Sample Four Year Plan

The mathematics major is available as either a Bachelor of Science or a Bachelor of Arts degree from the College of Letters and Science, or as a second major for students completing another UWM degree.

Each of these sample four-year plans shows just one possible pathway to earning a degree with a mathematics major in four years.

These plans do not replace the advice of your advisor, and students are cautioned to meet regularly with their advisor to create a personalized plan that matches their particular circumstances.

These plans also follow the degree requirements for students who began their UWM education in Fall of 2013 or later. If you started at UWM prior to Fall of 2013, your degree requirements may be different. And, this plan assumes that you have tested into college-level math and English classes but have not taken any foreign language during high school.

To clarify any degree requirements, please contact a Department Undergraduate Advisor.

BS Mathematics Four Year Plan - Starting with Math 115/116/117

Sample Study Plan

Year 1
Fall Credits
Math 115 or both of Math 116/117 (depending on placement test)
4-5
L&S Natural Science with lab
3-5
ENGLISH 101
Introduction to College Writing
3
1st Semester Foreign Language
3-5
Elective (around 15 cr recommended per term)
0-6
Spring Credits
MATH 231
Calculus and Analytic Geometry I (NS) (QL-B)
4
Compsci 250 or L&S Nat Sci w/ lab
3-5
ENGLISH 102
College Writing and Research (OWC-A)
3
2nd Semester Foreign Language
3-5
Elective (around 15 cr recommended per term)
0-5
Year 2
Fall Credits
MATH 232
Calculus and Analytic Geometry II
4
MATH 341
Seminar: Introduction to the Language and Practice of Mathematics
3
L&S Nat Sci w/ lab or Comp Sci 250 or 251
3-5
Arts GER
3
Elective (around 15 cr recommended per term)
3
Spring Credits
MATH 233
Calculus and Analytic Geometry III
4
MATH 234 (Linear Algebra and Differential Equtions) or MATH 240 (Matrices with Applications)
3-4
L&S Natural Science with lab (need 3) or CS 250 (if still needed) or elective
3-5
L&S OWC-B Course
3
L&S Social Science/International
3
Year 3
Fall Credits
Math/MthStat upper level
3
Math/MthStat upper level
3
L&S Natural Science with lab (need 3) or CS 250 (if still needed) or elective
3-5
L&S Humanities/Cultural Diversity
3
L&S Social Science/International
3
Spring Credits
Math/MthStat upper level
3
Math/MthStat upper level
3
L&S or Math or MthStat upper-level
3
L&S Social Science
3
L&S Humanities/International
und
Year 4
Fall Credits
Math # at least 500 (not 591, 599, 699)
3
Math/MthStat upper level
3
L&S upper-level (Math/Mthstat ok)
3
L&S Nat Sci upper-level (incl Math/MthStat)
3
L&S Humanities
3
Spring Credits
MATH 599
Capstone Experience
or MATH 575
High School Mathematics from an Advanced Viewpoint
1-3
Math # at least 500 (not 591, 599, 699)
3
L&S or Math upper-level (as needed)
3
L&S upper-level (incl Math/MthStat)
3
L&S Social Science
3
L&S Humanities
3

Key
(A) Arts GER (Int’l) International
(HU) Humanities (QL-A) Quantitative Literacy A
(NS) Natural Science (QL-B) Quantitative Literacy B
(SS) Social Science (OWC-A) Oral and Written Communication A
(CD) Cultural Diversity GER (OWC-B) Oral and Written Communication B
BA Mathematics Four Year Plan - Starting with Math 115/116/117

Sample Study Plan

Year 1
Fall Credits
Math 115 or both Math 116 and 117 (depending on placement test)
4-5
L&S Natural Science with lab
3-5
ENGLISH 101
Introduction to College Writing
3
1st Semester Foreign Language
3-5
Elective (around 15 cr recommended per term)
0-6
Spring Credits
MATH 231
Calculus and Analytic Geometry I (QL-B) (NS)
4
Compsci 250 or L&S Nat Sci
3-5
ENGLISH 102
College Writing and Research (OWC-A)
3
2nd Semester Foreign Language
3-5
Elective (around 15 cr recommended per term)
0-5
Year 2
Fall Credits
MATH 232
Calculus and Analytic Geometry II
4
MATH 341
Seminar: Introduction to the Language and Practice of Mathematics
3
3rd Semester Foreign Language (Int'l)
3-5
Arts GER
3
Elective (around 15 cr recommended per term)
3
Spring Credits
MATH 233
Calculus and Analytic Geometry III
4
MATH 234 (Linear Algebra and Differential Equtions) or MATH 240 (Matrices with Applications)
3-4
4th Semester Foreign Language (Int'l)
3-5
L&S OWC-B Course
3
L&S Social Science/International
3
Year 3
Fall Credits
Math/MthStat upper level
3
Math/MthStat upper level
3
L&S Natural Science or CS 250
3-5
L&S Humanities/Cultural Diversity
3
L&S Social Science/International
3
Spring Credits
Math/MthStat upper level (NS)
3
Math/MthStat upper level
3
L&S or Math or MthStat upper-level
3
L&S Social Science
3
L&S Humanities/International
3
Year 4
Fall Credits
Math # at least 500 (not 591, 599, 699)
3
Math or MthStat upper-level
3
L&S upper-level (Math/Mthstat ok)
3
L&S upper-level (Math/Mthstat ok)
3
L&S Humanities
3
Spring Credits
MATH 599
Capstone Experience
or MATH 575
High School Mathematics from an Advanced Viewpoint
1-3
Math # at least 500 (not 591, 599, 699)
3
L&S or Math upper-level (as needed)
3
L&S upper-level (incl Math/MthStat)
3
L&S Social Science
3
L&S Humanities
3

Key
(A) Arts GER (Int’l) International
(HU) Humanities (QL-A) Quantitative Literacy A
(NS) Natural Science (QL-B) Quantitative Literacy B
(SS) Social Science (OWC-A) Oral and Written Communication A
(CD) Cultural Diversity GER (OWC-B) Oral and Written Communication B