CWU College of the Sciences Transfer Map

Applied Mathematics, Bachelor of Science (BS)

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

Program Description

Applied mathematics combines mathematical concepts and methods with different fields of study such as physics, engineering, biology, finance, or business to solve real-world problems. Applied mathematics can be thought of as the application of mathematics to real-world problems that arise in the physical, social and natural sciences, as well as in business and industry. The goal of applied mathematics is to explain and communicate observed phenomena and then apply specialized mathematical techniques to help predict yet unobserved phenomena. 

Likely Career Paths

Climatologist, Systems Biologist, Material Scientist, Ecologist, Economist, Epidemiologist, Urban Planner, Animator

Key Considerations

Cost: University-wide costs ( 

Location: Ellensburg

Primary contact: Dr. Brandy Wiegers |

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 376 Differential Equations 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 meet with an advisor in the mathematics department before being considered for major.
  • Admission requirements are completion of MATH 172 and MATH 173 with grades of C or higher.
  • Students must earn a minimum grade of C in any course that fulfills a major requirement.
  • 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 | |

Scholarship Information: 509-963-1611 | |

Transfer Center: 509-963-1390 | | 

Veterans: 509-963-3028 | | 

International: +1-509-963-3612 | |