B.S. in Mathematics - Applied and Computational Mathematics Concentration

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
Major Requirements
MAT 161Calculus I4
MAT 162Calculus II4
MAT 200The Nature of Mathematics3
MAT 261Calculus III4
MAT 311Linear Algebra 13
MAT 319Applied Statistics3
MAT 325Numerical Analysis I3
MAT 343Differential Equations3
MAT 413Computer Algebra3
MAT 425Numerical Analysis II3
MAT 427Introduction to Optimization Techniques3
or MAT 493 Mathematical Modeling
MAT 443Applied Analysis I3
MAT 445Complex Variables3
or MAT 441 Real Analysis I
MAT 455Industrial Mathematics Practicum3
Related/Cognate Requirements
Select one of the following:3
Business and Organizational Writing
Technical Writing
Strategies for Writing in the Workplace
CSC 141Computer Science I 13
PHY 170Physics I 13-4
or BIO 110 General Biology
or CHE 103 General Chemistry I
or ESS 101 Introduction to Geology
Select 12-13 credits of science cognates (PHY, BIO, CHE, CSC, or ESS) under the guidance of an advisor. At least two cognates must be at the 200-level or above.
Free Electives or Internship
Select 13-15 credits of electives chosen under advisement.13-15
MAT 491Internship in Applied Mathematics 22-4
Total Minimum Credits Required120

Indicates course satisfies a general education requirement.


MAT 491 is an elective and not a requirement.  It may be taken for variable credit and repeated for credit.

Accelerated B.S. Mathematics - Applied and Computational Mathematics to M.S. Applied and Computational Mathematics Program

To be considered for the accelerated program, students must have attained (completed) 75 credits with a minimum of 24 mathematics credits.  Students must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.00 including a minimum GPA of 3.00 for mathematics courses.   Once admitted to the graduate program, graduate policies apply, including minimum GPA (3.00).  See the Graduate Catalog for further details.

Students in the accelerated program can take up to 15 credits of graduate coursework to satisfy the B.S. program requirements.  The course list below provides the approved graduate substitutions for undergraduate courses.  The remaining graduate courses can be taken in place of free electives in the B.S. program.

Major Requirements 1
MAT 493Mathematical Modeling3
or MAT 548 or MAT 549
MAT 445Complex Variables 23
or MAT 575 Complex Analysis I
MAT 441Real Analysis I 23
or MAT 545 Real Analysis I
Free Electives or Internship
The remaining 9 credits of graduate courses may be taken in place of Free Electives.9

MAT 500 (Fundamentals of Applied Mathematics) and one of the Industrial Mathematics Practicum courses (MAT 555 or 556) are waived for students in the accelerated program.


Choose one (but not both) of these substitutions since the B.S. program requires only one analysis class (real or complex).

All math 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 2 3
Gen Ed Arts 3
Gen Ed Humanities 3
Gen Ed Behavioral/Social Science 3
Semester Two
MAT 162 Calculus II 4
MAT 200 The Nature of Mathematics 3
PHY 170 Physics I 2 4
WRT 120 Effective Writing I 3
SPK 230 Business and Professional Speech Communication 3
Year Two
Semester Three
MAT 261 Calculus III 4
MAT 311 Linear Algebra 1 3
PHY 180 Physics II 4
WRT 200 Critical Writing and Research 3
Gen Ed Elective 3
Semester Four
MAT 319 Applied Statistics 3
MAT 343 Differential Equations 3
PHY 240 Introduction to Modern Physics 3
Gen Ed Behavioral/Social Science 3
Free Elective 3
Year Three
Semester Five
MAT 325 Numerical Analysis I 3
MAT 413 Computer Algebra 3
PHY 240 Introduction to Modern Physics 3
IW Course 3
Gen Ed Elective 3
Semester Six
MAT 443 Applied Analysis I 3
MAT 445 Complex Variables 3
PHY 300 Mechanics 3
JW Course 3
Free Elective 3
Year Four
Semester Seven
ENG 368 Business and Organizational Writing 3
MAT 425 Numerical Analysis II 3
Gen Ed Humanities 3
Gen Ed Elective 3
Free Elective 3
Semester Eight
MAT 493 Mathematical Modeling 3
MAT 491 Internship in Applied Mathematics 2-4
PHY 350 Heat and Thermodynamics 3
Free Elective 6
 Total Credits124-126

 Three writing-emphasis courses are required.  At least one must be at the three hundred level or above.  Transfer students entering with 40-70 semester hours must take two writing emphasis courses and those entering with more than 70 semester hours must take one.


MAT 311, a three semester hour course, is used to fulfill three semester hours of the General Education Mathematics requirement.


PHY 170, a four semester hour course, and CSC 141, a three semester hour course, are used to fulfill six semester hours of the General Education Science requirement.