The Accelerated Bachelor’s/Graduate Certificate option, outlined in detail below, allows students to earn a B.S. Mathematics and complete the Graduate Certificate in Data Science in an accelerated timeframe.
Students eligible for the Accelerated Bachelor’s/Graduate Certificate Program have:
Students may apply for admission to Graduate School and permission for up to 12 credit hours of graduate level course work during their junior and senior years count as advanced placement toward their certificate. Such a request must be approved by both the Department Head of the Department Mathematics and Computer Science and the Program Director for the BS Mathematics. They in turn must recommend this course of action to the Graduate School. After the student receives the BS degree and completes admission requirements, he or she may be officially admitted into the Graduate Certificate in Data Science. After admission to the certificate program, the designated courses in which the student earned grades of B or better may be applied towards the requirements of that degree. These courses also count towards the 120 hours needed for the BS degree. Students in any concentration in the B.S. Mathematics may apply.
Students in the Accelerated Bachelor’s/Graduate Certificate may take the following graduate courses to apply toward the B.S. Mathematics:
Students in the Accelerated Bachelor’s/Graduate Certificate may take the following graduate courses to apply toward the B.S. Computer Science:
Students in the Accelerated Bachelor’s/Graduate Certificate may not take MATH 678 until they have completed the B.S.
Visit the department’s website math.wcu.edu to view the semester curriculum guide.