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Mathematics, B.A.

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Charleston, IL, United States
Students of mathematics at Eastern enjoy an outstanding learning environment. The Department of Mathematics and Computer Science offers a large number of courses, taught in small classes (maximum class size is 35, with most much smaller), by an exceptionally caring, dedicated, enthusiastic, and knowledgeable faculty.


The department offers three challenging and rewarding undergraduate majors (as well as two graduate degrees).

The B.A. in Mathematics, has traditionally prepared students for advanced degrees, both in mathematics and in other fields such as medicine, law, business, and science. Students who are preparing for careers in industry or government often choose this major. They combine selected mathematics courses with courses in business, data processing, economics, physics, or chemistry, for example to provide the background for a wide range of careers.


  • Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of College and Schools
  • National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
  • Credits
    120 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Mathematics - Core:
  • Calculus and Analytic Geometry
  • Computer Science
  • Introduction to Linear Algebra
  • Foundations of Mathematics
  • Abstract Algebra
  • Seminar in Mathematics
Pure Mathematics:
  • Linear Algebra
  • Introduction to Topology
  • Mathematical Analysis
  • College Geometry
  • Differential Equations
  • Probability and Statistics
  • Combinatorial Computing
  • Topics in Mathematics
  • Linear Programming
  • Introduction to Complex Analysis with Applications
  • Theory of Computation
  • Number Theory
Applied Mathematics:
  • Differential Equations
  • Numerical Analysis
  • Probability and Statistics
  • Computer Science
  • Combinatorial Computing
  • Topics in Applied Mathematics
  • Linear Programming
  • Linear Algebra
  • Mathematics of Interest
  • Introduction to Complex Analysis with Applications

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


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General Requirements

  1. Application for Admission
  2. Official records (transcripts or mark sheets) beginning with secondary school. Transcripts must bear the seal and signature of the appropriate school official, and be accompanied by an official English translation if necessary. A minimum grade point average of a 2.0 on a 4.0 scale is required. All transcripts become property of this University. Transfer students are strongly encouraged to submit course descriptions or syllabi as this information will greatly expedite the transfer process.
  3. English Language Proficiency Requirement: Official TOEFL, IELTS, STEP EIKEN, Michigan English Language Assessment Battery (MELAB), or iTEP Academic Plus Examination mailed directly from the respective testing service. The school code for Eastern Illinois University is 1199. Test results are valid for two years only. Required scores are listed here. Please note, conditional admission is possible for students who have not met the English requirement.
  4. A completed International Student Financial Affidavit Form, documenting sufficient funding for the intended program of study. To see the total cost of one year of study, please see our Costs page.
  5. Non-refundable application fee of $30.00 U.S. in the form of a check, certified check or money order made payable to Eastern Illinois University.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    361 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 361 USD per credit and a duration of .
  • National

    289 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 289 USD per credit and a duration of .
  • In-State

    289 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 289 USD per credit and a duration of .
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Estimated Cost:
  • Illinois & Border States: $20,756.28
  • Non-Border States: $22,916.28
If you’re beyond the reach of our neighbor states, but are a student with an exemplary academic record, you may qualify for the Distinguished Out-of-State Student Rate. First-time freshmen meeting these academic requirements can also pay the current in-state tuition rate:
  • A minimum 26 ACT composite (1760 new SAT combined score)
  • A 3.50 cumulative grade point average on a 4.00 scale
First-time transfer students meeting these academic requirements can also pay the current in-state tuition rate:
  • A 3.50 cumulative grade point average on a 4.00 scale.
  • Minimum of 15 college-level credits from an accredited college or university.

Living costs for Charleston

  • 1100 - 1500 USD/month
    Living Costs

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