Students are required to earn a minimum of 120 semester credits, at least 40 of which must be in courses numbered 300 or above. They must maintain at least a 2.00 grade point average overall, as well as in each major and minor. They must also fulfill General Education and SAH College Core requirements.
The Mathematics Department includes a writing-in-the-major program, which incorporates writing requirements across a student's curriculum rather than identifying specific classes as writing emphasis classes. Students who complete a major in Mathematics simultaneously meet the General Education requirement previously met by taking writing emphasis courses.
At least 40 credit hours in mathematics, including:
I. Required core courses:
At least 43 credit hours in mathematics, including:
At least 45-46 credit hours in mathematics (not including certification requirements), including:
At least 55 credit hours in mathematics and business, including:
Students with a math major who are also interested engineering are able to receive both a Bachelor of Science (mathematics major) from UW- La Crosse and a Bachelor of Science (engineering major) from UW-Madison. At UW-L, students must complete a minimum of 85 credits, including the General Education requirements and specific math and science course in preparation for the engineering program.
The following courses at UW-L for this program include:
At least 22 credits in mathematics: MTH 207, 208, 309; nine credits from MTH 225, 245, 265, MTH courses numbered 300 and above. Credit for MTH 151 may be used to fulfill three of the nine additional credits. Computer science majors may count MTH 317, 371 and CS 453 for credit in both the computer science major and the mathematics minor. Physics majors may count MTH 461 and PHY 470 for credit in both the physics major and the mathematics minor.
At least 20 credits in mathematics: MTH 145, 175 or 207, 405; nine credits from MTH 443, 445, 446, 447, 448, 449. With the approval of the mathematics department chair, a research methods course from another department may be substituted for three of the nine additional credits. MTH 245 may be substituted for MTH 145. This minor is not available to mathematics majors.
At least 22 credits of mathematics: MTH 135, 136, 171, 280, 175 or 207; four credits from MTH 145, 151, 208, 265, 321, or other MTH courses numbered 300 and above.
At least 32 credits of mathematics: MTH 207, 208, 225, 245, 309, 310, 331, and 421.
Students with a math major who are also interested in engineering are able to receive both a Bachelor of Science (mathematics major) from UW-La Crosse and a Bachelor of Science (engineering major) from UW-Madison. At UW-L, students must complete a minimum of 85 credits, including the general education requirements and specific math and science course in preparation for the engineering program. Students are recommended to include the following courses in their work at UW-L:
Students interested in industrial engineering should add ACC 221 Accounting Principles I (3 cr.). Students should consult with the mathematics department chair for specific course and sequence advising for this agreement.
In order to receive the B.S. degree (mathematics major) from UW-L, students have two options:
In either case the student would then transfer these credits to UW-La Crosse. For the typical student, the remaining credits must include 10-13 credits at the 300 level or above. This transfer of credits and awarding of the B.S. degree (mathematics major) by UW-L can take place as soon as the student demonstrates completion of math courses at UW-Madison to meet UW-L mathematics electives requirements or the completion of the engineering sequence at UW-Madison
All students must complete the general education, college core, major/minor, and university degree requirements in order to qualify for a degree. The easiest way to track all of these requirements is to refer to the Advisement Report (AR) found in the Student Information System (WINGS) Student Center. All enrolled students have access to the AR.
B.S. and B.A. students graduating from the College of Science and Health are required to take two natural laboratory science courses selected from the general education laboratory science category (GE 05) and from BIO 203, BIO 204, BIO 210, CHM 104, ESC 221, ESC 222, PHY 104, or PHY 204, and they either must take two mathematics courses or one math course and one computer science course from the math/logical systems category of the general education requirements (GE 02). One of the two science courses must be from a department outside of the student’s major department.
Note: Math courses can be pairs, i.e. 150 and 151; MTH/CS majors can use two science courses from same department.
For the Bachelor of Science degree, students must complete a major from the college plus:
Candidates for the Bachelor of Arts or the Bachelor of Science degrees must accomplish the following:
Grade point average requirements for some programs will be considerably higher than 2.00. Re-entering students may be required to earn credits in excess of the 120 needed for graduation in any curriculum in order to replace credits earned in courses in which the content has changed substantially in recent years. Each case will be judged on its own merit.
No degree will be awarded unless all requirements are fulfilled and recorded within 30 days after the official ending date of each term.
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