Freshman

Course Selection

  • Develop a basic understanding how mathematics can be useful in other courses.
  • Take Pre-Calculus course if you have not already taken it in high school.

Ask for Assistance

  • Meet with your academic advisor regularly for individual planning and guidance.
  • The Mathematics department provides free tutoring services in Parker Hall for most courses up to the 2000 level.
  • Free tutoring is available through Study Partners and COSAM Drop-In Center.

Gain Experience

  • Volunteer in student organizations such as the Math Club, CUMSA (Council of Undergraduate Mathematics Students at Auburn), and the SIAM Chapter.
  • Use LinkedIn (linkedin.com/alumni) to connect with alumni in your field.
  • Use Handshake to explore employers actively hiring in your field and search part-time jobs that can add experience to your resume.

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Get Involved

  • Join the AU Math Club.
  • Attend CUMSA meetings.

Sophomore

Course Selection

  • Develop a more advanced understanding of the calculus concepts and skills in differential equation and linear algebra.
  • If possible, finish all the MATH 2000, MATH 3100, and STAT 3600 courses.

Ask for Assistance

  • Talk to your academic advisor about selecting a minor that fits your goals.
  • Consider participating in a study abroad program.
  • Talk to your academic advisor about the many choices you will soon have in regard to math courses.

Gain Experience

  • Volunteer to help a professor with a research project and discuss with┬áthe professor for the possibilities about conducting your own research. Apply for an AU Undergraduate Research Fellowship.
  • Attend the Wednesday Graduate Students Seminar in Parker Hall to hear from Math Faculty and Graduate Students about research being done in the Department.
  • Attend math department colloquia. Go to Applied Math undergraduate research conferences.

Get Involved

  • Utilize AUInvolve to identify organizations of interest to attend meetings and enhance your resume.
  • Continue to attend the meetings of the AU Math Club and CUMSA where you can learn of interesting mathematics and seek advice from your peers.

Junior

Course Selection

  • Complete MATH 3100 so that you are ready to take advanced courses in Analysis, and Numerical Analysis.
  • At the end of the year obtain graduation check from academic advisor.

Ask for Assistance

  • Meet an advisor in the University Career Center (UCC) to explore career options and receive individual assistance.
  • Talk to your academic advisor about internship opportunities.
  • Consider competing in the Mathematical Contest in Modeling (MCM) or participating in a hackathon.
  • Begin exploring graduate program options and preparing for the Graduate Record Examination (GRE).

Gain Experience

  • Apply for Undergraduate Teaching Assistantship (UTA) in the tutoring center or in some mathematics courses in order to gain experience in teaching.
  • Apply for an AU Undergraduate Research Fellowship.
  • Attend career events like the Engineering & Technology Career Fair.

Get Involved

  • Continue to attend the meetings of the AU Math Club and of CUMSA. Share your suggestions and network with seniors.
  • Explore leadership opportunities within AU Math Club, CUMSA, Auburn University Journal of Undergraduate Scholarship (AUJUS) and other organizations to develop practical skills and abilities.

Senior

Course Selection

  • Bring together your understanding of mathematical concepts including algorithm development, modeling, applications, and proof techniques.
  • Take the GRE/subject GRE during the fall semester if you plan on going to graduate school.

Ask for Assistance

  • Ask the UCC for help in preparing your resume (CV), interviewing skills and letter of intent.
  • Identify your reference letter writers early and provide plenty of notice for writing your letters.

Gain Experience

  • Continue working as UTA, which may help you obtain a teaching assistantship for your graduate work.
  • Present your research at AU Research Week, Discrete Math Conferences, AAS, SIAM, or AMS meetings.

Get Involved

  • Become a student member of a professional organization, such as The Institute for Combinatorics and Its Applications (ICA), or SIAM. Attendance will keep you current in the field and take advantage of networking opportunities.
  • Sometimes, there is financial support available to attend their conferences.

General Information

This program is for students who are preparing for graduate work in mathematics. This option is also suitable for those anticipating careers in such traditional fields as engineering, physical science, or computer science, and the allied fields of biological, behavioral, or managerial sciences.

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Interests

Holland's Code: IRE

  • Investigative
  • Realistic
  • Enterprising

Personality

Most common* Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) personality types found in this major, in no particular order:

  • INTJ
  • ISTP

*Every MBTI type is found in every major, these are the most highly concentrated

Values

  • Independence
  • Achievement
  • Recognition

Skills

  • Critical Thinking
  • Reading Comprehension
  • Mathematics
  • Speaking
  • Active Listening

Job and Internship Opportunities

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Last modified: August 11, 2020