Prospective Students

Welcome to the exciting world of mathematics!

Often called the "Queen and Servant of the Sciences," mathematics has a long history of developing new frontiers and enriching the sciences and engineering. Most recently, mathematics has become increasingly important in such diverse areas as economics, psychology, linguistics, biology, management science, and agriculture. On this page, you will find out more about our department and the programs we offer.

Members of the UW-Platteville Mathematics Department are dedicated teachers and collectively feel that their primary responsibility is teaching. In addition to classroom contact, faculty are ready to assist students outside the classroom. Each student majoring in mathematics is assigned an academic advisor from within the department and students usually get to know most of the faculty before graduation. Many faculty are involved in research activities in such areas as complex variables, differential equations, group theory, mathematics education, functional analysis, and statistics. Department faculty are frequent speakers at conferences and meetings of professional organizations at regional, state, and national levels.

We offer four different options for the major and three minors. Below, you will find the descriptions of the requirements for these programs. By clicking on the name of the degree program, you can obtain a printable copy of the courses and requirements needed for each major/minor. If you have questions, please feel free to contact us at math@uwplatt.edu.

Major (4 options) | Minor (3 programs)


Major in Mathematics (B.S.)

Mathematics majors must earn a minimum of 36 credits in mathematics subject to the restrictions outlined below. A grade of "C" or better is required in all mathematics courses counted toward degree requirements.

 

Mathematics Core Requirement (all of the following):

Math 2640 Calculus and Analytic Geometry I (4 credits)

Math 2740 Calculus and Analytic Geometry II (4)

Math 2840 Calculus and Analytic Geometry III (4)

Math 3230 Linear Algebra (3)

Math 3330 Modern Algebra (3)

Math 4030 Statistical Methods with Applications (3)

Math 4430 Advanced Calculus (3)

Math 4810 Senior Seminar (1)

In-Depth Experience Requirement (at least one of the following):

Math 3830 Differential Equations II (3)

Math 4040 Statistics and Probability (3)

Math 4530 Complex Variables (3)

Mathematics Electives Requirement:

All mathematics majors must complete at least 8 additional credits in mathematics. Courses numbered below 2640 or between 3000 and 3100 may not be counted toward this requirement. Courses that will fulfill this requirement are listed at the bottom of this section.

 

For engineering majors, up to 6 credits of mathematics electives may be selected from the following list to count for the mathematics major:

 

CEE 3100       EE 3140          EP 3240          IE 3530           ME 3030

CEE 3300       EE 4310          EP 3640          ME 3300         ME 3640

Required Courses Not Included in the 36 Credit Minimum

Computer Science Requirement (one of the following):

CoSc 1130 Introduction to Programming

CoSc 1430 Programming in C++

or

Demonstrate proficiency in a high level computer language such as FORTRAN, Pascal, C, or C++

Natural Science Requirement (one of the following):

Chem 1140 (or 1450) General Chemistry

Phys 2510/2530 General Physics I

Mathematics courses, other than the Core, that can be used to fulfill the 8 credit Elective Requirement (If courses are not 3 credits, the number of credits is in parentheses after the course name.)

Math 2730 Discrete Mathematics

Math 3130 College Geometry

Math 3630 Differential Equations I

Math 3730 Numerical Analysis

Math 3830 Differential Equations II

Math 4040 Statistics and Probability

Math 4320 History and Development of Mathematical Concepts (2)

Math 4330 Theory of Numbers

Math 4530 Complex Variables

Math 4620 Topics in Modern Mathematics (1-3)

Math 4660 Cooperative Field Experience (1-8)

Math 4920 Independent Study in Mathematics (1-3)


Major in Mathematics in Secondary Education (B.S.)

Mathematics majors must earn a minimum of 36 credits in mathematics subject to the restrictions outlined below. A grade of "C" or better is required in all mathematics courses counted toward degree requirements.

