Turn your mathematical interests and talents into a successful career with the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire's mathematics bachelor's degree.
Exploring topics and areas of study related to calculus, real analysis, linear algebra and abstract algebra, you'll learn how to write mathematical proofs, read and synthesize mathematical literature, and model and solve problems. Coursework throughout the major will focus on the application of a broad range of mathematical perspectives — including numerical, graphical, algebraic, analytical and verbal — and how they can effectively connect and communicate ideas.
Throughout your time at UW-Eau Claire, endless opportunities to explore, grow and take your studies to the next level will be available to you. Take your learning outside the classroom by participating in a cultural immersion program or studying abroad. Or conduct research alongside your professors, secure an internship, become a math tutor or join an on-campus student organization.
No matter your career goals, here, you'll feel motivated and supported while on your journey to pursuing your bachelor's degree. Classes are taught by passionate, supportive faculty members, each with a wealth of knowledge and expertise. Through their diverse backgrounds and past experiences, they'll show you all that is possible with a degree in math and help you find a career path you love.
A collaborative, personalized education. During your time at UWEC, you'll learn from expert professors who are committed to excellent teaching. Small class sizes allow for the formation of deeper relationships and one-on-one attention, with plenty of face-to-face time with faculty. Many math courses are taught in active-learning pod rooms, which encourage collaborative learning and effective use of technology.
Outside-the-classroom learning. The department’s annual Math Retreat will give you the chance to practice presenting your research to other math students, participate in math competitions and learn from guest speakers. It is also a great way to hear about new and ongoing research projects that you may want to join or investigate further. Additionally, two intensive data analysis challenges each year give you a chance to showcase your skills against dozens of other university teams.
Student-faculty research projects. Over 40% of our math majors work with faculty on groundbreaking mathematical research, learning advanced math topics and solving problems that no one else has solved before. These research projects have led to paid work, published papers and scholarships, and the opportunity to travel to math conferences and share research results with other mathematicians.
Innovative facilities. As a mathematics student, you'll have access to technology-equipped classrooms, collaborative student seminar rooms and computer laboratories filled with programs and specialized software tools, including Python, Matlab and R. These are some of the same programs you'll find in the field, giving you a competitive advantage when applying for jobs.
Volunteer opportunities. Each year, staff, faculty and students work together to put on the department's Math Meet, a fun math competition for over 300 high school students from Wisconsin and Minnesota. Another event, Sonia Kovalevsky Day, allows for a day of engaging math activities and encourages middle-school and high-school girls’ interest in math. These events are excellent opportunities to build connections and make a difference.
Mathematics program details
- Program length: four years
- Offered: in person
- Campus: Eau Claire
- This major requires a minor or certificate.
- This program is also available as a minor.
- Students majoring in this program may choose either a Bachelor of Arts (BA) or Bachelor of Science (BS) degree.
- Math Club
- Women and Gender Minorities in STEM
UWEC's mathematics bachelor's degree provides students with exceptional preparation for graduate school and opens doors to countless career opportunities in business, government and industry.
- Database administrator
- Economic researcher
- Quality assurance analyst
- Financial planner
- Budget analyst
- Data scientist
- Purchasing agent
- Cost estimator
The professors in the math department push you to succeed in whatever you are interested in. They encourage you to work one-on-one in independent studies and research projects. These are opportunities that are not available at larger universities.
Curriculum throughout the mathematics bachelor's degree is rooted in experiential learning and the liberal arts. In addition to core mathematics courses, you'll also explore classes in computer science. Pair your studies with a minor or another major in areas like information systems, physics, computer science, accounting, business finance, chemistry or history for even more career options.
What classes do mathematics majors take?
Your classes may cover topics like:
- Abstract algebra
- Math and music
- Real analysis
Learn more about the mathematics major in the UWEC course catalog.
Learn more about the mathematics minor in the UWEC course catalog.
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