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Mathematics

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What is Mathematics?

This major establishes a strong foundation in many areas of mathematics, including algebra, algebraic geometry, geometry and topology, combinatorics and optimization, number theory, logic, analysis, differential equations, applied mathematics, and probability. As a Mathematics student, your coursework will strengthen your abstract thinking and quantitative reasoning, giving you both proof-based and applied math as a foundation for your future career. You’ll also have the opportunity to specialize in applied math, operations research, teaching (through our Secondary Education option), or graduate studies preparation.

Career Options

  • Analytics
  • Consulting
  • Industry
  • Research
  • Teaching

Post-Graduation Success1

82% employed or continuing education

38% employed after graduation

44% attending graduate school

$58,844 average starting annual income

Sample employer destinations: James B. Conant High School, Amazon, Allstate

Sample grad school destinations: University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Columbia University, Boston University

Academic Profile Middle 50% 2

28 - 33 ACT Score

1360 - 1490 SAT Score

3.45 - 3.89 High School GPA

Annual Program Costs

Illinois Resident

  • Tuition: $12,036
  • Fees: $4,174
  • Expenses3: $15,180
  • Total: $31,390

Non-Resident

  • Tuition: $29,178
  • Fees: $4,174
  • Expenses3: $15,520
  • Total: $48,872

International

  • Tuition: $31,552
  • Fees: $4,174
  • Expenses3: $15,520
  • Total: $51,246
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