Minors

The Department of Mathematical sciences offers three minors:

For each minor program, students must complete at least 9 upper-division (numbered 300 and above) credits for the minor in residence at UWM. The College requires that students attain at least a 2.5 GPA on all credits in the minor attempted at UWM. In addition, students must attain a 2.5 GPA on all minor credits attempted, including any transfer work.

Students choose a Mathematics Minor for many reasons: some supplement their studies in a scientific field, some want the opportunity to pursue a math-related subject in graduate school after receiving an undergraduate degree. Some earn a math minor through the study of a related field like Physics. Many combinations of courses are possible. To help you devise a plan that works with your major, please browse our list of some suggested minor plans.

To build a minor that will complement your major program and goals, and/or if you have any questions, please contact one of our Undergraduate Advisors today!

If you are ready to declare a minor, you may fill out this brief Intention to Minor Form.

Requirements

Total Credits

18 Credits

Required Courses

Students minoring in mathematics must complete 18 credits in mathematical sciences (curricular areas Math and MthStat) courses numbered 200 and above, of which 9 credits must be upper-division (numbered 300 and above) courses taken in residence at UWM. The minor is available as a post-baccalaureate option for students who have graduated.

GPA Requirements

The College requires that students attain at least a 2.500 GPA on all credits in the minor attempted at UWM. In addition, students must attain a 2.500 GPA on all minor credits attempted, including any transfer work.


Atmospheric Science relates closely to other science fields from Geoscience to Physics to Chemistry to Engineering. Students with an interest in natural processes, computational modeling, or the environment, choose an Atmospheric Science minor to supplement their studies in those fields.

Please see the Atmospheric Science Program website for more in-depth information. If you are interested in pursuing a minor in Atmospheric Science, please contact the Atmospheric Science Program Coordinator.

Requirements

Total Credits

18 credits

Required Courses (6 credits)
  • Atm Sci 240 - Introduction to Meteorology, 3 credits
  • Atm Sci 360 - Synoptic Meteorology I, 3 credits
Electives (12 credits)

The remaining Atm Sci credits must be at the 300 level or above. Students must complete at least 9 upper-division (numbered 300 and above) credits in the minor in residence at UWM.

GPA Requirements

The College requires that students attain at least a 2.500 GPA on all credits in the minor attempted at UWM. In addition, students must attain a 2.500 GPA on all minor credits attempted, including any transfer work.


Actuarial Science applies mathematical and statistical models to problems originating in insurance, risk management, finance, and economics. The Actuarial Science Minor provides essential coursework for these fields. If you are interested in pursuing a minor in Actuarial Science, please contact the Co-Director of Actuarial Science.

Admission to this minor requires a minimum grade point average of 2.5 in MATH 231, 232, and 233 (or equivalent). These three courses do not count in the minor GPA. Students who have completed these courses with the required grade point average may complete a formal declaration of minor at the department office.

If you are ready to declare a minor, you may fill out this brief Intention to Minor Form.

Requirements

Preparatory Curriculum

Admission to this minor requires a minimum GPA of 2.500 in Math 231, 232, and 233 (or equivalent course sequence). Students who have completed these courses with the required GPA may complete a formal declaration of minor at the department office. These three courses do not count in the minor GPA.

Required Courses (14 Credits)
  • Math 234 - Linear Algebra and Differential Equations, 4 credits
  • Math 311 - Theory of Interest, 4 credits
  • MTHSTAT 361 - Introduction to Mathematical Statistics I, 3 credits
  • MTHSTAT 362 - Introduction to Mathematical Statistics II, 3 credits
Required - One of the following, with a grade of B- or better in each course taken
  • Bus Adm 450 - Intermediate Finance, 3 credits
    or both
    Econ 301 - Intermediate Microeconomics, 3 credits
    Econ 302 - Intermediate Macroeconomics, 3 credits
Additional Information

Students must complete at least 9 upper-division (numbered 300 and above) credits for the minor in residence at UWM.

GPA Requirement

The College requires that students attain at least a 2.500 GPA on all credits in the minor attempted at UWM. In addition, students must attain a 2.500 GPA on all minor credits attempted, including any transfer work.