Are you looking for the degree that will give you highly marketable skills that are sought after by graduate schools and businesses? A degree that is an excellent foundation and a requirement for all areas of science and engineering? A degree in mathematics may be right for you! Problems from the ordinary to the sophisicated and technical can be solved with mathematics. Mathematics is the language that expresses scientific and quantitative relationships and, at the same time, is a discipline with a structure and beauty of its own.
Department of Mathematics
Throughout history the mathematical sciences have been admired for their intrinsic beauty and interdisciplinary applications that contribute to economic advancement, scientific understanding, and world cultures. Our mission is to create a climate that nurtures curiosity, inspires creativity, promotes collaboration, and drives the learning and expansion of mathematical and statistical knowledge within our university, our profession, and our community.
In support of this mission we are committed to:
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 38-40 units in mathematics consisting of 6 core courses and additional 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.
Student Math Association (SMA)
SMA is a club for anyone interested in things both fun and math-y! We hold several meetings each semester (many with snacks); and past activities included board games, game shows, mathematical crafts, interesting problems, presentations about graduate school, undergraduate research, and internships.
Contact Dr. Chaphalkar (LT 2215) or Dr. Hough (LT 2218) to get added to our e-mail list.
Pi Mu Epsilon
Pi Mu Epsilon is the National Mathematics Honorary Society that serves to promote scholarly activity in mathematics among the students in academic institutions. For more information, contact Dr. Lampe (LT 2213).
Mathematics Modeling Club
The Mathematics Modeling Club is a great way to gain undergraduate research experience through posters or presentations on a national level. For more information, contact Dr. Ghosh (LT 2226) or Dr. Pandiyan (LT 2240).
The Bridge Club is a great place to learn or expand upon your Bridge-playing skills and meet others who enjoy a good game of cards. For more information, contact Dr. Lampe (LT 2213).
Undergraduate research is available for students. If interested, visit the Math Department office at LT2205.
Student employment opportunities are available within the department and include: learning assistant, researcher, grader, and office support. If interested, visit the Math Department office at LT2205 for current openings.
Carroll and Kay Flanagan Scholarship
This scholarship was created to recognize students majoring in mathematics with exemplary accomplishments in the beginning courses of the mathematics major. Students must have sophomore or junior standing, a GPA in the major of at least 2.67, have completed Calculus I and II, and at least one other mathematics course at UW-W beyond Calculus II.
Requirement Details: Students must have a GPA in major of at least 2.67, have completed two semesters of the calculus sequence and at least one other mathematics course at UW-Whitewater beyond second semester calculus, and have sophomore/junior standing completing a total of 24 - 89 credits when they enter next Fall.
Clayton Droullard Mathematics Scholarship
Candidate must be a registered UW-Whitewater student of junior or senior standing for the award period, maintain a minimum GPA of 3.0, and have declared a major or minor in mathematics. This scholarship was created to recognize mathematics students who demonstrate leadership in the community or campus while maintaining academic success.
Requirement Details: Candidate must be a (registered) UW-Whitewater student of junior or senior standing for the award period, maintain a minimum GPA of 3.0 and have declared a major or minor in mathematics. They must have demonstrated leadership qualities in either campus or community organizations.
Marion B Schlicher Scholarship
Candidate must have junior or senior status with a 2.75 overall GPA. Preference will be given to those students who have completed six hours of upper division courses higher than Math 255, excluding Math 355.
Requirement Details: For students who have junior or senior status with a 2.75 overall GPA. Preference will be given to those students who have completed six hours of upper division courses numbered higher then Math 255, but excluding Math 355.
Mark & Dianne Fiebrink Scholarship
The candidate must be a sophomore, junior, or senior at the time of application, and have declared major in mathematics within the College of Letters and Sciences.
Requirement Details: The candidate may be a sophomore, junior, or senior at the time of application, but must have a declared major in mathematics, within the College of Letters and Sciences. The candidate must maintain an overall academic GPA of at least 3.0. The candidate must submit a completed application, including a letter of recommendation (added as an attachment) from a UW-Whitewater mathematics faculty member.
