# Mathematics

- Faculty and Academic Staff
- Mathematics Program
- Student Learning Outcomes
- Mathematics Major Requirements
- Discrete Applied Mathematics Concentration (comprehensive) Requirements
- Mathematics Teaching Major - Early Adolescence-Adolescence Level (EA-A) Requirements
- Mathematics Minor Requirements
- Mathematics Teaching Minor -- Early Adolescence-Adolescence Level (EA-A) Requirements
- Mathematics Teaching Minor - Middle Childhood-Early Adolescence (MC-EA) Requirements

## Faculty and Academic Staff

Sergei Bezroukov, Professor

Uwe Leck, Associate Professor

Shaun M. Lynch, Professor

Steven J. Rosenberg, Associate Professor

Chad H. Scott, Professor

Shin-Ping Tucker, Associate Professor

**Academic Staff
**Marilyn Toscano, Senior Lecturer

## Mathematics Program

Courses are offered in Computer Science, Mathematics, and Mathematics Education. The curriculum provides fundamental courses as well as a variety of electives for those with special interests. Students may choose a major that prepares them for a career and/or graduate study in Computer Science, Mathematics or Mathematics Education. Students also can pursue a career in Actuarial Science or Computer Security with appropriate choices of elective courses. More details on programs offered by the Department of Mathematics and Computer Science are presented below and at http://www.uwsuper.edu/acaddept/mathcsci.

Mathematics major programs include Liberal Arts, Discrete Applied Mathematics (comprehensive, no minor required), and Secondary Education. Mathematics minor programs include Liberal Arts, Secondary Education and Elementary Education. All major programs permit choices of courses appropriate to individual interests, which should be made in consultation with a Mathematics and Computer Science faculty advisor.

**Preparation for Graduate Study**

Students who intend to do graduate work in mathematics should include both MATH 440 and 455 in their course selections when completing one of the major programs above. Many graduate schools require the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) Advanced Mathematics Test.

**Actuarial Science**

Students of Mathematics can find a rewarding career as an actuary in finance, insurance or any of a wide variety of industries requiring risk analysis and assessment. These courses are recommended: MATH 240, 241, 242, 310, 370, 371; ECON 250, 251; FIN 320, 420, 426; ACCT 200. In general, students should take a broad spectrum of courses in Accounting, Economics, Political Science, Finance and Business Administration as well as Mathematics and Computer Science. Interested students should contact Dr. Steven Rosenberg in the Department of Mathematics and Computer Science.

**Internship and Professional Practice**

Students who major in programs offered by the Department of Mathematics and Computer Science have opportunities for paid work related to their field of study. Prerequisite: Junior standing and approval by the Mathematics and Computer Science faculty.

## Student Learning Outcomes

**Mathematics Major**

- Applies an appropriate formal process (or formal language) to write a solution to a given problem and to evaluate the validity and effectiveness of a given written solution.
- Solves multi-part problems by performing appropriate analysis and complex calculations.
- Demonstrates fluency in the definitions, results, analysis, and reasoning of a given axiomatically defined system.
- Produces a well-written article synthesizing existing results or providing original results spanning multiple areas of mathematics

**Discrete Applied Mathematics Major**

- Applies an appropriate formal process (or formal language) to write a solution to a given problem and to evaluate the validity and effectiveness of a given written solution.
- Solves multi-part problems by performing appropriate analysis and complex calculations.
- Understands and effectively utilizes both high and low-level programming concepts and languages.
- Demonstrates fluency in the definitions, results, analysis, and reasoning of a given axiomatically defined system.
- Produces a well-written article synthesizing existing results or providing original results spanning multiples areas of mathematics.

## Mathematics Major Requirements

Mathematics Major (Liberal Arts) prepares students for careers in mathematics, science and research, or for graduate study.

**36 total credits**

**Core required courses (22 credits required):**

**Probability, Statistics or Modeling required course (3 credits required):**

**Advanced Topics required courses (8 credits required):**

**Math Upper-Division required course (3 credits required):** At least one additional MATH course numbered 300 or above.

**No admission to Program as of December 22, 2014. Program suspended. Current students in good standing have until December 31, 2017 to complete the program.**

## Discrete Applied Mathematics Concentration (comprehensive) Requirements

The Discrete Applied Mathematics concentration provides the tools used in many everyday activities in science and industry. Many objects and notions in the modern world are discrete in their nature and require special methods for their study. Research directions that are based mostly on the discrete approach include: coding theory and cryptography, data protection and compression, network analysis, parallel computing, logic, theory of computation, discrete and combinatorial optimization, scheduling theory, programming language design, and many others. Continuous methods of classical mathematics are, as a rule, largely inapplicable to these areas. Many of these fields are actually at the border between mathematics and theoretical computer science. This concentration offers a number of exciting courses that are intended for those who are interested in computers and mathematics. Computer science is not limited to programming. It uses discrete mathematics methods extensively to find more efficient solutions. Discrete mathematics has grown from everyday practical problems, and knowing efficient approaches to solving them has been found to be very beneficial.

**54 total credits**

**Math Core required courses (48 credits required):**

**Math and Computer Science Elective courses (6 credits required):** at least two additional courses in MATH or CSCI numbered 300 or above.

## Mathematics Teaching Major - Early Adolescence-Adolescence Level (EA-A) Requirements

**35 total credits**

**Math required courses (21 credits required):**

[[MTHED 170]]

**Special Topic required course (4 credits required):**

**Statistics/Probability required course (3 credits required):**

**Advanced Level Mathematics required course (4 credits required):**

**Math Education required course (3 credits required):**

All EA-A licensure students must also meet the Professional Education Requirements as outlined in the Teacher Education Certification section of this catalog. Students are also required to pass a subject specific Praxis II exam designated by the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction before being placed for student teaching.

## Mathematics Minor Requirements

**21 total credits**

**Math required courses (11 credits required):**

**Computer Science/Math Education required course (3 credits required):**

[[MTHED 170]]

**Math Elective courses (7 credits required):**

or

Mathematics courses numbered 300 or above.

## Mathematics Teaching Minor -- Early Adolescence-Adolescence Level (EA-A) Requirements

**24 credits total credits**

**Math required courses (18 credits required):**

[[MTHED 170]]

**Math Elective courses (3 credits required):**

**Math Education required course (3 credits required):**

All EA-A licensure students must also meet the Professional Education Requirements as outlined in the Teacher Education Certification section of this catalog. Students are also required to pass a subject specific Praxis II exam designated by the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction before being placed for student teaching.

## Mathematics Teaching Minor - Middle Childhood-Early Adolescence (MC-EA) Requirements

**23 total credits**

**Required courses (23 credits required):**

[[MTHED 170]]