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Undergraduate Advising


The Mathematics Department offers personalized academic advising for all OSU students, including undergraduate math majors and non-majors.

DROP-IN ADVISING: Professional Advisors Lyn Riverstone and Dave Wing are available in the Mathematics Department office and can provide a broad variety of advising services, including assistance with scheduling, lower division program planning, and signatures on a variety of forms such as change-of-major or add-a-minor forms.

  • Math Department Office: Kidder 368
  • Drop-In Advising Hours: M-F 9-Noon and 1-5.

You can also call or email for an advising appointment with Lyn or Dave.

The answers you seek may also be found in the Undergraduate Advising: FAQ.

MATH MAJORS/MINORS: (Current or prospective)

  • For early career math majors or minors (taking 100 or 200 level MTH courses), Lyn and Dave offer program and scheduling advice, and can provide signatures (e.g. change of major/minor forms) and registration PINs. To make an appointment, call 541-737-5170, email UnderGradInfo@math.oregonstate.edu, or drop in to the Math Department office in Kidder 368 M-F between 9-12 or 1-5.
  • Students who are taking 300 and 400 level MTH courses should consult with a member of the Undergraduate Advising Committee. These are the tenure/tenure-track faculty members listed below. These professors can help you with questions about your program, provide signatures or registration PINs, and work with you on career and graduate school planning. You are free to consult with any advisor, but you are nominally assigned to an advisor based on the first letter of your last name, as below.


  • Anyone interested in actuarial courses, exams, internship and career possibilities, or the minor program should visit with Dr. Ed Waymire.  


Advisor ONID Research Area Your Last Name Begins With
Elise Lockwood lockwoel Math Education A-C
Bill Bogley (Chair) bogleyw Geometry/Toplogy D-H
Radu Dascaliuc dascalir Analysis & Applied Math I-M
Adel Faridani faridana Numerical Analysis & Applied Math N-Q
Clayton Petsche petschec Algebra/Number Theory R-Z
Mina Ossiander (Statistics) ossiandm Probability  
Ed Waymire (Actuarial)  waymiree Probability  


Contact information for all department faculty is available in the Faculty Directory. Access web pages and find offices and phone numbers.

If you still have a question or want an advising appointment, please write from your ONID account to MathHeadAdvisor@math.oregonstate.edu and include your student ID in your email.  We'll take it from there.

At the link Undergraduate Resources  there is a collection of information for current and potential mathematics students.