- The Learning Environment
The Learning Environment
Mathematics courses are usually delivered in a lecture format. Many courses include recitations that allow students to seek additional explanation of course material and practice their problem solving skills. Enrollment in lower level mathematics courses is limited to 90 students. Most advanced courses have no more than 30-40 students. The Mathematics Department also offers individual study courses that let students research specialized topics under guidance of a faculty member. For the last few years the department has been increasing the number of courses that are offered online.
To help students achieve greater success, all new UB students are required to complete the ALEKS math assessment tool. New and continuing UB students seeking to enroll in MTH 121, 131, or 141 must complete the ALEKS assessment tool and achieve a required score of 76 as a prerequisite.
About Our Facilities
All faculty and administrative offices of the Math Department are located in the Mathematics Building. The Mathematics Building also has a few classrooms that are used for seminars and more advanced courses. Large mathematics courses meet in other buildings on UB North Campus. Rooms 107 and 110 in the Mathematics Building house the Math Help Center that offers free, walk-in help on lower level mathematics 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 Joseph Hundley, is available to talk one-on-one with any student interested in finding out about our mathematics program. For appointments call 716-645-8785.
Faculty List Directory
Please visit the Mathematics department website for additional information about our faculty.