B.A. in Mathematics

College of the Sciences and Mathematics
General Education Requirements
English Composition requirements6
Mathematics requirement3
Public Speaking requirement3
Science requirements6
Behavioral & Social Science requirements6
Humanities requirements6
Arts requirement3
Diverse Communities requirement3
Interdisciplinary requirement3
Student Electives9
Writing Emphasis requirements 9
Language Requirement
Demonstrating language proficiency through the intermediate level (202).3-12
Major Requirements
MAT 161Calculus I4
MAT 162Calculus II4
MAT 200The Nature of Mathematics3
MAT 261Calculus III4
MAT 311Linear Algebra 13
MAT 411Algebra I3
MAT 421Mathematical Statistics I3
MAT 441Real Analysis I3
Mathematics Electives
At least 5 upper-division (300 level or higher) mathematics courses, one in each of the areas below. In lieu of a minor, students may select 3 additional upper-division mathematics courses with approval of the advisor and department chair.15-24
Algebra elective
Analysis elective
Applied mathematics elective
Related/Cognate Requirements
CSC 141Computer Science I 13
PHY 170Physics I 14
Total Minimum Credits Required120
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Satisfies general education requirement. 

Accelerated B.A. in Mathematics to M.A. in Mathematics Program

Students may substitute up to 5 graduate courses for B.A. course requirements, subject to the following guidelines:

Algebra Elective
May be replaced by one of the following:
Linear Algebra
Theory Of Numbers
Algebra I
Algebra II
Analysis Elective
May be replaced by one of the following:
Topology
Topics in Differential Equations
Real Analysis I
Real Analysis II
Applied Mathematics Elective
May be replaced by one of the following:
Mathematical Statistics I 1
Industrial Mathematics - Continuous Models
Industrial Mathematics - Discrete Models
Operations Research
Stochastic Modeling
Scientific Computing
Industrial Practicum - Continuous Models
Math Models In Life, Phys & Soc Sciences
Mathematics Electives
May be replaced by any course from the three areas above or any of the following:
Discrete Mathematics & Graph Theory
Geometry I
Geometry II
Topics in Mathematics
Student Electives
May be replaced by any course from the four areas above or any other 500-level MAT, MTE, STA, or CSC course.
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 Or higher level STA course

Requirement of a Minor

Students in the B.A. degree program are required to complete either a minor or, with the approval of the student's advisor and the Department of Mathematics chairperson, an additional nine credit hours of upper-division mathematics. The discipline chosen for the minor will reflect a student's post-baccalaureate goals. The department recommends completing a minor in the natural sciences (astronomy, biology, chemistry, earth sciences, geology, and physics), computer science, economics, or finance, but other minors may be selected with the approval of the student's advisor and the mathematics chairperson.

All mathematics major courses must be passed with a C- or better.

To track their individual degree progress, students are advised to access their Degree Progress Report (DPR) via myWCU regularly. For more information, visit wcupa.edu/DegreeProgressReport.

The following is a suggested course sequence for this program; course offerings and availability are not guaranteed. Students should consult their academic advisor with any questions.

Plan of Study Grid
Year One
Semester OneCredits
MAT 161 Calculus I 4
CSC 141 Computer Science I 3
Language 101 3
Gen Ed Humanities Course 3
Gen Ed Arts Course 3
 Credits16
Semester Two
MAT 162 Calculus II 4
MAT 200 The Nature of Mathematics 3
WRT 120 Effective Writing I 3
Language 102 3
PHY 170 Physics I 4
 Credits17
Year Two
Semester Three
MAT 261 Calculus III 4
MAT 311 Linear Algebra 3
WRT 200 Critical Writing and Research 3
Language 201 3
Minor Elective 3
 Credits16
Semester Four
SPK 208
Public Speaking
or Business and Professional Speech Communication
3
Applied Mathematics Elective 3
Language 202 3
Minor Elective 3
Gen Ed Behavioral/Social Science Course 3
 Credits15
Year Three
Semester Five
MAT 411 Algebra I 3
MAT 421 Mathematical Statistics I 3
IW Course 3
Minor Elective 3
Gen Ed Elective 3
 Credits15
Semester Six
MAT 441 Real Analysis I 3
Algebra Elective 3
Minor Elective 3
Mathematics Elective 3
JW Course 3
 Credits15
Year Four
Semester Seven
Analysis Elective 3
Mathematics Elective 3
Minor Elective 3
Gen Ed Humanities Course 3
Gen Ed Elective 3
 Credits15
Semester Eight
Mathematics Elective 3
Minor Elective 3
Gen Ed Behavioral/Social Science Course 3
Gen Ed Elective 3
Free Elective 3
 Credits15
 Total Credits124