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As an aspiring student pursuing a Bachelor of Science (BS) in Mathematics, you'll embark on an intellectually stimulating journey that delves into the fascinating world of numbers, patterns, and problem-solving. This degree offers a comprehensive understanding of mathematical concepts and equips you with the analytical skills to excel in various fields.

At Duquesne University, we offer a top-notch Mathematics program that covers a wide range of Math courses, carefully designed to foster your mathematical prowess and nurture your logical thinking abilities. Our Mathematics curriculum is thoughtfully structured to provide you with a solid foundation in key areas such as Algebra, Calculus, and Statistics, while also offering specialized courses in areas like Applied Mathematics and Mathematical Theory.

As a Math major, you'll have the opportunity to explore various branches of mathematics and discover your own unique interests and strengths. Whether you are captivated by abstract concepts or fascinated by real-world applications, our program caters to diverse interests, allowing you to pursue a Mathematics specialization that aligns with your passion.

Program Information

The Bachelor of Science in Mathematics degree offers a comprehensive understanding of mathematical concepts and equips you with the analytical skills to excel in various fields.

Program Type

Major, Minor



Academic Department

Mathematics and Computer Sciences



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Committed To Your Success

By choosing to pursue a BS in Mathematics, you are embarking on a rewarding journey filled with intellectual growth, challenging problem-solving, and exciting opportunities. We are committed to nurturing your mathematical talent, guiding you towards a successful future, and empowering you to make a meaningful impact in the world of mathematics and beyond.

Throughout your academic journey, our Mathematics department will provide you with a supportive and inspiring environment. You'll have access to resources, faculty expertise, and research opportunities that encourage exploration and innovation. Our department fosters a vibrant community of mathematicians, where you can engage in mathematical research, collaborate with peers, and develop lifelong connections.

Learning Resources

As a valued student in our program, you will have a multitude of exceptional resources and opportunities at your disposal:

  1. Benefit from free peer tutoring services, providing invaluable support and guidance in introductory math courses. Our dedicated tutors are here to ensure your academic success.

  2. Experience personalized mentorship from our esteemed mathematics faculty. Through one-on-one mentoring, you will receive individualized attention, guidance, and insights from experts in the field.

  3. Immerse yourself in cutting-edge faculty research. We encourage active involvement in ongoing research projects, allowing you to contribute to the advancement of mathematical knowledge and explore the frontiers of the discipline.

  4. Expand your horizons by enrolling in specialized mathematics courses through our cross-registration partnership with Carnegie Mellon University and the University of Pittsburgh. These world-renowned research institutions offer a wide array of advanced courses, enabling you to tailor your education to your specific interests and aspirations.

  5. Harness the power of advanced mathematical software in both our state-of-the-art classrooms and dedicated homework labs. You will have access to a comprehensive suite of tools, including Maple, MATLAB, SAS, R, JMP, SPSS, and more. These powerful software applications will empower you to tackle complex mathematical problems and enhance your analytical capabilities.

  6. Utilize our high-performance cluster computer exclusively designed for running computationally intensive mathematical programs. This cutting-edge infrastructure ensures that you have the computational resources necessary to explore complex mathematical models and simulations, enabling you to push the boundaries of your mathematical explorations.

These exceptional resources and opportunities are designed to enhance your learning experience, foster your academic growth, and equip you with the skills and knowledge needed for success in the dynamic field of mathematics.

After Duquesne

The world of mathematics offers a multitude of exciting career opportunities and promising job prospects. With a Mathematics degree, you'll be well-equipped to embark on a fulfilling professional journey. From data analysis and financial modeling to cryptography and research, the possibilities are vast. Our Math education provides you with the skills and knowledge sought after by industries and sectors that value analytical thinking, problem-solving, and logical reasoning.

Program Requirements

All Mathematics majors are required to complete a Math & Computer Science core. From there, the remainder of their program will be determined by whether you are on the B.A. or B.S. track.

  • MATH 115 Calculus I
  • MATH 116 Calculus II
  • MATH 215 Calculus III
  • MATH 250 Foundations of Higher Mathematics
  • MATH 310 Linear Algebra
  • MATH 411W Abstract Algebra I
  • MATH 415W Real Analysis I
All Mathematics majors must take a 3-credit programming course chosen from one of the following. 
  • COSC 150 Computer Programming: C++
  • COSC 160 Computer Programming: Java
  • COSC 170 Computer Programming: Python
  • MATH 350W History of Math
  • 9 additional MATH credits at the 300 level or above
18 additional MATH credits at the 300-400 level or above that adhere to the following guidelines:

Applications component - at least one course chosen from:

  • MATH 301 Probability and Statistics I 
  • MATH 308 Numerical Analysis 
  • MATH 314 Differential Equations 

Theoretical component -  at least two courses chosen from:

  • MATH 410 Advanced Linear Algebra
  • MATH 412W Abstract Algebra II
  • MATH 416W Real Analysis II
  • MATH 420W Complex Variables
  • MATH 423W Topology

Capstone component

  • MATH 482 Math Capstone

Development component

  • COMM 250 Technical Communication
  • MATH 140 Math Professional Development

Science Requirement: All Math B.S. majors must take at least 8 credits in science coursework that includes one sequence (and corresponding labs) chosen from: BIOL 111-112, BIOL 115-117, CHEM 121-122, or PHYS 211-212.  

The minimum requirements for a minor in mathematics are:

  • MATH 115 Calculus I
  • MATH 116 Calculus II
Nine additional credits of mathematics courses at the 200 level or above, with at least three of these nine credits at the 300 level or above.
  • These nine credits could also include MATH 135 (if it is not combined with MATH 250), and PHYS 350.