What will I learn?

How does a statistician design an experiment to test a new drug? What is an efficient algorithm to solve a differential equation, and when does it work? How do you determine a fair price for an annuity? Given a complex network of nodes and edges, what is the shortest path from one vertex to another? How can you teach problem solving in a diverse high school classroom?

These are only some of the questions to be explored in our five undergraduate study options in the Department of Mathematics and Statistics. In the College of Arts and Sciences at SIUE, we have a faculty-to-undergraduate major student ratio of five to one, so our students receive personalized attention from faculty recognized for outstanding teaching and excellent research.

Degrees Available at SIUE

Bachelor of Arts, Mathematical Studies

Bachelor of Science, Mathematical Studies (specializations available in the following)

Actuarial Science

Applied Mathematics

Pure Mathematics


Professional Educator Licensure (9-12) program

Actuarial Science

What are the odds that an earthquake will cause catastrophic damage in a area? How should an insurance company determine how much to charge for life insurance? Actuarial science is a focused discipline that uses mathematical and statistical models to assess the financial, economic and business implications of future events.

According to the Society of Actuaries, an actuary combines the skills of a business executive, mathematician, and financial and investment manager. Actuarial science is an ideal concentration for students interested in careers that deal with studying risks related to economics, finance and social issues.

Career Opportunities

Professionals holding positions in the mathematics field as mathematicians, statisticians, and actuaries consistently rank their careers at the top of surveys on job satisfaction and security. According to The Bureau of Labor Statistics, the job outlook in these fields remains strong, and growth is projected at 25 percent over the next 10 years.

Which department am I in?

College of Arts and Sciences

Study options

Full Time (4 years)

Tuition fees
US$18,246.00 per year
Tuition fee based on 12 credits/semester

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

13 January 2020, 16 December 2020


College of Arts and Sciences

Peck Hall, Room 3409,



62026, United States

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Applicants must have completed a secondary/high school.

For international students

Receiving a diploma/degree from a high school or university/college in the U.S. or any of the AACRAO recommended countries

International English Language Testing Systems - (IELTS) - Score - 6.5

Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) - Score - Internet Based - 79, Paper Based - 550

Michigan Test of English Language Proficiency - Score - 64

Pearson Test in English (PTE) - Score – 53

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About this uni

SIUE offers nationally accredited academic programs, affordable tuition, and international student scholarships and funding opportunities.

  • #1 Emerging Research Institution in the Midwest
  • Ranked 11th safest campus in the USA
  • 400 international students from 58 nations
  • Has invested $300 million on campus facilities