Mathematics Majors

The six-year schedule of 4000-level+ courses beginning 2019 will help you plan your education to graduate in a timely manner from the Department of Mathematics at Western Michigan University.

Applied mathematics

Catalog description

The Bachelor of Science in applied mathematics program option provides a broad range of computational and analytical skills, practice in mathematical modeling and some fundamental knowledge of a scientific discipline. Computational and applied mathematicians are employed in a variety of positions in industry, business and government.

Select one of the following minors (in the area in which you intend to apply your mathematical talents) and then select electives that are particularly suited to the problems in that area.

General mathematics

Catalog description

In addition to a strong background in mathematics, the Bachelor of Science in mathematics program stresses vigorous logical thinking and communication of abstract concepts. The general mathematics major:

  • Is the most flexible mathematics major offered at WMU.
  • May be combined with interests in both the natural and social sciences, by careful selection of electives.
  • May be used to prepare for law school.
  • Provides excellent preparation for graduate study in mathematics.

teaching and Learning mathematics

Catalog description

Computer usage, statistics and applications of mathematics backgrounds are included in this Bachelor of Science. The secondary teaching of mathematics major:

  • Combines theoretical mathematics with teaching techniques.
  • Is designed for students planning to teach in junior or senior high schools.
  • Is an excellent major if you are interested in a career in education because of the current national focus on improving mathematics education.
  • Been tailored to meet the modern secondary school curriculum.