Department of Mathematics and Philosophy

Department of Mathematics and Philosophy

Math - Skills for a Complex World

Various concepts of mathematics are useful to an increasing number of disciplines in which quantification and logical order are essential.

The Department of Mathematics and Philosophy provides course work for a major in Mathematics with options in Pure or Applied Mathematics, Teacher Education (for Licensure as secondary teachers), and Computational and Data-Enabled Sciences. Requirements are sufficiently flexible to allow for individual interests and some specialization based upon career goals. Minors are offered in Mathematics and Statistics.

A concentration in mathematics which will meet the Illinois State Board of Education endorsement in mathematics for upper middle school and junior high teachers is also available for elementary education majors. Service courses are taught for students majoring in business, the physical sciences, and pre-engineering. Courses are available to meet the University General Education requirements.


Occupational fields open to students who have completed one of the department's programs include:

  • mathematical analysis in industry, government, teaching, computer-related employment, data analysis and other statistical work
  • mathematical aspects of business and finance

Non-Math Majors

Textbook lists - textbooks required and/or recommended for math courses

Math Majors

Graduate Studies in Mathematics