Department of Mathematics

Van Vleck Hall, 480 Lincoln Drive, Madison, WI

Math Certificate



No matter your major, you can enhance your post-graduate life with a strong background in mathematics. The Mathematics Certificate is a program designed to enhance your knowledge of mathematics and strengthen applications to graduate school and the job market. Having a strong background in Mathematics is viewed increasingly as an asset to students seeking entrance to graduate school in most sciences. It is also highly desirable for many employers.

Compared to a major in Mathematics, the certificate requires fewer courses and offers more flexibility when choosing your courses. In particular, the certificate does not require any 500-level courses or a mastery of proof writing. All undergraduates and some special students are eligible for a Mathematics Certificate, except those who major in Mathematics or the AMEP program.

The Mathematics Certificate requires four courses beyond calculus with no requirement for advanced level courses. It is a good
option for those not interested in formal mathematics, as well as for those who do not have time to complete a second major. It is suggested that you work with an advisor to choose courses which fit your interests and goals. You can choose to focus on probabil-ity and statistics, applied mathematics, computer mathematics, and many other options as well!


How to Declare

To declare the Mathematics Certificate, students should contact an advisor in the Mathematics Department.

UW-Madison Department of Mathematics
Van Vleck Hall
480 Lincoln Drive
Madison, WI  53706

(608) 263-3054

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