Information for Advisors

All PSU students need to take at least one math foundations course and one quantitative reasoning (QRCO) course. Many major programs of study (Such as meteorology, information technology, and environmental biology) require additional coursework in mathematics.

Every incoming student is required to take the math placement assessment. The assessment score will help you work with the student to decide which math courses are best for him/her.   Complete information about the placement assessment is available at

If your advisee has a strong background and/or interest in math, a math minor is a great option, no matter what his or her choice of major. The requirements for a minor in mathematics can be found at

Any student may take more mathematics classes than their major requires.  We encourage all students take advantage of the full range of elective math courses available to them.

If you would like to discuss which math courses are best for your advisees, please feel free to contact your math department faculty liaison.  There is also more information available at


Annie Hager ( is liaison to the following departments:

  • Art
  • Communication & Media Studies
  • Early Childhood Studies
  • Elementary Education and Childhood Studies
  • English
  • Languages and Linguistics
  • Music, Theatre, and Dance


Emma Wright ( is liaison to the following departments:

  • College of Business Administration
  • Health and Human Performance


Justin Wright ( is liaison to the following departments:

  • Atmospheric Science and Chemistry
  • Biological Sciences
  • Computer Science and Technology
  • Environmental Science & Policy


Eric Laflamme ( is liaison to the following departments:

  • Counselor Education and School Psychology
  • Criminal Justice
  • History, Philosophy, and Social Studies Education
  • Humanities
  • Nursing
  • Psychology
  • Social Sciences
  • Social Work