Advising – Mathematical Sciences - Montclair State University
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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!

Program Advisor Room Extension
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 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
George Grover

George Grover
Department Administrator and Undergraduate Advisor
Location: Richardson Hall 272
Email: 
Phone: 973-655-7349

Frequently Asked Questions

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. MATH 122 Calculus I
  2. MATH 221 Calculus II
  3. MATH 222 Calculus III
  4. MATH 335 Linear Algebra

After Calculus II, in addition to Calculus III, you may also take:

  • MATH 320 Transitions to Advanced Math
  • STAT 330 Fundamentals of Modern Statistics I
  • MATH 340 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 MATH 071 Precollege Algebra, MATH 100 Intermediate Algebra, and MATH 112 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: Sequences not intended to be complete nor comprehensive.

  1. MATH 071 Basic Skills Mathematics-Precollege Algebra (or exempt)
  2. MATH 100 Intermediate Algebra (or exempt) → MATH 110 Statistics for the Biological Sciences (Most BIOL)
  3. MATH 111 Applied Precalculus (Most EAES or exempt) → STAT 401 Applied Statistics for the Sciences (CPSC, INFT)
  4. MATH 116 Calculus A (Most BIOL, Most EAES, INFT) or
    MATH 122 Calculus I → MATH 221 Calculus II (CPSC, CHEM, BICM, PHYS, MATH, Some BIOL, Some EAES)

Useful Links & Documents

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