College of Arts and Sciences

Department of Mathematics and Statistics

Explore the foundations of physical and social sciences research and develop essential skills to apply solutions to real-world problems.


  • Pullman
  • Vancouver

Degree Types:

  • Bachelor's
  • Certificate
  • Doctorate
  • Graduate Certificate
  • Master's
  • Minor


  • Get free tutoring at the Math Learning Center or become a tutor for other students 
  • Participate in undergraduate research guided by renowned faculty 
  • Owen Science and Engineering Library, the largest of its kind in the Pacific Northwest 
  • Join a math, science, and engineering residence hall, where you can study with your neighbors, get free tutoring, and use the hall’s computer lab 


Actuarial Science focuses on the research, planning, forecasting, and decision-making methods for insurance, pension, and retirement programs.  

Applied Mathematics prepares you to use theories and techniques to formulate and solve practical problems in business, government, engineering, computing, and other sciences. 

Mathematics Teaching prepares you to teach mathematics in secondary education. 

Statistics focuses on the methods for collecting, analyzing, interpreting, and presenting empirical data. 

Theoretical Mathematics focuses on the analytical skills essential for a variety of careers and prepares you for graduate school.  


With a Mathematics degree, you can work in:  

  • Mathematics research and education 
  • Statistics 
  • Actuarial science 
  • Computer science 
  • Consulting 
  • Engineering 
  • Business management and finance 
  • Government and nonprofit agencies 
  • Health professions
  • Law enforcement
  • Cryptography

Transfer Students

WSU accepts credit from Advanced Placement, International Baccalaureate, and CLEP exams, associate degrees, Running Start and more.  

You’re considered a transfer student at WSU if you’ve received college credit post-high school.  

Use our Transfer Course Search Tool to determine what courses you need to take at your current institution to transition to WSU smoothly. 

Admission to WSU and admission to your desired major are two separate processes. Contact your academic department for specific requirements and prerequisites unique to your major.   


Complete the General Scholarship Application to be eligible for 700+ WSU scholarship programs, including ones specifically for a major you’re interested in. Use our search tool to find more scholarships outside WSU.  

Fill out the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) or WASFA (Washington Application for State Financial Aid) to be considered for scholarships, grants, loans, and other forms of aid. 

Internships, Jobs, and Work-study

Find hundreds of student-friendly jobs, internships, and work-study opportunities with our WSU student job board, Handshake. You can also check with departments for internships specific to a major. 

Get advice and learn more at the Academic Success and Career Center. 

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Degree Options


  • Pullman
  • Vancouver

Teaching College Mathematics

  • Pullman
  • Vancouver


  • Pullman


  • Pullman

Mathematics Teaching Certification

  • Pullman


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