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 441Advanced Calculus 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 and 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 Mathematics Practicum
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 adviser 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 adviser 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; courses offerings and availability are not guaranteed. Students should consult their academic advisor with any questions.

Year One
Semester OneCredits
MAT 161Calculus I4
CSC 141Computer Science I3
Language 1013
Gen Ed Humanities Course3
Gen Ed Arts Course3
 Credits16
Semester Two
MAT 162Calculus II4
MAT 200The Nature of Mathematics3
WRT 120Effective Writing I3
Language 1023
PHY 170Physics I4
 Credits17
Year Two
Semester Three
MAT 261Calculus III4
MAT 311Linear Algebra3
WRT 200Critical Writing and Research3
Language 2013
Minor Elective3
 Credits16
Semester Four
MAT 441Advanced Calculus I3
Applied Mathematics Elective3
Language 2023
Minor Elective3
Gen Ed Behavioral/Social Science Course3
 Credits15
Year Three
Semester Five
MAT 411Algebra I3
MAT 421Mathematical Statistics I3
IW Course3
Minor Elective3
Gen Ed Elective3
 Credits15
Semester Six
MAT 441Advanced Calculus I3
Algebra Elective3
Minor Elective3
Mathematics Elective3
JW Course3
 Credits15
Year Four
Semester Seven
Analysis Elective3
Mathematics Elective3
Minor Elective3
Gen Ed Humanities Course3
Gen Ed Elective3
 Credits15
Semester Eight
Mathematics Elective3
Minor Elective3
Gen Ed Behavioral/Social Science Course3
Gen Ed Elective3
Free Elective3
 Credits15