Students applying to the program should have exceptional ability and interest in mathematics. This can usually be demonstrated by superior high school grades or class rank, excellent scores on standardized SAT or ACT tests, outstanding letters of recommendation, or any other indicators of special aptitude.
All entering tutorial students will be enrolled in a seminar for the first two semesters of their freshman year. The purpose of this seminar is to introduce students to mathematics as it really is, viz., abstract quantitative thinking. Also, students who have not completed their calculus before entering Ohio University will finish it via a regular calculus course.
At the end of the second semester, students from the seminar will be given a preliminary examination to evaluate their ability to continue in the program. Thereafter the student's primary work in mathematics will take place in tutorials. These consist of regularly scheduled instructional sessions on a one-to-one basis with a faculty tutor who directs the student's study in a specified topic area.
There are three required areas of study in mathematics.
These three areas are normally taken in the order listed above and usually extend over several semesters each.
Each student must also finish the English writing and composition requirements of the university as well as write an undergraduate honors thesis in mathematics in accordance with the general requirements of the Honors Tutorial College. Students must also complete the HTC freshman seminar.
In addition to the above requirements, most students are encouraged to include some other electives both in mathematics and other disciplines to round out their education. The amount and nature of this material is planned by each student individually and is in no way specified, though it should not unduly interfere with satisfactory progress in the mathematics program.
The student has successfully completed the Mathematics Tutorial Program at Ohio University when they have:
There are no specified number of credit hours required for graduation.
Director of Tutorial Studies
Department of Mathematics
Athens, OH 45701-2979