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What is a Proseminar?

The department's Proseminar course is a one semester-hour course designed to engage the student in mathematical and/or statistical research above and beyond course materials. Each mathematics major student must satisfactorily complete the Proseminar/Research Course in order to graduate.

How to get started

  • Review the proseminar guide,  Proseminar Guide
  • Choose a topic that interests you and then find an advisor (a faculty member) in the department. It is important that you select an advisor whose has interest in the area you have chosen. For help choosing an advisor, view the profiles of the Math/Stat Faculty
  • Register for the proseminar Proseminar Approval Form. You will be required to provide the name of your advisor and his or her approval before you can register

After selecting an advisor

  • Meet with your advisor who will outline a meeting schedule to help you complete the proseminar in a timely manner.
  • It is absolutely necessary that you meet with your advisor, as you will not be allowed to make a presentation without your advisor's approval even if you feel that you have 

Sample Proseminar Papers

Graduate Proseminar

Undergraduate Proseminar