Plan C, an option in applied statistics/ actuarial science, is designed to offer students a solid theoretical and applied background in statistics, preparing them for employment in a wide variety of interesting careers.

Four Year Plan

Fall, Spring, and Summer plan

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.

  • Overview
  • Cost
  • Courses
  • Faculty
  • Admissions
  • Dates
  • Objectives
  • Overview

    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.

    Program Location

    Carrollton Campus

    Method of Delivery

    Traditional classes.

    Accreditation

    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

  • Cost

    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.

    Save money

    UWG is often ranked as one of the most affordable accredited universities of its kind, regardless of the method of delivery chosen.

    Details

    • 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 courses are charged at the general tuition rate plus an eTuition rate BUT with fewer fees and no extra charges to non-Residents.
    • 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 for more information.

  • Courses

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    • 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. Credit for this course is not allowed if the student already has credit for MATH 1634. If course is taken through eCore, course is 3 credit hours.

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    • 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.

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    • 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.

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    • 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.

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    • 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.

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    Major Required

    • 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.

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    • 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.

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    • MATH-4203 - Mathematical Probability

      A calculus based statistics course with a strong emphasis on probability theory. Exercises are both theoretical and applied, including both discrete and continuous probability distributions such as the Binomial and Normal. The course provides the underlying theory and mathematically derived techniques of Statistics. Hypothesis testing for various parameters and regression are also discussed in this course.

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    • MATH-4213 - Mathematical Statistics

      A continuation of MATH 4203, this course introduces certain discrete and continuous distributions such as the Poisson, Gamma, T and F. The course also provides an introduction to multivariate distributions. Estimation techniques such as the method of moments and maximum likelihood are discussed along with properties such as unbiasedness, efficiency, sufficiency and consistency of estimators.

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    • MATH-4803 - Analysis of Variance

      This course involves a thorough examination of the analysis of variance statistical method including hypotheses tests, interval estimation, and multiple comparison techniques of both single-factor and two-factor models. Extensive use of a statistical computer package, Minitab, will be a necessary part of the course.

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    • MATH-4813 - Regression Analysis

      This course involves a thorough examination of both simple linear regression models and multivariate models. The course requires extensive use of statistical software for confidence intervals, statistical tests, statistical plots, and model diagnostics.

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    • MATH-4823 - Applied Experimental Design

      This course provides an introduction to design and analysis of planned experiments. Topics will include one and two-way designs; completely randomized designs, randomized block designs, Latin-square and factorial designs. Use of technology will be an integral part of this course.

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    • MATH-4833 - Applied Nonparametric Statistics

      This course will involve the study of several nonparametric tests including the Runs test, Wilcoxon signed rank and rank sum test, Kruskal, Wallis and Friedman F test. These tests will include applications in the biological sciences, engineering, and business areas. A statistical software package will be used to facilitate these tests.

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    • MATH-4843 - Introduction to Sampling

      This course will consider applied principles and approaches for conducting a sample survey, designing a survey, and analyzing a survey.

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    • 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.

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  • Faculty
  • Admissions

    Guidelines for Admittance

    Each UWG online degree program has specific requirements that you must meet in order to enroll.

    Application Deadlines

    Fall Semester - June 1

    Spring Semester - November 15

    Summer Semester - May 15 

    Admission Process Checklist

    1. Review Admission Requirements for the different programs and guides for specific populations (non-traditional, transfer, transient, home school, joint enrollment students, etc).
       
    2. Review important deadlines:
      • Fall semester: June 1 (undergrads)
      • Spring semester: November 15 (undergrads)
      • Summer semester: May 15 (undergrads)
        See program specific calendars here
         
    3. Complete online application
      Undergraduate Admissions Guide
      Undergraduate Application
      Undergraduate International Application

    4. Submit $40 non-refundable application fee
       
    5. 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
       
    6. 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.
       
    7. Check the status of your application

    Contact

    Dr. David Leach, Director of Undergraduate Studies
    Phone: 678-839-4127
    Email: cleach@westga.edu 

  • Dates

    Specific dates for Admissions (Undergraduate Only), Financial Aid, Fee Payment, Registration, Start/End of Term Dates, Final Exams, etc. are available in THE SCOOP.

    Specific Graduate Admissions Deadlines are available via the Graduate School

  • Objectives

    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.

    L11. A solid background in the fundamentals of statistics, including its computational aspects, applications, and theoretical foundations.

    L12. An understanding and ability to use statistical software packages.

    L13. A background in business, economics, and finance suitable for a career in actuarial science.