Directed Reading Program

The Directed Reading Program pairs undergraduate students with graduate student or postdoc mentors for independent reading projects. Each reading project lasts the duration of a semester and culminates with the undergraduate student giving a presentation by the end of the next semester. The content of the project is decided on by the student and mentor with the approval of the DRP committee.

This program provides the opportunity for undergraduate students to dig deeper into a subject of their interest under the guidance of a knowledgeable graduate student. For students interested in pursuing undergraduate research this is a great first step! The DRP is also a great way to decide if a math major is right for you.


The student is required to meet with their mentor once a week for an hour to discuss their progress. Additionally four hours of independent study is required each week. Finally, each student will give a presentation about their project by the end of the next semester.