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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.


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

Application Deadlines

Rolling admissions. Application review will begin upon receipt of all required application materials.


  • 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

Tuition & Fees

Cost for Indiana Residents
  • Per Credit Hour
  • Tuition: $220.03
  • 3 Credit Hours
  • Tuition: $660.09
Cost for Out of State Residents
  • Per Credit Hour
  • Tuition: $315.35
  • 3 Credit Hours
  • Tuition: $946.05
Note:  Additional fees will apply.

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  • Flexibility

    Online learning gives you the flexibility and freedom to attend your classes whenever and wherever is most convenient for you. You can save time and money by being able to continue to work and by avoiding relocation or travel costs. You will be required to complete assignments in a certain timeframe, but in most instances, you can log in and complete coursework during the time of day that works best for you. Classes aren't tied to a certain time or day.

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    Online learners at Indiana University have access to the same student services available to on-campus students. We're committed to providing you with the quality educational experience students have come to expect and desire from Indiana University, without needing to make sacrifices to the other commitments in your life.