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National :19 Jul

International :19 Jul

Course Level

Bachelors / UG

Bachelors / UG

Type

Full Time

Full Time

Duration

4 Years

4 Years

Start month

August

August

Application fee

International
0 USD

National
0 USD

Department

Department of Mathematics

Scores accepted

IELTS (min)

5.5

5.5

TOEFL-IBT (min)

60

60

TOEFL-PBT (min)

550

550

About this course

Mathematics is the language of the sciences and of all fields where patterns and systematic processes need to be analyzed. The study of the various mathematical sciences involves learning ideas and techniques essential for the natural and social sciences and is increasingly important in all areas of a technological society.

Occupational fields open to students who have completed one of the curricula or majors in the department include mathematical analysis in industry or government, teaching, research, actuarial (insurance) work, computer programming and other statistical work, and mathematical aspects of business and finance.

The Department of Mathematics, Statistics, and Computer Science offers programs leading to the Bachelor of Science with a Major in Mathematics, the Bachelor of Science in the Teaching of Mathematics, the Bachelor of Science in Mathematics and Computer Science, and the Bachelor of Science with a Major in Statistics. A Minor in Mathematics and a Minor in Mathematics and Computer Science are also offered. Each major is assigned a department advisor who approves the student’s choice of courses.

**Located in Chicago, the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) is the city’s premier public research university. We are ranked among Top 125 BEST VALUE schools, U.S. News & World Report, 2018. Chicago is a living laboratory for business, politics, art, architecture, culture, religion, racial and ethnic diversity, urban issues,*education* and health. It is local and global, urban and green, relaxed and frenetic, cultured and down to earth, big and easy to navigate—full of opportunities for new, enriching experiences. *

*Our proximity to Chicago’s financial and business centre and urban healthcare district gives UIC students an edge when it comes to finding internships and work experience related to their fields of study. Local employers include: Google, Boeing, Deloitte, Groupon, Argonne National Labs, Accenture, WGN News, National Public Radio, Steppenwolf Theatre and more. *

*2018 U.S. News & World Report - Best Colleges Rankings UIC is ranked 70 in Best Undergraduate Engineering Programs, 78 in Business Programs, 73 in Top Public Schools, 124 in Best Value School.*

*Average salary after attending UIC undergraduate program is $51,100 vs. U.S. average of $34,300 for students who have attended college.*

*A UIC education is a chance to explore, engage, serve, enjoy and lead. *

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Eligibility Criteria

Please refer to the requirements per country/territory above to determine which credentials are needed in your case. For the purposes of application review, only a PDF copy of the credentials should be submitted online. Official, sealed credentials will be requested only from admitted applicants intending to enroll.

- Academic credentials must be issued by the institution you attended.
- Third party evaluations (such as WES or ECE) are not required by the Office of Admissions and will not be accepted in place of institution-issued credentials.

- A degree award certificate or diploma should be submitted for all completed degree programs.
- Documents issued in a foreign language should be submitted along with certified, literal English translations

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Course Modules

**Courses**

**MATH 077. Mathematical Reasoning Workshop. 1 hour.**

A refresher of the algebra used in MATH 118. A more detailed reminder of algebraic techniques will be given in a student-centered environment with personalized homework and worksheets to address individual needs. Course Information: Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory grading only. No graduation credit. Extensive computer use required. Requires concurrent registration in MATH 118.

**MATH 088. Intermediate Algebra Workshop. 1 hour.**

Individualized lesson plans including: order of operations, properties of real numbers, linear equations, problem solving, graphing linear equations. Course Information: Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory grading only. No graduation credit. Extensive computer use required. Corequisites: Requires concurrent registration in MATH 090.

**MATH 090. Intermediate Algebra. 4 hours.**

Linear equations and inequalities, absolute values, linear graphs and modeling, systems of equations, functions, quadratic equations, exponents and polynomials, factoring, radicals and rational exponents. Course Information: Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory grading only. Not open to students with credit in a mathematics course at or above the 100 level. No graduation credit. Extensive computer use required. Prerequisite(s): Credit or concurrent registration in MATH 088; or appropriate score on the department placement test. Class Schedule Information: During the fall and spring terms, combined section final exam will be held on Wednesday of finals week from 6 to 8 p.m. To be properly registered, students must enroll in one Laboratory-Discussion and one Lecture.

