B.A. in Mathematics

College of the Sciences and Mathematics
Academic Foundations
First Year Experience requirement4
English Composition requirement6-7
Mathematics requirement3-4
Interdisciplinary requirement3
Diverse Communities requirement3
Ethics requirement3
Distributed Disciplinary Foundations
Science requirement6-8
Behavioral & Social Science requirement6
Humanities requirement6
Arts requirement3
University Requirements
Writing Emphasis requirement9
Speaking Emphasis requirement9
Degree Requirements
Language/Culture requirement 0-15
Demonstrating language proficiency through the intermediate level (202).
Capstone requirement1-15
Required Courses
MAT 161Calculus I 14
MAT 162Calculus II4
MAT 200The Nature of Mathematics3
MAT 261Calculus III4
MAT 311Linear Algebra3
MAT 411Algebra I3
MAT 421Mathematical Statistics I3
MAT 441Real Analysis I3
Mathematics Electives
Five (5) upper-division (300 level or higher) mathematics courses, at least one in each of the three areas below.15
Algebra Elective
Combinatorics and Graph Theory
Algebra II
Theory of Numbers
Introduction to Cryptography
Analysis Elective
Differential Equations
Real Analysis II
Applied Analysis I
Applied Analysis II
Complex Variables
Applied Mathematics Elective
Numerical Analysis I
Differential Equations
Mathematics of Finance
Computer Algebra
Introduction to Cryptography
Mathematical Statistics II
Applied Probability
Numerical Analysis II
Introduction to Optimization Techniques
Mathematical Modeling
Fundamentals of Actuarial Science
Financial Calculus
Applied Statistics
In lieu of a minor, students may select 3 additional upper-division mathematics courses with approval of the advisor and department chair.
Related/Cognate Requirements
CSC 141Computer Science I 13
PHY 170Physics I 14
Capstone Requirement
MAT 480Capstone in Mathematics 23
Total Minimum Credits Required120

Satisfies general education requirement. 


This course fulfills the Capstone requirement and is also a Writing Emphasis and Speaking Emphasis course.

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:
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
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.

 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 science, 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 sample 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
MAT 161 Calculus I 4
CSC 141 Computer Science I 3
WRT 120
Effective Writing I
or Effective Writing with Supplemental Writing Workshop
FYE 100XFirst Year Experience 4
Language 101 3
MAT 162 Calculus II 4
MAT 200 The Nature of Mathematics 3
PHY 170 Physics I 4
Language 102 3
Behavioral/Social Science Gen Ed 3
Year Two
MAT 261 Calculus III 4
MAT 311 Linear Algebra 3
WRT 2XX200-Level WRT Course 3
Language 201 3
JW Course 3
Applied Mathematics Elective 3
Minor Elective 3
Arts Gen Ed 3
Language 202 3
Free Elective 3
Year Three
MAT 411 Algebra I 3
MAT 421 Mathematical Statistics I 3
Minor Elective 3
Humanities Gen Ed 3
IS Course 3
MAT 441 Real Analysis I 3
MAT 480 Capstone in Mathematics 3
Algebra Elective 3
Minor Elective 3
Humanities Gen Ed 3
Year Four
Analysis Elective 3
Mathematics Elective 1 3
Minor Elective 3
Ethics Gen Ed 3
Free Elective 1
Mathematics Elective 1 3
Minor Elective 3
Minor Elective 3
Behavioral/Social Science Gen Ed 3
 Total Credits120

Any courses in mathematics with course numbers above 311, with the exception of those courses with a primary focus on teacher education or those courses restricted to students majoring in elementary education.