Mathematics Major

Mathematics Major - Liberal Arts

Mathematics Major - Liberal Arts: 37 Total Credits
Required Courses: 19 cr. hrs.
MATH 166 Calculus I 4 cr.
MATH 167 Calculus II 4 cr.
MATH 236 Discrete Mathematics 4 cr.
MATH 256 Linear Algebra 3 cr.
MATH 266 Calculus III 3 cr.
MATH 485 Seminar in Mathematics (writing intensive) 1 cr.
Directed Electives: 18 cr. hrs.
Select at least six mathematics courses numbered higher than 300, excluding MATH 305 and 436
Required Supporting Courses: 3 cr. hrs.
select one from
MATH 205 Mathematical Programming 3 cr.
or CSIS 162 Programming II 3 cr.

Mathematics Major - Education

Professional Education Courses 39 cr. hrs.
TED 120 Introduction to Education and Instructional Technology 3 cr.
TED 212 Educational Psychology 5 cr.
TED 252 Foundations of Multicultural Education (d) 3 cr.
TED 420 School and Society 3 cr.
TED 438 Techniques in Middle/Sec. Education: Mathematics 3 cr.
TED 464 Content Area Literacy in Middle & Secondary School Mathematics 3 cr.
TED 467 Management Strategies for the Secondary Mathematics Classroom 3 cr.
SPED 330 Exceptional Child 3 cr.
TED 474 Student Teaching-Secondary Only 12 cr.
or TED 473 and 474 Student Teaching-Middle/Secondary (6 cr. each)
TED 414 Development of the Transescent 4 cr.

Major Requirements 36 Total Credits
Required Courses: 30 cr. hrs.
MATH 166 Calculus I 4 cr.
MATH 167 Calculus II 4 cr.
MATH 236 Discrete Mathematics 4 cr.
MATH 256 Linear Algebra 3 cr.
MATH 266 Calculus III 3 cr.
MATH 351 Abstract Algebra 3 cr.
MATH 356 Probability 3 cr.
MATH 411 Geometry 3 cr.
MATH 316 Mathematical Modeling 3 cr.
or MATH 326 Applied Statistics 3 cr.
or MATH 357 Mathematical Statistics 3 cr.
Directed Electives: 6 cr. hrs.
Select at least two mathematics courses numbered higher than 300, excluding MATH 305, 371, 379 and 436
Required Supporting Courses: 5 cr. hrs.
MATH 436 History of Mathematics (writing intensive) 2 cr.
MATH 305 Integrating Technology in Teaching Secondary Mathematics 3 cr.

Department of Mathematics

207 North Hall
715-425-3326
www.uwrf.edu/MATH/

Robert Coffman-Chair, Arunendu Chatterjee, Keith Chavey, Kathryn Ernie, Ioana Ghenciu, Erick Hofacker, Laurel Langford, Don Leake, Stephen List, Kathy Tomlinson, Alexandru Tupan, David Yurchak.

The mathematics department offers two options for mathematics majors, the liberal arts option and the education option. Both are based on a common core curriculum of 18 credit hours.

  1. The liberal arts mathematics major is designed for students who desire a general education in mathematics as a background for graduate school or a career related to mathematics.
  2. The education mathematics major is designed for prospective secondary school teachers. The curriculum provides the student with specialized preparation in mathematics and professional training required to obtain teacher certification.

University of Wisconsin-River Falls
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