Advising

General advising for CSAM students is also available. Visit the Academic Advising for CSAM Students page to learn more!

In order to make sure you are on the right track to completing your program as efficiently as possible, it is extremely important to see your department advisor. Your advisor can make sure you are taking the right courses for your degree and interests.

It is a good idea to see your advisor before you register for courses. If you wait until you're supposed to graduate, you may find that there are requirements left to take that will lead to you having to postpone graduation!

ProgramAdvisorRoomPhone
General Math Advising Mr. George Grover RI-268 x7349
Undergraduate Programs Varies (Check NEST)    
All Graduate Dr. Eric Forgoston RI-203 x7242

Academic Advisor

For undergraduate Math and Physics majors needing advising, if you are struggling in a course or want general advice or mentoring, please see your Faculty Advisor, listed on your NEST account. If you have not yet been assigned a Faculty Advisor, see the Mathematical Sciences Undergraduate Advisor, Mr. George Grover, to have one assigned.

If you have technical questions or issues about the requirements for your program, please see Mr. Grover. The time to do this is BEFORE priority registration begins:

  • October for Spring classes
  • late-February for Summer classes
  • March for Fall classes

FAQ

What math courses may I take after MATH 122 Calculus I, and after MATH 221 Calculus II?
4 of the 5 core major courses for Math majors are sequential:
  1. MATH122 Calculus I
  2. MATH221 Calculus II
  3. MATH222 Calculus III
  4. MATH335 Linear Algebra
After Calculus II, in addition to Calculus III you may also take MATH320 Transitions to Advanced Math, STAT330 Fundamentals of Modern Statistics I, and MATH340 Probability.
Why do math courses I took in High School not count as prerequisites?
Unfortunately, completion of a high school Math subject course does not mean full and current mastery of the subject content. However, we offer placement and readiness tests to place out of MATH071 Precollege Algebra, MATH100 Intermediate Algebra, and MATH112 Precalculus.

CSAM Math Sequences

We strongly recommend that all CSAM students take one math course per semester from the first semester until their math requirements are completed; especially keep moving toward Calculus.

Math courses build on high school math and on each other, and why have a gap to forget?

NOTE: Effective Fall 2015, MATH 111 is the only Precalculus (MATH 112 is no longer offered).
Sequences not intended to be complete nor comprehensive

  1. MATH 071 Algebra I
    • or exempt
  2. MATH 100 Intermediate Algebra
    • or exempt
    1. MATH 110 Bio Stat
      • Most BIOL
  3. MATH 111 Applied Precalculus
    • Most EAES
      or exempt
    1. STAT 401
      • New CPSC
        INFT
  4. MATH 116 Calc A
    • Most BIOL
      Most EAES
      INFT
  5. MATH 122 Calc I
    1. MATH 221 Calc II
      • CPSC
        CHEM
        BICM
        PHYS
        MATH
        Some BIOL
        Some EAES

Download the Math Sequences (PDF)

Useful Links & Documents

Academic Success Center (ASC)

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