Eight-Semester Plan for B.S. in Mathematics, Applied Option

Major Program Guide For: B.S. in Mathematics
Concentration: Applied Mathematics

Suggested Course Sequence

  • Total Hours for Degree: 120
  • This sequence assumes that students begin in Calculus I. The general electives must include a related second major, minor, or a program approved by the mathematics and computer science department head.
  • Students may finish earlier if they attend summer school at WCU or another approved institution.
Freshman Year
Fall
Spring
Course Prefix or Liberal Studies Requirement Course Number Course Title Hours Course Prefix or Liberal Studies Requirement Course Number Course Title Hours
Liberal Studies 3 General Elective 3
First Year Seminar 190 3 COMM 201 Foundations of Communication 3
General Elective 3 ENGL 101 Writing and Rhetoric 3
MATH 153 Calculus I 4 Liberal Studies 3
Liberal Studies 3 MATH 255 Calculus II 4
NOTE: If a student is not beginning in Calculus I, see the department for a revised course sequence. General Electives must include a major or minor in another related field.
Sophomore Year
Fall
Spring
Course Prefix or Liberal Studies Requirement Course Number Course Title Hours Course Prefix or Liberal Studies Requirement Course Number Course Title Hours
MATH 256 Calculus III 4 General Elective 3
MATH 250 Intro to Logic & Proof 3 MATH 340 Intro Scientific Computing 3
MATH 270 Stat. Methods I 3 ENGL 202 Writing and Critical Inquiry 3
Liberal Studies 3 Liberal Studies 3
General Elective 3 General Elective 3

Upper Level Perspective (ULP): An approved Upper Level Liberal Studies Perspectives course is required in one of the Liberal Studies Perspectives categories.

Junior Year
Fall
Spring
Course Prefix of Liberal Studies Requirement Course Number Course Title Hours Course Prefix of Liberal Studies Requirement Course Number Course Title Hours
MATH 320 Ordinary Differential Equations 3 MATH 310 Discrete Structures 3
MATH 362 Linear Algebra I 3 MATH Elective 3
General Elective 3 Liberal Studies 3
General Elective 3 General Elective 3
Liberal Studies 3 General Elective 3

In the first semester of the senior year, students must apply for graduation.

Upper Level Perspective (ULP): An approved Upper Level Liberal Studies Perspectives course is required in one of the Liberal Studies Perspectives categories.

Senior Year
Fall
Spring
Course Prefix or Liberal Studies Requirement Course Number Course Title Hours Course Prefix of Liberal Studies Requirement Course Number Course Title Hours
MATH 479 Capstone 2 MATH Elective 3
Liberal Studies Upper Level Perspective 3 Liberal Studies 3
Liberal Studies 3 General Elective 3
MATH Elective 3 General Elective 3
General Elective 3 General Elective 1

NOTES:

  • Total Hours for Degree: 120
  • This sequence assumes that students begin in Calculus I. The general electives must include a related second major, minor, or a program approved by the mathematics and computer science department head.
  • Students may finish earlier if they attend summer school at WCU or another approved institution.
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