**MATH 110. College Algebra. 4 hours.**

Functions, composition and inverses; graphs and transformations, polynomial and rational functions, exponential functions, logarithms and applications; circles and introduction to trigonometry. Course Information: Credit is not given for MATH 110 if the student has credit in MATH 121 or MATH 165 or MATH 175 or MATH 180. Extensive computer use required. Prerequisite(s): MATH 090; or appropriate score on the department placement test. To be properly registered, students must enroll in one Lecture and one Laboratory-Discussion.

**MATH 118. Mathematical Reasoning. 4 hours.**

Mathematical problem solving with a hands-on and learn-by-doing approach, using topics from linear equations, personal finance, geometry, probability, and statistics. Course Information: No credit given if the student has credit in MATH 110 or MATH 121 or MATH 160 or MATH 165 or MATH 170 or MATH 180 or the equivalent. No graduation credit for architecture, business administration, or engineering students. It may serve as a prerequisite for statistics courses in the social sciences. It does not replace MATH 090 as a prerequisite for any other mathematics department course. Prerequisite(s): Credit or concurrent registration in MATH 077; or appropriate score on the department placement test. Class Schedule Information: To be properly registered, students must enroll in one Lecture and one Laboratory-Discussion.

**MATH 121. Precalculus Mathematics. 5 hours.**

Functions, graphs, exponentials and logarithms, radicals, complex numbers, trigonometry (circle and triangle approaches), trigonometric graphs and inverses, introduction to polar coordinates and vectors Course Information: No credit will be given for MATH 121 if students have credit in MATH 165 or MATH 170 or MATH 180. Extensive computer use required. Prerequisite(s): Grade of C or better in MATH 110; or appropriate score on the department placement test. Class Schedule Information: During the fall and spring terms, combined section final exam will be held on Thursday of finals week from 6 to 8 p.m. To be properly registered, students must enroll in one Laboratory-Discussion and one Lecture.

**MATH 122. Emerging Scholars Workshop for Precalculus Mathematics. 1 hour.**

Intensive math workshop for students enrolled in MATH 121. Students work together in groups to solve challenging problems. Course Information: Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory grading only. Prerequisite(s): Admission to the Emerging Scholars Program. Must enroll concurrently in MATH 121.

**MATH 125. Elementary Linear Algebra. 5 hours.**

Introduction to systems of linear equations, matrices and vector spaces, with emphasis on business applications. Course Information: Prerequisite(s): MATH 090; or MATH 110; or appropriate score on the department placement test. Class Schedule Information: To be properly registered, students must enroll in one Lecture and one Discussion. During the fall and spring terms, combined section final exam will be held on Thursday of finals week from 6 to 8 p.m. To be properly registered, students must enroll in one Discussion/Recitation and one Lecture.* Natural World - No Lab course*.

**MATH 140. Arithmetic and Algebraic Structures. 4 hours.**

Problem solving; algebraic thinking; number systems; numeration; number theory; mathematical operations over natural, integer, and rational numbers; and proportional reasoning. Course Information: Prerequisite(s):MATH 090; or appropriate score on the department placement test. Class Schedule Information: During the fall and spring terms, combined section final exam will be held on Monday of finals week from 6 to 8 p.m.

**MATH 141. Algebraic and Geometric Structures. 4 hours.**

Area, perimeter, volume, surface area of plane and solid figures; integers, real and rational numbers; trigonometry and extended solution of general polygons; probability. Full purpose calculators used. Course Information: Designed for students in the B.A. in Elementary Education program. Prerequisite(s): Grade of C or better in MATH 140. Class Schedule Information: During the fall and spring terms, combined section final exam will be held on Tuesday of finals week from 6 to 8 p.m.

**MATH 160. Finite Mathematics for Business. 5 hours.**

Introduction to probability, statistics, and matrices, with emphasis on business applications. Course Information: Prerequisite(s): MATH 090; or Grade of C or better in MATH 110; or appropriate score on the department placement test. Class Schedule Information: During the fall and spring terms, combined section final exam will be held on Thursday of finals week from 6 to 8 p.m. To be properly registered, students must enroll in one Discussion/Recitation and one Lecture.* Natural World - No Lab course*.

