School of Mathematics & Computational Sciences

Areas of Study

Mathematics Education


    Mathematics Majors

    There are four options for students interested in a mathematics major. 

    • Mathematics
    • Mathematics with emphasis in Actuarial Science
    • Mathematics with emphasis in Data Science
    • Mathematics with Secondary Education Certification

    The curriculum is structured to meet the overlapping needs of students who fall in one or more of the following categories:

    • those who intend to pursue graduate work in mathematics and related fields;
    • those who will apply mathematics in the natural sciences, social sciences, business or other areas;
    • those who plan to become actuaries;
    • those who plan to become data scientists; 
    • those who plan to become high school mathematics teachers; and
    • those who plan to become computer scientists.

Undergraduate Programs

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    Actuarial Science

    The actuarial science track is identified by the Society of Actuaries' website as a advanced curriculum actuarial science program.
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    Computer Science

    The computer science major provides the opportunity for students to develop skills in writing algorithms to solve problems across academic disciplines.
  • Data Science

    Data Science

    Data scientists find and interpret rich data sources and are skilled in mathematics, statistics, and computer science.
  • Engineering Science

    Engineering Science is an interdisciplinary major designed to provide students with a diverse set of skills and the knowledge to apply those skills to engineering principles to areas such as computing, finance, manufacturing, politics and more.
  • Mathematics


    Students interested in learning the foundations of logic, proof and analysis should pursue this major. Upon graduation, students are prepared for immediate employment in a mathematical field or further study in graduate school.

  • Mathematics Education

    Mathematics Education

    The secondary mathematics education program is an Illinois State Board of Education Approved Program for the Preparation of Educational Personnel in Illinois Institutions of Higher Education.

Dual-Degree Programs

  • Mechanical Engineering

    Mechanical Engineering 3+2

    Mechanical Engineering is the discipline that applies the principles of engineering, physics, and materials science for the design, analysis, manufacturing, and maintenance of mechanical systems. It is the branch of engineering that involves the design, production, and operation of machinery.


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    Computer Science Minor

    The Computer Science Minor offers students in all majors the opportunity to develop skills in writing algorithms to solve problems and to understand the fundamental concepts of computer science.
  • Mathematics Minor

    Mathematics Minor

    A minor in mathematics is an excellent complement to majors in the natural sciences, social sciences, computer science, and business. To receive a minor in mathematics a student must successfully complete the following course of study.