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    Majors & Minors

    Major/Minor Program Information

    The Mathematical and Computer Sciences 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 Mathematical and Computer Sciences offers several distinct emphases for a degree in mathematics:

    • BA/BS PURE MATHEMATICS

      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.

    • BA/BS MATHEMATICS STATISTICS

      A student interested in a career as a statistician, an actuary, a demographer, or a specialist in marketing, quality control, or economics would be interested in the MATHEMATICS STATISTICS emphasis.

    • BA/BS COMPUTER MATHEMATICS

      A student interested in the mathematical basis for computer science would be interested in the COMPUTER MATHEMATICS emphasis.

    • 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.

    • 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.

     

    Mathematics Minors/Emphases

    Mathematics Minor (22 units)

    • Math 253, Math 254, Math 255, and Math 280
    • Select six elective math units in courses numbered 300 or higher except Math 375

    Actuarial Mathematics Minor (24 units)

    • Select one course from COMPSCI 172, COMPSCI 174, and COMPSCI 347
    • ACCOUNT 244, ACCOUNT 249, COMPSCI 181, ECON 201, ECON 202, FNBSLW 446, FNBSLW 464
    • Unique requirement: MATH 255, MATH 280, MATH 441

    Mathematics: Secondary Education Emphasis (24 units)

    • Math 253, Math 254, Math 280, Math 342, Math 353
    • Select one course from Math 355 or Math 452

    Mathematics: Elementary Education Emphasis (23 units)

    • Math 152, Math 231, Math 352, Math 370, Math 375, Math 415, Math 416

     

    Computer Science Minors/Emphases

    Minor - 23 Units

    1. COMPSCI 172 OR COMPSCI 174
    2. MCS 220 OR COMPSCI 222 OR ANY COMPSCI COURSE NUMBERED 300 OR ABOVE
    3. MCS 231 OR COMPSCI 223 OR ANY COMPSCI COURSE NUMBERED 300 OR ABOVE
    4. COMPSCI 271
    5. 11 ELECTIVE UNITS SELECTED FROM THE FOLLOWING:
      ANY COMPUTER SCIENCE COURSE NUMBERED 300 OR ABOVE;
      ANY MANAGEMENT COMPUTER SYSTEMS COURSE;
      MATH 280, SECNDED 442 (SECNDED 442 IS RESTRICTED TO
      STUDENTS SEEKING A BSE DEGREE, STUDENTS SEEKING
      CERTIFICATION TO TEACH COMPUTER SCIENCE
      ARE REQUIRED TO TAKE THIS COURSE)

    UNIQUE REQUIREMENTS:

    1. MCS 220 OR COMPSCI 222
    2. MCS 231 OR COMPSCI 223

     

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    Minor - 24 Units

    1. MAGD 210
    2. COMPSCI 172 OR COMPSCI 174
    3. COMPSCI 181
    4. MCS 231 OR COMPSCI 223 OR ANY COMPSCI COURSE NUMBERED 300 OR ABOVE
    5. COMPSCI 381, COMPSCI 382, COMPSCI 481 AND COMPSCI 482

    UNIQUE REQUIREMENT:

    1. MCS 231 OR COMPSCI 223

    Certificate - 24 Units

    1. MAGD 210
    2. COMPSCI 181, COMPSCI 381, COMPSCI 382
    3. COMPSCI 481 OR COMPSCI 482

    Location

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

    Contact

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

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