B.S. in Mathematics - Mathematical Finance 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 343Differential Equations3
MAT 371Mathematics of Finance3
MAT 479Financial Calculus3
MAT 421Mathematical Statistics I3
MAT 422Mathematical Statistics II3
or MAT 423 Applied Probability
MAT 443Applied Analysis I3
Related/Cognate Requirements
Select one of the following:3
Business and Organizational Writing
Technical Writing
Strategies for Writing in the Workplace
ACC 201Financial Accounting3
CSC 141Computer Science I 13
ECO 111Principles of Economics (Macro) 13
ECO 112Principles of Economics (Micro)3
FIN 325Corporate Finance3
FIN 337Financial Markets and Institutions3
or FIN 344 Investments
PHY 170Physics I 14
Free Electives or Internship
Select 20 semester hours of electives and/or internship (chosen under advisement)
Total Minimum Required Credits120
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Indicates course satisfies a general education requirement.

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.

Year One
Semester OneCredits
MAT 161Calculus I4
ACC 201Financial Accounting3
CSC 141Computer Science I3
Gen Ed Humanities3
Gen Ed Behavioral/Social Science3
 Credits16
Semester Two
MAT 162Calculus II4
MAT 200The Nature of Mathematics3
PHY 170Physics I4
WRT 120Effective Writing I3
SPK 230Business and Professional Speech Communication3
 Credits17
Year Two
Semester Three
MAT 261Calculus III4
MAT 311Linear Algebra3
ECO 111Principles of Economics (Macro)3
WRT 200Critical Writing and Research3
Free Elective3
 Credits16
Semester Four
MAT 319Applied Statistics3
MAT 343Differential Equations3
ECO 112Principles of Economics (Micro)3
Gen Ed Elective3
Free Elective3
 Credits15
Year Three
Semester Five
MAT 421Mathematical Statistics I3
FIN 325Corporate Finance3
IW Course3
Gen Ed Elective3
Free Elective3
 Credits15
Semester Six
MAT 422 or 423Mathematical Statistics II3
FIN 344Investments3
JW Course3
Gen Ed Humanities3
Free Elective3
 Credits15
Year Four
Semester Seven
MAT 371Mathematics of Finance3
MAT 443Applied Analysis I3
ENG 368 (W)Business and Organizational Writing3
Gen Ed Elective3
Free Elective3
 Credits15
Semester Eight
MAT 479Financial Calculus3
MAT 491Internship in Applied Mathematics2-4
Gen Ed Arts3
Free Elective3
 Credits11-13

Notes:

  1. MAT 311, a three semester hour course, is used to fulfill three semester hours of the General Education Mathematics requirement.
  2. 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.
  3. ECO 111, a three semester hour course, is used to fulfill three semester hours of the General Education Social and Behavioral Science requirement.
  4. 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.