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Applied Mathematics

Undergraduate Certificate

Today, there is a trend toward the use of modern sophisticated mathematical techniques of both computational and theoretical types, to analyze experimental and big data sets in the fields of engineering, economics, and sciences, as well as in industry.

The IU Online Undergraduate Certificate in Applied Mathematics provides non-math-major students with the opportunity to enhance careers with a strong background in applied mathematics. In particular, the required courses leading to the certificate prepare you for deeper study or research at graduate school or in your chosen job fields.

As a student in the program, you take upper-level, undergraduate applied, and computational mathematics courses that go beyond the level of Calculus I, II, and III. The curriculum includes linear algebra, elementary differential equations with applications, elementary computational methods, and mathematical models and applications. In addition, you select one mathematics elective course that aligns with your specific goals.

Your IU Online Undergraduate Certificate in Applied Mathematics prepares you for such careers as:

  • Finance analyst 
  • Business analyst 
  • Programmer analyst 
  • Software engineer 
  • IT project manager 
  • Research assistant 
  • Data analyst 
  • Investment analyst 

Certificate Requirements

To earn the Undergraduate Certificate in Applied Mathematics, you must complete 15 credit hours.

Requirements are broken down as follows:

  • Applied mathematics core courses (12 credit hours) 
  • Applied mathematics elective course (3 credit hours) 

NOTE: Prerequisites for the Undergraduate Certificate in Applied Mathematics include Calculus I, II, and III.

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To be accepted to this program, you must have:

  1. Admissions requirements vary.

NOTE: This program is authorized, exempt, or not subject to state regulatory compliance and may enroll students from all 50 states.

To apply to this program: 

  • Complete application for admission.  
  • Submit high school transcript or equivalent (applicants with fewer than 12 credit hours).  
  • International applicants may be asked for additional materials.  
  • Submit official transcripts to applynow@iue.edu or:     

         Office of Admissions
         Indiana University East
         Whitewater Hall, Room 151
         2325 Chester Boulevard
         Richmond, IN 47374-1289


MATH-M 303Linear Algebra for Undergraduates3 Credits
MATH-M 313Elementary Differential Equations with Applications3 Credits
MATH-M 371Elementary Computational Methods3 Credits
MATH-M 447Mathematical Models and Applications3 Credits
MATH-M 366Elements of Statistical Inference3 Credits
MATH-M 448Mathematical Models and Applications3 Credits
MATH-M 463Introduction to Probability Theory3 Credits
MATH-M 466Introduction to Mathematical Statistics3 Credits

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Tuition & Fees

Cost for Indiana Residents
  • Per Credit Hour
  • Tuition: $249.73
  • 3 Credit Hours
  • Tuition: $749.19

Additional fees will apply.

-This program is ineligible for financial aid.

Cost for Out of State Residents
  • Per Credit Hour
  • Tuition: $365.31
  • 3 Credit Hours
  • Tuition: $1095.93
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