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 2.000 GPA on all credits in the minor, 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

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 or the Applied Math and Computer Science degree. 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.


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

The College of Letters and Science requires that students must complete at least 9 upper-division (numbered 300 and above) credits in the minor in residence at UWM, and students must 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.

The minor consists of a minimum of 18 credits in atmospheric science, as follows. 

ATM SCI 240Introduction to Meteorology3
ATM SCI 360Synoptic Meteorology I4
Select 12 credits at the 300 level or above12

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

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
MATH 231
Calculus and Analytic Geometry I
MATH 232
Calculus and Analytic Geometry II
MATH 233
Calculus and Analytic Geometry III
Required Courses
ACTSCI 290Introduction to Actuarial Science3
ACTSCI 391Investment Mathematics I4
MATH 234Linear Algebra and Differential Equations4
MTHSTAT 361Introduction to Mathematical Statistics I3
MTHSTAT 362Introduction to Mathematical Statistics II3
BUS ADM 450Intermediate Finance 23
Total Credits20