The primary purpose of the mathematics certificate is to serve those students who wish to enhance their content knowledge in mathematics but are unable to complete the requirements of a second major.
Students must meet with a math advisor in order to declare and to discuss course selection. Math advisor information is provided at the math advising page.
|Requirements 1, 2|
|3 credits MATH 400–699||3|
|9 credits from MATH 307–699||9|
Excluding MATH/CURRIC 471.
Only one (1) course each from these groups may apply:
- Linear Algebra: MATH 320, MATH 340, MATH 341, MATH 375
- Differential Equations: MATH 319, MATH 320, MATH 376
- Probability: STAT/MATH 309, STAT/MATH 431, MATH 331
Residence & Quality of Work
- At least 9 certificate credits must be completed in residence.
- Minimum 2.000 GPA on all certificate courses.
Undergraduate/Special Student Certificates
This certificate is intended to be completed in the context of an undergraduate degree and for those seeking this certificate that is preferred. For students who have substantially completed this certificate at UW–Madison and may need one or two courses to complete the certificate, they may do so immediately after completion of the bachelor’s degree by enrolling in the course as a University Special (nondegree) student. The certificate must be completed within a year of completion of the bachelor’s degree. Students should keep in mind that University Special students have the last registration priority and that may limit availability of desired courses. Financial aid is not available when enrolled as a University Special student to complete an undergraduate certificate.
- State, explain, and apply the principal results, definitions, and theorems of a wide collection of mathematical areas.
- Acquire a diverse set of skills and strategies in mathematical reasoning/problem solving.
- Use mathematics to model and analyze problems in other disciplines.
Students who are interested in the mathematics certificate program should visit a faculty advisor. Doing the fall and spring semesters several faculty advisors have regular drop-in office hours. The current list of advisors and the schedule of the office hours can be found at the math advising page. During the winter break and the summer semester there is no drop-in advising, students should contact one of the advisors to set up an appointment.
For advice on college algebra, pre-calculus, and calculus, see the placement advising pages of the department.
L&S career resources
Every L&S major opens a world of possibilities. SuccessWorks at the College of Letters & Science helps students turn the academic skills learned in their major, certificates, and other coursework into fulfilling lives after graduation, whether that means jobs, public service, graduate school or other career pursuits.
In addition to providing basic support like resume reviews and interview practice, SuccessWorks offers ways to explore interests and build career skills from their very first semester/term at UW all the way through graduation and beyond.
Students can explore careers in one-on-one advising, try out different career paths, complete internships, prepare for the job search and/or graduate school applications, and connect with supportive alumni and even employers in the fields that inspire them.
- Set up a career advising appointment
- Enroll in a Career Course - a great idea for first- and second-year students:
- INTER-LS 210 L&S Career Development: Taking Initiative (1 credit)
- INTER-LS 215 Communicating About Careers (3 credits, fulfills Comm B General Education Requirement)
- Learn about internships and internship funding
- Activate your Handshake account to apply for jobs and internships from 200,000+ employers recruiting UW-Madison students
- Learn about the impact SuccessWorks has on students' lives
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