The Department of Mathematical Sciences is committed to providing a supportive, welcoming environment for students. We realize a positive college experience goes hand in hand with individualized academic advising, which is why each degree concentration in our program has a dedicated advisor. If you are contemplating a career in math, make an appointment today and see for yourself why current students say the department feels like a family. Unsure of which concentration will suit you? Contact Jiguang Sun, department chair, for advising.
In addition to assisting students with selecting a major and their courses, as well as addressing other academic concerns, academic advisors are a resource for information about co-ops and internships, academic policies and procedures, and campus resources, including tutoring assistance.
If you have any scheduling issues, please contact Teresa Woods, who is responsible for all scheduling and registration within the department.
David advises all first-year students as well as students in the following programs:
Melissa advises all undecided students as well as students in the following programs:
Quiying advises students in the following programs:
- Mathematics—BS Concentration: Business Analytics
- Business Analytics—BS
- Statistics Minor
- Business Analytics Certificate
Tamara advises students in the following programs:
- Mathematics—BS: Concentration: Applied and Computational Mathematics
- Mathematics—BS: Concentration: Education Preparation
- Mathematics—BS: Concentration: General Mathematics
- Mathematics Minor
Frequently Asked Questions
Many college students change their major during their college careers. Changing majors and transferring between departments is not unusual. You can find a list of academic advisors on the Registrar's Office website. Set up a meeting with your new major's advisor to learn more.
Current students can request to change their major through your MyMichiganTech.
New incoming first-year students who wish to change their major before arriving on campus can email Admissions, email@example.com. They will be able to adjust your major for you.
If you receive an error while registering for a course, read the error message closely. You can find information about common registration stoppers on the Registrar's Office website. You can contact your academic advisor for additional help!
Make sure you talk with your advisor about your degree plan and how transfer courses could apply to your degree before you enroll in a course at another school. Be mindful of Michigan Tech's Graduation Residency Policy. Visit our Transfer Services website to read related policies and agreements.
You can plan your transfer credits by using the Transfer Equivalency System. You can search by schools and subject. This lists only includes courses that other students have taken and transferred to Michigan Tech, so it will not include every course offered at the school!
If you want to transfer a course that is not listed, then you will have to get a syllabus for that course (either from that school's website or by emailing the school/instructor to request one) to have it evaluated by Michigan Tech. Send a copy of the syllabus to firstname.lastname@example.org to have it evaluated. This process can take a few weeks, so plan ahead!
Once you have planned the courses you wish to transfer. You can apply as a guest student at the school where you plan to take the course. You must earn a C or higher to transfer the credit to Michigan Tech. Please send your official transcript to our Transfer Services.