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Undergraduate Advising Information and Admission to the Major

Advising Office: LGRT 1521E is open during these times.

Phone: 413-545-2282

Becoming a Math Major:  Students wishing to major in Mathematics should stop by 1521E for information.  Students interested in math as a secondary major or the dual degree should first read the Minor and Secondary Major page.

Criteria for Admission to the Major:  Students need to meet with Jacob Lagerstrom before being admitted to the major (drop in whenever the office is open, see above).  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.  Current students will need to declare a concentration upon joining the major.

Existing Majors:  Existing majors need to select a concentration before the registration period for their third semester at UMass.  To change or add a first or second concentration, please email Jacob Lagerstrom. To switch from SM-Math to BS-Math, please visit the advising office during these times.  

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 or visit his advising hours (see below).

Drop-in advising: All students are welcome to walk-in advising hours or to drop by the office when it is open and meet with Jacob.

Drop-In Advising Hours

Day Time Advisor Location
Monday 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM  Garret Cahill LGRT 1521E
Tuesday 10:30 - Noon  (11:15 - 12:15 on Tue, Feb 25) Garret Cahill LGRT 1521E
Thursday (NO hours on 2/27) 2 - 3 PM Eric Sommers LGRT 1521E