Special Departmental Policies
All prerequisite courses must be satisfied with a grade of C– or above. Students with lower grades in prerequisite courses must receive special permission of the instructor to enroll in subsequent courses.
Math is the ultimate liberal art: it teaches one to think rigorously and logically as well as to express oneself concisely. Consequently, math majors can and do go on to do most everything. The Career Center's Career Guide for Mathematics provides a range of occupational opportunities that may serve as a starting point for considering how the study of mathematics may translate to a professional work setting.
Appointments are scheduled online at: www.math.lsa.umich.edu/undergrad/. Students are strongly urged to consult with a department advisor each term before selecting courses for the following term.
The University of Michigan Mathematics Laboratory (Math Lab) is a walk-in tutoring service available free to all U-M students in B860 East Hall. Tutoring is available for mathematics courses numbered through MATH 217. Though help is not regularly available for other courses, we will attempt to answer the questions of any UM student who comes to us for mathematics help.
Consult the Math Lab website for specific hours of operation.
This program is designed to provide outstanding undergraduates with the opportunity to pursue research under the tutelage of experienced faculty members. Students work with a faculty member on a project of mutual interest for 8 weeks during the summer.
The Undergraduate Math Club is mentored by a faculty advisor for all students with an interest in Mathematics. It is an informal or-ganization, which sponsors talks by faculty and students.
The society of undergraduate math students, or, as it is colloquially known, SUMS, is an organization whose goal is to facilitate friendships and community amongst math majors and those interested in mathematics.
The Women in Mathematics Club seeks to provide social and educational support for women studying mathematics and statistics.
Student Actuaries at Michigan is an organization for undergrad-uates and graduates interested in the field of actuarial and financial mathematics. There are monthly meetings on topics of interest, sometimes featuring speakers from industry. The Club organizes
STEM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics. Our main initiative is to improve education in these areas, especially targeting lower socioeconomic areas of Southeast Michigan.
The University of Michigan organizes every year a mathematics competition for undergraduate students. Usually this competition takes place around the beginning of April.
A departmental team participates in the annual William Lowell Putnam Competition sponsored by the Mathematical Association of America. Interested students with exceptional mathematical aptitude are asked to contact the depart-ment office for detailed information. The department also sponsors other competitions and activities.
This booklet describes the wide variety of options open to potential mathematics majors. There are thirteen subprograms outlined in this booklet ranging from Honors Mathematics to Mathematical Biology to Actuarial Mathematics. Whether you are already committed to being a mathematics major or are still deciding, we hope that this booklet will provide you with useful information. If you have any questions that are not answered here, the first place to turn is the Undergraduate Mathematics Office in 2084 East Hall, (734) 763-4223 or via e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. This office is the focal point for all matters relating to the undergraduate mathematics concentration and provides a wealth of services including academic advising and career planning.
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