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Undergraduate Advising Information and Admission to the Major

Advising Office:  LGRT 1521E (Closed until further notice due to COVID-19). Make an appointment for a virtual meeting using ZOOM with Jacob Lagerstrom here.  If you can't make an appointment, please email Jacob Lagerstrom.

Questions?   In addition to contacting Jacob Lagerstrom, students can email the Chief Undergraduate Advisor, Eric Sommers, or the Associate Chief Undergraduate Advisor, Garret Cahill.   We are all available for phone or Zoom appointments if we cannot resolve the issue via email.

Phone:  413-545-2282 (This phone number is not currently being checked due to the office closure.)

Fall 2020 Course Registration.  All students should have signed up for fall courses by now.  If you still have a registration hold on your account, please contact your faculty advisor (if you have one) or Jacob Lagerstrom (if you have just completed your first year at UMass).

Becoming a Math Major:  Interested students should schedule a zoom appointment with Jacob Lagerstrom via Navigate.  Students interested in math as a secondary major or the dual degree should also read the Minor and Secondary Major page.   Current students will need to declare a concentration upon joining the major.

Criteria for Admission to the Major:  There are no specific criteria for admission, but majors should be aware that a C or better is needed in Math 132 in order to take certain upper level courses required for the major.

Existing Majors:  Existing majors who entered as Freshmen will be asked to select a concentration before the registration period for their third semester, but are welcome and encouraged to select one earlier.  To add or change a concentration, or to select a second concentration, please email Jacob Lagerstrom.  To switch from SM-Math to BS-Math, or vice versa, contact Jacob Lagerstrom

Interested in the Minor?  Students wishing to minor in math should consult the Minor and Secondary Major page.  Direct any questions about the minor to Garret Cahill.