Mathematics

Faculty and Academic Staff Top of Page

Scott, Chad - Professor and Departmennt Chair
Bezroukov, Sergei - Professor
Kahler, Heather - Senior Lecturer
Khoroosi, Hossain - Senior Lecturer
Lynch, Shaun M. - Professor
Rosenberg, Steven J. - Professor
Toscano, Marilyn - Senior Lecturer
Totushek, Jon - Assistant Professor
Tucker, Shin-Ping - Professor

Mathematics Program Top of Page

Courses are offered in Computer Science and Mathematics. 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 Mathematics and Computer Science Department are presented below and at www.uwsuper.edu/acaddept/mathcsci.

Mathematics major programs include Liberal Arts 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 department 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.

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.

Mathematics Major Requirements Top of Page

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):

Introduction to Programming -- 3.00 credits
Calculus and Analytic Geometry I -- 4.00 credits
Calculus and Analytic Geometry II -- 4.00 credits
Calculus and Analytic Geometry III -- 4.00 credits
Introduction to Abstract Mathematics -- 3.00 credits
Linear Algebra -- 3.00 credits
Mathematics Capstone -- 1.00 credits

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

Probability -- 3.00 credits
Statistics -- 4.00 credits
Introduction to Mathematical Modeling -- 4.00 credits

Advanced Topics required courses (8 credits required):

Theory of Computation -- 4.00 credits
Cryptography -- 4.00 credits
Real Analysis -- 4.00 credits
Topology -- 4.00 credits
Abstract Algebra -- 4.00 credits
Introduction to Complex Variables -- 4.00 credits

Math Upper-Division Elective course (3 credits required):

At least one additional MATH course numbered 300 or above.

Mathematics Minor Requirements Top of Page

21 total credits

Math required courses (11 credits required):

Calculus and Analytic Geometry I -- 4.00 credits
Calculus and Analytic Geometry II -- 4.00 credits
Introduction to Abstract Mathematics -- 3.00 credits

Computer Science required course (3 credits required):

Programming and Technology for the Teaching of Mathematics -- 3.00 credits
Introduction to Programming -- 3.00 credits

Math Elective courses (7 credits required):

Calculus and Analytic Geometry III -- 4.00 credits

or

Mathematics courses numbered 300 or above.

Mathematics Teaching Major - Early Adolescence-Adolescence Level (EA-A) Requirements Top of Page

35 total credits

Math required courses (24 credits required):

Programming and Technology for the Teaching of Mathematics -- 3.00 credits
Calculus and Analytic Geometry I -- 4.00 credits
Calculus and Analytic Geometry II -- 4.00 credits
Calculus and Analytic Geometry III -- 4.00 credits
Introduction to Abstract Mathematics -- 3.00 credits
Linear Algebra -- 3.00 credits
Topics In Geometry -- 3.00 credits

Special Topic required course (4 credits required):

Discrete Structures -- 4.00 credits
Differential Equations -- 4.00 credits

Statistics/Probability required course (3 credits required):

Probability -- 3.00 credits
Statistics -- 4.00 credits

Advanced Level Mathematics required course (4 credits required):

Theory of Computation -- 4.00 credits
Cryptography -- 4.00 credits
Real Analysis -- 4.00 credits
Topology -- 4.00 credits
Abstract Algebra -- 4.00 credits
Introduction to Complex Variables -- 4.00 credits

Math Education required courses (4 credits required):

Secondary Methods in Mathematics Education -- 3.00 credits
Tutoring Practicum -- 1.00 - 3.00 credits

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 -- Early Adolescence-Adolescence Level (EA-A) Requirements Top of Page

24 total credits

Math required courses (21 credits required):

Programming and Technology for the Teaching of Mathematics -- 3.00 credits
Calculus and Analytic Geometry I -- 4.00 credits
Calculus and Analytic Geometry II -- 4.00 credits
Calculus and Analytic Geometry III -- 4.00 credits
Introduction to Abstract Mathematics -- 3.00 credits
Topics In Geometry -- 3.00 credits

Math Elective courses (3 credits required):

Linear Algebra -- 3.00 credits
Probability -- 3.00 credits
Statistics -- 4.00 credits

Math Education required course (4 credits required):

Secondary Methods in Mathematics Education -- 3.00 credits
Tutoring Practicum -- 1.00 - 3.00 credits

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.

Student Learning Outcomes Top of Page

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.