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Mathematical sciences include the disciplines of pure mathematics, applied mathematics and statistics. Mathematicians and statisticians use representations of abstract ideas and relationships to solve problems, in order to arrive at a general understanding of how these representations work, as well as how they could be applied. Mathematical sciences majors learn complex analytical and problem-solving skills while exploring a range of mathematical topics and problems. The certificate allows those in other disciplines to have a concentration in the mathematical sciences in an intentional way, short of a double major or dual degree.


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Program Code



2 years

Admission Criteria



Main Campus


Mathematical Sciences
McMicken College of Arts and Sciences


5428C French Hall-West
Cincinnati,OH  45221-0026
Dr. Mihaela Poplicher
Phone: 513-556-1223

Student Success Factors

The field of mathematical sciences is quite diverse, so success factors tend to vary. Certainly, good reasoning skills and logical thinking, along with the ability to communicate abstract concepts are important. Mathematicians enjoy challenging problems and find it difficult to stop working on a problem until they arrive at a satisfactory solution.

Career Possibilities

Additional career options are listed on the Center for Exploratory Studies website.


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Math Certificate Curriculum Guide

Predominant Program

    Math Certificate Requirements
    • MATH1061, Calculus I, QR, 4
    • MATH1062, Calculus II, QR, 4
    • MATH2063, Multivariable Calculus, QR, 4
    • MATH2076, Linear Algebra, QR, 3
    • XXXXxxxx, Three courses from Math & Stat Electives group below, 9
    Math & Stat Electives
    • MATH2073, Ordinary Differential Equations, QR, 3
    • MATH3001, Introduction to Abstract Math, 3
    • MATH3002, Introduction to Analysis, 3
    • MATH3004, Introduction to Abstract Algebra, 3
    • MATH3005, Introduction to Geometry, 3
    • MATH3006, Mathematical Modeling, 3
    • MATH3008, Introduction to Financial Mathematics, 3
    • MATH4001, Special Topics in Mathematics, 3
    • MATH4008, Introduction to Probability, 3
    • MATH4009, Financial Mathematics for Actuarial Sciences, 3
    • MATH4011, Introduction to Number Theory, 3
    • MATH4012, Differential Geometry and Topology, 3
    • MATH5101, Advanced Calculus I, 4
    • MATH5102, Advanced Calculus II, 4
    • MATH5103, Abstract Linear Algebra, 3
    • MATH5104, Group Theory, 3
    • MATH5105, Introduction to Complex Analysis, 3
    • MATH5106, Numerical Analysis, 3
    • MATH5107, Partial Differential Equations and Fourier Analysis, 3
    • MATH5108, Applied Probability and Stochastic Processes, 3
    • MATH5110, Probabilistic Aspects of Financial Modeling, 3
    • MATH5111, Computational Financial Mathematics, 3
    • MATH5112, Applied Linear Algebra, 3
    • MATH5115, Mathematical Programming, 3
    • MATH5151, Applied Ordinary Differential Equations, 3
    • MATH6001, Advanced Calculus I, 4
    • MATH6002, Advanced Calculus II, 4
    • MATH6003, Abstract Linear Algebra, 3
    • MATH6004, Group Theory, 3
    • MATH6005, Introduction to Complex Analysis, 3
    • MATH6006, Numerical Analysis, 3
    • MATH6007, Partial Differential Equations and Fourier Analysis, 3
    • MATH6008, Applied Probability and Stochastic Processes, 3
    • MATH6010, Probabilistic Aspects of Financial Modeling, 3
    • MATH6011, Computational Financial Mathematics, 3
    • MATH6012, Applied Linear Algebra, 3
    • MATH6015, Mathematical Programming, 3
    • MATH6051, Applied Ordinary Differential Equations, 3
    • STAT2037, Probability and Statistics I, QR, 3
    • STAT3038, Probability and Statistics II, 3
    • STAT4021, Special Topics in Statistics, 3
    • STAT5121, Mathematical Statistics I, 3
    • STAT5122, Mathematical Statistics II, 3
    • STAT5131, Applied Statistics I, 3
    • STAT5132, Applied Statistics II, 3
    • STAT5145, Statistical Computing with SAS and S-plus, 3
    • STAT6021, Mathematical Statistics I, 3
    • STAT6022, Mathematical Statistics II, 3
    • STAT6031, Applied Statistics I, 3
    • STAT6032, Applied Statistics II, 3
    • STAT6045, Statistical Computing with SAS and S-plus, 3

Admission Requirements

Readiness to take Math 1061 or higher level math courses as evidenced by prior coursework, advanced standing credits, or placement test. The certificate has a residency requirement.  Students must earn a minimum of 9 credits in the College of Arts and Sciences at UC.  Of these, a minimum of 6 credits toward the certificate must be at the 2000-level or higher.

Graduation Requirements

Make sure that you have declared the certificate program online. Next, make sure that the certificate program director is aware of when you are finishing the program. If you are pursuing another bachelor's degree, your certificate will be reviewed at the time that you submit your separate degree application.


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