**MATH 165. Calculus for Business. 5 hours.**

Introduction to differential and integral calculus of algebraic, exponential and logarithmic functions and techniques of partial derivatives and optimization. Emphasis on business applications. Course Information: Credit is not given for MATH 165 if the student has credit for MATH 180. Prerequisite(s): Grade of C or better in MATH 110; or appropriate score on the department placement test. Class Schedule Information: During the fall and spring terms, combined section final exam will be held on Wednesday of finals week from 6 to 8 p.m. To be properly registered, students must enroll in one Discussion/Recitation and one Lecture.* Natural World - No Lab course*.

**MATH 170. Calculus for the Life Sciences. 4 hours.**

Introduction to calculus with applications to the life sciences, mathematical modeling, differentiation, integration and applications. Course Information: Credit is not given for MATH 170 if the student has credit for MATH 165 or MATH 180. Prerequisite(s): Grade of C or better in MATH 110 or Grade of C or better in MATH 121; or appropriate score on the department placement test. Class Schedule Information: To be properly registered, students must enroll in one Lecture and one Discussion.* Natural World - No Lab course*.

**MATH 179. Emerging Scholars Workshop for Calculus I. 1 hour.**

Intensive math workshop for students enrolled in MATH 180. Students work together in groups to solve challenging problems. Course Information: Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory grading only. Prerequisite(s): Admission to the Emerging Scholars Program. Must enroll concurrently in MATH 180.

**MATH 180. Calculus I. 4 hours.**

Differentiation, curve sketching, maximum-minimum problems, related rates, mean-value theorem, antiderivative, Riemann integral, logarithm, and exponential functions. Course Information: Credit is not given for MATH 180 if the student has credit for MATH 165 or MATH 170. Prerequisite(s): Grade of C or better in MATH 121 or appropriate performance on the department placement test. Class Schedule Information: During the fall and spring terms, combined section final exam will be held on Thursday of finals week from 1 to 3 p.m. To be properly registered, students must enroll in one Discussion/Recitation and one Lecture.* Natural World - No Lab course*.

**MATH 181. Calculus II. 4 hours.**

Techniques of integration, arc length, solids of revolution, applications, polar coordinates, parametric equations, infinite sequences and series, power series. Course Information: Prerequisite(s): Grade of C or better in MATH 180. Class Schedule Information: During the fall and spring terms, combined section final exam will be held on Thursday of finals week from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. To be properly registered, students must enroll in one Discussion/Recitation and one Lecture.* Natural World - No Lab course*.

**MATH 182. Emerging Scholars Workshop for Calculus II. 1 hour.**

Intensive math workshop for students enrolled in MATH 181. Students work together in groups to solve challenging problems. Course Information: Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory grading only. Prerequisite(s): Admission to the Emerging Scholars Program. Must enroll concurrently in MATH 181.

**MATH 194. Special Topics in Mathematics. 1-4 hours.**

Course content is announced prior to each term in which it is given. Course Information: May be repeated. Prerequisite(s): Approval of the department.

**MATH 210. Calculus III. 3 hours.**

Vectors in space, functions of several variables, partial differential and optimization, multiple integrals, vector fields, Green?s Theorem, Stokes Theorem. Course Information: Prerequisite(s): Grade of C or better in MATH 181. Class Schedule Information: During the fall and spring terms, combined section final exam will be held on Thursday of finals week from 1 to 3 p.m. To be properly registered, students must enroll in one Discussion and one Lecture.* Natural World - No Lab course*.

**MATH 211. Emerging Scholars Workshop for Calculus III. 1 hour.**

Intensive math workshop for students enrolled in MATH 210. Students work together in groups to solve challenging problems. Course Information: Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory grading only. Prerequisite(s): Admission to the Emerging Scholars Program. Must enroll concurrently in MATH 210.

**MATH 215. Introduction to Advanced Mathematics. 3 hours.**

Introduction to methods of proofs used in different fields in mathematics. Course Information: Prerequisite(s): Grade of C or better in MATH 181 and approval of the department.

