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The Department of Mathematics at the University of Louisville is located in the Natural Science Building on the main (Belknap) campus in the heart of Louisville

The principal missions of The Department of Mathematics are to teach mathematics and perform research in the mathematical sciences.  The Department also provides professional mathematical services to other University units as well as local and regional groups.

Faculty
The Mathematics Department has over twenty full time permanent faculty members, all holding a doctorate in their field, and several visiting faculty. 

Staff
The Mathematics Department is fortunate to have a very cordial and very competent staff to support its faculty and student population.

Teaching
The Mathematics Department is dedicated to providing a high quality mathematics education for both majors and non majors alike.  To this end, The Department has designed a variety of courses to meet the needs and desires of today's UofL students.

Research
The Mathematics Department maintains a strong research program in both basic and applied mathematics.  Faculty research interests are broad.  The Department also hosts occasional research seminars, workshops, and conferences that attract mathematical experts from around the world.

Undergraduate Degree Programs
The Department of Mathematics offers two undergraduate degree programs as well as minors.

Graduate Degrees
The Department offers a Master of Arts in Mathematics and a Ph.D. degree in Applied and Industrial Mathematics. This new Ph.D. program prepares mathematicians with a blend of advanced mathematical and statistical knowledge, together with experience applying that knowledge.

Seminars and Colloquia
Weekly seminars in many areas of mathematics are offered during the semester. The Department also sponsors a colloquium series featuring visitors as well as local faculty. In addition, the Department hosts a small number of special talks directed at a general audience, featuring internationally known experts from mathematics, economics, finance and related fields. 
 
Equipment
The Department has three computer laboratories. Two large labs, equipped with Macintosh computers, are used in many introductory courses. The smaller advanced computer lab, equipped with state of the art PC and Macintosh computers, is used for upper level courses. 

Honors Program
The Department offers sections of several of its courses as well as occasional seminars as part of the Honors Program. 

Co-op Program
After two years, students who meet the College of Arts and Sciences GPA requirement, become eligible to participate in the Department’s Co-op program, which enables students to work outside the University for academic credit.

Scholarships, Awards, and Fellowships

2016 Applications for Scholarships, Awards, and Fellowships
Click on the underlined titles below to download a PDF file with the application:

Robert J. Bickel Scholarship
An annual scholarship to a promising student on the basis of merit.

All application materials must be received by Friday, March 11th, 2016.
Ken and Sue Hohman Actuarial Award
A generous endowment by Ken and Sue Hohman is intended to help students pay for the actuarial examinations.
All application materials must be received by Wednesday, March 30th, 2016.

C. Coleman Petty Scholarship
Provides financial assistance to a student who is majoring in mathematics.
All application materials must be received by Friday, March 11th, 2016.
Lois Pedigo Scholarship
Provides financial assistance to a student who is majoring in mathematics.
All application materials must be received by Friday, March 11th, 2016.

Past Fellowships

Gems Fellowships
For more information, visit the GEMS website: http://www.math.louisville.edu/gems/

Competitions
Faculty members hold special problem seminars for undergraduates, preparing them for the William Lowell Putnam and for the Virginia Tech annual competitions in mathematics.

Math Club
The Math Club is sponsored by the Department and run by both undergraduate and graduate students. It holds weekly meetings to discuss mathematics, classes, career opportunities etc. Special events are arranged for Mathematics Awareness Week each April. 
 

Institutional Accreditation:

The University of Louisville is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award associate, bachelor, master, specialist, doctoral, and first-professional degrees (D.M.D., J.D., M.D.). Individuals who wish to contact the Commission on Colleges regarding the accreditation status of the university may write the Commission at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097, or call (404) 679-4500. See Accreditation Confirmation Letter for more Information.

Footnote:  Some of the material in this page has been adapted from a flyer designed by the mathematics undergraduate curriculum committee.
   
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