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Mathematics

What's unique about this major at UW-Green Bay?

The Mathematics discipline has programs of study in two emphasis areas: mathematics and statistics. A student who elects a disciplinary major in Mathematics must choose an area of emphasis from one of these two programs of study.

Students choosing the emphasis in Mathematics will focus their studies in a discipline which has been an important part of our intellectual heritage for centuries. Students select this area of emphasis if they are interested in Mathematics for its own sake (pure mathematics) or as a tool for analyzing and solving real-world problems (applied mathematics). Graduates may use their skills in many careers, including fields such as scientific research, engineering and teaching. Other typical areas of employment that are traditional for mathematicians are those requiring physics. Today, mathematical techniques are required in the social, industrial, and management realms as well.

The emphasis in Statistics provides applied courses in experimental design, multivariate statistical analysis, and applied regression analysis. Students will also gain an extensive background in statistical computing. Students who wish to enter the actuarial professions may prepare for the first two actuarial examinations by completing the calculus sequence, linear algebra sequence, and the statistical theory sequence. Students who concentrate their studies in statistics may find employment in business, industry, and government.  Graduates from either emphasis area may  pursue further study and professional training in graduate school.

Those who wish to earn licensure to teach elementary or high school should consult with advisers in mathematics and education early in their college years to make sure they meet all certification requirements.

The University of Wisconsin System placement examination in mathematics is used to advise entering freshmen about the level at which they should enter university courses.

Mathematics majors must choose a minor in an interdisciplinary program. Examples would be a minor in Environmental Science, Business Administration, or Information Sciences.