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Pure Mathematics

Undergraduate Certificate

The IU Online Undergraduate Certificate in Pure Mathematics provides non-math-major students with the opportunity to enhance their career with a strong background in pure mathematics. In particular, the required courses leading to the certificate prepare students to pursue deeper study at graduate school.

As a student in the certificate program, you take upper-level, undergraduate pure mathematics courses that go beyond the level of Calculus I, II, and III.

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

  • Mathematical technician 
  • Data analyst 
  • Data scientist 
  • Investment analyst 
  • Software engineer 
  • Statistician 

Certificate Requirements

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

Requirements are broken down as follows:

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

NOTE: All students must have completed the courses in the Calculus sequence MATH-M 215, MATH-M 216, MATH-M 311, or its equivalent.  MATH-M 393 Bridge to Abstract Mathematics is a prerequisite for most 400-level classes.

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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 393Bridge to Abstract Mathematics3 Credits
MATH-M 403Introduction to Modern Algebra I3 Credits
MATH-M 413Introduction to Analysis I3 Credits
MATH-M 313Elementary Differential Equations with Applications3 Credits
MATH-M 404Introduction to Modern Algebra II3 Credits
MATH-M 405Number Theory3 Credits
MATH-M 414Introduction to Analysis II3 Credits
MATH-M 415Elementary Complex Variables3 Credits
MATH-M 421Introduction to Topology3 Credits
MATH-M 463Introduction to Probability Theory I3 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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