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Mathematics

Advising: Schedule an Appointment

The categories below should assist you in scheduling an appointment with the correct advisor, if necessary. Some items described below do not require an appointment.

General Issues

Prerequisite Overrides

Please click here for information regarding prerequisite overrides.

Force Requests

Forces for math courses are processed via the form located at https://www.math.tamu.edu/courses/forces.html. The Math Department can not force you into courses from other departments, even for math majors.

Q-Drop Requests

  • Registrar's information on Q-Drops
  • The Q-Drop form is available at the link above, in Howdy, as well as in the Math Undergraduate Program Office in Blocker 241.
  • For Math majors only, forms should be turned in to Donna Hoffman in Blocker 241 for processing.
  • For non-Math majors, forms should be turned in to your departmental advisor, even if you are dropping a math course.

Transfer Course Equivalency

Check TAMU Transfer Course Equivalency.

If the course is not listed or is listed only as transferred by title, contact Heather Ramsey via email with additional requests or questions. Please include a detailed syllabus/course schedule for the institution and the semester the course was taken.

Current Math Majors

Changing Degree Programs (BS MATH to BS APMS, etc.)

Email Donna Hoffman your name, UIN, desired new degree plan and area of emphasis (if applicable). It is not necessary to make an appointment with an advisor unless you would like to discuss degree plan options.

General Course Advising and Undergraduate Degree Planner

Becoming an Honors Math Major

  • For questions regarding how to become an Honors Math/Applied Math major, please make an appointment with

Double Major or Double Degree Requests/Questions

Make an appointment with

A student interested in pursuing a double major or double degree in the College of Science is required to seek approval from both the current major department as well as the proposed major department. The College of Science requires a petition including a degree plan to be completed and approved by both departments. To initiate this process, please contact the department which offers the proposed major or degree. Please note, the College of Science requires a 3.00 overall GPR, a 3.00 in current major as well as the proposed major, and must initiate the process before the student reaches 90 credit hours.

Undergraduate Double Majors

Both majors must lead to the same baccalaureate degree, e.g., both must lead to BA or BS, rather than one leading to a BA and one to a BS. The degree for a double major is one degree; one diploma will be issued, with both majors indicated. A student must complete the requirements for both majors before the degree can be awarded.

A student pursuing a double major must complete all university and college requirements. If both majors are in the same college, the student must complete all department/curricular requirements for each major. If one major is in one college and the other is in another college, the student must meet all requirements for each major. A list of courses required for completion of the second major must be approved by the advisor for that curriculum.

Undergraduate Second Degrees

A student pursuing a second degree will, upon completion of all requirements, receive two separate degrees, e.g., two BAs, two BSs, or a combination of either BA, BS, BBA, BLA, or BED degree.

A student pursuing a second degree must complete all university, college, and department/curricular requirements for the second degree not covered in the first.

Courses may be used to satisfy the requirements for both degrees. However, the total semester hours required must be at least 30 semester hours in addition to the greater number of hours required for either degree. At least 12 hours of 300- and 400-level course work must be completed in each field of study.

Math Undergraduate Research Issues and Questions

Current Non-Math Majors at A&M and Transfer Students

Changing Majors to Math or Applied Math for Current TAMU Students

  • What are the minimum requirements?
    • Changing majors from another major at A&M
      • 2.5 overall GPA
      • 2.5 GPA in applicable MATH courses taken at TAMU, with at least Calculus 1 (Math 147/151/171) completed.
      • Note: To have a TAMU Math GPA, at least one applicable math course must be completed at TAMU.
    • As a double major, 3.0 overall and 3.0 in applicable MATH courses
  • Make an appointment with one of following:

Transferring to A&M as a Math Major from Another Institution

Math Minor Information

  • Requirements for the Math minor can be found here.
  • It is not necessary to make an appointment with a math advisor to declare a math minor. Students should contact their own departmental advisor stating they would like to declare a math minor and requesting that this be added to their degree plan.
  • Questions regarding any of the requirements for a Math Minor may be directed to the Undergraduate Program Office at 979-862-4306, or stop by Blocker 241.
  • Information on getting an Honors Minor in Mathematics can be found here. For questions regarding the Honors Minor in Mathematics, please contact Dr. Matthew Papanikolas (papanikolas@tamu.edu).

Double Major or Double Degree Requests/Questions

Make an appointment with

A student interested in pursuing a double major or double degree in the College of Science is required to seek approval from both the current major department as well as the proposed major department. The College of Science requires a petition including a degree plan to be completed and approved by both departments. To initiate this process, please contact the department which offers the proposed major or degree. Please note, the College of Science requires a 3.00 overall GPR, a 3.00 in current major as well as the proposed major, and must initiate the process before the student reaches 90 credit hours.

Undergraduate Double Majors

Both majors must lead to the same baccalaureate degree, e.g., both must lead to BA or BS, rather than one leading to a BA and one to a BS. The degree for a double major is one degree; one diploma will be issued, with both majors indicated. A student must complete the requirements for both majors before the degree can be awarded.

A student pursuing a double major must complete all university and college requirements. If both majors are in the same college, the student must complete all department/curricular requirements for each major. If one major is in one college and the other is in another college, the student must meet all requirements for each major. A list of courses required for completion of the second major must be approved by the advisor for that curriculum.

Undergraduate Second Degrees

A student pursuing a second degree will, upon completion of all requirements, receive two separate degrees, e.g., two BAs, two BSs, or a combination of either BA, BS, BBA, BLA, or BED degree.

A student pursuing a second degree must complete all university, college, and department/curricular requirements for the second degree not covered in the first.

Courses may be used to satisfy the requirements for both degrees. However, the total semester hours required must be at least 30 semester hours in addition to the greater number of hours required for either degree. At least 12 hours of 300- and 400-level course work must be completed in each field of study.



Make an appointment with an advisor



Undergraduate Advisors

Some of the people who are able and willing to give you a hand as you work towards your undergraduate degree in mathematics are listed below. If you have any questions or problems do not hesitate to contact any one of them.

Click on the advisor's name to make an appointment.