The primary purpose of the mathematics certificate is to serve those students who wish to enhance their content knowledge in mathematics but are unable to complete the requirements of a second major. 

Students must meet with a math advisor before declaring in order to discuss course selection. Math advisor information is provided at the math advising page.

12 credits of mathematics, to include: 1, 2, 3

3 credits MATH 400–699 (excluding MATH/​CURRIC  471)
9 credits from MATH 307–699


 Excluding MATH/​CURRIC  471


Only one (1) course each from these groups may apply:

   Linear Algebra:  MATH 340, 341, 375

   Differential Equations:  MATH 319,  320, 376

   Probability:  MATH/STAT 309, MATH/STAT 431


Students with credit in MATH 275 cannot apply MATH 421 to the certificate.

Residence & Quality of Work

2.000 GPA on all certificate-approved courses

6 credits in the certificate, in residence


Students who are interested in the mathematics certificate program should visit a faculty advisor. Doing the fall and spring semesters several faculty advisors have regular drop-in office hours. The current list of advisors and the schedule of the office hours can be found at the math advising page. During the winter break and the summer semester there is no drop-in advising, students should contact one of the advisors to set up an appointment. 

For advice on college algebra, pre-calculus, and calculus, see the placement advising pages of the department. 


Professors Angenent, Arinkin, Assadi, Bolotin, Boston, Caldararu, Craciun, Denissov, Ellenberg, Feldman, Gong, Jin, Lempp, Mari-Beffa, Maxim, Miller, Mitchell, Paul, Roch, Seeger, Seppalainen, Smith, Terwilliger, Thiffeault, Valko, Viaclovsky, Waleffe, Yang.

Associate Professors Anderson, Gurevich, Stechmann, Street, Kent.

Assistant Professors Andrews, Dymarz, Erman, Kim, Marshall, Sam, Spagnolie, Stovall, Tran, B. Wang, L. Wang, M. Matchett Wood, P. Matchett Wood, Li.

Academic staff

Anzaldo (Precalculus Coordinator), Benguria-Andrews (Calculus Coordinator), Hanhart (Associate Director of Undergraduate Studies), Kwon (Math 13X Coordinator), Malekpour (Director of the Instructional Excellence Program, WISCEL), Rivard (Placement and Enrollment Coordinator)