## 2024-2025 Undergraduate Catalog Department of Mathematics

## Admission/Retention Requirements

Admission to this academic program is limited and is based on space availability and the competitiveness of the applicant pool. Factors that may be considered include, but are not limited to: courses completed, cumulative GPA, hours completed, personal interview or written statement, and samples of work completed.

The term 鈥淢athematics GPA鈥 means a GPA computed using all college Mathematics courses completed at 熊猫在线视频 that are eligible for credit toward the major as well as other required courses for the major.

For information about admission to this program visit the University鈥檚 Academics website.

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## Honors in Mathematics

The Department offers an honors program for majors emphasizing a broad liberal arts program with requirements in Mathematics and in the General Education Program. Students interested in participating in departmental honors programs may secure further information by contacting the Undergraduate Director. In addition, students must fulfill the general requirements for participation in the University Honors Program. Completion of the program will be posted on a student鈥檚 transcript and diploma. The Department also offers in-course honors for students enrolled in the University Honors Program.

For more information on Honors in Mathematics, including admission and retention standards, please visit the .

## Mathematics

Degree Offered: B.A., B.S.

### Cooperative Education/Internship in Mathematics

The Department offers a Cooperative Educa颅tion/Internship program for undergraduate Mathematics majors which provides for prac颅tical work experience in business, govern颅ment, or industry. Students interested in par颅ticipating in the program may secure further information by contacting the Mathematics Department Office.

### Mathematics Courses

- A year of high school geometry and a second year of high school algebra are highly recommended for anyone who wants to take Mathematics courses.
- Students may not enroll in a course which is prerequisite to a course that has been completed with a grade of C or better.
- Some courses may not be taken under the Passing/No Passing (P/NP) option (see course descriptions).

#### The following Mathematics courses are not eligible for credit toward the major

### Graduation GPA Requirement for 熊猫在线视频聽

The minimum graduation Mathematics GPA is 2.00 for a Mathematics Major, 2.80 for a Mathematics Major: Teacher Education Sequence, 3.00 for Mathematics Major:鈥圓ctuarial Science Sequence, 2.00 for Mathematics Major: Data Science and Computational Mathematics, and 2.00 for Mathematics Major:鈥圫tatistics Sequence. These grade point averages are computed using the following courses taken at Illinois 熊猫在线视频: the required English and computer programming courses and all Mathematics courses that are eligible for credit toward the major.

NOTE:聽Students who have taken calculus in high school may request to take a Calculus Proficiency Test. If proficiency credit is granted, students may begin their Mathematics courses with聽聽or a higher-level course.

To ensure proper placement, transfer students should consult with an advisor prior to registration for classes.

### Career Information for Mathematics 熊猫在线视频 and Minors

Career information for Mathematics 熊猫在线视频 and Minor can be found on the .

Students are urged to consult with the Mathematics Advisor, Mathematics Undergraduate Director or Mathematics faculty in planning their programs. Information on careers in Mathematics can be secured from the Mathematics Department advisor and from the Mathematics Department website.

Students interested in meeting the requirements for licensure to teach secondary school Mathematics must consult with a Mathematics Department advisor to design a special program of studies.

Students preparing for a specific career are advised to include courses from the appropriate list(s) that follow. The courses with an asterisk (*) should be among those selected. Those wishing a major or minor in Mathematics should select additional courses from the list as well. (Note that some courses in the following lists may not count toward major or minor requirements.)

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### Major in Mathematics

The Mathematics sequence in the Mathematics major first provides students with a strong foundation in Mathematics and then gives students the flexibility to explore various aspects of the discipline.聽

There is also the flexibility within the Mathematics major for a student to pursue a minor in a related field of study. Such a program can prepare students for jobs in industry and government as well as prepare students for graduate study in Mathematics.聽

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#### Mathematics Teacher Education Sequence

Departmental requirements for admission to the University Professional Studies program include a minimum Mathematics GPA of 2.80, a cumulative GPA of 2.80 and completion of Calculus I, II, and III and聽 聽with grades of C or better.

