Plan B is designed to offer students a solid background in applied mathematics, prepare them for employment in government agencies such as communications, national security, and computer-related fields or industry such as engineering or computational types of work. It also prepares students for further study in mathematics.
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For more information, please see the Academic Catalog. A program map, which provides a guide for students to plan their course of study, is available for download in the Courses tab below.
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The Bachelor of Science degree program has four plans, each designed for specific career goals: Plan A, the Traditional Track; Plan B, the Applied Mathematics Track; Plan C, the Statistics/Actuarial Track; and Plan D, the UTEACH Secondary Education Track. The student’s advisor will help the student choose the best track, based on the student’s interests.
Method of Delivery
The University of West Georgia is accredited by The Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC).
Credit and transfer
Total semester hours required: 120
This program may be earned entirely face-to-face. However, depending on the courses chosen, a student may choose to take some partially or fully online courses.
UWG is often ranked as one of the most affordable accredited universities of its kind, regardless of the method of delivery chosen.
- Total tuition costs and fees may vary, depending on the instructional method of the courses in which the student chooses to enroll.
- The more courses a student takes in a single term, the more they will typically save in fees and total cost.
- Face-to-face or partially online courses are charged at the general tuition rate and all mandatory campus fees, based on the student's residency (non-residents are charged at a higher rate).
- Fully or entirely online course tuition rates and fees my vary depending on the program. Students enrolled in exclusively online courses do not pay non-Resident rates.
- Together this means that GA residents pay about the same if they take all face-to-face or partially online courses as they do if they take only fully online courses exclusively; while non-residents save money by taking fully online courses.
- One word of caution: If a student takes a combination of face-to-face and online courses in a single term, he/she will pay both all mandatory campus fees and the higher eTuition rate.
- For cost information, as well as payment deadlines, see the Bursar's Office website
There are a variety of financial assistance options for students, including scholarships and work study programs. Visit the Office of Financial Aid's website for more information.
CS-1300 - Introduction to Computer Science
This course introduces two fundamental aspects of computer science--abstraction and design--as students learn to develop programs in a high-level programming language. Students will study and implement a variety of applications, including graphics and scientific simulations. The course assumes no prior background in programming or computer science.
MATH-1113 - Precalculus
This course is designed to prepare students for calculus, physics, and related technical subjects. Topics include an intensive study of algebraic and transcendental functions accompanied by analytic geometry and trigonometry. Students cannot receive credit for MATH 1112 and MATH 1113. For more information on this institution's eCore courses, please see http://www.westga.edu/~ecore/
MATH-1634 - Calculus I
The first of a three-course sequence in calculus. Limits, applications of derivatives to problems in geometry and the sciences (physical and behavioral). Problems which lead to anti-derivatives.
MATH-2009 - Sophomore Seminar
The impact of mathematics in the real world will be presented in the form of lectures, computer labs, and seminars offered by the department of mathematics faculty. The course includes problem solving sessions involving competition problems (e.g. Putnam, MCM, IMO,...) and the use of the technology and computer Algebra systems, such as Maple and Matlab. The course also explores applications of mathematics to the real world, its history and connection to other sciences through projects and reports. A final exam will assess their understanding of the subject matter discussed throughout the course.
MATH-2644 - Calculus II
A continuation of MATH 1634. The definite integral and applications, calculus of transcendental functions, standard techniques of integration, sequences and series.
MATH-2654 - Calculus III
A continuation of MATH 2644. Topics include functions of two, three, and more variables, multiple integrals, and topics in vector calculus.
MATH-2853 - Elementary Linear Algebra
A concrete, applied approach to matrix theory and linear algebra. Topics include matrices and their connection to systems of linear equations, Gauss-Jordan elimination, linear transformations, eigenvalues, and diagonalization. The use of mathematical software is a component of the course.
CS-1301 - Computer Science I
This course explores the three fundamental aspects of computer science--theory, abstraction, and design--as the students develop moderately complex software in a high-level programming language. It will emphasize problem solving, algorithm development, and object-oriented design and programming. This course may not be attempted more than three times without department approval.
MATH-3003 - Transition to Advanced Mathematics
A transition course to advanced mathematics. Topics include logic, set theory, properties of integers and mathematical induction, relations, and functions.
