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Mathematics Minor Requirements

Note: This minor may be completed only by students admitted to the Content Focus option of Elementary Education.

Complete a minimum of 28 credits. A minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.75 is required, based on all UW–Madison coursework included in the minor.

Elementary Education students may also wish to consider the Specialized Mathematics minor, which exchanges some of the higher-level mathematics courses for a broader range of coursework in mathematics, computer sciences, and statistics. A Mathematics/Science dual minor option is also available.

The first 14 credits of the Mathematics minor involves calculus-level coursework. Students may need to complete prerequisite coursework—e.g., Math 112, 113 and/or 114—to reach this proficiency level. These preparatory courses may be used to meet the liberal studies requirement, but may not be applied toward the credits required for the Mathematics minor. All courses are Mathematics listings unless otherwise indicated.

  • 221 Calculus and Analytic Geometry, 5
  • 222 Calculus and Analytic Geometry, 5
  • 234 Calculus—Functions of Several Variables, 4
  • 340 Elementary Matrix and Linear Algebra, 3
  • 371 Basic Concepts of Math, 3
  • Statistics 301 Introduction to Statistical Methods, 3.
  • 441 Introduction to Modern Algebra, 3
  • 461 College Geometry I, 3

Because of prerequisites and scheduling issues, the sequencing of this coursework requires careful planning to be completed in a timely fashion. Students are encouraged to consult with their advisor regarding the appropriate sequencing of these courses.