## 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 of study:

- Natural science
- Engineering
- Medicine
- Finance
- Social sciences

## Careers

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
- Cryptography
- Teaching
- Statistics
- Financial or market analysis
- Research
- Software engineering

Law and medicine are other careers that require excellent mathematical skills.

In your classes, you’ll work in small groups and benefit from one-on-one time with faculty, maximizing your learning opportunities.

At the University of Wisconsin-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.

## Mathematics Program Highlights

- Faculty represent specializations in statistics, pure mathematics, and applied mathematics.
- Calculus and higher courses are taught by PhD faculty members.
- Advanced students may earn money and gain experience as a math tutor.
- Graduates are prepared for rewarding and high-paying careers.

**One of our students says it all:**

"The Math department at the University of Wisconsin-Platteville has given me countless opportunities to grow as a student as well as a person. I really appreciate all the help and guidance the math professors have given me during my time at Platteville."

**Camille Felton**, *president of the Math Club and math honor society, Pi Mu Epsilon.*