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Mathematics

Mathematics can be found in almost every sector of the world. Our faculty’s interdisciplinary approach to mathematics will prepare you for careers as research analysts, technical consultants, computer scientists, educators and systems engineers.

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Mathematician is No. 3 on U.S. News & World Report's 2018 list of Best Business Jobs (and No. 4 on Best STEM Jobs and No. 25 on The 100 Best Jobs).

Overview

What is Mathematics at WVU like?

Description

Do you have the desire to stretch your intellectual capacity as you learn to communicate in the one universal language? Studying mathematics will develop your critical thinking, computer skills and ability to diagnose and solve problems.

Mathematics can be found in almost every sector of the world. Our faculty collaborate with NASA, NIOSH, the U.S. Air Force and the U.S. Navy; receive National Security Agency grants; report on the state of mathematics in our nation; and merge their research across disciplines with faculty from computer science, engineering and biotechnology. This interdisciplinary approach will prepare you for work as research analysts, technical consultants, computer scientists, educators and systems engineers.

At a Glance

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Areas of Emphasis

Tailor this major to your interests by taking courses in one of these areas:

  • Actuarial Science

Fast Facts

What makes Mathematics at WVU unique?


Research and Academic Opportunities

Both the BA and BS degrees in Mathematics are flexible. You can choose to add an area of emphasis in actuarial science, or you can supplement the Mathematics major with courses in business, economics, computer science or statistics to increase your versatility.

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WVUteach

You can earn a secondary teaching certificate through WVUteach while completing a four-year degree in WVU's Mathematics major.

Careers

What can you do with this degree?

Our graduates pursue careers in business, computer science, economics, engineering and technology.

Possible Careers

Wondering what you can do with a degree from WVU's Mathematics major? Check out these ideas from WVU Career Services and the Occupational Information Network (O*NET). A median salary is the midpoint of what people typically earn—half of those surveyed earned above the median salary, and half earned below.

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Employers

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Courses

What are the courses like in Mathematics at WVU?

Major Map

Check out the course requirements and suggested plan of study for WVU's Mathematics major.

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Popular Courses

MATH 343:
Introduction to Linear Algebra

Introduction to vector spaces as an algebraic system. Emphasis on axiomatic development and linear transformation. Examples from geometry and calculus.

MATH 373:
Introduction to Cryptography

Introduces students to the art of confidential communication the mathematical background and the practical skills in making and breaking secret codes.

MATH 375:
Applied Modern Algebra

Finite fields, algebraic coding theory, Boolean algebras, monoids, finite state, and Turing machines.

MATH 378:
Discrete Mathematics

Permutations, combinations, binominal theorem, inclusion- exclusion formula, recurrence relations, generating functions, elementary graph theory (connectivity, paths, circuits, trees, vertex and edge coloring, graph algorithms) matching theory, and discrete optimization. (Equiv. to CS 426.)

MATH 465:
Partial Differential Equations

Introduces students in mathematics, engineering, and the sciences to methods of applied mathematics. First and second order equations, canonical forms, wave, heat, and Laplace's equations, and representation of solutions.

Cost and Aid

How much does Mathematics at WVU cost? And how can you save?

Tuition and Fees

Estimated rates for the 2018-19 academic year. Rates are subject to change. Anyone that is not a current West Virginia resident will be charged non-resident rates. That includes international students.

West Virginia Resident
Per Credit $403
Per Semester $4,836
Fall and Spring Semesters $9,672
Non-Resident
Per Credit $1,095
Per Semester $13,140
Fall and Spring Semesters $26,280
International
Per Credit $1,095
Per Semester $13,440
Fall and Spring Semesters $26,880
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Ohio Tuition Reciprocity

As the result of a special agreement, students from Ohio who are fully admitted to Mathematics can enroll at WVU and pay in-state tuition rates. Students must be admitted to both the University and this major.

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Requirements

What are the requirements to apply for Mathematics at WVU?

Program Requirements

In addition to meeting WVU's base admission standards, first-time freshmen must also meet the following admission requirement for the 2019-20 academic year:

For direct admission to the Mathematics program:
  • ACT Math: 22
  • SAT Math: 540

If you don't meet the admission requirements for WVU's Mathematics major, check out some related programs.

University Requirements

To be admitted to WVU's Mathematics major, you must first meet WVU's first-time freshman admission requirements for the 2019-20 academic year. Interested in transferring? Review the transfer admission requirements.

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