**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.