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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


"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.