Department of Mathematics and Philosophy

The Department of Mathematics and Philosophy

For the things of this world cannot be made known without a knowledge of mathematics.
- Roger Bacon

Various concepts of mathematics are useful to an increasing number of disciplines in which quantification and logical order are essential. Occupational fields open to students who have completed one of the department's programs include mathematical analysis in industry or government, teaching, computer-related employment, data analysis and other statistical work, and mathematical aspects of business and finance.

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 Data Science and Statistics. Requirements are sufficiently flexible to allow for individual interests and some specialization based upon career goals. Minors are offered in Mathematics, Applied Mathematics, and Middle Level Mathematics Teaching.

A concentration in mathematics which meets 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, and courses are available to meet the University General Education requirements.

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