Director of Undergraduate Studies: Dr. Alastair Fletcher Department of Mathematical Sciences, Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, IL 60115
Phone: (815) 753-0566

NIU Department of Mathematical Sciences - Undergraduate Program

Note: if you are a non-math major/minor and need assistance with course registration, please contact Ms. Cheryl Korth in the department office at or 815-753-6722

Our Programs

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The Department of Mathematical Sciences at Northern Illinois University offers an integrated array of courses, degree programs, and activities for undergraduates. We welcome well-motivated students to join with us to develop their talents and prepare for their careers. We offer something for every NIU student, whether it is the

Students begin their mathematics courses at NIU with a wide variety of backgrounds. Some students enter Northern with Advanced Placement credit, others need refresher or transition courses, many are transfer students, and many are also pursuing majors or minors in other departments. Our goal is to assist each student to develop his or her mathematical talents to the fullest.

Because each topic within mathematics builds up from a solid base of understanding, it is necessary to begin with an appropriate course early in your college career. Please contact an advisor at NIU as early in your college planning as is possible so that you can make the most of your mathematics coursework. You will probably begin your planning for your mathematics courses by taking the The ALEKS Mathematics Placement.

We're proud of our traditions of teaching, research, and service to the university, the northern Illinois region, and the world. Come be a part of those traditions!

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