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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. 


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 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 II 3 Credits
  • MATH-M 415Elementary Complex Variables3 Credits
  • MATH-M 421Introduction to Topology3 Credits
  • MATH-M 463Introduction to Probability Theory I3 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.

What's it like to take a program online?

  • Earn a quality education

    With more than 120 online degree programs to choose from, Indiana University gives you the opportunity to receive a top-quality education when you want it, where you want it. The faculty who teach our online courses are the same exceptional faculty who teach those courses on our campuses. Whether you're looking for an undergraduate education or want to continue advancing your career with a graduate degree, IU Online’s degree program options have something for everyone.

  • 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.

  • Service you expect from a leading University

    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.