Undergraduate Degree & Course Catalog
2016-17

Mathematics - About The Program

About Our Degrees

Acceptance Criteria - BA
Minimum GPA of 2.5 in MTH 141, MTH 142 and MTH 241 (or transfer equivalents).

Acceptance Criteria - BS
Minimum GPA of 2.5 in MTH 141-MTH 142 and MTH 241 (or transfer equivalents).

Acceptance Information
Deadlines: Rolling
Number of applicants/year: Fall - 45; Spring - 40
Number of accepted majors/year: 85

About Our Courses

Suggested Introductory Courses

The typical class size for:

Freshman/introductory courses is: 90
Sophomore/intermediate courses is: 60
Upper level/advanced courses is: 30

In the Department of Mathematics, what do teaching assistants (TAs) do?

TAs teach recitation sections (not lectures) and assist in grading.

For course descriptions, please see Courses.

About Our Faculty

The Department of Mathematics is proud of its excellent teaching and active research programs. Several of our faculty members have received awards for excellence in teaching. Faculty members are currently involved in research in areas such as mathematical analysis, abstract algebra, number theory, geometry, topology, and applied mathematics. Each year approximately one third of the faculty hold external research grants, from agencies such as the National Science Foundation, National Security Agency and the Department of Defense. The Department offers research opportunities for undergraduates including writing honors theses. The undergraduate Teaching Assistants program allows undergraduate students to gain college level teaching experience.

The Director of Undergraduate Studies, Professor Bernard Badzioch, is available to talk one-on-one with any student interested in finding out about our mathematics program. For appointments call 716-645-8785.

Please visit our department website for additional information about our faculty.

Practical Experience and Special Academic Opportunities

Honors, Awards, and Scholarships

Honors Program
The honors program in mathematics requires completion of all requirements for a BA or BS degree in Mathematics. Students must maintain a minimum GPA of 3.5 in mathematics courses, and write an honors thesis under the direction of a faculty member.

Math Tutoring
Math majors in good academic standing are encouraged to tutor freshmen/sophomore level math in the Math Place Tutoring Lab run by the Learning Center. This is particularly attractive to students preparing for careers in teaching.

Harriet F. Montague Award
This award is presented to an undergraduate math major after the completion of his or her junior year, and is awarded on the basis of intellectual and creative promise in mathematics.

Harry Merrill Gehman Endowment Award
This award is presented to an undergraduate math major whose goal is to teach mathematics, and is awarded after the completion of the junior year for outstanding achievement.

Hazel and John Wilson Undergraduate Mathematics Scholarship
This award is presented to one or more outstanding mathematics majors annually, and is awarded on the basis of outstanding academic achievement and demonstrated financial need.

Extracurricular Activities

Undergraduate Mathematics Club

This is an entirely student-run club that plans a variety of academic and community involvement activities. For more information, call 716-645-8785.

See the UB Student Association.

Complementary Programs and Courses

Majors that Complement Mathematics
Minors that Complement Mathematics
Courses Outside the Major that Could Improve Employment Opportunities

Links to Further Information About this Program

Last updated: November 22 2021 21:01:55