Delivery Method: On-Campus
Type: Major/Minor
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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.

As a mathematics major at UW-Superior, our dedicated and knowledgeable faculty will guide and challenge you to develop critical thinking skills, stretching your understanding of formal mathematics.

Math Middle/High School Education

We also offer a pathway for students to obtain their teaching licensure through a math middle/high school education major or minor. This program leads to grades 4-12 licensure in the State of Wisconsin and would allow graduates 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 at the middle or high school level. 

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. We encourage you to check with your state’s Department of Education to determine if there are additional requirements.


Experiential Learning

Benefit from service learning and internship opportunities with regional research laboratories, businesses and organizations.

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Mathematics and computer science majors are eligible to apply for a Swenson Scholarship covering full tuition and book costs for up to four years.

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Work One-on-One
with Faculty

Faculty will work closely with you to plan your academic program, pursue field work and conduct research.

What You’ll Learn

Through a major or minor in mathematics at UW-Superior, you will:

  • 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 modeling
  • Effectively communicate solutions to technical problems
  • Synthesize results into well-written articles

International Students

STEM Designated Degree Program

For international students, this major is a STEM Designated Degree Program which can qualify you to extend your post-graduation stay in the United States.

I read about Professor Sergei Bezroukov and was impressed with his accomplishments in discrete mathematics. I wanted a small university with an outstanding undergraduate mathematics program and I found that at UW-Superior.

Nikola Kuzmanovski, Mathematics

Program Outcomes/Career Opportunities

UW-Superior’s Department of Mathematics provides a rigorous core of fundamental courses along with an array of electives, enabling you to pursue special interests. This versatile, highly regarded program will prepare you for graduate studies or a career after graduation.

Majoring in mathematics opens the door to a wide range of careers, such as:

  • Statistician
  • Mathematician
  • Actuary
  • Secondary education math teacher
  • Data scientist
  • Math professor
  • Financial analyst
  • Government researcher (National Security Agency, National Institutes of Health, National Science Foundation, Department of Defense, etc.)

Ready to get started?

Applying to UW-Superior is easy and free for undergraduate students. Once your application is submitted, you’ll hear from us within just a few days. We’re here to help you every step of the way with any questions you may have, so why wait? Start your application today.  

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