# Mathematics Major Information

The newly revised mathematics major introduces students to a broad range of mathematics disciplines, including analysis, abstract algebra, applied mathematics, probability and statistics. The major offers optional emphases in Statistics and in Secondary Education.

All mathematics majors complete a 21-credit core, an upper-level analysis course, an upper-level algebra course, and a capstone. Other required and elective courses depend on whether or not the student is seeking a specific emphasis.

Mathematics Major Summary, including all optional emphases

### Mathematics Major (with no emphasis)

The Mathematics Major with no emphasis allows students flexibility in choosing their upper-level courses to suit their interests and career goals. For example, students interested in modeling or computing may wish to focus their elective choices on Applied Mathematics, while those planning to pursue graduate study in mathematics should take a broad range of courses, in consultation with their advisor.

Mathematics Major Summary, with no emphasis

Four Year Program Plan for the Mathematics Major with No Emphasis

### Mathematics Major with a Secondary Education Emphasis

The Secondary Education emphasis is designed for students who plan to teach mathematics in high school or middle school. The mathematics major with a Secondary Education emphasis combines with a program of studies in the College of Education and Human Services and leads to Wisconsin Certification to teach mathematics in secondary schools (grades 7-12).

Math Major with Secondary Education Emphasis Summary

Four Year Program Plan for the Secondary Education Emphasis

### Mathematics Major with a Statistics Emphasis

The statistics emphasis is designed for students who have a particular interest in analyzing data from diverse fields such as agriculture and environmental sciences, business and economics, social sciences, and health sciences. Statisticians work closely with other scientists and researchers to develop new statistical techniques, adapt existing techniques to new situations, design experiments, and direct the analysis of surveys and retrospective studies.