Schools, Departments & Programs
Mathematics explores patterns in numbers, space, nature, music, science, and art. Its precise language facilitates qualitative and quantitative analysis of these patterns, and often connects them with completely unexpected areas of application. Mathematicians are creative and disciplined analytic thinkers who work in diverse areas of business, industry, government, finance, insurance, and education. Mathematics underpins the natural and life sciences, economics, and computer science, and affords dynamic double degree opportunities. A math degree also prepares a student for graduate or professional school in statistics, medicine, law, or the natural sciences, and for a mathematical research career.
The mathematics major curriculum begins with the two-semester sequence M211 and M212, Calculus I and II. Students with strong prior preparation in Calculus I may qualify to enroll in M213, a one-semester accelerated version of M211 and M212. Students with both strong prior preparation in Calculus I and outstanding ability and interest in the study of mathematics may qualify to enroll in S212 Honors Calculus II. Consent of the department is required in order to register for M213 or S212; contact the undergraduate advisor or director of undergraduate studies.
Advanced Placement (AP) Credit
High school students who have taken the CEEB Advanced Placement Program mathematics examinations will be awarded credit as follows: A score of 4 or 5 on the Calculus AB exam earns a student 4 credits of M211. A score of 4 or 5 on the Calculus BC exam earns a student 4 credits of M211 and 4 credits of M212. Special credit will be awarded with the grade of S.
Credit by Examination
Credit for M118, M119, M211, M212, and certain other courses may be obtained by passing an examination administered by the mathematics department with a grade of at least a B. Special credit will be awarded with the grade of S.
Majors, Minors, and Programs
- Major in Mathematics—B.A.
- Major in Mathematics—B.S.
- Departmental Honors Program
- Minor in Mathematics
- Interdepartmental Major in Mathematics and Economics
- B.S. Mathematics/M.S. Secondary Education
- Actuarial Studies
Department of Mathematics
Rawles Hall 115
Bloomington, IN 47405
mathdept [at] indiana [dot] edu