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Why Choose Mathematics?

Mathematics is the study of topics such as quantity, structure, space, and change. Studying mathematics develops your analytical skills, enhances your problem-solving abilities, and gives you tools to use in disciplines that rely on quantitative and statistical reasoning. Mathematics is essential in many fields, including natural science, engineering, medicine, finance, and the social sciences.

Our wide variety of mathematics courses offers many options for degree majors and minors that give you the skills to work in areas including actuarial science, computer science, operations research, biomathematics, and cryptography. Law, finance, and medicine are other careers that require excellent mathematical skills. You’ll work in small groups and benefit from one-on-one time with faculty, maximizing your learning opportunities.

At UW-Platteville, you can choose to pursue a bachelor of science degree in mathematics, mathematics in secondary education, or mathematics with an emphasis in either actuarial studies or finance, or earn a minor in mathematics, mathematics in secondary education, or mathematics for middle school teachers.

A Unique Program

University of Wisconsin-Platteville campus

  • Faculty represent specializations in statistics, and pure and applied mathematics
  • Courses of calculus or higher are taught by PhD faculty members
  • Advanced students may earn money and gain experience as a math tutor
  • Graduates are prepared for successful careers as teachers and professors, actuaries, statisticians, financial or market analysts, researchers, computer programmers or software engineers


Landon Gauthier

"The Math Department at UW-Platteville helped bring out my true potential and passion for mathematics. I learned a lot during my time at Platteville and was able to ask my math professors for guidance and help along the way."

Landon Gauthier, president of the Math Club and resident assistant in Hugunin Hall


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