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What will I learn?

The undergraduate mathematics major is designed to provide a broad introduction to mathematics which serves as preparation for a wide variety of careers. The requirements below, which provide a solid introduction to four of the core components of mathematics, should be regarded as minimal preparation for careers in mathematics or closely related mathematical fields. Students with special interests and talents are encouraged to take as many other mathematics courses as their schedule permits. In order to graduate, majors must take MATH 495.

Honors Concentration

The Mathematics Department Honors Program offers highly talented students an accelerated curricular path that permits them to enroll in graduate-level mathematics courses as early as the junior year, providing excellent preparation for graduate school or competitive careers in mathematics or related areas. In mathematics, unlike many other fields, graduate students are generally supported by graduate assistantships or fellowships that pay tuition plus an annual living stipend. In recent years, 100% of math honors graduates who have applied for a math graduate assistantship have received at least one offer to a very good graduate school. Other graduates have continued to graduate school in computer science, economics, education, finance, law, medicine, and statistics.

In addition to a more rapid curriculum, the honors program offers enhanced academic advising and opportunities for students to interact with their peers through the Honors Seminar (MATH 397 and MATH 497), in which honors students discuss undergraduate research projects and prepare for graduate school in mathematics and related fields.

Mathematicians are not just math professors; many work in industry and government, solving difficult, cutting-edge mathematical problems, and interacting with scientists and engineers. The math major can also be excellent preparation for other careers, from law to medicine to economics to computer science to physics to secondary education.

Concentrations:

  • Mathematics Major, BS – Applied Math Concentration
  • Mathematics Major, BS – Honors Concentration
  • Mathematics Major, BS – Math Biology Concentration
  • Mathematics Major, BS – Math Education Concentration
  • Mathematics Major, BS – Theoretical Math Concentration

Majors

  • Theoretical Math
  • Math Education
  • Math Biology
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Which department am I in?

College of Arts and Sciences

Study options

Full Time (120 credit hours)

Tuition fees
US$31,664.00 per year

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

Expected January 2022

Venue

College of Arts and Sciences

312 Ayres Hall, 1403 Circle Drive,

KNOXVILLE,

Tennessee,

37996, United States

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Applicants must have a completion of high school or college academic work.

For international students

Applicants must have a completion of high school or college academic work.

If your native language is not English, you must demonstrate English proficiency unless you are a US citizen or a permanent resident.

IELTS (International English Language Testing System) minimum score of 6.5

TOEFL (Paper-based) score of 523

TOEFL (iBT) score of 70

Completing the ELS 112 intensive program

Application Deadline: Spring: October 15

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

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