Jul 18, 2024  
2023-24 Undergraduate Catalog 
2023-24 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Mathematics BS Major

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Heather Evans Assistant Professor
David A. Feil Associate Professor
Darrel Johnson Assistant Professor
Kristen A. Lampe Professor
Thomas St. George Associate Professor
John C. Symms Associate Professor

The major in mathematics includes courses in pure and applied mathematics, offering a broad and in-depth foundation for students with diverse interests and backgrounds. All courses in the curriculum develop logical thinking, quantitative reasoning, and deductive analysis, making majors and minors highly attractive to graduate schools and employers in industry.

Combined with complementary course work, a mathematics major gives strong preparation for graduate study in an increasingly wide variety of disciplines. These include biostatistics, computer science, economics, forestry, genetics, meteorology, operations research, physics, psychology, pure and applied mathematics, sociology, and most engineering fields.

Career opportunities for those with a mathematics major are equally varied. These include positions in the fields of actuarial science, banking and financial services, communications, computer science, consulting, government, health services, management, public policy, research organizations, utilities, and transportation.

The major in mathematics is approved by the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction for certification in mathematics.1

Please see Academic and Program Policies  in this catalog for information about how retroactive credits in calculus may be earned.

Learning Outcomes for Mathematics

Students majoring in mathematics are expected

  1. To develop both skill at calculation and understanding of the theoretical underpinnings of calculus and algebra.
  2. To acquire an ability to analyze, create, and communicate mathematical ideas and proofs.
  3. To use logic and creativity to solve problems in a variety of mathematical disciplines.
  4. To recognize that mathematical skills have applications in other settings, both academic and professional.

1Students must normally maintain a 2.75 grade point average in the major to remain in good standing in the Teacher Education Program.

Required Support Course

Three of the Following Five Courses:

Required Support Course

Bachelor of Science Requirements

The requirements for a Bachelor of Science degree are:


Each major may have specific course sequencing requirements. For specific requirements, see “Required Support Courses” within each major

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