Minors

Note for every minor program, students must complete 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.

Mathematics Minor

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. 

To help you devise a plan that works with your major, please browse our list of some suggested minor plans, or contact one of our undergraduate advisors.

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 College requires that students attain at least a 2.500 GPA on all credits in the minor attempted at UWM. In addition, student must attain a 2.500 GPA on all minor credits attempted, inlcuding any transfer work. The minor is available as a post-baccalaureate option for students who have graduated.

Interested in this Minor?

Many combinations of courses are possible.  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.


Atmospheric Science Minor

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 new Atmospheric Science Program website for more in-depth information.

Requirements

Total Credits:

18 credits

Required Courses:
  • Atm Sci 240 - Introduction to Meteorology, 3 credits
  • Atm Sci 360 - Synoptic Meteorology I, 3 credits
300 level or above ATM SCI credits:

12 credits (9 credits must be taken at UWM)

Interested in this Minor?

If you are interested in pursuing a minor in Atmospheric Science, please contact the Atmospheric Science Program Coordinator.


Actuarial Science Minor

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). Students who have completed these courses with the required grade point average may complete a formal declaration of minor at the department office. These three courses do not count in the minor GPA. The following courses are required:

Requirements

Required Courses:
  • MATH 234 - Linear Algebra and Differential Equations
  • MATH 311 - Theory of Interest
  • MTHSTAT 361 - Introduction to Mathematical Statistics I
  • MTHSTAT 362 - Introduction to Mathematical Statistics II
One of the following, with a grade of B- or better in each course taken:
  • BUS ADM 450 - Intermediate Finance
  • Both ECON 301 - Intermediate Microeconomics & ECON 302 - Intermediate Macroeconomics

Interested in this Minor?

If you have any more questions, please contact the Co-Director of Actuarial Science.

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