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Almost all students entering the University of Wyoming as a freshman or sophomore will be required to take mathematics courses as part of their graduation requirements. A placement program should be utilized to find wheere you should start in our courses.

The Mathematics Assistance Center (MAC) is a free drop-in tutoring center for students enrolled in lower division math courses (below 3000 level).

We offer a three semester Calculus sequence.

Mathematics Degrees

We offer both a Bachelor of Arts and a Bachelor of Science degrees for mathematics majors. In addition to a traditional major degree, we offer dual, concurrent, and distributed major degrees. There is also a minor degree for majors in other departments. A degree in mathematics should prepare students to enter either graduate studies or the workforce with a skill set that could only come from an intense study of both quantitative reasoning and rigorous proof. This can be accomplished by focusing on the following goals for our undergraduate major:

  1. Develop mathematical thinking and communication skills

  2. Develop skills with a variety of technological tools

  3. Provide a broad view of the mathematical sciences

  4. Require study in depth


Other Options for Majoring in Math

If you are majoring in another field, but really like mathematics (or find that you are taking a lot of math anyway), consider a concurrent major, dual degree, or minoring in math. There have been many physics majors and engineers who have done this, and we also have had dual majors who were in philosophy, modern languages, and computer science. A second possibility is to graduate with one major, then return for a Second Bachelor's Degree in mathematics. This usually requires more time and coursework; talk to an advisor at the Center for Academic Advising or the Math Department about your options.

Concurrent Major
Students may pursue a concurrent major in one or more colleges. Only one degree (BA, BS, etc.) will be awarded from the college of the primary major. All university curricular requirements, including the University Studies Program requirements, must be met only once. Requirements for secondary major(s) will be established by the academic departments and may include college requirements, in addition to all major requirements. An academic adviser in each major is required and each adviser must review requirements. The degree will be granted on one date only and only one diploma will be awarded. Both majors will be indicated on the academic transcript and diploma.

Dual Degree
It is possible to pursue degrees in one or more colleges. The university requirements and University Studies Program requirements must be met only once. Students must meet the all college and major requirements of both majors. Students must complete an additional 30 semester hours from the University of Wyoming, 12 of which must be in upper-division (junior/senior-level) or graduate-level courses beyond the credit hour requirement for the degree with the minimum number of credit hours required. An academic adviser in each major is required and each adviser must review requirements. Multiple degrees and multiple diplomas will be awarded; however, the completion date must be the same. Both colleges, degrees, and majors will be indicated on the academic transcript.

Distributed Major - Mathematics and Science (B.A. or B.S.)

The 48 hours for the major must be earned in at least four of the participating departments (anthropology, biology, botany, chemistry, computer science, geography, geology and geophysics, mathematics, physics and astronomy, psychology, statistics, and zoology and physiology), with a minimum distribution of 8 credit hours in each of the four core departments. One of the four departments may be outside of the College of Arts and Sciences, if in a related science/math area. At least 24 hours of upper-division course work must be earned in at least three of the core departments with a minimum of 3 hours in each of the three departments. Of the 48 hours all courses must have a grade of C or better, and all courses in the major must be taken for a letter grade unless offered for S/U only. At least 12 hours applied toward a minor must be from courses outside a core department. Nine hours of upper division courses outside the department/program as required in the A&S Core must be outside the first department of emphasis and not cross listed with courses in that department.


Contact Us

Department of Mathematics and Statistics

Ross Hall Rm. #224

Dept. 3036, 1000 E. University Ave.

Laramie, WY 82071-3036

Phone: 307-766-4221

Fax: 307-766-6838



Statistics Program Information

Phone: 307-766-4229


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