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Special Programs & Certificates

At the undergraduate level, the Department offers both BS and BA degrees in mathematics and computer science.

The Department offers minors in both mathematics and computer science, View the Undergraduate Course Catalog for specific course requirements.

Special Programs

Combined BS/MS Degrees Program

Computational Mathematics is a graduate program, offering a Masters in Science degree. However, qualified undergraduate students in either mathematics or computer science can begin study in Computational Mathematics as early as their junior year.  Under this program, students can potentially earn a Master's of Science degree with one year of study after completing their Bachelor's, rather than the normal two years.  The Computational Mathematics graduate program is highly interdisciplinary, training students in three key technical disciplines: mathematics, computer science, and statistics.  Interested students should consult the program description page for more information and application materials.

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.

Minor in Biostatistics

The Minor in Biostatistics is a fifteen (15) credit minor composed of courses from the mathematics and computational mathematics programs. Besides mathematics majors who may take it as a concentration, it may appeal to students in some of the natural, environmental, and health sciences. The set of all courses that apply towards the Minor in Biostatistics already exist and are taught regularly at Duquesne.

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.