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Mathematics Undergraduate Programs

Mathematics and Statistics Degree Program Options

Please use iCAP within TopNet to verify your remaining degree requirements for the program of your catalog year.  The various options that are available to students are listed below.

Option 1(a) – 728 General Major in Mathematics

Basic major for employment in mathematical careers that do not require teacher certification.  Appropriate for students majoring in complementary disciplines wanting a double-major in mathematics.

Option 1(b) – 528 Extended Major in Mathematics

Recommended for students wanting to pursue a graduate degree in mathematics.

Option 2 – 728 Teacher Certifiable (Secondary) Major in Mathematics

Basic major for teacher certification in mathematics at the high-school level.

Option 3 – 730 Teacher Certifiable (Middle School) Major in Mathematics

Basic major for teacher certification in mathematics at the middle-school level.

Option 4 – 731 Mathematical Economics

Extended major for students wanting a career in data-driven analytical economics (general track) or as an actuary (actuarial track).


For students in a complementary major that requires a minor.


Provides specific training in using SAS®, either for current students or people in the workforce.


All degree-seeking students are required to consult with their advisor to have the advising hold lifted prior to registration.  The academic advisor assists the student in the selection of courses that will provide appropriate preparation for his/her career objectives, and assure timely completion of degree program requirements.

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2015 Math Symposium Dates Announced

The 35th Annual Mathematics Symposium will be held November 13th and 14th in Snell Hall on WKU's main campus. This year's keynote speaker is Professor Henry Segerman of Oklahoma State University. Students are encouraged to submit abstracts.

Robin Ayers Receives the 2015 Spirit of Western Award

At the 2015 WKU President's Convocation, Robin Ayers was named the recipient of the 14th Spirit of Western Award.

Math Major and Professor Published in the MAA College Mathematics Journal

Math major and Math Ambassador Kathleen Bell, along with Shania Polson at the University of Alabama, and WKU Professor Tom Richmond, have been published in the prestigious MAA College Mathematics Journal.

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