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BA Mathematics

 Course Level
Bachelors / UG
Full Time

4 Years
 Start month

 Tuition fee

76000 USD
76000 USD

Application fee

International 75 USD
National 75 USD
Department of Mathematics
Scores accepted
IELTS (min)7
TOEFL-IBT (min)100
TOEFL-PBT (min)600
SAT (avg)1590
ACT (avg)35

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About this course

The Department of Mathematics provides an environment of research and comprehensive instruction in mathematics and applied mathematics at both undergraduate and graduate levels.

The requirements for a degree in mathematics or in applied mathematics express the educational intent of the Department of Mathematics; they are drawn with an eye toward the cumulative character of an education based in mathematics, the present emerging state of mathematics, and the scholarly and professional prerequisites of an academic career in mathematics.

Requirements for each bachelor's degree look to the advancement of students' general education in modern mathematics and their knowledge of its relation with other arts (BA).

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Eligibility Criteria

The documents necessary for a valid application are mentioned in the "How to Apply" Section.

Transcripts, test scores, secondary school reports, and recommendations are considered official only if they come directly from your school, teachers, counselors, or other recommenders. Any of these materials submitted by the applicant are unofficial, and won’t count toward our application requirements.

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Course Modules

Summary of Requirements: Mathematics BA


  • One of the following sequences: 
    CHEM 10100 & 10200 Introductory General Chemistry I and Introductory General Chemistry II
    CHEM 11100-11200 Comprehensive General Chemistry I-II (or equivalent) 
    PHYS 12100-12200 General Physics I-II (or higher) 
  • One of the following sequences: 
    MATH 13100-13200 Elementary Functions and Calculus I-II
    MATH 15100-15200 Calculus I-II
    MATH 16100-16200 Honors Calculus I-II OR MATH 16110 & 16210 Honors Calculus I (IBL) and Honors Calculus II (IBL) 


  • One of the following: 
    CHEM 11300 Comprehensive General Chemistry III (or equivalent)
    PHYS 12300 General Physics III (or higher) 
  • One of the following: 
    MATH 16300 Honors Calculus III MATH 16310 Honors Calculus III (IBL)
    MATH 15910 Introduction to Proofs in Analysis
  • MATH 20250 Abstract Linear Algebra 
  • One of the following: 
    MATH 20300-20400-20500 Analysis in Rn I-II-III
    MATH 20310-20410-20510 Analysis in Rn I (accelerated); Analysis in Rn II (accelerated); Analysis in Rn III (accelerated)
    MATH 20700-20800-20900 Honors Analysis in Rn I-II-III
  • Two mathematics courses chosen from the List of Approved Courses 200
  • Four courses within the PSCD or from CPNS but outside of mathematics, at least two of which should be taken in a single department *** 400

BA Specific

  • One of the following: 
    MATH 25400 Basic Algebra I
    MATH 25700 Honors Basic Algebra I
  • One of the following: 
    MATH 25500 Basic Algebra II
    MATH 25800 Honors Basic Algebra II
  • A course from the List of Approved Courses

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How to Apply

The following Application Materials are to be submitted by the student to be considered for Undergraduate Admission:

  • Application For Admission: UChicago accepts the Coalition Application, Universal Application, or Common Application
  • Application Fee ($75) or Automatic Fee Waiver
  • Secondary School Report and Transcript
  • Two Teacher Evaluations
  • Standardized Test Scores
  • Midyear Report (first-year applicants only)
  • English Language Proficiency Test Scores (international applicants only) (PBT: 600, IBT: 100, IELTS: 7.0)
  • College Official's Report and Transcript (transfer students only)

Optional Components

  • Financial Aid Application
  • Interview
  • Supplemental Materials

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