Math & Computer Sciences

Math & Computer Sciences

Math & Computer Sciences

McCutchan

Fe Evangelista, chair
Mathematical & Computer Sciences Department
Laurentide Hall 2223
(262) 472-2764

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About the Programs

The department of mathematical and computer sciences nurtures curiosity, inspires creativity, promotes collaboration and drives the learning and expansion of mathematical and computer science knowledge at UW-Whitewater and beyond.

Faculty members have expertise in a variety of fields, including algebra, applied mathematics, geometry, mathematics education, statistics and computer science. They are actively engaged in research and other scholarly activities. Faculty members have won grants to support their mathematics or computer science research, teaching laboratories, teaching enhancement and community outreach.

Students will have the opportunity to collaborate with these dedicated, energetic and innovative faculty members through undergraduate research projects and the summer Research Experiences for Undergraduates program.

The department offers five emphases in applied mathematics, pure mathematics, statistics/actuarial mathematics, computer mathematics and secondary education mathematics. Internships are available in insurance (actuarial mathematics), statistics and computer science. Students can also join the Student Mathematical Association and make valuable professional connections. Membership in the student association allows undergraduates to join the Mathematical Association of America.

Graduates of the program go on to careers in education, insurance, banking and finance, computer science and applied mathematics.

Suggested Course of Study

The suggested course of study depends on the first math course taken and the math emphasis chosen. The suggested courses of study given below have Math 152 or Math 253 as the first math course. (Math 452 is not a requirement for the Applied Math Emphasis; CompSci 171 or 172 is not a requirement for the Secondary Ed Math Emphasis.) For the Computer Math Emphasis, take CompSci 172 as early as possible as it is a pre-requisite for other computer science courses.

When First Course is Math 152 Elementary Functions

Freshman Year

  • Math 152
  • Math 253 Calculus with Analytic Geometry I

Sophomore Year

  • Math 254 Calculus with Analytic Geometry II
  • Math 280 Discrete Math
  • Math 255 Calculus with Analytic Geometry III
  • Math 355 Matrices & Linear Algebra

Pure Math Emphasis

Junior Year

  • Math 301 Intro to Analysis
  • Math 417 Theory of Numbers
  • Math 452 Intro to Abstract Algebra

Senior Year

  • Math 361 Differential Equations
  • Math 453 Abstract Algebra
  • Math 464 Advanced Calculus

Applied Math Emphasis

Junior Year

  • Math 301 Intro to Analysis
  • Math 361 Differential Equations
  • Math 463 Complex Variables or 471 Numerical Analysis
  • Math 458 Applied Math Analysis or 459 Partial Differential Equations (PDEs)

Senior Year

  • Math 471 Numerical Analysis or 463 Complex Variables
  • Math 459 PDEs or 458 Applied Math Analysis

Math Stats Emphasis

Junior Year

  • Math 342 Applied Statistics
  • Math 441 Probability Theory
  • Math 301 Intro to Analysis
  • Math 442 Math Statistics or 446 Actuarial Math

Senior Year

  • Math 452 Intro to Abstract Algebra
  • Math 446 Actuarial Math or 442 Math Statistics

Computer Math Emphasis
(CompSci 322 has prerequisites CompSci 271 Assembly Programming and MCS 231 Concepts of Data Structures)

Junior Year

  • Math 301 Intro to Analysis
  • CompSci 433 Theory of Algorithms or Math 471
  • Math 452 Intro to Abstract Algebra
  • CompSci 322 Computer Languages & Compilers or 434

Senior Year

  • Math 471 Numerical Analysis or CompSci 433
  • CompSci 434 Theory of Computation or 322

Secondary Education Math Emphasis

Junior Year

  • Math 301 Intro to Analysis
  • Math 441 Probability Theory
  • Math 452 Intro to Abstract Algebra
  • Math 353 College Geometry or 359

Senior Year

  • Math 453 Abstract Algebra
  • Math 359 Math Modeling & Stats or 353

When First Course is Math 253 Calculus with Analytic Geometry I

Freshman Year

  • Math 253 Calculus with Analytic Geometry I
  • Math 254 Calculus with Analytic Geometry II
  • Math 280 Discrete Math

Sophomore Year

  • Math 255 Calculus with Analytic Geometry III
  • Math 355 Matrices & Linear Algebra
  • Math 301 Intro to Analysis
  • Math 452 Intro to Abstract Algebra

Pure Math Emphasis

Junior Year

  • Math 453 Abstract Algebra
  • Math 417 Theory of Numbers or 464 Advanced Calculus

Senior Year

  • Math 361 Differential Equations
  • Math 464 Advanced Calculus or 417 Theory of Numbers

Applied Math Emphasis

Junior Year

  • Math 361 Differential Equations
  • Math 463 Complex Variables or 471 Numerical Analysis
  • Math 458 Applied Math Analysis or 459 Partial Differential Equations (PDEs)

Senior Year

  • Math 471 Numerical Analysis or 463 Complex Variables
  • Math 459 PDEs or 458 Applied Math Analysis

Math Stats Emphasis

Junior Year

  • Math 441 Probability Theory
  • Math 442 Mathematical Statistics or 446 Actuarial Math

Senior Year

  • Math 342 Applied Statistics
  • Math 446 Actuarial Math or 442 Mathematical Statistics

Computer Math Emphasis
(CompSci 322 has prerequisites CompSci 271 Assembly Programming and MCS 231 Concepts of Data Structures)

Junior Year

  • CompSci 433 Theory of Algorithms or Math 471
  • CompSci 322 Computer Languages & Compilers or 434

Senior Year

  • Math 471 Numerical Analysis or CompSci 433
  • CompSci 434 Theory of Computation or 322

Secondary Education Math Emphasis

Junior Year

  • Math 441 Probability
  • Math 353 College Geometry
  • Math 359 Math Modeling & Statistics

Senior Year

  • Math 453 Abstract Algebra
  • Student Teaching

Location

University of Wisconsin-Whitewater
800 W. Main Street
Whitewater, WI 53190-1790
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