# Majoring in Math

**Q:** How do I change my major to math?**A:** You need to complete the "Change of Major/Minor form" which can be downloaded from
the Registrar's website: **http://www.sjsu.edu/registrar/forms/**.

The change of major request is subject to department approval and may require approval from AARS.

**Q:** Are there any requirements if I want to change my major to math?**A:** Yes. If you want to change your major to math, you need to have a C- or better in
Calculus I (Math 30 or Math 30P) or a score of 3 or higher on the AP Calculus Exam
and a C- or better in Discrete Math (Math 42) together with a 2.0 GPA or higher in
all math classes taken, Precalculus (Math 19) or above.

**Q:** What is the hardest part of the major?**A:** That depends on whom you ask. What is difficult to you may not be difficult to others.
It is generally agreed that Math 108, Math 128A/B, Math 131 A/B are more abstract,
more rigorous and more challenging than some other required courses. You should not
plan on taking more than one of those in a regular semester. Each of Math 128 and
Math 131 can take up as much time as two regular classes.

**Q:** Should I join the Math Club?**A:** Definitely.

**Q:** How do the different degree programs offered by the Math Department differ and what
careers might follow from them?**A:** This is a broad question. The title of the degree indicates what it is for but your
advisor can enhance your knowledge in this area. Students should discuss career opportunities
with their advisors.