# Mathematical Sciences

Of all human endeavors, few offer such a diverse character as mathematics. Galileo called mathematics the language which was used to write the universe. It is through mathematics that the physical sciences view and explain the laws of nature. Mathematics is used to solve problems in medicine, economics, management, geography, chemistry, engineering, physics and computer science. On the other hand, mathematics can also be viewed as an artistic expression of intellect. Mathematics is limited only by one's imagination, logic and creativity. Mathematics has something for everyone!## Programs in Mathematical Sciences

All students majoring in mathematics at UW-Stevens Point begin by taking three semesters of Calculus and one semester of Linear Algebra. They then complete their program choosing one of the following options: **The Mathematics Major**This option allows you the flexibility either to specialize (in applied mathematics for example) or to acquire a broad background in mathematics by selecting from various areas of mathematics such as linear algebra, abstract algebra, analysis, applied mathematics, history of mathematics, number theory, topology, and probability & statistics.

**The Mathematics Major with Actuarial Emphasis**This option requires students to specialize in mathematical areas which have particular value to actuarial science. This program features a strong concentration of mathematics courses, including linear algebra and probability & statistics, along with other courses in applied mathematics, business, and economics, and preparation courses for Society of Actuaries (SOA) examinations.