MATH-3243 - Advanced Calculus
A rigorous introduction to the fundamental concepts of single-variable calculus. Topics included the real numbers, limits, continuity, uniform continuity, differentiation, integration, and sequences and series.
MATH-3303 - Ordinary Differential Equations
Modeling with and solutions of ordinary differential equations, including operators, Laplace transforms, and series; systems of ODE's, and numerical approximations.
MATH-4013 - Numerical Analysis
The practices and pitfalls of numerical computation. Topics include floating point representations; precision, accuracy, and error; numerical solution techniques for various types of problems; root finding, interpolation, differentiation, integration, systems of linear and ordinary differentiation.
MATH-4353 - Complex Analysis
A study of the theory of complex functions and their applications, including analytic and elementary functions; derivatives and integrals; The Cauchy Integral Theorem and contour integration; Laurent series; the theory of residues; conformal mapping; and applications.
MATH-4363 - Partial Differential Equations
Studies of classical boundary-value problems, including the heat equation, wave equation, and potential equation. Solution methods including characteristics, separation of variables, integral transforms, orthogonal functions, Green's functions, Fourier series.
MATH-4413 - Abstract Algebra I
The first of a two-course, in-depth, rigorous study in topics in the theory of groups, rings and fields.
MATH-4473 - Combinatorics
An introduction to combinatorics. Topics include the pigeonhole principle, combinations, permutations, distributions, generating functions, recurrence relations, and inclusion-exclusion.
MATH-4483 - Graph Theory
An introduction to the fundamental concepts of graph theory. Topics include isomorphisms, Euler graphs, Hamiltonian graphs, graph colorings, trees, networks, planarity.
MATH-4513 - Linear Algebra I
The first course in a comprehensive, theoretically-oriented, two-course sequence in linear algebra. Topics include vector spaces, subspaces, linear transformations, determinants, and elementary canonical forms.
MATH-4983 - Senior Project
A faculty-directed independent research project culminating in the writing of a paper and an oral presentation of the results of the project. Prerequisite: Senior standing as a mathematics major.
Guidelines for Admittance
Each UWG online degree program has specific requirements that you must meet in order to enroll.
- Complete online application. A one-time application fee of $40 is required.
- Official transcripts from all schools attended. Official transcripts are sent from a regionally or nationally accredited institution.
- Verify specific requirements associated with specific populations identified here: Freshman Adult Learners Transfer International Home School Joint / Dual Enrollment Transient Auditor Post-Baccalaureate Non-Degree Seeking Readmission
Fall Semester - June 1
Spring Semester - November 15
Summer Semester - May 15
Admission Process Checklist
- Review Admission Requirements for the different programs and guides for specific populations (non-traditional, transfer, transient, home school, joint enrollment students, etc).
- Review important deadlines:
- Fall semester: June 1 (undergrads)
- Spring semester: November 15 (undergrads)
- Summer semester: May 15 (undergrads)
See program specific calendars here
- Complete online application
Undergraduate Admissions Guide
Undergraduate International Application
- Submit $40 non-refundable application fee
- Submit official documents
Request all official transcripts and test scores be sent directly to UWG from all colleges or universities attended. If a transcript is mailed to you, it cannot be treated as official if it has been opened. Save time by requesting transcripts be sent electronically.
Undergraduate & Graduate Applicants should send all official transcripts to:
Office of Undergraduate Admissions, Murphy Building
University of West Georgia
1601 Maple Street
Carrollton, GA 30118-4160
- Submit a Certificate of Immunization, if required. If you will not ever be traveling to a UWG campus or site, you may apply for an Immunization Exemption. Contact the Immunization Clerk with your request.
- Check the status of your application
L1. A thorough understanding of the calculus, including its computational aspects, applications, and theoretical foundations.
L2. An ability to read, write, and understand mathematical proofs involving foundational aspects of mathematics, such as logic, set theory, basic function theory, and mathematical induction.
L3. A solid foundation in the fundamentals of applied linear algebra, including its computational aspects and applications.
L4. An ability to make written an oral presentations on various mathematical topics and problems.
L8. A solid background in the fundamentals of the applied computational area of mathematics, including numerical analysis, differential equations, and applied linear algebra.
L9. An ability to apply mathematical techniques and models to solve specific problems.
L10. A solid background in the fundamentals of the applied discrete area of mathematics, including graph theory, combinatorics, and number theory.