Bachelor of Science in Mathematics

About

Our Bachelor of Science (BS) degree program is especially strong. Each year, we send teams to the Putnam competition and get students ready to take career-specific exams, work in industry or pursue a graduate degree at a top-level university. We offer a variety of electives that prepare students for careers in industry, government or research.

High school students who want to pursue a math major should complete four years of high school mathematics, which includes two years of algebra, one year of geometry, and one year of pre-calculus mathematics.

If you want to major in math, contact us as soon as possible after being admitted to EWU to get an advisor and plan your courses.

Curriculum & Requirements

Mathematics Major, Bachelor of Science (BS)

The program leading to a BS in Mathematics is rigorous, but flexible. All students enroll in the core of 55 credits of mathematics, and also choose at least three electives in mathematics. Then, there is a choice of electives outside of mathematics that gives students a background in fields where mathematics is heavily used in industry and government. Therefore, this degree prepares students for a career in industry or government or for graduate study in mathematics or a closely related field.

Prerequisite Grade Policy: students must have earned a grade ≥C or better in any course that is to be used to satisfy a prerequisite requirement for a subsequent mathematics course offered by the Eastern Washington University Department of Mathematics.

Grade Requirements: students must receive a grade ≥C in each course used to satisfy the requirements of an undergraduate major or minor in mathematics.

Required Courses
MATH 161CALCULUS I5
MATH 162CALCULUS II5
MATH 163CALCULUS III5
MATH 225FOUNDATIONS OF MATHEMATICS5
MATH 231LINEAR ALGEBRA5
MATH 241CALCULUS IV5
MATH 347
MATH 307
INTRODUCTORY DIFFERENTIAL EQUATIONS
and MATHEMATICAL COMPUTING LABORATORY III (to be taken concurrently)
5
MATH 385PROBABILITY AND STATISTICAL INFERENCE I5
MATH 432RINGS AND POLYNOMIALS5
MATH 460CONTINUOUS FUNCTIONS5
MATH 491SENIOR THESIS5
Required Electives–choose from the following.35
A maximum of 20 credits of electives may be counted from outside the MATH Department. Some of these courses may require completion of additional prerequisites.
PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY
PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY
PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY
PROGRAMMING PRINCIPLES I
PROGRAMMING PRINCIPLES II
DATA STRUCTURES
C++ PROGRAMMING
ALGORITHMS
OPERATING SYSTEMS
AUTOMATA AND COMPILERS
INTELLIGENT SYSTEMS
ADVANCED ALGORITHMS
INTERMEDIATE MICROECONOMIC THEORY
INTERMEDIATE MACROECONOMIC THEORY
ECONOMETRICS
MATHEMATICAL ECONOMICS
SIGNALS AND SYSTEMS I
SIGNALS AND SYSTEMS II
DIGITAL SIGNAL PROCESSING
DIGITAL COMMUNICATION SYSTEMS
CONTROL SYSTEMS
DIGITAL CONTROL SYSTEMS
DISCRETE MATHEMATICS WITH APPLICATIONS
NUMBER THEORY
ADVANCED LINEAR ALGEBRA
APPLIED GROUP THEORY
GALOIS THEORY
NUMERICAL LINEAR ALGEBRA
NUMERICAL ANALYSIS
DIFFERENTIAL EQUATIONS
PARTIAL DIFFERENTIAL EQUATIONS
ADVANCED CALCULUS I
ADVANCED CALCULUS II
FOUNDATIONS OF GEOMETRY
COMPLEX ANALYSIS
PROBABILITY AND STATISTICAL INFERENCE II
PROBABILITY AND STATISTICAL INFERENCE III
FINITE ELEMENT ANALYSIS
CLASSICAL MECHANICS I
CLASSICAL MECHANICS II
SPECIAL RELATIVITY
QUANTUM PHYSICS I: INTRODUCTION
ELECTROMAGNETISM I
ELECTROMAGNETISM II
ELECTROMAGNETISM III
Total Credits90

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Program Learning Outcomes

Students who successfully earn a BS in Mathematics from EWU should be able to do the following:​​

  • communicate mathematical concepts both technically and non-technically;
  • create and understand mathematical arguments and proofs;
  • discuss mathematical applications in industry and the sciences;
  • perform analysis with numerical and symbolic mathematical technology/software.