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    General Degree Requirements


    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. 

    Writing-in-the-Major

    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.

     

    Major Requirements 


    Mathematics Major

    At least 40 credit hours in mathematics, including:

    I. Required core courses:

    • Calculus: MTH 207, 208, 310
    • Mathematical Proofs: MTH 225
    • Algebra: MTH 309, 411
    • Analysis: MTH 407
    • Computer Science: CS 120

    II. Electives:

    • Choose at least 9 credits from: MTH 245, 311, 317, 320, 331, 353, 371, 408, 410, 412, 413, 441, 442, 461, 480, CS 453, PHY 470.
    • Mathematics/CS double majors may count MTH 317, 371 and CS 453 in both majors.
    • Mathematics/Physics double majors may count MTH 461 and PHY 470 in both majors.

      

    Mathematics Major with Applied Emphasis

    At least 43 credit hours in mathematics, including:

    I. Required core courses:

    • Calculus: MTH 207, 208, 310
    • Mathematical Proofs: MTH 225
    • Algebra: MTH 309
    • Analysis: MTH 353, 371
    • Applied: MTH 461 or 480                                 
    • Computer Science: CS 120

    II. Electives:

    • Choose at least 9 credits from: MTH 245, 407, 408, 410, 413, 441, 442, 448, 461, 480,  Three credits may be chosen from CHM 310, CS 453, PHY 470, 474.
    • Applied Math/CS double majors may count MTH 371 and CS 453 in both majors.
    • Applied Math/Physics double majors may count MTH 461 and PHY 470 in both majors.

      

    Mathematics Education Major (Early Adolescence - Adolescence Certification)

    At least 45-46 credit hours in mathematics (not including certification requirements), including:

    I. Required core courses:

    • Calculus: MTH 207, 208, 310
    • Mathematical Proofs: MTH 225
    • Probability: MTH 245
    • Algebra: MTH 309
    • Geometry: MTH 331
    • Mathematical Methods: MTH 321, 421
    • Computer Science: CT 100 or CS 120

    II. Electives:

    • Choose at least 3 credits from: MTH 311, 317, 320, 353, 371.
    • Choose at least 3 credits from: MTH 407, 410, 411, 413, 441, 442, 461, 480.

      

    Statistics Major

    At least 40 credit hours in mathematics, including:

    I. Required core courses:

    • Calculus: MTH 207, 208, 310
    • Algebra: MTH 309
    • Statistics: MTH 245, 405, 440, 441, 442, 445, 446                                    
    • Computer Science: CS 120

    II. Electives:

    • Choose at least 3 credits from: MTH 371, 407, 443, 447, 449.

      

    Statistics Major with Concentration in Actuarial Science 

    At least 55 credit hours in mathematics and business, including:

    I. Required core courses:

    • Calculus: MTH 207, 208, 310
    • Algebra: MTH 309
    • Statistics: MTH 245, 405, 440, 441, 442, 445, 446                                    
    • Computer Science: CS 120
    • Accounting: ACC 221, 222
    • Economics: ECO 110, 120
    • Finance: 355

    II. Electives:

    • Choose at least 3 credits from: MTH 371, 407, 443, 447, 448, 449.

      

    Mathematics/Engineering Dual Degree Program

    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:

    Mathematics

    • Calculus: MTH 207, 208, 310
    • Mathematical Proofs: MTH 225
    • Probability: MTH 245
    • Algebra: MTH 309
    • Analysis: MTH 353, 371
    • Applied: MTH 461 or 480                                 
    • Computer Science: CS 120

    Science

    • Chemistry: CHM 103, 104
    • Physics: PHY 203, 204, 321

    Business

    • Accounting: ACC 221 (for Industrial Engineering program)
    • Economics: ECO 110, 120, 336
    Minor Requirements


    Mathematics Minor

    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.

    Statistics 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.  

    Mathematics Education Minor (Middle Childhood - Early Adolescence Certification)

    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.   

    Mathematics Education Minor (Early Adolescence - Adolescence)

    At least 32 credits of mathematics: MTH 207, 208, 225, 245, 309, 310, 331, and 421.    

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    Mathematics Education Minor (Middle Childhood-Early Adolescence)

    (Teacher certification programs)

    22 credits

    MTH  135Mathematics for Elementary Teachers I4
    MTH  136Mathematics for Elementary Teachers II4
    MTH  171Geometry for Elementary and Middle School Teachers3
    MTH  280Algebraic Reasoning and Problem Solving3
    MTH  175Applied Calculus4-5
    or  MTH  207 Calculus I
    Select four credits of the following:4
    Elementary Statistics
    Precalculus
    Calculus II
    Mathematical Models in Biology
    Teaching Mathematics with Technology
    Other MTH courses numbered 300 and above
    Total Credits22