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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 doublemajor in mathematics.
 PreFall 2011: 34/35 Hour General Major
 Fall 2011 to Spring 2014: 39 Hour General Major
 Fall 2014 to present: 39 Hour General Major
Option 1(b) – 528 Extended Major in Mathematics
Recommended for students wanting to pursue a graduate degree in mathematics.
 PreFall 2011: 48 Hour Extended Major
 Fall 2011 to Spring 2014: 51 Hour Extended Major
 Fall 2014 to present: 51 Hour Extended Major
Option 2 – 728 Teacher Certifiable (Secondary) Major in Mathematics
Basic major for teacher certification in mathematics at the highschool level.
 PreFall 2011: Secondary Mathematics with SMED
 Fall 2011 to Spring 2014: Secondary Mathematics with SMED
 Fall 2014 to present: Secondary Mathematics with SMED
Option 3 – 730 Teacher Certifiable (Middle School) Major in Mathematics
Basic major for teacher certification in mathematics at the middleschool level.
Option 4 – 731 Mathematical Economics
Extended major for students wanting a career in datadriven analytical economics (general track) or as an actuary (actuarial track).
 PreFall 2013: Mathematical Economics
 Fall 2013 to present: Mathematical Economics – General Track
 Fall 2013 to present: Mathematical Economics – Actuarial Track
Minors
For students in a complementary major that requires a minor.
 PreFall 2011: 417 Minor in Mathematics
 Fall 2011 to present: 417 Minor in Mathematics
 313 Minor in Applied Statistics
Certificates
Provides specific training in using SAS^{®}, either for current students or people in the workforce.
All degreeseeking 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.
News
Robin Ayers Receives the 2015 Spirit of Western AwardAt 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 JournalMath 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. Dr. Bruce Kessler Receives the 2014 WKU Spirit of Western AwardAt the 2014 WKU President's Convocation, Dr. Bruce Kessler, Mathematics Professor and Head of the Mathematics Department, was named the 13th Spirit of Western Award recipient. 
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