The University requires a grade point average of at least 2.0 ("C") in any major or minor. The Department of Mathematics permits at most one grade below a "C" in courses counting toward a mathematics major or minor. A grade point average of at least 2.5 in the Secondary Teaching Mathematics Major and the Secondary Teaching Mathematics Minor is required by the department.
Students must earn a grade of C or better in any course that is to be used as a prerequisite for some other course. Students who do not receive a "C" or higher must repeat the course to obtain a higher grade prior to enrolling in subsequent mathematics courses.
How large are the classes and what are they like?
Most classes in the Department of Mathematics are taught under the traditional classroom system where students meet the same instructor in the same room on each assigned day. On a typical day the instructor might spend some time lecturing on new material and the remaining time answering questions on homework and lectures.
Classes for majors and minors are generally taught by faculty members, even at the freshman level. Enrollment in freshman or sophomore classes typically ranges from 30-50 students. Junior and Senior classes are limited to 20-30 students.
Who do I see for help with my studies?
In almost every mathematics class your instructor sets aside some class time to answer questions which you and your classmates might have. If you have additional questions, please make use of your instructor's office hours or schedule an appointment with the instructor.
A tutoring lab is available for students in Math 1090, 1100, 1110, 1140, 1160, 1180, 1220, 1230, 1700, 1710 and 2000.
What calculator will I need?
See the required or recommended calculators for your courses or call (269) 387-4510 for more information.
A department honors program is available for undergraduates who have a strong interest in mathematics, who wish to examine more thoeretical aspects, and who would like to graduate with honors.
One-hour undergraduate seminars are given for more advanced students with high interest in mathematics. Students are exposed to a variety of mathematical topics not usually seen in undergraduate courses. Students may help present the material. Math 390 (begins in the fall semester) is a problem-solving seminar in which, under the direction of a faculty member, students practice problem-solving techniques.
Check this list of common registration problems.