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Mathematics Major Information

This page describes the Mathematics Major, for students who declare starting in Fall 2015.

The mathematics major introduces students to a broad range of mathematics disciplines, including analysis, abstract algebra, applied mathematics, probability and statistics. The major offers two optional emphases: in Statistics and in Teaching.

All Math Majors, regardless of emphasis, complete a 14 credit core in differential and integral calculus, and introductions to linear and abstract mathematics.

Mathematics Major (with no emphasis)

Mathematics majors with no emphasis complete the 14-credit core, multivariable calculus, probability & statistics, upper-level courses in analysis, abstract algebra, applied mathematics, upper-level electives and a capstone.

Mathematics Major with no emphasis allows students flexibility in choosing their upper-level elective course 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 Statistics Emphasis

Mathematics majors with a statistics emphasis complete the 14-credit core, multivariable calculus, probability & statistics, analysis, abstract algebra, upper-level statistics courses and a capstone.

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.

Math Major with Statistics Emphasis Summary

Four Year Program Plan for the Statistics Emphasis


Mathematics Major with a Teaching Emphasis

Mathematics Majors with a Teaching Emphasis complete the 14-credit core,  foundational elementary mathematics course, upper-level modern geometry, modern algebra, and probability & statistics courses with connections the middle and high school curriculum, an upper-level abstract math elective, and a capstone.

The Math Major with a Teaching emphasis is designed for students who plan to teach mathematics in high school or middle school, and provides students with a solid foundation in the broad range of mathematics knowledge required for teaching in middle and high school, and combines with a program of studies in the College of Education and Human Services to lead to Wisconsin Certification to teach mathematics in grades 4-12.

Math Major Teaching Emphasis Summary

Four Year Program Plan for the Math Major Teaching Emphasis

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