Mathematical Sciences (BA)

In the Bachelor of Arts in Mathematical Sciences program, you will learn the fundamentals of pure and applied mathematics, preparing you for a career in mathematics, natural sciences, computer science, social sciences or business.

If you are interested in pursuing an extended independent project related to theoretical or applied mathematics, a thesis option is available. You will work under the guidance of a mathematics faculty member.

DePaul also offers a combined bachelor's in Mathematical Sciences and master's in Pure Mathematics degree, as well as a combined bachelor's in Mathematical Sciences and master's in Secondary Education Mathematical Sciences degree. Both programs allow you to complete a bachelor's degree and a graduate degree in five years.


Sample Courses:

  • Accounting
  • Applied Regression Analysis
  • Calculus
  • Discrete Mathematics
  • Economics
  • Finance
  • Investments and Risk Management
  • Linear Algebra
  • Mathematical Reasoning
  • Probability and Statistics

Program Concentrations/Tracks:

  • Actuarial Science
  • Applied and Computational Mathematics
  • Financial Mathematics
  • Pure Mathematics
  • Quantitative Analysis and Operations Research
  • Statistics
  • Individualized Concentration

Career Options

Common Career Areas:

  • Banking
  • Computer programming
  • Computer science
  • Education
  • Finance
  • Information analysis
  • Insurance
  • Risk management
  • Sales
  • Systems analysis


75 percent of 2016 Mathematical Sciences graduates were employed, continuing their education or not seeking employment after graduation.

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