Western Kentucky University

528: Extended Major in Mathematics - 2011 to 2013

Students who wish to declare a 528 extended mathematics major are initially designated as 528P (Extended Mathematics Prep).  In order to be granted full admission into the 528 major, a student must satisfy the following requirements:

  • Complete MATH 136, MATH 137, AND MATH 307 or MATH 310, with a grade of C or better in each course.
  • Have an overall GPA of at least 2.4 in all mathematics program courses completed prior to admission (MATH 136
    and above).
  • Submit a Change of Major form to change from 528P to a 528 major.

A minimum of 51 hours of mathematics is required.  No minor or second major is required.  All mathematics courses listed as prerequisites for other courses must have been completed with a grade of C or above.

Logic Requirement – 3 hours

PHIL 215 or EE 180 is required.  Students should complete one of these courses in the first year of study as a prerequisite for MATH 307.  PHIL 215 counts toward General Education Category B-II.

Computer Science Requirement – 8 hours

CS 180 and CS 181 are required - each is a 4 hour course.  Contact an Office Associate in the Department of Computer Science (745 - 3651) in order to lift the restriction for registering for CS 180.   Starting in Spring 2012, PHIL 215 is a prerequisite for CS 181.

Mathematics Requirements – 51 hours

1.  Required Courses (30 hrs) –  MATH 136 (4 hrs),  MATH 137 (4 hrs),  MATH 237 (4 hrs),  MATH 307 (3 hrs), MATH 310 (3 hrs),  MATH 317 (3 hrs),  MATH 337 (3 hrs),  MATH 431 (3 hrs),  MATH 498 (3 hrs)

2.  The student is required to complete a concentration in one of the following areas:

  • B1 – Fundamentals of Analysis and Discrete Mathematics
    • MATH 417, 439, 450
    • Two courses from MATH 315, 323, 415, 423, 432, 473
    • Six additional elective hours from MATH 275 (up to 3 hours), STAT 301, MATH 305, 315, 323, 331, 370, 382, 398 (up to 3 hours), 405, 406, 409, 415, 423, 432, 435, 470, 473, 475 (up to 6 hours), 482
  • B2 – Fundamentals of Applied Mathematics
    • MATH 331, 370, 382, 405
    • Two courses from MATH 305, 406, 435, 470, 482
    • Three credit hours from MATH 275, STAT 301, MATH 305, 315, 323, 398, 406, 409, 415, 417, 423, 432, 435, 439, 450, 470, 473, 475, 482
  • B3 – Fundamentals of Mathematical Studies
    • MATH 450
    • Two courses from MATH 405, 406, 409, 415, 417, 423, 432, 435, 439, 470, 473, 482
    • Twelve additional electives from MATH 275 (up to 3 hours), STAT 301, MATH 305, 315, 323, 331, 370, 382, 398 (up to 3 hours), 405, 406, 409, 415, 423, 432, 435, 470, 473, 475 (up to 6 hours), 482

3.  With the approval of the mathematics department head, students may take certain 500-level mathematics courses for undergraduate credit in place of the courses listed in items B1, B2, and B3.

 Last Modified 3/29/14