Special Programs & Certificates

Special Programs

Combined BS/MS Degrees Program

Undergraduate students who expect to complete their degrees with over 120 credits might benefit from enrolling in one of the department’s combined-degrees programs. Under these programs, a student can obtain a Master of Science degree in as little as one year beyond completing the undergraduate degree rather than the normal two years. BS students majoring in mathematics, applied mathematics, computer science, or data science are eligible to apply for the Computational Mathematics and Statistics combined degree program, a multi-disciplinary program training students in three key technical disciplines: mathematics, computer science, and statistics. BS students in computer science can apply for the Computer Science combined BS/MS degree program. Both programs can provide significant economic value. For instance, a recent report showed that the 2019 average starting salaries for graduates holding master's degrees in the math/science and computer science categories were over $13,500 more than the averages for those with only bachelor's degrees. And this is only the average difference in the first year of what could be a long career.

Students interested in either combined degrees program are encouraged to contact the Graduate Director for the respective programs at compmath@duq.edu (Computational Mathematics and Statistics) or mscs@duq.edu (ComputerScience).

Dual-Degree Program

A dual degree program with the School of Education provides students with the opportunity to earn both a degree in mathematics (BS or BA) and a degree in secondary education.

Business Certificate

The business certificate program allows a student to add a minor in Business to their mathematics and/or computer science major.

Certificate in Actuarial Science

The Certificate in Actuarial Science is an eighteen (18) credit program composed of courses from two schools: the McAnulty College of Liberal Arts and the Palumbo School of Business.

Online Bachelor's Degree

The Computer Systems Technology (CST) Program is an innovative online degree program that offers working professionals, military personnel, and other motivated students an opportunity to complete their Baccalaureate coursework in the field of computing technology.


Students can earn credit, possibly toward their major, for internship work.  Interested students should contact the department for details.