This is a set of notes collected by advisors.

  1. In order to provide better advice, we are eliminating random inquiries about our undergraduate program. If you receive such an inquiry, please forward it to When the message is from a math major or math minor (or a potential one), you may mail it directly to the head advisor. Messages about actuarial science at OSU can be sent to
  2. Students can view their MyDegrees information by logging into Online Services>  Student Records > MyDegrees  .  An interesting feature is "What If" in the left sidebar.  
  3. All undergraduate advisors have access to MyDegrees. Outstanding requirements appearing in blue in the center column in MyDegrees are links to information about the requirement. For Bacc core courses this will give a list of courses that can be used to satisfy that specific category of the core.  Please notify the head advisor of any errors. 
  4. In order to register for classes, a student must have a PIN. If you have electronic access to MyDegrees, you can look up student PINs under  Faculty & Advisors> Student PIN Lookup .Although PINs for all students are available to us, please do not give out a PIN to a non-math major.
  5. Many forms are available on Among them (at least for now) is the Undergraduate Change of Academic Program Form that is used for all changes to degree programs (majors, minors, options, etc). This form must be signed by the student and a math faculty member and then sent to either Adel, Dave or Sara
  6. The undergraduate handbook is available on the Undergraduate Resources page on the math webpage:
  7. The mathematics department offers a BS with Secondary Teaching Emphasis option. Majors in the teaching option are advised by mathematics advisors. Some math majors (not necessarily in the teaching option) are enrolled for a degree in the College of Education. As with every double major, we do not advise students on requirements for the education degree.
  8. Degree requirements for all options are listed on the catalog page:
  9. Career and Employment information can be found at:
  10. Clicking on a course in the Schedule of Classes brings up the schedule for that class as well as its catalog description and other information about it.  Be careful because the schedule is usually just rolled over, and is not necessarily accurate.