Majoring in Mathematics
Students majoring in Mathematics at UW-Platteville must take a set of
core required courses, as well as other courses selected with regard
to career goals.
- Mathematics majors who plan to work in business or industry after graduation choose their electives from applied mathematics courses such as differential equations, numerical analysis, probability, and statistics.
- Mathematics majors who plan to pursue graduate work in mathematics select courses from each of the following areas of mathematics: algebra, analysis, and geometry.
- Mathematics majors planning to work toward an advanced degree in statistics include junior-senior level probability and statistics courses among their mathematics electives.
- Mathematics majors who plan to teach in secondary/middle schools select courses designed for teacher preparation.
Among the companies with which UW-Platteville mathematics majors are
pursuing include State Farm Insurance, IBM, Employers Insurance,
Texas Instruments, Bell Laboratories, and Hughes Aircraft.
Some of our graduates choose to further pursue graduate-level training
in mathematics or statistics. Although we currently do not have our own
graduate programs, our mathematics-major program provides students with
solid foundation so that they will be successful in attaining advanced
degrees, such as Masters and Doctorates, at other institutions.
The following link provides the list of Doctoral (Ph.D.) granting institutions in USA in the disciplines of
mathematics , applied mathematics and operations research, statistics/biostatistics, and mathematics education.
U.S. Doctoral Departments and Programs