Math at USF

Smaller is better...

With a student-to-faculty ratio of only 5-to-1, our upper-division classes are intimate gatherings of around 10 students, affording a unique classroom experience.  Our program is customizable: Each student designs a individualized course of study in consultation with his or her advisor built around a core of essential courses.
 
Flexibility in the program allows many of our students to pursue additional interests in the form of minors in other subjects or second majors.  Some of our most successful double majors include math/physics, math/chemistry, math/computer science, and math/economics, but anything's possible: think math with philosophy, communications, biology, history, ...


We have courses unlike anything you'd find elsewhere...

  • John Stillwell, a world-renowned scholar and historian of mathematics, teaches our History of Mathematics course, based on one of his acclaimed books. [Wiki]
  • Our Complex Analysis course is taught by Tristan Needham, using the innovative geometric approach that he pioneered in his prize-winning book, Visual Complex Analysis. [Wiki]
  • We offer a unique Mathematical Circles course: An upper-division service-learning course where students spend time working in after-school programs for kids while also studying advanced problem solving skills, taught by Paul Zeitz, one of the three coaches of the most successful U.S. team in the 35-year history of the International Mathematical Olympiad. [Wiki]