Mathematics Department

Welcome to the Math Department!

Our goal is to provide a nurturing environment where students from diverse backgrounds can seek an understanding of mathematics at many different levels. Whether you’re pursuing a math major, taking one math course to fulfill a core requirement, or somewhere in between, we’ll challenge and support you as you develop your quantitative, problem-solving and critical thinking skills that will help you navigate our challenging and complex world.

Training in mathematics provides a unique perspective on the world, one that fosters a keen sense of pattern, rhythm, precision and interconnectedness, and develops an ability to cut through the noise in search of the signal. In interweaving this training with the University’s mission to develop the whole person, our mathematics students are uniquely placed to leave a positive impact on the world.

Students often combine a mathematics major with a major or minor in a discipline such as chemistry, physics, computer science, education, biology or business. These students enter the job market with highly developed analytic and quantitative abilities and a good understanding of a field to which these skills may be applied.

Degrees and Programs

The Mathematics Department offers:

Math Tutoring

Math tutoring is available to students in any major at no charge through The Learning Commons. Tutors are available on an appointment basis, both in-person and online via Zoom and can provide one-on-one and group sessions.

Math Placement

At Regis University, we strive to create the best opportunity for our students’ academic success. That’s why the Math Department provides students enrolling in some math courses with an evaluation designed to assess their current level of math proficiency and place them in a math course that will challenge, but not overwhelm them.

Any student who is taking MT 260 Pre-Calculus or MT 360A Calculus I must take the ALEKS PPL Math Placement Test, unless they are exempt based on their SAT or ACT math subscore, or have earned college credit for certain math courses. Students who are taking other math courses, such as MT 270 Introduction to Statistics, do not need to take the placement test. Students who wish to start in MT 360B Calculus II or a higher level math course must have college credit (including through the AP exam) for the pre-requisite course, or talk to a math professor to get permission to take the course without credit for its pre-requisite.

Exemption Criteria
Course SAT Math Score ACT Math Score College Credit
MT 260: Pre-Calculus 540 or higher 22 or higher C- or higher in MT 250: Quantitative Skills and Reasoning OR MT 201 College Algebra
MT 360A: Calculus I 610 or higher 26 or higher C- or higher in MT 260: Pre-Calculus OR transfer credit for BOTH MT 201: College Algebra AND MT 231: Plane Trigonometry

Math Beyond the Classroom

In our changing and increasingly technological society, Mathematics touches nearly every aspect of our everyday lives. This is why we cultivate opportunities for our Mathematics students to pursue their passions outside the classroom, so that they may learn to analyze and interpret numerical data in a variety of real-world contexts.

Math Club

Our Math Club is a community of mathematics enthusiasts dedicated to exploring the beauty and intricacies of the mathematical world! The club is open to all students, regardless of their major, who share a passion for mathematics and a desire to engage with like-minded individuals.

Mathematics Research

Students are encouraged to engage in faculty-guided research. Research is completed for Independent Study credit or through one of the many summer Research Experience for Undergraduate (REU) programs, which provide paid opportunities to spend a summer researching Mathematics with peers and faculty from around the country.

Mathematics Conference

The Pikes Peak Regional Undergraduate Mathematics Conference (PPRUMC) is an annual conference that offers students a chance to present research, see the research other undergraduates are doing in the region and participate in discussions about the many career and education opportunities for students after they graduate from Regis.

Mathematical Association of America

The annual meeting of the Rocky Mountain Section of the Mathematical Association of America is another opportunity for students to present research and see the research students and faculty are engaged in throughout the Rocky Mountain region. Engagement with professional organizations like the MAA provides valuable opportunities to learn from and network with Mathematics professionals.

William Lowell Putnam Mathematical Competition

This extremely challenging exam offers students the chance to test their mathematical mettle against other undergraduates nationwide. There are prizes for the top scores nationally, and good scores can attract the interest of graduate schools, but many students enjoy tackling the exam just for the experience they gain. Learn more about the Putnam Exam on their website.

Mathematical Contest in Modeling

The COMAP Mathematical Contest in Modeling is an opportunity to work in a group of three students on a huge real-world application over a long weekend. It’s sometimes described as "four days to work on a problem that would take professional mathematicians four months to solve." Past problems have included everything from designing airport security systems to planning motorcycle stunts for an action film.

Meet Our Faculty

James  Seibert, Ph.D.
James Seibert, Ph.D.


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Tim Trenary, Ph.D.
Tim Trenary, Ph.D.


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Sally Duvall, Ph.D.
Sally Duvall, Ph.D.

Senior Term Professor

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Megan Patnott, Ph.D.
Megan Patnott, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Department Chair

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