What will I learn?

Mathematics is the science and art of pattern and idea; statistics is the science of collecting, analyzing, and making inferences from data. There is no area that does not require some form of mathematical or statistical thought. It is an integral part of the liberal arts education and is the foundation for many areas of study. In filling many roles at UW-La Crosse, the Department of Mathematics and Statistics serves a diverse group of students; we nurture all liberal arts students, give students a solid foundation from which to study both the natural and social sciences, provide the tools needed by students in professional programs, and cultivate mathematics and statistics majors. As disciplines, mathematics and statistics can be studied by themselves or in conjunction with other fields such as the biological and life sciences, physical sciences, engineering, and social sciences.

Students who graduate with degrees in mathematics or statistics pursue a wide variety of careers. Our math education majors are sought after to fill a huge need for quality math teachers in our country. Many of our statistics and applied math majors go on to jobs in industry as analysts, statisticians, and actuaries while others go on to professional programs such as law, medicine and health professions, or business. With degrees from our program, students have gone to graduate programs in mathematics, applied mathematics, statistics, engineering, and computer science.

Career Opportunities

Demand has been strong, and promises to be so in the future, for the mathematically trained person. Some graduates choose to further their education by attending graduate school in mathematics or a related discipline. For those entering the job market, graduates have found numerous job opportunities that utilize their knowledge and competencies.

Which department am I in?

College of Science and Health

Study options

Full Time (Minimum of 120 semester credits)

Tuition fees
US$18,130.00 per year

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Application deadline

Expected July 2022

Start date

Expected February, September 2022


College of Science and Health

1725 State Street,



54601, United States

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Applicant must have completion of secondary and post-secondary institutions attended.

For international students

Applicant must have completion of secondary or post-secondary from institution.

English Language Proficiency

Applicant must have TOEFL score of 73 with IELTS score of 6.0 and PTE score of 54. In addition completion of ELS level 112 and completion of WESLI level 700 is required.

Priority application deadlines are 15 December for the January/Spring semester and 15 July for the September/Fall semester.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.


About University of Wisconsin - La Crosse

Experience innovative academics along Wisconsin’s beautiful west coast and see why UWL is so highly ranked.

  • Located in the beautiful La Crosse region
  • 9th nationwide for providing value to international students
  • 96% job placement rate 2 years after graduation
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