The University of Louisville Department
of Mathematics is a research-oriented department that prides itself on delivering
first-rate graduate instruction. There are a broad range of courses and ample
opportunities to interact with faculty. The Department also maintains an
active colloquium series with talks given by visiting mathematicians, statisticians
and scientists. Information about applying online may be found at this location:
Interdisciplinary OpportunitiesBoth the Ph.D. and M.A. degrees allow a student to design a program of study containing subjects from outside the Department of Mathematics. In this way, classes from areas such as biostatistics, physics and engineering can be part of the program. Arrangements can also be made for interdisciplinary M.S. degrees.
Actuarial ScienceThe Department offers courses and review sessions on the material required for most of the examinations leading to an Associateship of the Society of Actuaries. These courses can be taken as part of a degree program or on a post-baccalaureate basis. Internships with a local insurance company are also available.
Financial AidThe Department offers Graduate Teaching Assistantships that include healthcare coverage (for more details of the health coverage visit http://louisville.edu/graduatecatalog/special-facilities-and-services). Teaching Assistants receive tuition remission and are required to enroll in at least nine credit hours of graduate course work each regular semester. From time to time Research Assistantships supported by research grants to faculty are also available.
First year Teaching Assistants are responsible for meeting six hours weekly with recitations of a combined-section course for which a professor has primary instructional responsibility. The Teaching Assistant serves as a discussion leader and administers and grades quizzes from the recitation meetings as well as helping to proctor and grade the major exams.
Second year students receive an enhanced stipend and normally teach two sections of a three-credit-hour course in which they have primary responsibility for lecturing, testing and assigning grades. Second year assistantships are ordinarily available to any first year Teaching Assistants who have made satisfactory progress toward their degrees.
FacilitiesThe University of Louisville library system has holdings of about 1.2 million volumes and has subscriptions to over 200 mathematics journals.
The University of Louisville Computer Center is equipped with a variety of computers ranging from microcomputer labs and UNIX-based RISC workstations to a large IBM mainframe. Students use these computer facilities as an aid in learning such mathematics as statistics and numerical analysis. The Department has two microcomputer labs and many scattered workstations connected to the University TCP/IP network and the Internet.
The University of Louisville and the CommunityMore than 22,000 students attend eleven schools, colleges, and divisions on three park-like campuses. U of L offers graduate, professional, baccalaureate, and associate degrees, as well as certificates, in over 170 fields of study through 11 schools and colleges.
A member of the state system of higher education since 1970, the University of Louisville traces its history to 1798, when the state legislature endowed public land for the Jefferson Seminary, a small liberal arts school. The University of Louisville is the oldest university west of the Allegheny Mountains.