Admission to the Online Program

To apply to the Online Bachelor’s Program in mathematical sciences, you must:

  • Satisfy all Admission Requirements for both UIS and the Math Program
  • Have access to the Internet and compliance with Technology Requirements (see below)
  • Possess the study skills and dedication necessary to complete a degree online

The online math program is simply an extension of the onground math program with a long history here at UIS. Enough courses were made available online by the Fall of 2004 that we could offer the B.A. entirely online; our many online graduates since then have earned a fully accredited UIS degree. Core courses are taught by tenured and tenure-track faculty.

All of our online students are transfer students, coming in as juniors and seniors; UIS does not accept fully online freshman students. However, there are community colleges which do teach online courses to students with no transfer credits, and we transfer from them. This could be very good news to students who must get their education completely online–for instance, if you are studying from another country. If possible, get your transfer credits from an Illinois college, as they know the general education courses required here. UIS math has good connections with community college staff that are helpful with internationals and other fully online students. Contact the online coordinator and we will be happy to put you in touch.

More information on UIS math is available through the links on the left; you may want to begin by perusing the bachelor’s degree requirements or the FAQ page.

The next step in the admissions process is to follow the UIS procedure for online application.

Technology Requirements



333MHz Intel® Pentium® processor or similar128MB of RAM, 56Kbps modem
16-bit sound card and speakers
65,000-color video display card (video)
Windows 98 operating system or newer
Internet connection and either Internet Explorer 5.5 or Netscape 4.7 or newer
SOME classes may require CD-ROM
Mac OS 8.1 or newer
128 MB RAM, 65MB virtual memory
604 PowerPC (200 MHz or better)
Internet connection, Web browser Microsoft Internet Explorer 5.5, or newer, or Netscape 4.7 or newer
SOME classes may require CD-ROM

Students planning to complete their degrees online should also contact the Online Program Coordinator ( for specific information about application deadlines for online enrollment.