Daly, Bernardo M. Abrego, and Henrik Sarkssian teach calculus 1. This five credit hour course, has units on limits, derivatives, and integrals. The prerequisites are either a "B-" in MATH 102 and 104 or a "B-" in MATH 105. Otherwise, if students score a 23 in the algebra section and a 6 in the trigonometry section of the math placement test. Students that received a "C" in the prerequisite courses or received a 20 in the algebra section and a 4 in the trigonometry section of the math placement test are "conditionally prepared." This means they can take the course, but must also take MATH 150AL.

4. MATH 255A. Calculus for the Life Sciences I

student tutors other students in math at CSUN

Professors Aaron Cord Perillo, Tony S. Rowe, and Vladislav Panferov teach this three credit hour course. Calculus for the Life Sciences includes topics like differentiation, graphing, optimization, and integration. However, the main focus of the course is the application to life sciences. The prerequisites are a "B-" in MATH 102 and 104 or a "B-" in MATH 105. Otherwise, students that score a 23 in the algebra section and a 6 in the trigonometry section of the math placement test. However, students that scored a "C" in the prerequisite courses or scores a 20 in the algebra section and a 4 in the trigonometry section of the math placement test. Students who are conditionally prepared must take MATH 255AL. This course is not available to students who have passed MATH 150A.

5. MATH 280 Applied Differential Equations

CSUN math professor

Professors Gregory B. Imhoff, Chadwick Sprouse, Bozena I. Onzol, and Lee Paul Graves teach applied differential equations. This three credit hour course has chapters on first order of equations, higher order linear equations, and Laplace transformations. However, the main focus of the course is on the engineering applications of the content. The prerequisite is MATH 150B with at least a "C." It is recommended to take MATH 250 as a corequisite. Above all else, it is important to note that this course is not available for math majors.

6. MATH 320 Foundations of Higher Mathematics

Mathematical Reasoning: Writing and Proof is the required reading for  the section of MATH 320 taught by Sungjin Kim.

Professors Katherine Stevenson, Jerry D. Rosen, and Sungjin Kim teach this three credit hour course. MATH 320 is focused on writing proofs, elementary number theory, combinatorics, and language sets. Above all, the purpose of this course is to help students transition adopt a more conceptual mode of thinking and doing mathematics. The only prerequisite is MATH 150B.

7. MATH 340 Introductory Probability

Probability graphic with dice

Professors Kouakou Francois Domagni, John M. Dye, and Majid Mojrsheibani teach Introductory Probability. This three credit hour course has units on sample spaces, probability rules, and Bayes Theorem. The course also looks at discrete and continuous random variables such as binomial, Poisson, geometric, normal, exponential, and uniform. The only prerequisite is MATH 150B.

8. MATH 341 Applied Statistics I

bar chart and line graph for statistics

Professors Khanik Mark Kerobyan, Kellie Evans, and Sungjin Kim teach Applied Statistics. This is a three credit hour course with topics on basic probability, sample surveys, presenting and explaining data, central limit theorem, and chi-square test. Also, the prerequisites for this course is MATH 150B. Most importantly, you cannot take both MATH 340 and MATH 341.

9. MATH 360 Abstract Algebra I

Abstract algebra graphic with math calculations

Professor Sungjin Kim teaches Abstract Algebra, which is a three credit hour course. This is an introductory course to abstract algebra that looks at groups, rings, fields and vector spaces. The prerequisites are MATH 262 and MATH 320.

10. MATH 450A Advanced Calculus I

"A First Course in Real Analysis" is the required textbook for Professor Vladislav Panferov's section of MATH 450A.

Advanced Calculus is taught by Professors Bernardo M. Abrego and Vladislav Panferov. This is a three credit hour course that covers the real number system, sequences, series, limits, continuity, differentiation and Reimann integration. And finally, the only prerequisite is MATH 320.

In conclusion, California State University, Northbridge offers many math courses for students of different majors. Whether looking to fulfill a general education requirement or looking to complete a major with a lot of math courses, this post can help you plan for your academic goals. In other words, come back to this post before scheduling your classes.

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