How do math placement exams work and how can I prepare for them?
I took a math class at another college or university, how can I transfer it to Boise State University?
How can I get permission to repeat a class that I've repeated before?
If you need to repeat a class more than once then you will need to fill out a Request to Exceed Maximum Course Registration. First complete the form, including the justification and advisor signature. Then make an appointment with Math Advising. Please include (a) The course name and number (b) The past semesters and section numbers or instructor names. We will discuss how you can be successful retaking the course!
Is there tutoring available for my math class?
There is tutoring available for many of our classes, both from the math department and other sources. See our page on Math tutoring locations for hours and locations.
Who can I talk to if I'm having trouble in a class?
You can always message your instructor or speak with them during office hours, meet with a learning assistant if available, and meet with tutors if available. You can always send a message to or make an appointment with our advising staff.
Who can I talk to if I have questions about my schedule?
Send a message to or make an appointment with our advising staff. We will help you by making recommendations and resolving any issues you have with your program!
Majoring in math
Why should I become a math major?
Read about what math degrees are good for on our major finder page.
Are there scholarships available for math majors?
Boise State University uses a single scholarship application process. In this application, you will be able to select scholarships specifically for math majors, as well as any other scholarships that apply to you.
What careers are available for math majors?
Some examples in technology: Data science, AI, scientific computing, security, and software development. In education: schools and community colleges. In business: analytics, intelligence, risk management, actuarial, and finance. Here are some links for further research.
Careers in math
ASA career info
Business analytics careers
Be an actuary
What research opportunities are there for math majors?
All math majors complete a project, poster, or thesis as part of the Finishing Foundations requirement. You can view a selection of some of our students’ thesis products. Many students carry out additional research as independent study with a faculty member.
We also have a competitive summer Research Experience for Undergraduates program. Contact Liljana Babinkostova if you are interested!.