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 125Introduction to Statistics and Probability3
MAT 161Calculus I4
MAT 162Calculus II4
MAT 200The Nature of Mathematics3
MAT 261Calculus III4
MAT 311Linear Algebra 13
STA 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
Free Electives or Internship
Select 18 semester hours of electives and/or internship (chosen under advisement)
Total Minimum Required Credits120

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
ACC 201 Financial Accounting 3
CSC 141 Computer Science I 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 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 3
ECO 111 Principles of Economics (Macro) 3
WRT 200 Critical Writing and Research 3
Free Elective 3
Semester Four
STA 319 Applied Statistics 3
MAT 343 Differential Equations 3
ECO 112 Principles of Economics (Micro) 3
Gen Ed Elective 3
Free Elective 3
Year Three
Semester Five
MAT 421 Mathematical Statistics I 3
FIN 325 Corporate Finance 3
IW Course 3
Gen Ed Elective 3
Free Elective 3
Semester Six
MAT 422
Mathematical Statistics II
or Applied Probability
FIN 344 Investments 3
JW Course 3
Gen Ed Humanities 3
Free Elective 3
Year Four
Semester Seven
MAT 371 Mathematics of Finance 3
MAT 443 Applied Analysis I 3
ENG 368 Business and Organizational Writing (W) 3
Gen Ed Elective 3
Free Elective 3
Semester Eight
MAT 479 Financial Calculus 3
MAT 491 Internship in Applied Mathematics 2-4
Gen Ed Arts 3
Free Elective 3
 Total Credits120-122


  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.