Welcome to the Department of Mathematics

Department of Mathematics at Illinois State University
Undergraduate Advising

Advising for the Major

The Department of Mathematics offers four sequences within the mathematics major: Actuarial Science, Mathematics, Mathematics Education, and Statistics. Following the links below will take you to the corresponding advisement page for that sequence. The requirements listed on these pages are in addition to the University requirements for graduation (such as completion of 120 hours, General Education requirements, 42 senior hours, residency requirements, foreign language requirements, and global studies requirements). For complete official information, please consult your Undergraduate Catalog.

Click here for Senior Portfolio Instructions for Math, Actuarial Science, and Statistics majors. For Math Education majors, please consult with your adviser.

If you are a Mathematics major and you are unsure of who your advisor is or where to find them, please contact the Department Office at (309) 438-8781.

Advising Sheets for Majors

Advising for the Minor

The requirements for a minor in Mathematics are:

  • 22-24 credit hours in Mathematics required
  • MAT 145 and MAT 146 required
  • At least four courses chosen from: MAT 147, 175, 236, 247, 250, 260, 330, 336, 337, 340, 341, 351, 361, 362, 363, 378. (Note: MAT 350 can be substituted for MAT 250 in the minor with Adviser permission.)

For Teacher Education Majors:

As of February 2012, if you are a secondary teacher education major and you want to be highly qualified in mathematics, you must pass the State fo Illinois Mathematics Area Content Exam and you must complete 24 credit hours in mathematics content courses that count for major/minor credit of which at least 12 credit hours must be at the 200-level or above.


Overrides/Class Permissions: If you want to request a Mathematics course override (permission to register for a math class) after your registration time, and you have already tried to register for the desired math class, please go to My Illinois State to fill out the University's Override Request Form.