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Mathematics Emphasis


Mathematics—the proof is in the pudding.

When you choose to focus on mathematics, you're diving into a discipline that's been shaping our intellectual landscape for centuries. Whether you're drawn to the elegance of pure mathematics (math for its own sake) or the practical applications of applied mathematics (analyzing and solving real-world problems), this emphasis opens doors to a world of possibilities.

Course Requirements

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About the Mathematics Emphasis

As a mathematics student, you'll sharpen your analytical skills and gain tools to tackle real issues across various fields. From scientific research to engineering and teaching, your expertise will be in demand. And it doesn't stop there—mathematical techniques aren't just for solving physics problems, anymore. They're now indispensable in social, industrial and management settings, expanding your potential career paths even further. So, if you're ready to explore the vast opportunities that mathematics offers, this emphasis is your gateway to an exciting journey.

120 credits

In order to graduate with a bachelor's degree, you must earn a total of 120 credits. Of those, you need 45 credits in the mathematics major to complete the mathematics emphasis.

Required Courses

Courses Offered

See a complete list of courses UW-Green Bay offers in the Mathematics and Statistics department.

4 Years to Complete

It's possible to earn a math degree in four years, even if you're starting with Elementary Algebra (MATH 94) in your first year. Talk to an advisor to set up your four-year math degree plan. 

30% Job Growth

Projected mathematician and statistician job growth from 2022 to 2032, U.S. Bureau of of Labor Statistics

High Salary

$65,000 is the average starting Salary of math majors and $92,000 mid-career. (See Federal Reserve Bank of NY, Labor Market for Recent College Graduates)


58% of mathematicians report being allowed to determine tasks. 48% say their job offers a lot of decision-making freedom. From Mathematicians, U.S. Dept. of Labor

Compatible minors

Math is a general discipline, so it's a good idea to choose a minor in the field that you want to enter to help you be more competitive when seeking a job. This math major complements various minors, including:

  • Accounting
  • Actuarial Science
  • Biology
  • Business Administration
  • Chemistry
  • Computer Science
  • Economics
  • Environmental Science
  • Environmental Engineering Technology
  • Finance
  • Personal Financial Planning
UWGB Mathematics Professor and Chair Woo Jeon

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