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!

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.

Process to Declare a Minor in Mathematics


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.

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
Calculus and Analytic Geometry I
Calculus and Analytic Geometry II
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

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, Dr. Skordi. His office hours and other contact info can be found here.
  • At that appointment, Dr. Skordi will be able to answer your preliminary questions about the minor and help make sure you understand the requirements, course offering patterns, and career outlook.