Sep 16, 2021  
OHIO University Undergraduate Catalog 2021-22 
    
OHIO University Undergraduate Catalog 2021-22

Mathematics Major (B.S. in Mathematics) [offered through Honors Tutorial College]


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Major Code BS1903

Honors Tutorial College  
35 Park Place
Athens, OH 45701
Phone: 740.593.2723
Fax: 740.593.9521
honors.college@ohio.edu
www.ohio.edu/honors

Alexei Davydov, director of studies/contact person
davydov@ohio.edu

Program Overview

The HTC program in mathematics offers exceptional students the opportunity to earn a mathematics degree while working closely with faculty members in mathematics. Maximum opportunities will be afforded for the student to progress well beyond the material found in conventional courses, primarily through the interaction with professors afforded by the tutorials. Although the primary purpose of the tutorial program is to serve as preparation for graduate study in mathematics, many of our graduates do move on to graduate school in other fields.

Upon completion of the program, students will demonstrate a sophisticated understanding of undergraduate mathematics with a particular area or areas penetrated well beyond the undergraduate level. Students will produce original, independent research in that chosen area. Students will demonstrate behavior that is consistent with expectations of professional work ethics and responsibility.

Admissions Information

Freshman/First-Year Admission

Students are accepted by the director of studies of the mathematics tutorial program and the Honors Tutorial College on the basis of superior academic ability and the potential for self-motivated study and research. Applicants typically are required to submit additional essays, and an interview with the director of studies is required for admission. More information, including materials and deadlines, is available at www.ohio.edu/honors/tutorial-programs/apply. Recommendations from two high school teachers are strongly recommended. 

Change of Program Policy

First-year students at Ohio University may apply to transfer into the mathematics tutorial program and the Honors Tutorial College. These students must meet the same entrance requirements as entering freshmen. 

External Transfer Admission

First-year students at another institution may also apply to transfer into the mathematics tutorial program and the Honors Tutorial College. These students must meet the same entrance requirements as entering freshmen. 

Opportunities Upon Graduation

Our students have gone on to pursue careers in academia, business, law, and medicine. Most of our graduates move on to graduate school after receiving their degree, many of them in fields other than mathematics, fields in which the mathematical expertise and research experience imparted by our program can be put to good use.

Requirements

HTC Grade Requirements


Maintain a GPA of 3.5 or higher overall.

University English Composition Requirement


Complete one Written Communication course (ENG 1510) and one Advanced Writing course (FAW).

HTC Seminar


First-year students must complete the following course:

Transfer students


Transfer students may substitute an HC special topics seminar for their HC 2500 requirement.

Tutorials


Complete each of the following tutorials:

Thesis Tutorials


Complete a senior thesis on an approved topic while completing the following thesis tutorials:

HTC Thesis Requirement


Approval of a completed thesis or professional project by the advisor, director of studies, and Dean of the College.

Comprehensive Exams


Analysis Comprehensive Exam


Pass a comprehensive exam in the area of analysis or complete the courses MATH 4301 and MATH 4302.

Algebra Comprehensive Exam


Pass a comprehensive exam in algebra or complete the courses MATH 4221 and MATH 4222.

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