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 2.000 GPA on all credits in the minor, including any transfer work.
- Fact Sheet (Effective Spring 2020)
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!
Students minoring in mathematics must complete 18 credits in mathematical sciences (curricular areas Math and MthStat and ActSci) 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 in mathematics is not available to students pursuing the Actuarial Science major, the Applied Math and Computer Science degree, or the Bachelor of Science in Data Science. Students who wish to complete both a minor in mathematics and Actuarial Science must complete at least an additional 6 credits of upper division courses in Math/Mthstat/ActSci courses not required by the Actuarial Science minor.
The College of Letters and Science requires that students attain at least a 2.0 GPA on all credits in the minor attempted at UWM. In addition, student must attain a 2.0 GPA on all minor credits attempted, including any transfer work. The minor is available as a post-baccalaureate option for students who have graduated.
Process to Declare a Minor in Mathematics
- The first step to declare a minor in Mathematics is to fill out and submit the
Declaration of Minor Form »
- Please email either of the Undergraduate Advisors, the Associate Chair for Undergraduate Studies (firstname.lastname@example.org) or the Assistant Chair (email@example.com), anytime you have any further questions about course selection / fulfilling the 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 undergraduate advisor for Actuarial Science, Jessica Gartner.
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.
Students must complete at least 9 upper-division (numbered 300 and above) credits for the minor in residence at UWM. The College of Letters & Science requires that students attain at least a 2.0 GPA on all credits in the minor attempted at UWM. In addition, students must attain a 2.0 GPA on all minor credits attempted, including any transfer work.
|Admission Courses 1|
|One of the following calculus sequences (or an equivalent)||8-12|
|Calculus and Analytic Geometry I|
and Calculus and Analytic Geometry II
and Calculus and Analytic Geometry III
|Survey in Calculus and Analytic Geometry I|
and Survey in Calculus and Analytic Geometry II
|ACTSCI 290||Introduction to Actuarial Science||3|
|ACTSCI 391||Investment Mathematics I||4|
|MATH 234||Linear Algebra and Differential Equations||3-4|
|or MATH 240||Matrices and Applications|
|MTHSTAT 361||Introduction to Mathematical Statistics I||3|
|MTHSTAT 362||Introduction to Mathematical Statistics II||3|
|BUS ADM 450||Intermediate Finance 2||3|
Admission to the minor requires a minimum GPA of 2.500 in these courses or an 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 courses do not count in the minor GPA.
BUS ADM 450 should be completed with a grade of B- or better.
Process to Declare a Minor in Actuarial Science
- The first step to declare a minor in Actuarial Science is to fill out and submit the
Declaration of Minor Form »
- After submitting your request to declare a minor, you must request an appointment with the Undergraduate Advisor for Actuarial Science, Jessica Gartner. At this appointment, you will discuss the requirements for the minor, course offering patterns, and career outlook.