TYPE: Major/Minor
DEPARTMENT: Mathematics and Computer Science Department

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Calculations. Proofs. Theories.

Mathematics has long been regarded as science in its purest form. As the foundation for all applied sciences, business, economics, and computer programming, mathematics serves as the cornerstone for our changing society.

The concepts and applications of computation, cryptography, abstract algebra, and mathematical proofs will engage and challenge your mind and critical thinking skills, stretching your understanding of formal mathematics.

Math Middle/High School Education

A Math Middle/High School Education major or minor leads to grades 4-12 licensure in the State of Wisconsin and would allow one to teach math classes like geometry, algebra 1 & 2, calculus and other math courses. Certification for licensure requires completion of the Instruction minor or required teacher certification coursework and student teaching in the middle and/or high school. 

While our programs are designed to align with Wisconsin state licensure requirements, many students apply for licenses in other states, such as Michigan and Minnesota. Students are encouraged to check with their state’s Department of Education to determine if there are additional requirements.

Program Outcomes:

  • Solve multi-part problems through analysis and complex calculations
  • Prove Mathematical results and perform computations using formal languages
  • Apply mathematical concepts to the real world through mathematical modelling
  • Communicate solutions to technical problems effectively
  • Synthesize results into a well-written article

Career Opportunities:

  • Statistician
  • Mathematician
  • Actuary
  • Secondary Ed math teacher
  • Data Scientist
  • Math Professor
  • Financial Analyst
  • Government Research Agency (National Security Agency, National Institutes of Health, National Science Foundation, Department of Defense, etc.)

Did you know?

  • Mathematics is a great major/minor for anyone considering law or medical degrees. According to College Consensus, Math is one of the top 10 degrees for getting into law school.
  • Core skills in law include Problem Solving and Critical Reading.
  • Statisticians, Mathematicians, and Actuaries are consistently in the top 50 jobs according to US News and World Report.
  • The UW-Superior mathematics department offers several scholarships in math and math education.
  • The NSA is one of the world’s largest employers of mathematicians.
  • Mathematics provides the foundation to modern security systems.
  • Along with coursework in biological sciences, a math degree can prepare you for careers in Bioinformatics and Biostatistics.
  • Students can do original independent mathematics research with faculty members.

If you currently hold a degree and are interested in teaching, UW-Superior offers licensure programs that apply your prior coursework. For more information, contact


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Our self-designed major and minors enable you to work with an academic advisor to create your own specialized program of study.


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