Mathematics is one of the basic tools underlying every science. In addition, mathematics provides a language to describe an immense variety of phenomena: from the distribution of prime numbers (useful for encrypting communications and an important area of ongoing research here at CWU) to signal processing (useful for analyzing photos and sound, as well as picking out important patterns hidden in immense data sets), mathematics finds applications everywhere. Besides its many applications, mathematics can show us hidden beauty: how juggling sequences behave like prime numbers or how incredibly complicated fractals are consequences of simple rules.

Why should you major in mathematics at CWU?

- All mathematics majors learn to communicate complicated ideas clearly and precisely, an important skill in all technical fields.
- You can enroll in an honors seminar every quarter, and do research on the ideas presented in the seminar.
- Be exposed to a wide range of research areas: number theory, differential equations, cryptology, modeling, analysis, and more.
- Challenge yourself with the Putnam Exam, or the Kryptos competition, or the Mathematical Competition in Modeling.
- Degree Outcome

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MATH 172 - Calculus I Credits: (5)

MATH 173 - Calculus II Credits: (5)

MATH 260 - Sets and Logic Credits: (5)

MATH 265 - Linear Algebra I Credits: (4)

MATH 272 - Multivariable Calculus I Credits: (5)

MATH 273 - Multivariable Calculus II Credits: (5)

MATH 499S - Senior Seminar Credits: (2))

(one of which must be abstract algebra or advanced analysis)

| MATH 411A - Probability Theory Credits: (4) |

## Introduction to Topology | MATH 451 - Topology I Credits: (3) |

## Abstract Algebra | MATH 461 - Abstract Algebra I Credits: (3) |

## Advanced Analysis | MATH 471 - Advanced Analysis I Credits: (3) |

## Applied Analysis | MATH 475 - Applied Analysis I Credits: (3) |

MATH 311 - Statistical Concepts and Methods Credits: (5)

MATH 365 - Linear Algebra II Credits: (3)

MATH 376 - Differential Equations I Credits: (3)

MATH 377 - Differential Equations II Credits: (3)

**Select one from the following - Credits: 4**

CS 105 - The Logical Basis of Computing Credits: (4)

CS 110 - Programming Fundamentals I Credits: (4)

**Lab science sequence culminating in calculus-based course - Credits: 15**

(visit course catalog) | CWU BS Mathematics Student Study Plan (pdf)

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CONTACT

Dr. Dominic Klyve > klyved@cwu.edu | 509/963.2545

Dr. Jim Bisgard > bisgardj@cwu.edu | 509/963.2823

Brenda Bland

BlandB@cwu.edu

509/963.2103

F 509/963.3226

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CAREER INFORMATION

SIAM > www.siam.org/careers

American Mathematical Society > www.ams.org/prosession/student

Mathematical Association of American > www.maa.org/news/

Association for Women in Mathematics > www.awm-math.org

**Professor Webpages**

Dr. Dominic Klyve > sites.google.com/site/profklyve/

Dr. Jim Bisgard > www.cwu.edu/~bisgardj/

Degree Outcome

Graduates will:

- be able to use differential and integral calculus as well as sequences and series to solve problems.
- be able to use concepts of vector subspaces of Rn and Rn×m to solve problems.
- be to write proofs using contrapositive, contradiction, cases, and mathematical induction.
- know standard applications of calculus, linear algebra, and statistics.
- be able to apply their understanding of mathematics to fields outside of mathematics.
- be able to describe the differences between the following types of mathematics: discrete/continuous, algebraic/geometric, pure/applied, and deterministic/stochastic.
- be able to communicate mathematical ideas through writing.
- be able to communicate mathematical ideas orally

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