The UW Colleges Department of Mathematics serves students at each local campus and through UW Colleges Online. Its mission is to provide students a quality, two-year collegiate transfer mathematics program with an emphasis on teaching effectiveness. The mathematics program accommodates students with varying abilities, preparation, and goals through a curriculum that fits the needs of students who desire to be mathematicians, engineers or science majors; students seeking to satisfy general education mathematics requirements; students requiring service courses for other majors; and students in need of developmental courses as preparation for college work. Beyond the attainment of a degree the department seeks to educate students about the role that mathematics plays in other disciplines, its role in the society in which we live and the role it has played in the development of our culture.