**MATH 220. Introduction to Differential Equations. 3 hours.**

Techniques and applications of differential equations, first and second order equations, Laplace transforms, series solutions, graphical and numerical methods, and partial differential equations. Course Information: Prerequisite(s): Grade of C or better in MATH 210. Class Schedule Information: During the fall and spring terms, combined section final exam will be held on Thursday of finals week from 6 to 8 p.m. To be properly registered, students must enroll in one Laboratory-Discussion and one Lecture.

**MATH 294. Special Topics in Mathematics. 1-4 hours.**

Course content is announced prior to each term in which it is given. Course Information: May be repeated. Prerequisite(s): Approval of the department.

**MATH 300. Writing for Mathematics. 1 hour.**

Fulfills Writing-in-the-Discipline requirement. Course Information: Prerequisite(s): ENGL 161 or the equivalent, and a grade of C or better in MATH 210. Students must have declared a major in the Mathematics, Statistics, and Computer Science Department.

**MATH 310. Applied Linear Algebra. 3 hours.**

Matrices, row reduction algorithm, vector spaces, LU-decomposition, orthogonality, Gram-Schmidt process, determinants, inner products, eigenvalue problems, applications to differential equations and Markov processes. Course Information: MATH 310 cannot be used as an elective for the Major in Mathematics. Prerequisite(s): Grade of C or better in MATH 181.

**MATH 313. Analysis I. 3 hours.**

The real number system, limits, continuous functions, differentiability, the Riemann integral. Course Information: Prerequisite(s): Grade of C or better in MATH 215 or consent of the instructor.

**MATH 320. Linear Algebra I. 3 hours.**

Linear equations, Gaussian elimination, matrices, vector spaces, linear transformations, determinants, eigenvalues and eigenvectors. Course Information: Prerequisite(s): A grade of C or better in MATH 215.

**MATH 330. Abstract Algebra I. 3 hours.**

Sets, properties of integers, groups, rings, fields. Course Information: Prerequisite(s): Grade of C or better in MATH 215.

**MATH 394. Special Topics in Mathematics. 2-4 hours.**

Course content is announced prior to each term in which it is given. Course Information: May be repeated. Students may register in more than one section per term. Prerequisite(s): Approval of the department.

**MATH 410. Advanced Calculus I. 3 or 4 hours.**

Functions of several variables, differentials, theorems of partial differentiation. Calculus of vector fields, line and surface integrals, conservative fields, Stokes's and divergence theorems. Cartesian tensors. Course Information: 3 undergraduate hours. 4 graduate hours. Prerequisite(s): Grade of C or better in MATH 210.

**MATH 411. Advanced Calculus II. 3 or 4 hours.**

Implicit and inverse function theorems, transformations, Jacobians. Point-set theory. Sequences, infinite series, convergence tests, uniform convergence. Improper integrals, gamma and beta functions, Laplace transform. Course Information: 3 undergraduate hours. 4 graduate hours. Prerequisite(s): Grade of C or better in MATH 410.

**MATH 414. Analysis II. 3 or 4 hours.**

Sequences and series of functions. Uniform convergence. Taylor's theorem. Topology of metric spaces, with emphasis on the real numbers. Course Information: 3 undergraduate hours. 4 graduate hours. Prerequisite(s): Grade of C or better in MATH 313.

**MATH 417. Complex Analysis with Applications. 3 or 4 hours.**

Complex numbers, analytic functions, complex integration, Taylor and Laurent series, residue calculus, branch cuts, conformal mapping, argument principle, Rouche's theorem, Poisson integral formula, analytic continuation. Course Information: 3 undergraduate hours. 4 graduate hours. Prerequisite(s): Grade C or better in MATH 210.

**MATH 419. Models in Applied Mathematics. 3 or 4 hours.**

Introduction to mathematical modeling; scaling, graphical methods, optimization, computer simulation, stability, differential equation models, elementary numerical methods, applications in biology, chemistry, engineering and physics. Course Information: 3 undergraduate hours. 4 graduate hours. Prerequisite(s): Grade of C or better in MATH 220 and grade of C or better in MCS 260.

