Mathematics Certificate

The Mathematics Certificate program is for students preparing for further study in economics, business, finance, chemistry, physics or other disciplines in which a background in mathematics is needed. This certificate may also appeal to high school science teachers. All courses are taught by the faculty of the Department of Mathematics and Statistics for credit and can be transferred into the major in Mathematics once a student is admitted into an undergraduate degree-seeking program.

Total Number of Courses 6
Total Number of Credit Hours 18 credit hours
Recommended Start Terms

Students can begin this certificate with either the Fall (August) or Spring (January) semester. To see how quickly you could finish this certificate view our Course Rotation schedule.

Quickest Time to Complete 4 semesters (20 months)
Schedule Format Courses offered during the day within the 16 week semester.
Transfer Credit Accepted Toward Certificate 2 courses / 6 credit hours
Course Locations Lakeshore Campus –
1032 W. Sheridan Rd, Chicago
Application and Admission Requirements Application
Official transcripts from all prior institutions
2.0 GPA or higher and in good standing at all prior institutions

2015-2016 Academic Year
2016-2017 Academic Year

Certificate Requirements

  • MATH 161 Calculus I
  • MATH 162 Calculus II
  • MATH 263 Multivariable Calculus
  • MATH 264 Ordinary Differential Equations
  • MATH 212 Linear Algebra or Math 201 Elementary Number Theory
  • One 300 Level Mathematics course, 3 credit hours

Course Descriptions

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