B.S. in Mathematics - Mathematics Concentration

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
Capstone requirement1-15
Major Courses
MAT 161Calculus I4
MAT 162Calculus II4
MAT 200The Nature of Mathematics3
MAT 261Calculus III4
MAT 311Linear Algebra 13
MAT 343Differential Equations3
MAT 411Algebra I3
MAT 421Mathematical Statistics I3
MAT 441Real Analysis I3
MAT 445Complex Variables3
Mathematics Electives
Select 18 credit hours from upper-division (300-level or higher) mathematics courses; at least one course from each of the areas below.18
Algebra elective
Combinatorics and Graph Theory
Algebra II
Theory of Numbers
Introduction to Cryptography
Analysis elective
Real Analysis II
Applied Analysis I
Applied Analysis II
Applied mathematics elective
Numerical Analysis I
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
Related/Cognate Requirements
CSC 141Computer Science I 13
ENG 371Technical Writing 13
PHY 170Physics I 14
PHY 180Physics II4
SPK 230Business and Professional Speech Communication 13
Capstone Requirement
MAT 480Capstone in Mathematics 33
Free Electives or Independent Study
Select 15 hours of independent study and free electives (chosen under advisement)15
Total Minimum Credits Required120

Accelerated B.S. in Mathematics - Mathematics Concentration to M.A. in Mathematics Program

Students may substitute up to 5 graduate courses for B.S. course requirements, subject to the following guidelines:

Major Requirements
MAT 445Complex Variables3
or MAT 575 Complex Analysis I
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 2
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
Free Electives or Independent Study
May be replaced by any course from the four areas above or any other 500-level MAT, MTE, STA, or CSC course.

Indicates course satisfies a general education requirement.


Or higher level STA course


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

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 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
MAT 125 Introduction to Statistics and Probability (recommended) 3
MAT 162 Calculus II 4
MAT 200 The Nature of Mathematics 3
PHY 170 Physics I 4
Behavioral & Social Science Gen Ed 3
Humanities Gen Ed 3
Year Two
MAT 261 Calculus III 4
MAT 311 Linear Algebra 3
PHY 180 Physics II 4
WRT 2XX200-Level WRT Course 3
Humanities Gen Ed 3
MAT 343 Differential Equations 3
Mathematics Elective 3 3
Ethics Gen Ed 3
Free Elective (S/W course MAT 401 recommended) 2 3
Free Elective 2 3
Year Three
MAT 411 Algebra I 3
MAT 421 Mathematical Statistics I 3
Mathematics Elective 3 3
Interdisciplinary Gen Ed 3
Arts Gen Ed 3
MAT 441 Real Analysis I 3
MAT 480 Capstone in Mathematics 3
SPK 230  
Algebra Elective 3
Diverse Communities Gen Ed 3
Year Four
MAT 445 Complex Variables 3
ENG 371 Technical Writing 3
Analysis Elective 3
Free Elective 2 3
Free Elective 2 3
Applied Mathematics Elective 3
Behavioral/Social Science Gen Ed 3
Mathematics Elective 3 3
Free Elective (MAT 499 recommended) 1,2 3
 Total Credits120

MAT 499 may be taken for variable credit and repeated for credit.


Must be approved by advisor.


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 early or middle grades education.