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College of Letters and Science Mathematics Degree

Major

SOLVE PROBLEMS AND EXPAND YOUR HORIZONS WITH A DEGREE IN MATHEMATICS FROM UW-STEVENS POINT

A Bachelor of Science degree in mathematical sciences prepares students for jobs in statistics, logistics, actuarial science, mathematical modeling and education. Our students enjoy upper level mathematics courses with 20 or fewer students to allow for individualized support. The mathematics program at UW-Stevens Point is large enough to offer a full range of courses, yet small enough to give you a chance to work directly with professors. We are also noted for our work with technology.

Why Study Mathematics at UW-Stevens Point?

A Bachelor of Science degree in mathematical sciences prepares students for jobs in statistics, logistics, actuarial science, mathematical modeling and education. UW-Stevens Point mathematics graduates enjoy careers in varied industries including insurance, banking, financial services, government, education, software publishing, consulting, e-commerce, health care and law.

Student Opportunities

Use your interest in math to help on campus. Students serve as tutors for over 100 courses each semester in the Tutoring-Learning Center. Our program hires outstanding students recommended by faculty in consultation with the STEM Tutoring Coordinator. Tutors help students understand course material, review for tests, and develop study skills. They bring experience, expertise, and enthusiasm to group discussions and one-on-one tutorials.

Graduates to Know

Interested in where UW-Stevens Point mathematics graduates end up? Here are some examples from recent graduates of the department.
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WHAT TO EXPECT

After taking three semesters of calculus and one semester of linear algebra, students complete the mathematics degree program. 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.

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!

GET INVOLVED ON CAMPUS

Math Club promotes an appreciation for mathematics and emphasizes its breadth and applications. The club provides opportunities to interact with mathematics and mathematicians, both professional and amateur, through conference trips, guest speakers, competitions and social events.

The Center for Athletic Scheduling is a self-supporting, non-profit, student-run organization whose mission is to provide athletic schedules to intercollegiate athletic conferences across the country.

More opportunities can be found on the Stevens Point Involvement Network (SPIN).

The National Science Foundation funds many research opportunities for undergraduates through its Research Experiences for Undergraduates Sites program. An REU Site consists of a group of 10 or so undergraduates who work in the research programs of the host institution. Each student is associated with a specific research project, where he/she works closely with the faculty and other researchers.

Graduate School Opportunities

Graduate school provides an excellent opportunity to learn and do research in any number of exciting areas of mathematics. Also, an advanced degree in mathematics can potentially open up career paths both in industry and academia (i.e. research careers and university careers with teaching and research) that might not otherwise be available to you.

MEET YOUR FACULTY

The Department of Mathematical Sciences has about 20 faculty members. They have interests in topology, geometry, actuarial mathematics, probability and statistics, mathematics education and operations research.

Andy Felt

  • Professor of Mathematical Sciences
  • UWSP Center for Athletic Scheduling director
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Edwin Herman

  • Professor of Mathematical Sciences
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Katie Holt

  • Associate Lecturer

Sinan Kanbir

  • Associate Professor of Mathematics