 

Mathematics Core Requirement (all of the following):

Math 2640 Calculus and Analytic Geometry I (4 credits)

Math 2740 Calculus and Analytic Geometry II (4)

Math 2840 Calculus and Analytic Geometry III (4)

Math 3130 College Geometry (3)

Math 3230 Linear Algebra (3)

Math 3330 Modern Algebra (3)

Math 4030 Statistical Methods with Applications (3)

Math 4430 Advanced Calculus (3)

Math 4810 Senior Seminar (1)

Mathematics Electives Requirement:

All mathematics majors must complete at least 8 additional credits in mathematics. Courses numbered below 2640 or between 3000 and 3100 may not be counted toward this requirement. Courses that will fulfill this requirement are listed at the bottom of this section.

Required Courses Not Included in the 36 Credit Minimum

Teaching Requirement:

Math 3020 Teaching of Mathematics in the Middle and Secondary School (3)

Computer Science Requirement (one of the following):

CoSc 1130 Introduction to Programming

CoSc 1430 Programming in C++

or

Demonstrate proficiency in a high level computer language such as FORTRAN, Pascal, C, or C++

Natural Science Requirement (one of the following):

Chem 1140 (or 1450) General Chemistry

Phys 2510/2530 General Physics I

Mathematics courses, other than the core, that can be used to fulfill the 8 credit Elective Requirement (If courses are not 3 credits, the number of credits is in parentheses after the course name.)

Math 2730 Discrete Mathematics

Math 3630 Differential Equations I

Math 3730 Numerical Analysis

Math 3830 Differential Equations II

Math 4040 Statistics and Probability

Math 4320 History and Development of Mathematical Concepts (2)

Math 4330 Theory of Numbers

Math 4530 Complex Variables

Math 4620 Topics in Modern Mathematics (1-3)

Math 4660 Cooperative Field Experience (1-8)

Math 4920 Independent Study in Mathematics (1-3)


Major in Mathematics with Emphasis in Actuarial Studies (B.S.)

Mathematics majors with an emphasis in actuarial studies must complete all of the following requirements.

 

All the requirements for the 36 credit mathematics major, including

Math 4040 Probability and Statistics (3)

All of the following:

Acct 2010 Financial Accounting I (3 credits)

Acct 2020 Management Accounting II (3)

BsAd 1200 Introduction to American Business Enterprise (3) or BsAd 1300 Global Business (3)

BsAd 3430 Risk Management (3)

BsAd 3620 Financial Management (3)

BsAd 3930 Investments (3)

Econ 2130 Macroeconomics (3)

Econ 2230 Microeconomics (3)

In addition to these required courses, students majoring in this emphasis should consider the following course(s):

BsAd 4030 Financial Decision Making (3)


Major in Mathematics with Emphasis in Finance (B.S.)

Mathematics majors with an emphasis in finance must complete all of the following requirements.

 

All the requirements for the 36 credit mathematics major, including

Math 4040 Probability and Statistics (3)

All of the following:

Acct 2010 Financial Accounting I (3 credits)

Acct 2020 Management Accounting II (3)

BsAd 3430 Risk Management (3)

BsAd 3620 Financial Management (3)

BsAd 3640 Financial Systems Analysis (3)

BsAd 3930 Investments (3)

BsAd 4030 Financial Decision Making (3)

BsAd 4130 Security Analysis (3)

In addition to these required courses, students majoring in this emphasis should consider the following courses:

BsAd 3400 Personal Financial Planning (3)

Econ 2130 Macroeconomics (3)

Econ 2230 Microeconomics (3)

Math 1730 Mathematics of Finance (3)


Minor in Mathematics

Mathematics minors must earn a minimum of 24 credits in mathematics subject to the restrictions outlined below. Credit for courses numbered below 2640 or between 3000 and 3100 may not be included in this total.

 

All three of the following (the core):

Math 2640 Calculus and Analytic Geometry I (4 credits)

Math 2740 Calculus and Analytic Geometry II (4)

Math 2840 Calculus and Analytic Geometry III (4)

At least one of the following three:

Math 3230 Linear Algebra (3)

Math 3630 Differential Equations I (3)

Math 3730 Numerical Analysis (3)

Mathematics Electives Requirement:

All mathematics minors must complete at least 9 additional credits in mathematics. Courses numbered below 2640 or between 3000 and 3100 may not be counted toward this requirement. Courses that will fulfill this requirement are listed at the bottom of this section.

