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The Department of Mathematics, Statistics and Computer Science at the University of Illinois at Chicago is proud of its excellent research, undergraduate and graduate programs, as well as its service to our college, campus and University.

Our faculty have received numerous awards and recognition, including invitations as plenary speakers at the International Congress of Mathematicians, Sloan fellowships, Simons Fellowships and numerous grants and teaching awards. Our undergraduate program has majors in Mathematics, in Mathematical Computer Science, in Statistics and in the Teaching of Mathematics and is a partner in the College of Engineering Data Science Major. Our graduate program includes a Masters in Mathematics, a Masters in Statistics, a Master of Teaching and a PhD in Mathematics, and our graduate students have had success both inside and outside of academia.

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The Department of Mathematics, Statistics and Computer Science supports the mission of the University of Illinois at Chicago through scholarship, education, and public service, meeting the needs of a minority-serving public R1 institution.  In broad terms our department is committed to the following goals:

  • Foster research at the highest level by being a top-tier research department in the mathematical sciences and being recognized as such.
  • Provide leadership and service to the wider community in the mathematical sciences.
  • Deliver excellent and innovative undergraduate teaching and advising for a diverse student body, serving department majors, STEM majors, and non-STEM majors.
  • Maintain an excellent graduate program that trains students in mathematical sciences for career paths inside and outside of academia.
  • Contribute to UIC’s Great Cities Commitment through teacher training and interaction with K-12 mathematics in the Chicago area.
  • Promote and increase public understanding and appreciation of mathematical sciences, and their important role in science, technology, and other fields.