B.S. in Mathematics - Computational Mathematics Concentration

College of the Sciences and Mathematics

(Note:  As of Fall 2017, this program is no longer accepting new students. Interested students should consider the B.S. in Mathematics - Applied and Computational Mathematics Concentration.)

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 151Introduction to Discrete Mathematics3
MAT 161Calculus I4
MAT 162Calculus II4
MAT 200The Nature of Mathematics3
MAT 261Calculus III4
MAT 311Linear Algebra 13
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
STA 319Applied Statistics3
Related/Cognate Requirements
Select one of the following:3
Business and Organizational Writing
Strategies for Writing in the Workplace
Technical Writing
CSC 141Computer Science I 13
CSC 142Computer Science II3
CSC 240Computer Science III3
CSC 241Data Structures & Algorithms3
CSC 242Computer Organization3
or MAT 405 Special Topics in Mathematics
Free Electives or Internship
Select 18 semester hours of electives and/or internship (chosen under advisement)18
Total Minimum Credits Required120

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
Semester OneCredits
MAT 151 Introduction to Discrete Mathematics 3
MAT 161 Calculus I 4
CSC 141 Computer Science I 2 3
Gen Ed Arts Course 3
Gen Ed Humanities Course 3
Semester Two
MAT 162 Calculus II 4
MAT 200 The Nature of Mathematics 3
CSC 142 Computer Science II 3
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
CSC 240 Computer Science III 3
WRT 200 Critical Writing and Research 3
Gen Ed Elective 3
Semester Four
STA 319 Applied Statistics 3
MAT 343 Differential Equations 3
CSC 241 Data Structures & Algorithms 3
Gen Ed Behavioral/Social Science Course 3
Free Elective 3
Year Three
Semester Five
MAT 325 Numerical Analysis I 3
MAT 413 Computer Algebra 3
IW Course 3
Free Elective 3
Gen Ed Elective 3
Semester Six
MAT 443 Applied Analysis I 3
MAT 405 Special Topics in Mathematics (Cryptography) 3
Gen Ed Behavioral/Social Science Course 3
JW Course 3
Free Elective 3
Year Four
Semester Seven
MAT 425 Numerical Analysis II 3
ENG 368 Business and Organizational Writing (W) 3
Gen Ed Humanities Course 3
Gen Ed Elective 3
Free Elective 3
Semester Eight
MAT 493 Mathematical Modeling 3
MAT 491 Internship in Applied Mathematics 2-4
Gen Ed Science Course 3
Free Electives 6-9
 Total Credits122-127

Three writing-emphasis courses are required.  At least one must be at the 300 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.


CSC 141, a three semester hour course, is used to fulfill three semester hours of the General Education Science requirement.