University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Department of Mathematics

  • IL

About Us

The Mathematics Undergraduate Program includes majors in Mathematics, Actuarial Science, and Mathematics & Computer Science, as well as a Minor in Mathematics. Students interested in teaching mathematics at the middle and high school level may complete a math major and the Secondary Education Minor. Alternatively, they may complete a teaching program in another area and our Minor in the Teaching of Mathematics, Grades 6-8 or Grades 9-12. The Major and Minor in Statistics are available through the Department of Statistics.

One special opportunity Illinois provides is a set of Honors Sequence courses. These are sophisticated courses taught for undergraduates by research-active faculty which provide excellent preparation for graduate level mathematics coursework.

Our students participate in research year-round through the Math 496 Honors Seminar, summer Research Experiences for Undergraduates, and individually-arranged faculty reading courses. We have an active team of creative problem-solvers who prepare in the fall for the Putnam Exam, a nationwide mathematics competition for undergraduates, and keep in practice with the U of I Undergraduate Math Contest each spring.

We have three outstanding student organizations: MATRIX, the general math club; the Actuarial Science Club, which does everything from broomball to career fairs; and the Illinois Alpha Chapter of Pi Mu Epsilon, the national math honor society.

Advising is available from the professional advisors in the Mathematics Undergraduate Office on a continuing basis and also from faculty advisors assigned to students each semester before registration begins.