Eight-Semester Plan for B.S. in Mathematics - Traditional Mathematics

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

Suggested Course Sequence

  • Total Hours for Degree: 120
  • This sequence assumes that students begin in Calculus I. The general electives must include a 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
MATH 153 Calculus I 4 MATH 255 Calculus II 4
First Year Seminar 190 3 COMM 201 Foundations of Communication 3
General Elective 3 ENGL 101 Writing and Rhetoric 3
Liberal Studies 3 Liberal Studies 3
Liberal Studies 3 General Elective 3
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
Liberal Studies 3 Liberal Studies 3
General Elective 3 ENGL 202 Writing and Critical Inquiry 3
MATH 250 Intro to Logic & Proof 3 General Elective 3
MATH 256 Calculus III 4 MATH 340 Intro Scientific Computing 3
MATH 270 Stat. Methods I 3 MATH 310 Discrete Structures 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
Liberal Studies 3 Liberal Studies 3
Liberal Studies 3 MATH Elective 3
General Elective 3 MATH 361 Abstract Algebra I 3
MATH 362 Linear Algebra I 3 General Elective 3
MATH Elective 3 General Elective 3

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
Liberal Studies 3 MATH Elective 3
General Elective 3 Liberal Studies Upper Level Perspective 3
General Elective 3 General Elective 3
MATH Elective 3 General Elective 3
MATH 479 Capstone 2 General Elective 1

NOTES:

  • Total Hours for Degree: 120
  • This sequence assumes that students begin in Calculus I. The general electives must include a 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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