Career Options

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.

Employment Opportunities

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.

Graduate Training

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