Mathematics

Contact Information

Fe Evangelista
Department Chair
Phone: (262) 472-5684
Location: Laurentide 2207

Majors/Minors Program Information

The Mathematics Department offers a liberal arts major, leading to a bachelor of science or bachelor of arts in mathematics from the College of Letters and Sciences; or a teaching major, leading to a bachelor of science in education from the College of Education.

Each emphasis of the major requires 37-39 units in mathematics consisting of 7 core courses and an additional 3-4 specialized courses in the student's area of concentration. Both BA and BS degree choices provide students with a strong background for advanced study at the graduate level. In addition, the department offers several minors/emphases for students who would like a stronger background in mathematics to complement their chosen major.

Mathematics Majors

The Department of Mathematics offers several distinct emphases for a degree in mathematics:

BA/BS APPLIED MATHEMATICS
A student interested in using the tools of mathematics to solve applied problems common in the sciences, engineering, and social sciences might be interested in the APPLIED MATHEMATICS emphasis. Click here to download the fact sheet for Applied Mathematics.

BA/BS PURE MATHEMATICS
A student interested in pursuing graduate work in mathematics or combining their mathematics major with a second major or emphasis in music, art, or language would be interested in the PURE MATHEMATICS emphasis. Click here to download the fact sheet for Pure Mathematics.

BA/BS STATISTICS
A student interested in a career as a statistician, a demographer, or a specialist in marketing, quality control, or economics would be interested in the STATISTICS emphasis. Click here to download the fact sheet for Statistics.

BA/BS ACTUARIAL SCIENCE (a 4-year plan is currently being drafted)
A student interested in a career as an actuary would be interested in the ACTUARIAL SCIENCE emphasis. Click here to download the fact sheet for Actuarial Science.

BSE MATHEMATICS FOR SECONDARY EDUCATION
A student interested in a career as a mathematics educator at the secondary school level would be interested in the MATHEMATICS FOR SECONDARY EDUCATION emphasis. Click here to download the fact sheet for Mathematics for Secondary Education.

Mathematics Minors/Emphases

Mathematics Minor (22 units)

  • Math 253, Math 254, Math 255, and EITHER Math 280 or Math 355
  • Select six elective math units in courses numbered 300 or higher EXCEPT Math 352, 370, 375, 415, or 416

Actuarial Mathematics Minor (24 units)

  • Math 253, Math 254, Math 255, Math 346, Math 441, Math 442, and EITHER Math 448 or Math 449

Mathematics: Secondary Education Emphasis (24 units)

  • Math 253, Math 254, Math 280, Math 353, Math 359, and EITHER Math 355 or Math 452

Mathematics: Elementary Education Emphasis (23 units)

  • Math 152, Math 230, Math 352, Math 370, Math 375, Math 415, and Math 416

Location

College of Letters & Sciences
Laurentide Hall 4100
University of Wisconsin-Whitewater
800 W. Main Street
Whitewater, WI 53190-1790

Resources For

Faculty/Staff Contact

Office of the Dean
Rebecca Reichert
Phone: (262) 472-1621
E-mail: reicherr@uww.edu

Student Contact

Advising Office
Phone: (262) 472-1550
E-mail: lsadvise@uww.edu

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