**MATH 425. Linear Algebra II. 3 or 4 hours.**

Canonical forms of a linear transformation, inner product spaces, spectral theorem, principal axis theorem, quadratic forms, special topics such as linear programming. Course Information: 3 undergraduate hours. 4 graduate hours. Prerequisite(s): Grade of C or better in MATH 320.

**MATH 430. Formal Logic I. 3 or 4 hours.**

First order logic, syntax and semantics, completeness-incompleteness. Course Information: 3 undergraduate hours. 4 graduate hours. Credit is not given for MATH 430 if the student has credit for PHIL 416. Prerequisite(s): Grade of C or better in CS 202 or grade of C or better in MCS 261 or grade of C or better in MATH 215.

**MATH 431. Abstract Algebra II. 3 or 4 hours.**

Further topics in abstract algebra: Sylow Theorems, Galois Theory, finitely generated modules over a principal ideal domain. Course Information: 3 undergraduate hours. 4 graduate hours. Prerequisite(s): Grade of C or better in MATH 320 and grade of C or better in MATH 330.

**MATH 435. Foundations of Number Theory. 3 or 4 hours.**

Primes, divisibility, congruences, Chinese remainder theorem, primitive roots, quadratic residues, quadratic reciprocity, and Jacobi symbols. The Euclidean algorithm and strategies of computer programming. Course Information: 3 undergraduate hours. 4 graduate hours. Prerequisite(s): Grade of C or better in MATH 215.

**MATH 436. Number Theory for Applications. 3 or 4 hours.**

Primality testing methods of Lehmer, Rumely, Cohen-Lenstra, Atkin. Factorization methods of Gauss, Pollard, Shanks, Lenstra, and quadratic sieve. Computer algorithms involving libraries and nested subroutines. Course Information: 3 undergraduate hours. 4 graduate hours. Prerequisite(s): Grade of C or better in MATH 435.

**MATH 442. Differential Geometry of Curves and Surfaces. 3 or 4 hours.**

Frenet formulas, isoperimetric inequality, local theory of surfaces, Gaussian and mean curvature, geodesics, parallelism, and the Guass-Bonnet theorem. Course Information: 3 undergraduate hours. 4 graduate hours. Prerequisite(s): Grade of C or better in MATH 320.

**MATH 445. Introduction to Topology I. 3 or 4 hours.**

Elements of metric spaces and topological spaces including product and quotient spaces, compactness, connectedness, and completeness. Examples from Euclidean space and function spaces. Course Information: 3 undergraduate hours. 4 graduate hours. Prerequisite(s): Grade of C or better in MATH 313.

**MATH 446. Introduction to Topology II. 3 or 4 hours.**

Topics in topology chosen from the following: advanced point set topology, piecewise linear topology, fundamental group and knots, differential topology, applications to physics and biology. Course Information: 3 undergraduate hours. 4 graduate hours. Prerequisite(s): Grade of C or better in MATH 445.

**MATH 480. Applied Differential Equations. 3 or 4 hours.**

Linear first-order systems. Numerical methods. Nonlinear differential equations and stability. Introduction to partial differential equations. Sturm-Liouville theory. Boundary value problems and Green's functions. Course Information: 3 undergraduate hours. 4 graduate hours. Prerequisite(s): Grade of C or better in MATH 220.

**MATH 481. Applied Partial Differential Equations. 3 or 4 hours.**

Initial value and boundary value problems for second order linear equations. Eiqenfunction expansions and Sturm-Liouville theory. Green's functions. Fourier transform. Characteristics. Laplace transform. Course Information: 3 undergraduate hours. 4 graduate hours. Prerequisite(s): Grade of C or better in MATH 220.

**MATH 494. Special Topics in Mathematics. 3 or 4 hours.**

Course content is announced prior to each term in which it is given. Course Information: 3 undergraduate hours. 4 graduate hours. May be repeated. Students may register in more than one section per term. Prerequisite(s): Approval of the department.

**MATH 496. Independent Study. 1-4 hours.**

Reading course supervised by a faculty member. Course Information: May be repeated. Students may register in more than one section per term. Prerequisite(s): Approval of the instructor and the department. Class Schedule Information: This course counts toward the limited number of independent study hours accepted toward the degree and the major.

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