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Mathematics BA - General Study in Mathematics and Education Concentration - Academic Experience

(HEGIS: 17.01 MATHEMATICS- GENERAL, CIP: 27.0101 Mathematics, General)

Academic Opportunities

MTH 499 Independent Study in Mathematics can be used either for a ``reading course,'' where the student reads an advanced mathematical work under the supervision of a faculty member, or for work on an original research project under the supervision of a faculty member. In addition, students can apply to participate in the directed readings program, where they read or work under the supervision of graduate student mentors.

Experiential Learning

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.

MTH 495 Undergraduate Supervised Teaching gives math majors with excellent grades the opportunity to gain teaching experience running their own recitations, as well as grading, while also earning course credit.

MTH 496 Internship in Mathematics allows students to earn course credit for completing an internship which is relevant to their degree, and completing a brief report describing the work that they did. Students are responsible for finding their own internships. Internship opportunities are advertised regularly on the mathematics major listserv. The internship supervisor must confirm satisfactory completion.

Study Abroad

Use of study abroad credit to complete requirements of the mathematics major. Many of the required courses in the mathematics major are quite standardized globally and have equivalents at virtually any college or university. Upper level mathematics courses can be used towards MTH elective requirements even if no equivalent course is offered at UB. Interested students should consult with Study Abroad and the Director of Undergraduate Studies in Mathematics to determine which courses can be articulated.

Extracurricular Activities

Undergraduate Mathematics Club

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

Society of Future Actuaries

This is a student club for students who intend to pursue actuarial and related careers. For more information, call 716-645-8785 or email

Association for Women in Mathematics

This is the local UB chapter of an internationally recognized nonprofit organization devoted to encouraging women and girls to have active careers in the mathematical sciences. Interested students can join the listserv.

Honors and Awards

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.

Departmental Honors

The honors program in mathematics requires completion of all requirements for a BS degree in Mathematics. Students must maintain a minimum GPA of 3.500 in mathematics courses, and write an honors thesis under the direction of a faculty member.

Published: Jan 30, 2023 10:57:33