Undergraduate Programs in Mathematics and Statistics

Questions on Mathematics and Statistics foundations courses

Questions about 100- or 200-level Mathematics or Statistics courses, such as prerequisites, or problems signing up for a course, should be directed to the course’s instructor.

The evaluation of transfer credits is handled by UMBC’s Registrar’s Office. You will find forms and instruction for this purpose in their website. Course placement is administered through the Learning Resources Center.

ARTSYS (The Articulation System for Maryland Colleges and Universities) maintains a database of course equvalencies for tranfer purposes.

BA and BS Programs and Minor Programs

The Department of Mathematics and Statistics offers degree programs leading to Bachelor of Arts (BA) and Bachelor of Science (BS) in Mathematics, and Bachelor of Science (BS) in Statistics. Additionally, the department offers minors in Mathematics, in Biomathematics, and in Statistics.

The mathematics program is designed to give students a broad perspective on various fields of mathematics. Special emphasis is placed on areas closely associated with applications, such as mathematical modeling, differential equations, numerical algorithms and statistical analysis. The university's state-ofthe-art computing facilities are available to all students and are used in conjunction with instruction. The statistics program is designed to give students a broad perspective on the theory and applications of statistics. In particular, the interdisciplinary curriculum structure of the program helps develop skills in the application of statistical methods to a variety of disciplines. UMBC is the only institution in Maryland offering an undergraduate major in statistics.

Declaring or changing to a Mathematics/Statistics major/minor

Students interested in declaring a Mathematics or Statistics major or minor should fill out a Change of Major Form from the Registrar’s Office and submit it to the Departmental Coordinator, Ms. Janet Burgee, in MP 410. She will then forward your completed form to the Registrars Office and assign you a Mathematics/Statistics Advisor.

Advising resources for majors/minors and general questions

Current Mathematics or Statistics majors and minors can locate the name of their academic advisor on the bulletin board across from the Math/Statistics Office in MP 410 or in myUMBC in the Advising and Student Support topic under My Advisors. The assigned advisor is the first point of contact for all questions about all academic requirements. All students who have been assigned an advisor should make appointments directly with him or her. Students who wish to switch advisors should contact Ms. Janet Burgee; see her contact information below.

The following links can serve as resources for advising:

For remaining questions on the Mathematics or Statistics programs, contact the appropriate person in the Points of contact paragraph below.

Points of contact

Program Coordinator: Ms. Janet Burgee
Email: jburgee@umbc.edu
Phone: 410-455-2401
Location: Math/Psychology Building, Room 410

Mathematics Program Advisor: Dr. Kalman Nanes
Email: knanes@umbc.edu
Phone: 410-455-2439
Location: Math/Psychology Building, Room 439

Statistics Program Advisor: Dr. Elizabeth Stanwyck
Email: estanwy1@umbc.edu
Phone: 410-455-5731
Location: Math/Psychology Building, Room 404