This is an accelerated five-year program where students complete the Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) or Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree in Mathematics in the Wilkes Honors College and then continue on with the Master of Science (M.S.) degree in Applied Mathematics and Statistics in the Charles E. Schmidt College of Science.
The combined degree program is 150 credits: 120 credits for the undergraduate degree and 30 for the master's degree, with a maximum of 12 credits of graduate coursework used to satisfy both degrees. Once admitted into the program, students follow the suggested course sequences within a single track. The baccalaureate degree will be conferred before the master's degree.
Students must maintain a GPA of 3.0 in upper-division and graduate courses. Students interested in this program should consult with the undergraduate and graduate advisors before taking upper-division mathematics coursework to ensure that their coursework will apply toward the combined degree. Students must take the GRE and apply for admission to candidacy by the end of their junior year.
The Bachelor’s Curriculum
Students must complete the requirements of the B.A. or the B.S. degree with concentration in Mathematical Sciences or Mathematics from the Wilkes Honors College. In addition, students must complete MAS 4107 Linear Algebra 2 and STA 4442 Probability and Statistics 1.
Twelve graduate credits from the Department of Mathematical Sciences can be counted toward both the bachelor’s degree and the master's degree. The 12 graduate credits should be chosen within a single track of the master's program. These 12 credits can be counted as the upper-division math electives or as substitutes as follows:
MAA 5228 can be used to substitute for MAA 4200
MAS 5311 can be used to substitute for MAS 4301
MAS 5145 can be used to substitute for MAS 4107
Details of the master's program in Applied Mathematics and Statistics are found here.
The Master's Curriculum
Students complete all requirements for the M.S. degree in Applied Mathematics and Statistics.