Mathematics: Data Optimization, BSLAS

for the degree of Bachelor of Science in Liberal Arts & Sciences Major in Mathematics, Data Optimization Concentration


department website: https://math.illinois.edu/

department faculty: Mathematics Faculty

advising: Math advising


overview of college admissions & requirements: Liberal Arts & Sciences

college website: https://las.illinois.edu/


email: mathadvising@illinois.edu


Mathematics is a broad discipline that contains a range of areas of specialization within it. The required core courses provide fundamental background for mathematics in general. The concentrations allow the student to broaden this background or begin to specialize. Students must complete the core courses and a concentration.

An entering student in mathematics should have academic preparation to enroll in MATH 220 during the first semester. Admission to MATH 220 requires an acceptable ALEKS score. A student should attain grades of B in calculus in order to complete the advanced courses successfully.

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for the degree of Bachelor of Science in Liberal Arts & Sciences Major in Mathematics, Data Optimization Concentration


General education: Students must complete the Campus General Education requirements including the campus general education language requirement.


Minimum required major and supporting course work: Normally equates to 46-49 hours including 27-35 hours of mathematics beyond calculus, 3-4 hours of computer science, and 12 hours of supporting coursework.

Twelve hours of 300- and 400-level non-S/U-graded courses in the major must be taken on this campus.


Minimum hours required for graduation: 120 hours.


Required Core Courses
MATH 241Calculus III (Students should have credit for MATH 220/MATH 221 and MATH 231 before enrolling in MATH 241.)4
MATH 347Fundamental Mathematics3-4
or MATH 348 Fundamental Mathematics-ACP
MATH 416Abstract Linear Algebra (Students may not receive credit for both MATH 416 and either ASRM 406 or MATH 415.)3
MATH 417Intro to Abstract Algebra3
or MATH 427 Honors Abstract Algebra
MATH 424Honors Real Analysis (If MATH 424 or MATH 447 is completed, a requirement for the Math Doctoral Preparation concentration has been satisfied.)3
or MATH 444 Elementary Real Analysis
or MATH 447 Real Variables
MATH 461Probability Theory (If STAT 400 is completed, a requirement for the Data Optimization concentration has been satisfied.)3 or 4
or STAT 400 Statistics and Probability I
CS 101Intro Computing: Engrg & Sci3-4
or CS 124 Introduction to Computer Science I
or CS 125 Introduction to Computer Science
Approved supporting coursework outside Mathematics. (Supporting coursework may be completed with 12 advisor-approved hours of a single math-related area outside of MATH/ASRM not used for a major requirement and must include at least one advanced course; ANY minor which is fulfilled with at least 12 hours of courses, including one advanced course, not used for the major nor cross-listed with MATH/ASRM; or any double major or dual degree.)12
Data Optimization Courses
CS 357Numerical Methods I3
MATH 412Graph Theory3
or MATH 484 Nonlinear Programming
STAT 410Statistics and Probability II3
or STAT 420 Methods of Applied Statistics
MATH 482Linear Programming3
Total Hours46-49