Duquesne University's Bachelor of Science (BS) in Mathematics provides a comprehensive foundation in mathematical theory to equip you with the quantitative and problem-solving skills to excel in various fields. Courses in Algebra, Analysis, Differential Equations, Statistics, and Number Theory allow for personalized exploration and specialization according to your interests. Additionally, you’ll have the opportunity to research a topic of your choice during a senior capstone experience.  

Access cutting-edge mathematical software in our state-of-the-art facilities, including MATLAB, SAS, R, JMP, SPSS, and more. These applications empower you to tackle mathematical challenges and augment your analytical skills. Take advantage of free tutoring, personalized mentorship, and invaluable faculty-led research opportunities. These exceptional resources are designed to enhance your learning experience, foster your academic growth, and equip you with the skills and knowledge needed for a career or graduate studies in mathematics.  

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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 or graduate studies.

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Academic Department

Mathematics and Computer Sciences



Required Credit Hours


Mathematics FAQs

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about Mathematics at Duquesne

Mathematics students receive a comprehensive support system that includes free tutoring services, state-of-the-art computer labs equipped with cutting-edge facilities, and personalized one-on-one mentoring with our faculty members who are experts in their respective fields. This robust framework is designed to ensure that students not only have access to academic assistance but also benefit from a tailored guidance experience, fostering a rich and engaging learning environment.
We strongly encourage undergraduate research! Our Summer Undergraduate Research Program (URP) offers a ten-week experience, fostering essential research skills for STEM careers. Students participate in research, community engagement, seminar series, ethics education, and conclude with a research symposium. Additionally, students can participate in undergraduate research for academic credit.
The versatility of a mathematics degree enables employment in diverse industries, with valuable problem-solving and analytical skills. Career options include Actuarial Analyst, Data Analyst/Scientist, Financial Analyst, Operations Research Analyst, Statistician, Math Teacher, Software Developer, Cryptographer, Quantitative Analyst, Researcher/Academic Career, Engineering Analyst, Market Research Analyst, Government Analyst and more.
Yes! Many students opt for the dual degree in mathematics, and our bridges curriculum makes it easy to do! Bridges courses make up approximately one third (more than one year!) of your college curriculum. The best first step is to speak with your Success Coach and let that person know your interest. 

Absolutely! If you are not majoring in mathematics, you can earn a minor in mathematics.  A minor in mathematics will provide quantitative and problem solving skills to enhance any degree program. Pursuing a minor in mathematics entails completing Calculus I, II and 9 additional credits in mathematics.  

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"I've further developed my understanding of the application of mathematics in solving real-world problems, strengthening my computation and scientific communication abilities and giving me a head start in the development of my professional research skill set."

Kayla Kraeuter Double major in Applied Math and Biomedical Engineering
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Student Organizations

Explore our diverse array of clubs and organizations spanning interests in mathematics and other STEM programs. With guidance from faculty advisors and staff, you'll have the opportunity to meet students with similar interests, organize events and make a positive impact in your community. Pursue your passions, build meaningful relationships, and hone your professional and leadership skills along the way.

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Internship Opportunities

Internships play a crucial role in career development. In our program, students have access to a wide range of internship opportunities, spanning large and small companies, non-profit organizations, and government agencies.

Sample Course Work

This is sample coursework for the Mathematics BS degree. Please note: Students in the Honors College need to complete 6 honors courses. Bridges Coursework requires students to take one Theology and one Philosophy course. It is recommended to do this as a Bridges Competency course.

Fall Semester (17 credits)
  • Calculus I (4 credits)
  • Writing and Analysis (3 credits)
  • Essential Questions Seminar (3 credits)
  • Research & Info Skills (1 credit)
  • General Elective (3 credits)
  • General Elective (3 credits)

Spring Semester (16 credits)
  • Calculus II (4 credits)
  • Comp Sci Programming (3 credits)
  • Writing and Literature (3 credits)
  • General Elective (3 credits)
  • General Elective (3 credits)
Fall Semester (14/15 credits)
  • Calculus III (4 credits)
  • Foundations in Higher Math (3 credits)
  • BIOL 111/L, CHEM 121/L, OR PHYS 211/L (4 / 5 credits)
  • General Elective (3 credits)

Spring Semester (16/17 credits)

  • Linear Algebra (3 credits)
  • 300+ Level Math Elective (3 credits)
  • BIOL 112/L, CHEM 121/L, OR PHYS 212L (4/5 credits)
  • Intro to Ethical Reasoning (3 credits)
  • General Elective (3 credits)
Fall Semester (16 credits)
  • MATH 301, 308, or 314 (3 credits)
  • MATH 411w Abstract Algebra (3 credits)
  • Experiential Learning course (1 credit)
  • Philosophy Course (3 credits)
  • General Elective (3 credits)
  • General Elective (3 credits)

Spring Semester (15 credits)

  • MATH Theory Courses  (3 credits)
  • 300+ Level Math Elective (3 credits)
  • Technical Communication (3 credits)
  • Bridges course - Social & Historical reasoning (3 credits)
  • Bridges course - Critical Thinking (3 credits)
Fall Semester (13 credits)
  • Professional Development Seminar (1 credit)
  • Real Analysis I (3 credits)
  • MATH Theory Course (3 credits)
  • Bridges course - Ethical Reasoning (3 credits)
  • General Elective (3 credits)

Spring Semester (15 credits)

  • Math Capstone (3 credits)
  • Bridges course - Cultural Fluency (3 credits)
  • Theology Course (3 credits)
  • General Elective (3 credits)
  • General Elective (3 credits)

Questions? Contact Us!

Initiate your journey into the Mathematics program today by reaching out to your Student Success Coach!

Justine Valenti

Student Success Coach

Mathematics and Computer Science

Justine Valenti