The combined Bachelor's/Master's Degree program offers four options:
- Mathematical Sciences (BA/BS) / Applied Mathematics (MS)
- Mathematical Sciences (BA/BS) / Applied Statistics (MS)
- Mathematical Sciences (BA/BS) / Pure Mathematics (MS)
- Mathematical Sciences (BA) / Secondary Education Mathematical Sciences (MEd)
Students apply to one of these programs in spring of their junior year; interested students should meet with the Graduate Program Director. Students accepted into this program take a maximum of twelve graduate credit hours as three courses in their senior year; these graduate courses apply toward both undergraduate and graduate Mathematical Sciences requirements.
Students must apply for undergraduate degree conferral in anticipation of completing their fourth year of study.
Mathematical Sciences (BA) / Secondary Education Mathematical Sciences (MEd)
This combined degree program of the College of Science and Health and the College of Education was collaboratively developed, and is governed and taught by faculty from these units.
Students may apply to the program during the spring of their junior year. They must enroll in the Junior Year Experiential Learning course, TCH 320, and meet other application criteria; these include completion of at least 16 quarter credit hours at DePaul and a 3.0 GPA. During their senior year, students are required to complete a program capstone course, TCH 390, and three 400-level courses that count toward both their undergraduate and graduate degrees:
Math Content Area (grades of C or better required for licensure):
The following Math content area requirements are required. These can be taken as part of the major, liberal studies or open elective requirements:
- One of the following five Calculus sequences:
- MAT 150, MAT 151, MAT 152
- MAT 147, MAT 148, MAT 149
- MAT 160, MAT 161, MAT 162
- MAT 170, MAT 171 and (MAT 149, MAT 152, MAT 162) or
- MAT 155 SUMMER CALCULUS I, MAT 156 SUMMER CALCULUS II (offered only in the summer)
- MAT 215 INTRODUCTION TO MATHEMATICAL REASONING
or MAT 140 DISCRETE MATHEMATICS I AND MAT 141 DISCRETE MATHEMATICS II
- MAT 260 MULTIVARIABLE CALCULUS I
- MAT 261 MULTIVARIABLE CALCULUS II
- MAT 262 LINEAR ALGEBRA
- Choose one of the following:
- MAT 310 ABSTRACT ALGEBRA I
- MAT 303 THEORY OF NUMBERS
or MAT 311 ABSTRACT ALGEBRA II
- MAT 320 GEOMETRY I
- MAT 321 GEOMETRY II
or MAT 335 REAL ANALYSIS I
- MAT 351 PROBABILITY AND STATISTICS I
or MAT 348 APPLIED STATISTICAL METHODS
- MAT 301 HISTORY OF MATHEMATICS
The Master’s year comprises teacher-preparation coursework that culminates with student teaching during Spring quarter. Upon graduation and the fulfilling of State of Illinois licensure requirements (which may require some additional course work in the student’s major and related fields), students are eligible to be certified to teach Mathematics at the 6th-12th grade levels.
A full description of the Program can be found on the College of Education website in the graduate course catalog. Students interested in the Program should consult with the designated TEACH Program advisor in their home department.