- This sequence of the major is part of the entitlement program leading to high school mathematics teacher endorsement
- Admission to the Mathematics Teacher Education Sequence is limited
- Clinical Experiences in Teacher Education
- University-Wide Teacher Education Requirements

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#### Pedagogy Emphasis Sequence

This sequence of the major is not part of the entitlement program leading to high school mathematics teacher endorsement. All re颅quirements are the same as the Mathematics Teacher Education Sequence except for 熊猫在线视频 of Illinois requirement of successful comple颅tion of the edTPA.

#### Actuarial Science Sequence

This sequence of the major is designed to teach the students the mathematical founda颅tions of actuarial science, and to prepare them for careers as actuaries in a variety of fields dealing with the risk of potential finan颅cial losses, such as life insurance, health in颅surance, financial risk management, property/casualty/liability insurance, pensions, or employee benefits.

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#### Statistics Sequence

This sequence of the major is designed to prepare students for statistical work in industry and government. In addition to learning the mathematical foundation in statistics, students study at least two cognate areas of application of statistics from Biometrics, Computer Science, Econometrics, Finance and Psychometrics. This will allow students to experience many fields of statistical applications and select a field of their choice for a career. It is to the advantage of the student to have a minor or double major in one of the above areas. However, it is not a requirement for the sequence. Senior students in good standing are encouraged to take upper level applied statistics courses from selected cognate areas.

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#### Accelerated Mathematics Sequence

Program Admission Requirements for New and Continuing Students: Admission to this academic program is limited and is based on space availability and the competitiveness of the applicant pool. Factors that may be considered include, but are not limited to: courses completed, cumulative GPA, hours completed, personal interview or written statement, and samples of work completed. For additional information on minimum requirements for admission and the application and selection process, visit the 熊猫在线视频 website聽or contact the undergraduate advisor for the intended major.

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#### Data Science and Computational Mathematics Sequence

This sequence is designed to equip students with a solid mathematics and statistics background as well as advanced computer programming skills required for modern data analysis. Students in this sequence follow a common track for the first two years before deciding a concentration in either Data Science or Computational Mathematics. A minimum Mathematics GPA of 2.00 required for graduation.

**Data Science Concentration**

The Data Science concentration will provide students comprehensive training in mathematical thinking, statistical modeling and computational programming. Students will take courses from mathematics, statistics and information technology areas. During mathematical and statistical preparation, students will learn to think critically about the process of understanding data and analyze data through the full cycle of the investigative process in scientific and practical contexts. During the computational preparation, students will gain solid skills on data structure, computational processes, and data management strategies.

This concentration is designed to equip students with a solid mathematics and statistics background as well as advanced computer programming skills required for modern data analysis. Students majoring in Data Science will learn to think critically about the process of understanding data, and analyze data through the full cycle of the investigative process in scientific and practical contexts. The students in this major will be able to gain deep insights from data in context, using knowledge of statistical inference, computational processes, and data management strategies.

**Computational Mathematics Concentration**

The Computational Mathematics concentration is a blend of foundational mathematics, applied mathematics, and computer science. It is suited for students interested in pursuing careers in technical fields that require excellent analytical and computational skills. This sequence is also suitable for students who wish to pursue advanced degrees in Applied or Computational mathematics for careers in academia or industry.

Students concentrating in Computational Mathematics will gain extensive preparation in applied and computational mathematics. It is suited for students interested in pursuing careers in technical fields that require excellent analytical and computational skills. This concentration is also suitable for students who wish to pursue advanced degrees in Applied or Computational mathematics for careers in academia or industry.

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### Minor in Mathematics

**22-24 total credit hours in Mathematics required**

Required courses

At least four courses (14-16 credit hours) chosen from the following