Majoring in Mathematics at Duquesne
Students may choose to pursue a major in mathematics leading either to a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) or a Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree.
The B.A. option provides maximum flexibility for students interested in pursuing:
- Dual degrees
- Double majors
- Business certificates
The B.S. option is more focused and intense. It is primarily for students whose career interests require:
- A greater breadth and/or depth in mathematics
- A strong background in science or statistics
In addition to completing the University Core and the McAnulty College of Liberal Arts core requirements, students must complete the Mathematics Core of:
- Calculus I, II and III
- Linear algebra, abstract algebra and real analysis
- An approved higher level computer programming language
Minoring in Mathematics at Duquesne
The minimum requirements for a minor in mathematics are: Calculus I and II, plus nine additional credits in mathematics which may include PHYS 350. At least three of the nine credits must be at the 300 level or above.
A complete list of courses offered is also available.
All students majoring in mathematics are advised to work closely with academic advisors and faculty mentors to choose second majors or minors that complement their career goals.
Students in other majors can choose the study of mathematics as a minor, a second major or as a dual degree option. Each of these choices is designed to equip students with the best possible education, which prepares them for the critical and logical analysis of problems as well as the ability to design and implement creative solutions.