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Bachelor of Science in Mathematics or Applied Mathematics

Undergraduate

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.

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    Our advisors go the extra mile to help you navigate your path and needs. We will provide you with the tools to make each moment spent on your education as valuable as possible. Students will receive:

    • individual appointments with an experienced advisor;
    • career planning services to prepare you for opportunities after graduation;
    • a partner throughout your journey to ensure success.

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    We have suspended in-person advising appointments temporarily according to the university’s response to COVID-19. Students should not come to campus, but advisors are still available to help you by email, phone or Zoom.​​​​ 

    Student advising is available from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday through Thursday and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Friday. 

    Lily Dollan

     Lily M. Dollan
    Academic Advisor 

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    required course work

    All University College undergraduate students must satisfy the same general-education requirements. Requirements specific to the BS in Math or Applied Math include:

    Calculus I, II, III, and IV (Math 155, 156, 255, and 256)

    Students in the applied math major are also required to take U20 Math 133, "Programming with Python."

    18 units of 300- and 400-level mathematics courses

    Students in the traditional math major are 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 the major.

     


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    admissions requirements

    6 units of transferrable college-level course work
    • At least six units of transferrable college-level course work; or 
    • at least six units of course work taken at University College and proof of high school completion or GED.
    2.7 minimum GPA

    application requirements

    Below is a list of requirements for an application to the undergraduate degree in Mathematics or Applied Mathematics. Applications will be reviewed once all requirements are received.

    Application Deadlines

    Admission decisions are made on a rolling basis and typically take four to six weeks. Applicants are encouraged to submit all materials by the following dates:

    • SUMMER 2020: APRIL 15, 2020
    • FALL 2020: JULY 15, 2020
    • SPRING 2021: DEC. 15, 2020 
    Completed application form

    The online application is available online on our Apply page. Applications are ready for review when all fields on the application form are completed and the required documents have been received.

    Transcripts

    Official or unofficial (student-issued) copies of transcripts from the three most recent years of college-level work. If you have fewer than 6-units of transferable credit, proof of high school completion or GED must be submitted. 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. Electronic transcripts should be forwarded to ucollege@wustl.edu. For transcript questions, please contact our Admissions Coordinator, Patricia Agnew, at paagnew@wustl.edu.

    Non-United States course work transcript verification
    If the transcript you submit for consideration is from a college or university outside the United States, a course by course transcript evaluation is also required. Evaluations will be accepted from World Education Services (WES) or another member institution of the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES).

    Personal Essay

    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? Is there additional information we should know about you when considering your application?

    TOEFL/IELTS scores (if applicable)

    All international students are required to submit TOEFL or IELTS scores at the time of application. The TOEFL and IELTS may be waived for applicants who, immediately prior to their application for admission, have done both of the following:

    • Lived for three years or longer in the United States or another country where English is the primary language of daily life (e.g. Canada or United Kingdom).
    • Completed three or more years of study at a college or university which is located in that country and where the language of instruction is English.

    This policy applies to all international students, even those who have earned a degree from a United States college or university.

    If an applicant moves away from an English-speaking country after living and studying there for three years or more, the TOEFL or IELTS is then required for admission. 

    For international student application deadlines, please click HERE.


    Additional TOEFL and IELTS information for international students adversely affected by the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) can be found on University College’s International Student Information webpage.

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    Still have questions?

    Program Coordinator: Lisa Kuehne | (314) 935-4226 | lmkuehne@wustl.edu

    Director of Advising and Student Services: Elizabeth Fogt | (314) 935-6778 | efogt@wustl.edu