A degree in mathematics is useful for those seeking careers in teaching, research, the sciences, or business and government. The traditional Mathematics major is particularly appropriate if you plan to teach or enter professional school, or if you seek an interesting major within the liberal arts. The Applied Mathematics major is suggested if you plan a career in actuarial work, industrial mathematics or statistics.
All University College undergraduate students must satisfy the same general-education requirements. Requirements specific to this major include:
- Calculus I, II, III, and IV (Math 155, 156, 255, and 256) and;
- 18 units of 300- and 400-level mathematics courses.
Students are also encouraged to take Math 3101, Foundations for Higher Mathematics. This is a day school course designed to introduce students to the language and conventions of mathematical discourse. University College math majors may enroll in this course at the University College tuition rate. In addition, you should select relevant courses in the social and physical sciences to complement and augment your major.
Below is a list of requirements for an application to the Math & Applied Math undergraduate degree at University College. Your application will be reviewed once all requirements are received.
- Completed application form
The application form for the Math & Applied Math undergraduate degree is available online on the Apply page.
- Official transcripts from all previous college work
Contact the registrar at each previous college or university attended to request an official transcript. Official transcripts must be sent directly from the registrar to University College.
Tell us about yourself in a brief essay (about 250 words). Why are you applying to University College? What are your goals, both academic and professional? What do we need to know when considering your application.
- TOEFL scores, if applicable
International students who are not native English speakers must submit TOEFL or IELTS scores at the time of application. Completion of a bachelor’s degree at a US college or University may be accepted as documentation of English language skills.
- $35 application fee
Payment may be submitted by credit card online as part of your application, or via check or money order payable to Washington University in St. Louis. You may pay the fee by cash at the University College office.
Required Courses (21 units)
- Calculus I (U20 155)
- Calculus II (U20 156)
- Calculus III (U20 255)
- Calculus IV (U20 256)
- Programming in C (U20 123) or Essentials of SAS Programming (U20 209)
- Matrix Algebra (U20 309) or Differential Equations (U20 301)
- Probability and Statistics I (U20 305) or Applied Statistics Online (U20 205) if U20 209 has not been taken.
- Download the Transcript Release Form.
- Learn about the undergraduate Applied Mathematics Certificate.
- Attend an information session and learn more about the B.S. in Math or Applied Mathematics.
- Apply today!
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