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 UWL, 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 UWL 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.
(All colleges, excluding teacher certification programs)
35-36 credits (39-40 total credits including CS 120)
may substitute CS 225 for MTH 225.
In addition CS 120 Software Design I (4 cr.) must be taken.
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 304, 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.
Below is a sample degree plan that can be used as a guide to identify the courses required to complete the major and other requirements needed for degree completion. The actual degree plan may differ depending on the course of study selected (second major, minor, etc.). This sample plan also assumes readiness for each course and/or major plan. Actual degree plans may differ. Some courses may not be offered every term. Review course descriptions or the class timetable for course offering information.
The sample degree plans represented in this catalog are intended for first-year students entering UW-L in the fall term. Students should use the Advisement Report (AR) in WINGS and work closely with their faculty advisor(s) and college dean’s office to ensure declaration and completion of all requirements in a timely manner.
General Education Program General education (Gen Ed) is the common educational experience for all undergraduates at UW-L. Sample degree plans include Gen Ed placeholders to ensure completion of the general education curriculum. Courses may be rearranged to fit the needs or recommendations of the student’s program of study. Gen Ed courses may be taken during winter term (January between the semesters) and summer to reduce the course load during regular terms (fall and spring). Consult with your advisor and/or the assistant to the dean in your college for assistance with course and schedule planning. Refer to the general education requirements for more specific details.
Note: at least 40 credits of the 120 credits required must be earned at the 300/400 level.
This sample degree plan does not establish a contractual agreement. It identifies the minimum requirements a student must successfully complete, to qualify for a degree, in a format intended to assist the student plan their academic career.
Two samples plans are given. The first is a typical layout for navigating the mathematics major. The second suggests specific courses and additional math electives for students interested in pursuing graduate studies in the mathematics area.
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