2016-2017 Catalog 
    Aug 19, 2022  
2016-2017 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]


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  • Professors: Gene Abrams, Robert Carlson (Chair), Sarbarish Chakravarty, Greg Morrow, Barbara Prinari, Rinaldo Schinazi, and Yu Zhang
  • Professors Emeriti: James Daly, Keith Phillips, and Kulumani Rangaswamy
  • Associate Professors: Radu Cascaval and Zachary Mesyan
  • Assistant Professors: Oksana Bihun and Greg Oman
  • Senior Instructors: Shannon Michaux and George Rus
  • Instructors: Meredith Casey and James Parmenter

Programs of Study

The Department of Mathematics at UCCS offers a wide range of courses, degrees, and programs to meet the needs of a diverse constituency in the Pikes Peak Region. The degree programs include:

Departmental Honors

The UCCS Mathematics Department offers a special honors track to qualified math undergraduate students who are already pursuing a BS in Math degree at UCCS. Admission to the honors track is by application only; the application form is available at http://www.uccs.edu/Documents/math/honorsapp.pdf. A letter of recommendation from a mathematics faculty member is required. Students should normally apply no later than the beginning of their first semester of their junior year. Contact the Undergraduate Committee Chair, Dr. Zachary Mesyan, with questions: http://www.uccs.edu/~zmesyan/.


  • Maintain a minimum 3.5 GPA in all Math courses and an overall 3.0 GPA.
  • Complete five 4000+ level Math courses with at least a 3.3 GPA in these courses.
  • Under the supervision of a faculty advisor, and approved by the Undergraduate Committee, complete a written report based on: an undergraduate research project, a senior project in an advanced course, or a senior thesis.

Center for Excellence in Mathematics

The Center for Excellence in Mathematics, or Math Center, is located in Engineering 233. The center began operation in the fall of 1990 as part of a federally funded Title III initiative known as Project Excel. The Math Center provides drop-in tutoring in mathematics, computer science, physics, statistics, and some engineering courses. In addition, the center provides supplemental instruction, problem sessions, workshops, space for small group study as well as a limited amount of one-on-one tutoring for UCCS students free of charge.  The computers in the Math Center have a variety of mathematical and statistical software for student use. See the website for more information: http://www.uccs.edu/~mathcenter/.

Mathematics Academic Policies

Prerequisite Policy

Prerequisites for all 1000-level mathematics courses are directly enforced through the registration and student records systems. In lieu of the prerequisite course, a student may pass the appropriate Math Placement Test for the following courses: MATH 1040, 1050, 1110, 1120, and 1350. For pedagogical and advising purposes, students who take the Math Placement Test are strongly encouraged to do so well before the start of the semester. The Math Placement Test is taken online. See the website for details. For questions about student records, please contact Academic Advising.

Calculator Policy

Calculator usage on exams is limited to a basic scientific calculator with a minimal number of storage registers and no graphing capability.

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