William C Beck Scholarship
The award shall be made to students majoring in mathematics and/or physics. First priority will be given to students majoring in mathematics and minoring in physics. Second priority will be to students majoring in physics and minoring in mathematics. Third priority will be to all mathematics majors. The candidate must have maintained a GPA of at least 2.75 or better in mathematics and physics, with no grade below a C in mathematics or physics.
Requirement Details: The candidate must have maintained an overall academic average of 2.75 or better in mathematics and physics, with no grade below a C in mathematics or physics. The candidate may be a freshman, sophomore, junior or senior and be a student in the College of L&S or Education at UW-W, and submit a completed application by the deadline established by the Mathematics Scholarship Committee.
Scholarships For Incoming Freshman
Student must declare a mathematics major to be eligible for these scholarships:
Mathematics majors have a wide variety of courses to choose from to design a program of study that meets their particular career paths. Careers may be found in the following areas:
Placement into the first mathematics course at UW-Whitewater is made based on the score on the UW Math Placement Test. A student can waive out of a course and can then take the next higher mathematics course according to the following
|If Waived From:||Can Take:|
|Math 041: Beginning Algebra||Math 140 Mathematical Ideas or|
|Math 141 Fundamentals of College Algebra|
|Math 140 or Math 141||Math 143 Finite Mathematics or|
|Math 148 Mathematics for Elementary Teacher I or|
|Math 152 Elementary Functions|
|*Students can work with their advisor to determine the appropriate course.|
|Math 152||Math 243 Short Calculus for Business and Social Sciences or|
|Math 250 Applied Calculus Survey or|
|Math 253 Calculus and Analytic Geometry I|
|*Students can work with their advisor to determine the appropriate course.|
Descriptions of each of the courses can be found in:
Incoming freshmen should take the placement test at least two weeks before attending Plan-it-Purple (PIP). Students with no test scores will not be able to register for a mathematics course during PIP. The test can be taken at any of the regional testing sites across the state (usually at UW-campuses) and some sites in Illinois and Minnesota. Exact locations and dates are available at the University of Wisconsin System Testing website http://testing.wisc.edu/centerpages/regionaltesting.html. It is also possible to take computer-based test for an additional fee.
You may register for the test through the UW System Regional Testing Program http://testing.wisc.edu/centerpages/regionaltesting.html. The site also contains:
There is no cost to take the test during regional testing.
Content of the test
Information about the content of the placement test as well as a link to a practice test can be found at: http://testing.wisc.edu/centerpages/mathtest.html.
AP credits or College credits
When will I know my placement?
You will be informed of your placement during PIP.
Can I take the test again to improve my score?
You will have ONE opportunity to retake the test and improve your score. The test has to be taken at UW-Whitewater on July 15 or August 18. There is a $25 fee to take the test. Sign up to retake the test by calling the UW-Whitewater Testing Office at (262) 472-5613.
What if I did not take the test before coming to PIP? You will not be able to register for a mathematics course during PIP. You have two options:
For more information:
UW-Whitewater Testing Office (262) 472-5613
Dr. Angela Harlan, Interim Chair-Department of Mathematics, (262) 472-5181, firstname.lastname@example.org
A set of resources for students who would like to review algebraic skills. This is especially helpful for students who have been placed into Math 041 and would like to retake the math placement test. The resources can also benefit students who were placed into Math 141 or anyone who would like to refresh their math skills.
Math Resources Online - Password: UWWMath
You will have ONE opportunity to retake the test and improve your score. It is preferred the test be taken at UW-Whitewater on July 18 or August 18. NOTE: there is a $25 fee to retake the test. Sign up to retake the test by calling the UW-Whitewater Testing Office at (262) 472-5613.
|Angela Harlan||Geetha Samaranayake||Jacqui Palcic|
|Department Chair, Associate Professor, & Special Assistant to the Provost||Assistant Chair & Professor||Academic Department Associate|
|Phone: 262-472-5181||Phone: 262-472-5162||Phone: 262-472-1313|
|Location: Laurentide Hall 2207||Location: Laurentide Hall 2219||Location: Laurentide Hall 2205|