Mathematics & Physics
The department offers a variety of courses, including a full range of calculus and analysis, linear and modern abstract algebra, Euclidian and non-Euclidian geometry, foundational mathematics, ordinary and partial differential equations, topology, mathematics education, and history of mathematics.
Our majors typically enjoy small class sizes and are able to work closely with the mathematics and physics faculty. Courses such as calculus, linear algebra and differential equations are offered in a computerized classroom which is equipped with state-of-art PCs, each providing the user with some of the most powerful graphing and algebraic software available for the PC.
The department has twenty-five full time faculty members representing a broad range of research and educational interests. Faculty members conduct research in all the major areas of mathematics, and they welcome the involvement of students in their research.
A mathematics education prepares students for many opportunities. Recent ULM mathematics majors have joined the computer, defense and insurance industries, while others have become educators or entered graduate school. Mathematics training is excellent preparation for any work that relies on critical thinking and problem-solving ability.
Many ULM mathematics majors take advantage of work-study opportunities offered by the Mathematics Department. Positions are available as tutors in the Mathematics Tutoring Lab and as graders for ULM mathematics courses. The university offers a number of scholarships, grants and loans. More information about the different forms of financial aid is available through the Office of Financial Aid.