Pi Mu Epsilon (Math Club) officially meets every Tuesday in MSCS 514 from 5:00-6:00pm. Some meetings feature guest speakers on interesting mathematical topics, like juggling and origami. Others are more focused on giving members a chance to bond through fun and Games Mathematicians Play! Contests are held each semester such as Math Jeopardy and the Integration Bee.

Special events will be announce via the campuslink listserv. You can be added to the listserv by visiting our campuslink page


You can elect math as a second major or as a second degree, with some differences between the two.  In either case, it may add extra strength to your other major, just by virtue of the course content, and it may also make your resume stand out above others when you compete for a job.

There are two options for a second major in Mathematics.

  • Second Major:  To take Math as a second major, in addition to completing the degree sheet for your primary major, you must complete the section on a Math degree sheet marked "Major Requirements.''
  • Second Bachelor's degree:  To earn a second bachelor's in Math, you must complete both the entire degree sheet for your primary major, the entire Math degree sheet, and complete a minimum of 30 additional hours.  If you earn a second bachelor's degree, it will be necessary to have a graduation check for each major and make two diploma applications.

Requirements: The requirements for a second major in Mathematics include 46 hours of mathematics and mathematics related courses.  You must have an overall grade point of 2.00 or above with a minimum grade of C in each course counting toward the second major in Mathematics.  Requirements include:

  •  Nineteen (19) hours of basic math:  MATH 2144, 2153, 2163, 2233, 3013, and 3613.
  •  Twenty seven (27) additional hours which satisfy the Mathematics requirements for either the BS or BA degree.

Two Step Procedure:

Undergraduate Advising

Fall 2017

For prerequisites and placement in 1000- and 2000-level courses:

          Dr. Chris Francisco, Associate Head

            Office: MSCS 401

            Phone: 744-8225

            Email: chris.francisco@okstate.edu

            Office Hours: Call (744-8225) or email to make an appointment.


For new undergraduate math majors and minors:

Cara Brun, Math Advisor

Office: LSE 213

Phone: 744-5658

Email: cara.brun@okstate.edu

Drop-in Office Hours: To make an appointment please call 744-5658. Existing advisees may make an appointment on Star.


For new Honors math majors, questions on the math major or minor, and placement in upper division courses:

          Dr. Lisa Mantini, Director of Undergraduate Studies

            Office: MSCS 410

            Phone: 744-5777

            Email: lisa.mantini@okstate.edu

Drop-in Office Hours: M 3:30-4:30 PM, W 1:00-2:00PM, R 2:30-3:30PM, or email for an appointment.  Existing advisees may make an appointment on Star. Dr. Mantini accepts new advisees who are not in the Honors College by request only.


Mathematics courses may be divided roughly into two categories - pure and applied. But in fact many span both of these categories. The list below is perhaps best described as one of emphasis rather than categorization. The notation S means the course is (normally) offered every Spring; F means it is offered in the Fall; and Su means it has been recently offered in the Summer.

Basic Courses: preparation for advanced study for all students

  • 2233, Differential Equations (F, S, Su)
  • 3013, Linear Algebra (F, S, Su)
  • 3263, Linear Algebra and Differential Equations (S) (specifically designed for industrial engineers; only 6 hours combined from 2233, 3013 and 3263 may be used towards a degree)

Applied Mathematics Courses: helpful for engineers and others seeking courses to assist in using mathematics to solve applied problems.

  • 3583, Introduction to Mathematical Modeling (S)
  • 4013, Calculus of Several Variables (F, S)
  • 4233, Intermediate Differential Equations (F)
  • 4263, Introduction to Partial Differential Equations (S)
  • 4283, Complex Variables (F)
  • 4423, Geometry and Algorithms in Three Dimensional Modeling (S)
  • 4453, Mathematical Interest Theory (S)
  • 4513, Numerical Analysis (F)
  • 4553, Linear and Non-linear Programming (S)
  • 4663, Combinatorial Mathematics (S)
  • 4753, Introduction to Cryptography (S)

Pure Mathematics Courses: developing the student's ability to read and write proofs; emphasizing logic and rigorous reasoning, problem solving, and pattern recognition; important foundational courses for graduate study in mathematics.

