Scholarships for MSCS Majors
MSCS Majors can apply for a variety of Awards, Prizes & Awards! Some are for MSCS Majors only, and others are open to the wider LAS or UIC undergraduate community. Look over the lists linked below - it pays to apply: you can't win if you don't apply!
Each spring the Scholarship Association for UIC offers scholarships for current UIC students. MSCS majors are eligible for many of these awards. Application deadlines are in February. For more information or to access the online application, please visit the Scholarship Association for UIC website.
Each year LAS awards nearly 20 scholarships to UIC students in good academic standing, in LAS and out, in majors from Chemistry to Sociology, with financial need and without. Awards range from $600 to $10,000.
Bachelor of Science in Mathematics
Mathematics is the abstract study of number, pattern, quantity, systems, and space, as well as the language of science and all fields in which patterns and systematic processes are analyzed. Taking courses in the mathematical sciences helps students learn to conceptualize abstract structures and provides them with the framework and analytical tools necessary for understanding our technology-based and data-intensive society. The MATH major prepares students for graduate study in pure mathematics, applied mathematics, statistics, and mathematical computer science. Both the MATH major and minor sequences help prepare students for a wide range of opportunities in the natural sciences, social sciences, business, finance, and government; for professional schools, such as law school; and for almost any job or career in which strong analytical and communication skills are valued.
- MSCS General Advising Guide
- Information on what you need to know about getting started as an MSCS major and working toward graduation.
- A helpful list of required courses in the Math major.
- LAS Graduation Requirements
- A source of all general education, residence and GPA requirements for graduation from the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.
- Plan of Study
- A four-year plan of study to help you map out your degree.
Mathematics Major Requirements
|Course||Hours||Prerequisites and Advice|
MATH 180, 181, 210
Calculus I, II, III
|11||C or higher in each to continue|
Intro to Adv Math
|3||C or higher in MATH 181|
Writing in Mathematics
C or higher in MATH 210
Open only to declared majors
|3||C or higher in Math 210 and 215|
Linear Algebra I
|3||C or higher in Math 210 and 215|
|3||C or higher in Math 320|
Electives chosen from MATH, STAT, and
MCS courses numbered 200 or higher,
except MATH 310.
At least six hours must be
at the 400 level.
|15||Some suggested elective options are shown below|
Suggested Elective Options
- Pure Mathematics:
- MATH 410 (Advanced Calculus I), MATH 414 (Analysis II), MATH 417 (Complex Analysis), MATH 425 (Linear Algebra II), MATH 430 (Logic), MATH 431 (Algebra II), MATH 442 (Curves and Surfaces), MATH 435 (Foundations of Number Theory), MATH 445 (Topology I), MATH 446 (Topology II), MATH 494 (Special Topics in Mathematics);
MCS 421 (Combinatorics), MCS 423 (Graph Theory), MCS 425 (Codes and Cryptography), MCS 481 (Computational Geometry);
MTHT 510 (Introduction to Higher Geometry).
- Applied Mathematics:
- MATH 220 (Differential Equations), MATH 410 (Advanced Calculus I), MATH 417 (Complex Analysis), MATH 419 (Modeling), MATH 480 (Applied Differential Equations), and MATH 481 (Applied PDE).
- Computational and Industrial Mathematics:
- MCS 260 (Computer Science), MCS 320 (Symbolic Computation), MCS 471 (Numerical Analysis), MCS 472 (Industrial MATH), MCS 494 (Special Topics in Computer Science)
- Probability and Statistics:
- STAT 381 (Applied Statistics), STAT 401 (Probability), STAT 411 (Statistical Theory), STAT 461 (Probability Models), or any other 400-level STAT course.
The above options provide a guide to designing a program that is useful for graduate school or job placement. Students are not restricted in their choice of electives.