CWU College of the Sciences Transfer Map

Mathematics, Bachelor of Science (BS)

Office of the Registrar
Bouillon Hall 140
Phone: (509) 963-3001
Fax: (509) 963-1230

Program Description

Mathematics is one of the basic tools underlying science, engineering, music, economics, computer science, and many other fields. It 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. A mathematics major at CWU will be exposed to a wide range of research areas: number theory, differential equations, cryptology, modeling, analysis, and more where they will learn to communicate complicated ideas clearly and precisely.

Likely Career Paths

Auditor, Data Scientist, Mathematical Researcher, College Professor, Statistician, Economist, Software Developer, and Research Analyst

Key Considerations

Cost: University-wide costs ( 

Location: Ellensburg

Primary contact: Dr. James Bisgard||

Course Planning

1st and 2nd Year Courses or Areas of Study
CWU Course # CWU Course Name Transfer Course #
MATH 172 Calculus I MATH& 151
MATH 173 Calculus II MATH& 152
MATH 272 Multivariable Calculus I MATH& 153 or MATH& 163
MATH 273 Multivariable Calculus II MATH& 254 or MATH& 264
MATH 265 Linear Algebra I Course numbers vary, see TES

MATH& 153 + MATH& 254 = CWU MATH 272 & 273

MATH& 163 + MATH& 264 = CWU MATH 272 & 273


The Transfer Equivalency Site (TES) provides CWU equivalencies for courses at other colleges and universities.

Advising Notes

  • Any Washington state DTA (Direct Transfer Agreement) degree will satisfy all general education requirements.
  • Students must earn a minimum grade of C in any course that fulfills major requirements.
  • Major requirements may change over time; students will be expected to meet the catalog requirements in place at the time they are admitted to the major. Current catalog:

Other Resources

Admissions: 509-963-1211 | |

Financial Aid: 509-963-1611 | |

Transfer Center: 509-963-1390 | |

Veterans: 509-963-3028 | |

International: +1-509-963-3612 | |