Required Courses Not Included in the 24 Credit Minimum

Computer Science Requirement (one of the following):

CoSc 1130 Introduction to Programming

CoSc 1430 Programming in C++

or

Demonstrate proficiency in a high level computer language such as FORTRAN, Pascal, C, or C++

Natural Science Requirement (one of the following):

Chem 1140 (or 1450) General Chemistry

Phys 2510/2530 General Physics I

Mathematics courses, other than the Core, that can be used to fulfill the 9 credit elective requirement (If courses are not 3 credits, the number of credits is in parentheses after the course name.)

Math 2730 Discrete Mathematics

Math 3130 College Geometry

Math 3230 Linear Algebra

Math 3330 Modern Algebra

Math 3630 Differential Equations I

Math 3730 Numerical Analysis

Math 3830 Differential Equations II

Math 4030 Statistical Methods with Applications

Math 4040 Statistics and Probability

Math 4320 History and Development of Mathematical Concepts (2)

Math 4330 Theory of Numbers

Math 4430 Advanced Calculus

Math 4530 Complex Variables

Math 4620 Topics in Modern Mathematics (1-3)

Math 4660 Cooperative Field Experience (1-8)

Math 4920 Independent Study in Mathematics (1-3)


Minor in Mathematics in Secondary Education

Mathematics minors in the secondary education program must earn a minimum of 24 credits in mathematics which must include:

 

All of the following:

Math 2640 Calculus and Analytic Geometry I (4 credits)

Math 2740 Calculus and Analytic Geometry II (4)

Math 2840 Calculus and Analytic Geometry III (4)

Math 3130 College Geometry (3)

Math 3230 Linear Algebra (3)

Math 3330 Modern Algebra (3)

Math 4030 Statistical Methods with Applications (3)

Required Courses Not Included in the 24 Credit Minimum

Teaching Requirement:

Math 3020 Teaching of Mathematics in the Middle and Secondary School (3)

Computer Science Requirement (one of the following):

CoSc 1130 Introduction to Programming

CoSc 1430 Programming in C++

or

Demonstrate proficiency in a high level computer language such as FORTRAN, Pascal, C, or C++

Natural Science Requirement (one of the following):

Chem 1140 (or 1450) General Chemistry

Phys 2510/2530 General Physics I

Other mathematics courses which may be taken for additional credit: (If courses are not 3 credits, the number of credits is in parentheses after the course name.)

Math 2730 Discrete Mathematics

Math 3630 Differential Equations I

Math 3730 Numerical Analysis

Math 3830 Differential Equations II

Math 4040 Statistics and Probability

Math 4320 History and Development of Mathematical Concepts (2)

Math 4330 Theory of Numbers

Math 4430 Advanced Calculus

Math 4530 Complex Variables

Math 4620 Topics in Modern Mathematics (1-3)

Math 4660 Cooperative Field Experience (1-8)

Math 4920 Independent Study in Mathematics (1-3)


Minor in Mathematics for Middle Level Teachers

Mathematics minors for middle level teachers must earn a minimum of 24 credits in mathematics subject to the restrictions outlined below.

 

All of the following:

Math 1030 Mathematics for Educators I (3 credits)

Math 2030 Mathematics for Educators II (3)

Math 3030 Mathematics for Educators III (3)

Math 1830 Elementary Statistics (3)

Math 3040 Mathematics Seminar for Middle School Teachers (4)

 

Either

Math 2450 Precalculus (5)

or

Math 1530 College Algebra (3) and Math 2530 Trigonometry and Analytic Geometry (3)

 

Either

Math 2630 Calculus with Applications (3)

or

Math 2640 Calculus and Analytic Geometry I (4)

Electives:

Math 1630 Finite Mathematics with Applications (3)

Math 2730 Discrete Mathematics (3)

Math 4320 History and Development of Mathematical Concepts (2)