Approximately 120 undergraduate majors make up our department's student body. The department encourages collaborations with other colleges and universities, industries, and other entities.
Eastern Illinois University started out as a state teachers college, so the roots of the department are based in a culture of excellence in teaching with the emphasis on student learning.
The richness of educational opportunities offered in the department is based upon a long and distinguished tradition of teaching and research. EIU graduates have gone on to make extraordinary contributions as researchers, teachers and intellectual leaders in a variety of fields.
The Department offers many different opportunities for students to be involved in mathematics and computer science! Become involved with Math Club; Graduate with departmental honors; apply for department focused scholarships. We are committed to providing you the best experience and outside of class opportunities.
Choosing to major in a program from our department allows you access to small class sizes and the ability to work one-on-one with your professors. If you enjoy learning and doing mathematics, then we want to work with you!
Want to be a mathematics teacher? Does the ever changing and emerging field of computer science interest you? Maybe you want to put your knowledge of mathematics to use in business or industry? A degree in mathematics from among our many options will position you to excel in your chosen field!
Our faculty love teaching, but they do so much more! From research to working in the field to engaging local teachers, our faculty have the background and work experience to further enhance your education outside of the classroom!
Semester Hours required for the Mathematics and Computer Science Major: 68-70 semester hour. Click here for more information on this program.
Total Semester Hours required for the Degree: 120 semester hours. Click here for more information on this program.
A major in Mathematics (BA with Teacher Licensure) prepares students to become secondary (9-12) teachers in the state of Illinois. Click here for more information on this program.
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Completion of a teacher licensure minor does not guarantee that the individual will be granted an endorsement to teach in that field. Individuals must meet all requirements (including state tests) as set forth by the Illinois State Board of Education to be granted an endorsement in a second teaching field. Click here for more information on this program.
Semester Hours required for the Mathematics Minor: 23 semester hours. Click here for more information on this program.
“Most of my classes are in computer science where I find the challenges and the rewards the greatest. Many students leave one of our computer science courses excited about what they have learned and the avenues opened to them. "
"This academic year marks my 10th anniversary teaching in the Department of Mathematics and Computer Science here at Eastern Illinois University. It has not only been rewarding to work with such a supportive group of people, but an honor to be a part of a diverse department that values the experiences and perspectives of both faculty and students. As a legacy alum, I’m proud to say that my education prepared me as a professional educator, and my experience cultivated a love of learning."
"I received my Ph.D. in mathematics from Arizona State University in 2009. My research focus is on solutions to diophantine equations. Admission to our graduate program in mathematics requires an application to the Graduate School as well as an additional application to the Department of Mathematics and Computer Science."
"The Math and CS department provides an outstanding learning environment for its students. Not only does the faculty make sure their students are comfortable with and understand the material, but they also ensure their students are developing essential skills for their future, whether that be graduate school or a career."Jenalee Reardon
"Getting a degree in mathematics is a challenging and rewarding experience that requires time and dedication. The department has taught me a lot about being responsible."DreQuan Green
"During my time at EIU I have had the chance to be part of the computer programming team, attend conferences, and take part in research opportunities. Through all of this I have had the support and encouragement of the faculty, as they set aside time to ensure I get the most out of each of these opportunities."Brian Bourne
Currently an Associate Professor and Chair of the SIU-E Mathematics and Statistics Department.Adam Weyhaupt, B.A. in Mathematics and a B.S. in Mathematics and Computer Science (2001)
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