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Mathematics Program

The Mathematics Program under the Department of Mathematics and Physics attempts to meet the needs of the various segments of the university and community.  More specifically, our program seeks to:

  • Build the general level of competence in mathematics necessary for successful living of the well educated citizen;
  • Provide the specific training in mathematics required to meet the objectives of other areas of the University;
  • Provide specialized training for the population of high school and middle school teachers;
  • Provide undergraduate degree program, Bachelor of Science, in Mathematics and Physics with a concentration in Mathematics;
  • Provide a quality graduate program, Master of Science, in Mathematics and Physics with a concentration in Mathematics which will enable the student to do further study, secure employment, or enroll for personal or professional development.

Our program is housed in T.T. Allain on the third floor. This building was named in honor of Theophile T. Allain who was one of the few delegates or sponsors responsible for the establishment of Southern University in 1880. T. T. Allain Hall which is well over  80 years old, provides the space for the department's classrooms and computer laboratories. The main mathematics computer laboratory provides students with supplementary exercises to classroom lectures, computerized testing, and fast Internet access for mathematics related projects. This laboratory is furnished with flat-screened monitors and computers. Incorporating technology into the curriculum for the mathematics faculty is alive and well. Hence, each student is strongly encouraged to use these services along with expert guidance from the faculty to maximize his/her chances for success in mathematics.


Home of the Mathematics Program,
T. T. Allain  Hall (344, 3rd Floor)

Services to other Academic Units

The Mathematics Program offers a variety of courses that fulfill the general education requirement of mathematics.

  • Students whose curriculum requires only six credit hours of mathematics may fulfill that requirement by taking
    • MATH 130B - College Mathematics I (3 credit hours) and
    • SMAT 120B (former MATH 131) - College Mathematics II (3 credit hours).
  • Students who intend to pursue a STEM-related curriculum may be placed in the Pre-Calculus sequence based on their specific curriculum requirements.
    • SMAT 121B (former MATH 135) - Pre-Calculus I: College Algebra (3 credit hours) and
    • SMAT 122B (former MATH 140) - Pre-Calculus II: College Trigonometry (3 credit hours).
  • Students who need mathematics remediation will be placed in 5 credit hour versions of MATH 130B or SMAT 121B based on their selected major.
    • MATH 129B - College Mathematics I (5 hour format) (5 credit hours)
    • MATH 134B - Pre-Calculus I: College Algebra (5 hour format) (5 credit hours)

Those requiring additional information may contact the Mathematic Program or consult with their major advisor.
For more information, please contact:

Mrs. Paula Turner, Mathematics Program Administrative Assistant, at ( 

Mathematics Program

344 T. T. Allain Hall

Department of Mathematics and Physics

Southern University and A&M College
Baton Rouge, LA 70813
(225) 771-5180
(225) 771- 4762 FAX

Chairs 'over the years' (lt. to rt.):  Mr. Jeffrey Thomas, Dr. Katrina Cunningham,

Dr. Rogers Newman, Dr. Stella Ashford, and Dr. Joseph Meyinsse