Professor Daniel Reynolds, Department Chair
Professors: Alejandro Aceves, Vladimir Ajaev, Wei Cai, Thomas Hagstrom, Amnon Meir, Peter Moore, Daniel Reynolds, Johannes Tausch
Associate Professors: Andrea Barreiro, Thomas Carr, Weihua Geng (Director of Undergraduate Studies), Barry Lee, Scott Norris, Benno Rumpf, Brandilyn Stigler, Sheng Xu, Yunkai Zhou
Assistant Professors: Kathryn Hedrick, Minh Binh Tran
Senior Lecturers: Adriana Aceves, Judy Newell, Carol Seets
The Department of Mathematics offers B.S. and B.A. degrees in mathematics as well as a minor in mathematics. All mathematics majors, either B.S. or B.A., and minors must earn grades of at least C- in all courses taken in fulfillment of the requirements for the mathematics major or minor. MATH 6000-level courses may be taken for either the B.S. or B.A. major by students who have fulfilled the prerequisites and have departmental permission. Transfer credit for MATH 1307 , MATH 1309 or MATH 1337 will not be approved after any student matriculates to SMU, regardless of major.
Double Major Options within the B.A. Degree
Modern applied and computational mathematics is highly interdisciplinary, with applications spanning engineering, physical sciences, social sciences, data science, and education. Therefore, a second major in mathematics is an ideal complement to many other majors at SMU. Accordingly, the B.A. degree in mathematics is focused on breadth, and allows considerable flexibility in the courses used to satisfy its requirements. Mathematically-inclined students from other majors are strongly encouraged to read about the various options described in the B.A. catalog entry and contact the departmental adviser with any questions.
Departmental Distinction within the B.S. Degree
Reflecting a focus on depth of mathematical training and a preparation for future research in the mathematical sciences, the B.S. degree in mathematics provides a means for students to graduate with departmental distinction if they meet each of the following requirements:
- maintain a GPA of 3.6 or above in all mathematics courses
- complete 3 hours of MATH 4X99: Undergraduate Research
- complete an honors thesis/project/presentation
Interested students should submit to the undergraduate adviser an initial proposal for a plan of research. The student’s final thesis/project/presentation will be submitted to a three-person faculty committee for approval.