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Undergraduate Study

The Mathematics Department offers a wide range of undergraduate courses. General education courses in mathematics provide a basis in rigorous thinking and an understanding of mathematical skills and reasoning that are vital for success in other university courses and in post-college life. Higher level  mathematics courses develop the mathematical background that is becoming increasingly necessary for study in diverse areas such as business, medicine, philosophy, psychology, the physical sciences and engineering. Course work for mathematics majors provide them with an integrated view of mathematics, its history and current activity, and the opportunity to participate in the challenge and excitement of mathematical discovery. 

  Mathematics majors are continually provided with a view of the interplay between the applied and the abstract. Upon graduation a typical major can expect to have well-developed writing and critical skills, as well as familiarity and confidence with several aspects of computer usage. The technical, theoretical and communication skills that the mathematics major develops are highly valued. Recent graduates currently hold positions in the community as actuaries, lawyers, statisticians, program analysts, and teachers. The mathematics degree is a very solid foundation for further study in graduate programs. Mathematics majors are currently enrolled in graduate programs in mathematics, and in graduate programs in computer science, engineering, law, mathematics, medicine, physics, and public administration.

  The Department of Mathematics also offers the Master of Arts in Mathematics and Ph.D.

Related Topics

The Disability Resource Center ensures that individuals with disabilities have equal access to take full advantage of the University's educational, social, and cultural opportunites.

The department offers Math 493: Cooperative Internships in Mathematics which is one way students can combine work experience with a related academic project.

Several mathematics faculty have recently mentored undergraduate students participating in the Summer Research Oppurtunities Program.  A sample of past research projects can be found here.

Students interested in combining their academic studies with community service can pursue their interests through the Service Learning Program.

Study Abroad/International Programs can be found at the International Center.

Students who demonstrate potential for high levels of achievement have multiple opportunities for academic and personal development in the University Honors Program.


The 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 Community

More 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.

  The University of Louisville is in Louisville, the largest metropolitan area in the state. Louisville is best known as the home of the Kentucky Derby and the Louisville Slugger.

2017 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 Monday, March 13th, 2017.
Ken and Sue Hohman Actuarial Fund
Provides financial assistance to accepted mathematics majors with a concentration in actuarial science.  Helps pay for actuarial examinations.
All application materials must be received by Wednesday, March 29th, 2017.
C. Coleman Petty Scholarship
Provides financial assistance to a student who is majoring in mathematics.
All application materials must be received by Monday, March 13th, 2017.
Lois Pedigo Scholarship
Provides financial assistance to a student who is majoring in mathematics.
All application materials must be received by Monday, March 13th, 2017.

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.

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