About the Mathematics Program
The major in mathematics is approved by the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction for certification in mathematics. Students must normally maintain a 2.75 grade point average in the major to remain in good standing in the Teacher Education Program.
Students majoring in mathematics are expected to:
- Learn to read, write, speak and do mathematics.
- Demonstrate competence in the use of appropriate technology in support of mathematical calculation, symbolic manipulation and graphical analysis.
- Demonstrate their understanding of the nature of mathematical proof.
- Apply mathematics to a variety of problems in the natural, computational and social sciences.
- Learn the contributions of mathematics and mathematicians to the growth of knowledge.
- Prepare for advanced studies in mathematics or for a profession.
- Develop an appreciation for mathematics as an art.
- The program offers majors in mathematics and actuarial science, and three minors.
- All courses develop logical thinking, quantitative reasoning and deductive analysis.
- Graduate school placement for Carroll mathematics graduates is outstanding.
- The program gives strong preparation for graduate study in areas such as biostatistics, computer science, economics, forestry, genetics, meteorology, operations research, physics, psychology, sociology and most engineering fields.
- The major combined with a secondary education minor leads to certification by the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction to teach mathematics in high school or middle school.
- Students have the opportunity to obtain a bachelor's degree in mathematics and complete a second major such as computer science, business or chemistry within four years.
- Students have the opportunity to apply what they have learned and make valuable contacts for the future.
- Various student teaching locations are in southeastern Wisconsin.
- Students gain experience with firms in southeastern Wisconsin such as:
- Milliman & Roberts
- Northwestern Mutual
- One-third of Carroll graduates with a mathematics major work in the world of:
- Computer science
- Actuarial science
- Operations research
- Systems Analyst
- Most students have a job at the time of graduation.
- One-third of Carroll graduates with mathematics majors go into secondary education with 100 percent placement.
- One-third of Carroll graduates with mathematics majors go on to graduate school.
Recent Graduate School Locations
- University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill
- Penn State
- University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
- University of Indiana
- Colorado State University
- Small class sizes encourage close contact between students and professors.
- Students have the opportunity to be hired to staff the mathematics laboratory and tutor other students.
- There is a network of alumni committed to assisting majors in career placement.