Math 441: Differential Equations


MATH 441 is a basic course in ordinary differential equations. Topics include existence and uniqueness of solutions and the general theory of linear differential equations. Treatment is more rigorous than that given in MATH 285

Credit is not given for both MATH 441 and any of MATH 284, MATH 285, and MATH 286.


Math 441 Syllabus.pdf


MATH 241, MATH 347 or MATH 348 is recommended.

Credit Hours



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Courseware Cost None

Students must be able to print out assignments, write out solutions, then scan their written work and upload it to Moodle. 


Exams: This course has three 90-minute midterm tests and a 3-hour final exam.

Proctorship Information: This course requires that you obtain a proctor. Please see our Proctor Information for further instructions.

Course Options

Please Note: Starting August 27, 2018 Students currently registered in a University of Illinois Graduate Degree program will be restricted from registering in 16-week Academic Year-term NetMath courses. Matriculating UIUC Grad students will be allowed to register in Summer Session II NetMath courses. 

This page has information regarding the self-paced, rolling enrollment course. If you are a UIUC student interested in taking a course during the summer, you may be interested in a Summer Session II course.


Individual students enrolled in this course are assigned to a course instructor. 

Course Timeline

Your time in the course begins on the date your registration is processed. This course is 16 weeks long with the possibility of purchasing an extension. Eligible students may purchase up to two 1-month extensions for $300 each. Click here to apply.