  • 3613, Introduction to Modern Algebra (F, S)
  • 3933, Research Methods (S)
  • 4023, Introduction to Analysis (F, S, Su)
  • 4033,  History of Mathematics (F)
  • 4343, Introduction to Topology (S- Alternate years)
  • 4403, Geometry (F)
  • 4663, Combinatorial Mathematics (S)
  • 4713, Number Theory (F)
  • 4753, Introduction to Cryptography (S)
  • 4813, Groups and Representations (S-Alternate years)

Advanced Undergraduate/Graduate Courses Carrying Automatic Honors Credit: these are our most advanced and rigorous undergraduate courses; 3 hours from this list are required for students wishing to earn Departmental Honors.

  • 4063, Advanced Linear Algebra (F, S), meets with MATH 5023
  • 4143, Advanced Calculus I (F), meets with MATH 5043
  • 4153, Advanced Calculus II (S), meets with MATH 5053
  • 4613, Modern Algebra I (F), meets with MATH 5003
  • 4623, Modern Algebra II (S), meets with MATH 5013

Students who complete a Secondary Education major with the mathematics option will have completed all requirements for a second major in Mathematics. 

Requirements: The requirements for a second major in Mathematics include 46 hours of mathematics and mathematics related courses. You must have an overall grade point of 2.00 or above with a minimum grade of C in each course counting toward the second major in Mathematics. The Departmental requirements are the same as those for a SCED degree under the Mathematics option.

  • MATH 2144,  2153, 2163, 2233, 3013,  3613, 4023, 4033, 4403, 4583, 4663, and 4713
  • CIED 4003 and 4053
  • STAT 4013 or STAT 4023

If Mathematics substitutions have been allowed by the College of Education, then you may still qualify for a second major in Mathematics. Consult any Mathematics advisor.

Two Step Procedure:

Mathematics is a logical supporting subject for majors in a wide variety of fields. The minor in Mathematics is very flexible and permits courses in a broad range of mathematical subjects.

Requirements: The requirements for a minor in Mathematics include 22 hours at the level of Calculus or above, with a minimum grade of "C" or "P" in each course. At least 6 hours must be completed in residence at OSU (this does not include AP courses, TCC courses, etc.). The required courses are:

  • Ten (10) hours with a minimum grade of "C" or "P" in MATH 2144, Calculus I; MATH 2153, Calculus II; and MATH 2163, Calculus III.
  • Twelve (12) additional hours of Math courses requiring at least MATH 2153, Calculus II as a prerequisite. Nine (9) hours must be upper division; three hours must be at the 4000-level. MATH 3303 is not allowed. No grade below "C".

Course Selection: The courses available for the Math minor include extensive offerings in every major area of pure and applied mathematics. Some courses emphasize both theory and applications. The undergraduate courses which may be used towards the minor are listed on the Mathematics Courses page.

 Declaring a Math Minor

  • See your major advisor or any advisor in the Arts and Sciences Student Success Center, 213 LSE, in order to declare your intention to pursue the minor in mathematics.
  • In the semester when you complete your minor requirements, see any Mathematics advisor to file the completion form so that the minor will appear on your transcript.

The Department of Mathematics offers two undergraduate degrees, the Bachelor of Science (BS) and the Bachelor of Arts (BA). Both provide a solid basis in mathematics, whether you plan to enter the work force directly, or to pursue graduate studies in math or another field. The Bachelor of Science places more emphasis on the natural and mathematical sciences, while the Bachelor of Arts places more emphasis on arts and humanities. In addition, while all undergraduate degrees in the College of Arts and Sciences have a foreign language requirement, students on the BS may meet their language requirement with two years of high school study of one foreign language, whereas BA students must complete 9 hours of foreign language study at OSU. Please see the University Catalog online for the full list of courses on our various degree programs and options. The links below will give some additional information.

You can declare a mathematics major through Arts and Sciences Student Academic Services located in LSE 213. View the mathematics degree sheets here.

There are six options in the mathematics major, each with a different emphasis:

If you are interested in going to graduate school in mathematics, it is strongly recommended that your undergraduate degree program include Advanced Calculus I (MATH 4143), Advanced Calculus II (MATH 4153), Modern Algebra I (MATH 4613), and Modern Algebra II (MATH 5013).

See also the information about math as a second major.