UW-Stout's Bachelor of Science in Applied Mathematics and Computer Science (AMCS) program provides you with the option to select a concentration that reflects your interests and career goals. Our program is designed to teach strong analytical skills and technical abilities through hands-on experiences.
The AMCS program combines mathematics, statistics and computer science into one major. You can choose to take more courses in one discipline or another, but each concentration includes core courses in all three areas.
- Actuarial Science
- Business Management
- Cyber Security
- Mathematics Education
- Scientific Computing
- Software Development
You can also have more than one concentration, or design your own emphasis area possibly including a minor or second major. Depending on the selected concentration, you will also benefit from a successful co-op program or student teaching opportunity.
Common Career Outcomes
A co-op/internship is required for certain concentrations to earn a degree in Applied Mathematics and Computer Science at UW-Stout. A co-op/intern experience is also important as it helps to define your career path. Your co-op or internship experience is an important part of preparing to network and interview with prospective employers before graduation.
- Software Engineer
- Financial Analyst
- Information Systems Developer
- Cyber Security Specialist
- Math Educator
- Business Manager
Use the Request Information form to receive a program summary and learn more about the Bachelor of Science degree in Applied Mathematics and Computer Science.
New First-Year Students
- There are no additional requirements for new first-year students.
Transfer Students - Spring 2023
- Have a 2.5 or higher cumulative GPA
- have a grade of C or better in all math and computer science courses completed
- completed the equivalent of UW-Stout's MATH 120 Intro to College Math I (College Algebra) or higher with a grade of C or better.
If you do not meet all of the academic requirements above, but you do meet the requirements for general admission to the university, you will be admitted as an Undeclared student. You may then apply for a change of major in subsequent semesters.
Transfer Students - Fall 2023+
- There are no additional requirements for new transfer students. Students accepted into the university will be admitted directly into the major.
Before attending UW-Stout you should complete four years of high school mathematics. If you have not taken a trigonometry course in high school, then a pre-calculus course should be taken prior to enrolling in calculus and analytical geometry. Communication skills and applied problem-solving skills are important, so you should take as many English and science courses as possible. An introductory computer course is also recommended.
The program combines mathematics, statistics and computer science into one major. You may choose to take more courses in one discipline or another, but each concentration includes core courses in all three areas. You may have more than one concentration. Another option is to design your own emphasis area, possibly including a minor or second major.
During your first semesters at UW-Stout, you’ll enroll in a combination of general education and major core courses including calculus and computer science. You’ll meet regularly with your advisor to discuss your academic progress and future coursework. Together you will develop an academic plan for graduation to help you achieve your career objectives.
In the 2019-2020 year, the program had a 100% employment rate. Beginning salaries averaged $58,000 per year.
Many of our graduates go to work for companies such as:
- Cray, Inc.
- Digi-Key Corporation
- Marshfield Clinic
- Midwest Manufacturing
- Sentry Insurance
- Thomson Reuters
- Thrivent Financial
Job titles of our graduates have included:
- Financial Analyst
- Software Engineer
- Systems Analyst
- Web Developer
- Database Administrator
- IT Project Manager
- Secondary Mathematics Teacher
There are currently two clubs on campus related to mathematics, statistics and computer science.
The Applied Mathematics and Computer Science (AMCS) Club is open to all students interested in mathematics, statistics, and computer science, particularly students in the AMCS or GDD programs. The club hosts a variety of speakers and activities, and participates in regional/national contests in computer science and mathematics.
The AMCS Women's Group offers additional activities and mentoring for women in the program.
For questions on the clubs, contact one of the co-advisors:
- Dr. Gregory Bard
- Dr. Seth Dutter
- Dr. Laura Schmidt
- Dr. Keith Wojciechowski
AMCS Advisory Board
|Craig||Anderson||Senior Research Engineer||Teledyne Scientific Company|
|Diane||Christie||Computer Science Program Director||Mathematics, Statistics & Computer Science Dept.|
|Seth||Dutter||Program Director||Applied Mathematics & Computer Science Program|
|Eric||Erpenbach||Development Manager, Watson Health Implementations||IBM|
|Curt||Fawcett||Senior Program Manager - Systems Management||Hewlett Packard Enterprise|
|Petre (Nelu)||Ghenciu||Department Chair||Mathematics, Statistics & Computer Science Dept.|
|Jonathan||Kroening||Certified Financial Planner||Synergy Retirement Planning Strategies, LLC|
|Kevin||Mason||Professor||College of Education, Hospitality, Health and Human Science|
|Terry||Mason||Professor||Mathematics, Statistics & Computer Science Dept.|
|Mike||Mundy||Senior Analyst/Programmer||Mayo Clinic|
|Laura||Schmidt||Professor||Mathematics, Statistics & Computer Science Dept.|
|Tyler||Stelzer||Senior Software Engineer||CONNECT|
|Derek||Sturgill||Assistant Professor||Mathematics, Statistics & Computer Science Dept.|
|Terry||Svihovec||Menomonie High School Math Dept. Chair||Menomonie High School|
|Leah||Wetzel||Senior Product Manager||Intuit|
|Keith||Wojciechowski||Professor||Mathematics, Statistics & Computer Science Dept.|
|Ian||Ziemba||Software Engineer||Hewlett Packard Enterprise|