Operations Research Certificate

The certificate program in Operations Research is suitable for students preparing for a career in industrial mathematics, statistics, business or economics. Courses are taught by the faculty of the Department of Mathematics and Statistics. All courses are for credit and can be transferred into the major in Statistics once a student is admitted into an undergraduate degree-seeking program.

Total Number of Courses 8
Total Number of Credit Hours 27 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 5 semesters (24 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 212 Linear Algebra
  • STAT 203 Statistics
  • STAT 306 Introduction to Stochastic Processes
  • STAT 356 Computer Principles of Modeling & Simulation
  • MATH 358 Methods in Operations Research

Course Descriptions

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