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Math Major and Minor

What is the benefit of a math major or minor? 

Our alumni report that their math courses trained them to be problem-solvers.  With the critical thinking skills gained at UT, they have pursued a wide variety of careers, such as actuarial science, data analytics, law, medicine, research, teaching and much more.  

What is it like to major in math at UT? 

Graduating math majors describe their experience in the following word cloud:

The math major/minor at a glance 

The math major consists of four basic requirements – core classes that every major will take, breadth classes that give a taste of different areas in math, depth classes that allow students to dig into one area of interest, and elective classes.  

Alternately, pairing a math minor with another major is a great way to stand out.  The math minor consists of core classes and three elective classes.  

Math majors have the option to choose a concentration, which allows them to tailor their math degree to their interests, or they may decide not to select a concentration, which gives them the most flexibility and choice within the math major. 

Math Major Concentrations

  • Applied Math concentration
  • Honors concentration
  • Math Biology concentration
  • Math Education concentration
  • Theoretical Math concentration
  • No concentration

The Math Honors Program is a nationally competitive program for highly motivated and mathematically gifted undergraduate students at UT.

More information about requirements, concentrations and courses can be found in the UT catalog.

Advising and Course Planning

Math Course Rotation – Ready to plan out your upper level math courses?  This chart shows when courses are typically offered.  Note that courses may be offered at different times/semesters due to scheduling and instructor constraints.

Math Advising – Math majors are advised by Juliana Spradling.  You can schedule an appointment with her through Vol Academic Connect (Navigate) under “A&S Advising” or by calling the appointment line at 865-974-4483.  More information about advising can be found here.

Math Activities

Want to get involved in the UT Math Department?  Look here to find out how. 

Have Questions?  Contact Dr. Joan Lind who is the Director of Math Majors and Minors.