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Mathematical Sciences (BS)

In the Bachelor of Science in Mathematical Sciences program, you will learn the fundamentals of pure and applied mathematics, preparing you for a career in mathematics, natural sciences, computer science, social sciences or business.

In order to complete the Mathematical Sciences BS degree, you are required to take an additional 16 quarter-hours in natural sciences or computer science. A thesis option is available under the guidance of a faculty member.

DePaul also offers combined bachelor’s + master’s degree programs, which allow you to complete a bachelor's degree and a graduate degree in as few as five years. A few examples include:

  • Mathematical Sciences (BS) / Applied Mathematics (MS)
  • Mathematical Sciences (BS) / Applied Statistics (MS)
  • Mathematical Sciences (BS) / Pure Mathematics (MS)
  • Mathematical Sciences (BS) / Master of Secondary Education in Mathematical Sciences


Sample Courses:

  • Accounting
  • Applied Regression Analysis
  • Calculus
  • Discrete Mathematics
  • Economics
  • Finance
  • Investments and Risk Management
  • Linear Algebra
  • Mathematical Reasoning
  • Probability and Statistics

Program Concentrations/Tracks:

  • Actuarial Science
  • Applied and Computational Mathematics
  • Financial Mathematics
  • Pure Mathematics
  • Quantitative Analysis and Operations Research
  • Statistics
  • Individualized Concentration

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In consultation with a mathematics faculty advisor, students may also create an individualized program of study leading to a degree in mathematical sciences.

A thesis option is available to mathematics majors who wish to pursue an extended independent project related to a theoretical or applied focus of the program. At least 4 credits of thesis research must be completed over one or two quarters prior to submitting the thesis. Interested students are strongly encouraged to enroll in MAT 390 during their junior year.

Students who pursue a Bachelor of Science (BS) in Mathematical Sciences will complete all of the requirements for the Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Mathematical Sciences degree, as well as an additional 16 quarter hours of coursework chosen from the natural sciences and/or computer science and related fields.

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