Student Resources - FAQ
IS A MATH DEGREE RIGHT FOR ME?
HAHA. NO, SERIOUSLY!
A degree in mathematics is a signal that you're a capable problem-solver, flexibly applying pattern recognition, computational skills, and rigorous thinking to any number of applications in any number of careers. In an increasingly scientific and technological workforce, mathematical skills are becoming more of a necessity than an option. Math majors score highly on entrance exams for medical and law school, making the study of mathematics a priority even for those not directly working in mathematical fields. And while you're here, you'll learn that mathematics is much more stimulating than just "solving for x." Work with a cadre of peers in the student lounge, or engage in student activities via the SUM Club or Actuarial Club to become part of this vibrant community.
WHAT PROGRAMS DOES THE DEPARTMENT OFFER?
For undergraduate degrees, the mathematics department offers a general degree (with options in "pure" and "applied" mathematics), a degree in the actuarial sciences, and a TCP (Teacher Candidate Prepration) degree for students interested in teaching at the secondary level. We also offer a Master of Arts degree in general mathematics, a minor in mathematics, and a TCP minor. More information for each of these programs/degrees can be found by following links on the menu to the left.
WHAT COURSES DOES THE DEPARTMENT OFFER? WHEN?
The "Mathematics Courses" link on the left contains a list of the courses offered. Click on any one for a brief description and information about prerequisites, general education designations, credit counts, etc.
MTH courses with course number less than 200 are offered every semester. MTH courses with course number over than 200 are offered at various intervals -- the standard course cycle can be found at a link on the left. For the definitive list of sections being offered in the current semester, along with course times, please see the registrar's catalog or check in via SIS.
WHERE CAN I FIND TUTORING INFORMATION?
Tutoring is available through the math department or through the university. For a schedule of the current semester's tutor hours, scroll down to the mathematics section here. To apply to become a tutor, check out the UM-Flint Tutoring services page linked here - after all, the best way to learn something is to teach it!