Undergraduate Student Resources
Undergraduate Student Resources
Resources for Undergraduate Students
The Department of Mathematics provides many resources for its students, from tutoring to professional development opportunities and student organizations.
Academic Resources & Advising
Mathematics Advising Week
The Mathematics Department holds an Advising Week every semester, inviting undergraduate math majors to meet with faculty members.
Every math major is required to attend such an advising session within one year of declaring the major and is encouraged to attend additional sessions as questions about the degree arise. Information about Advising Week is emailed to all math majors each semester. This covers course requirements within the major as well as other questions about the degree.
|For Questions Regarding:||Contact:|
|Mathematics Undergraduate Programs & Courses||Undergraduate Chair|
|General Academic Requirements / Compass Curriculum||Academic Advising|
|Assistance with Mathematics Courses||Excel Mathematics Center|
Many free online resources exist to help you learn new math skills, practice applying what you have learned, or have fun with math. We have collected some of our favorites here.
Course Video Archives
Click here to explore our archive of video lessons from a broad range of math courses, provided as a free resource by the Department of Mathematics.
These can show you more of what our courses cover, help you review materials for courses in which you are currently enrolled, or simply serve as a resource for the community of math learners.
Lower-division Courses: 1000- and 2000-level undergraduate courses
Upper-division Courses: 3000-level and above undergraduate courses
Click here to find additional resources for the following courses, such as course descriptions, a sample syllabus, tutorials, supplemental information, and more:
- MATH 1040 College Algebra
- MATH 1050 Elementary Functions of Calculus
- MATH 1110 Topics in Linear Algebra
- MATH 1120 Calculus for Business and Economics
- MATH 1350 Calculus I
- MATH 1360 Calculus II
Honors Track for Mathematics BS Program
The UCCS Mathematics Department offers a special track that leads to departmental honors, noted on the diploma and transcript upon graduation, to qualified students pursuing a BS degree in Mathematics.
Admission to the honors track is by application only.
A letter of recommendation from a faculty member in the Mathematics Department is required. Students should normally apply no later than the beginning of the first semester of their junior year.
To be awarded honors after an application is accepted, a student must:
- Maintain an overall GPA of at least 3.0, and a GPA of at least 3.5 in mathematics courses.
- Complete at least five 3 credit-hour mathematics courses numbered higher than 4000, with a GPA of at least 3.3 in these courses.
- Complete an undergraduate research project under the supervision of a mathematics faculty advisor. A written report based on the project must be submitted for approval to the Undergraduate Committee of the Mathematics Department.
- Present the results of the above research project at a conference or a seminar.
Please contact the department's Undergraduate Chair with any questions.
The Matrix Laboratory (MATLAB) is a powerful, industry-standard numeric and programming language computational platform. The platform is available to all UCCS students and faculty via a campus-wide license for installation on personal and office computers.
Instructions for obtaining MATLAB can be found on the UCCS IT web page.
MATH Courses Devoted to MATLAB
- MATH 2650 - Introduction to Computational Mathematics
- MATH 3650 - Advanced Computational Math
Clubs & Organizations
The UCCS Math Clinic is a new program at UCCS for highly motivated undergraduate and graduate math students. The Clinic is designed to provide exposure to real-world problems which can be solved, understood, or clarified through the application of various fields of mathematics. Learn more about the Math Clinic.
The UCCS Math Club is a group of students with an interest in various topics related to math. We explore current topics, host events, attend conferences, and have fun together doing math-related things. Learn more about Math Club.
Professional Development Opportunities
Pikes Peak Regional Undergraduate Mathematics Conference
The focus of this annual conference is to give undergraduate mathematics students an opportunity to present their research and expository projects in a professional setting
Southwestern Undergraduate Mathematics Research Conference
The Southwestern Undergraduate Mathematics Research Conference brings together students and faculty from throughout the southwest for a weekend of mathematics
Some forms which may be useful to you:
Independent Study Approval Form
Complete this form if taking an Independent Study course.
Use this form to enter into an agreement with a professor for completing your course. It should outline the remaining work required to receive a letter grade in the course.
Student Petition Form
Use this form to request exceptions to departmental polices.
Math Course Placement
All undergraduate students must fulfill the Compass Curriculum Quantitative Reasoning requirement, and any MATH course numbered 1040 or higher satisfies this requirement. Individual colleges at UCCS have further quantitative reasoning requirements, and various majors require specific mathematics courses. Please check with your academic advisor to be sure about the most appropriate courses for you.
This video discusses the content and goals of the currently offered entry-level mathematics courses, namely MATH 99, MATH 1040, MATH 1060, MATH 1120, MATH 1330, and MATH 1350.
There are four main ways a student can place into their first MATH course - through:
- Certain transferred credits or high AP scores
- A high school GPA of 3.5 or higher with an advanced high school math credit (into MATH 1040--speak with your academic advisor about this path)
- ACT/SAT scores
- Taking an Accuplacer exam.
Paths to Math Course Placement
Certain courses transferred in from other colleges, as well as high AP exam scores, can be used for placement. Click the button below for more details, and contact Academic Advising with any questions.
Students with a high school GPA of 3.5 or higher, who also have an advanced math credit from high school, are automatically qualified to take MATH 1040 (College Algebra). Please check with your academic advisor about this path.
Students who submit their ACT or SAT scores to UCCS, can automatically place into certain MATH courses, up to Calculus I. For more details, click the button below.
If you believe your placement by previously earned credits, high school GPA, or ACT/SAT score is not a good fit, you can challenge it by taking the Accuplacer exam. For more details, click the button below.