BS in Math and Computer Science

Bachelor of Science 2022 through2023

Math and Computer Science

About the Program

Students majoring in the BS Math and Computer Science program are forbidden from double-majoring in the BS Computer Science (all concentrations), BS Game Programming, and BS Information Technology programs; as well as from minoring in Computer Science and Information Technology.

Curriculum Requirements

Course Legend

First Year

  • CSC 241
    AND CSC 242
  • OR CSC 243
    AND 1 Major Elective
  • CSC 300

1 of the following Calculus sequence:

Calculus with Integrated Precalculus
  • MAT 147
  • MAT 148
  • MAT 149
Calculus
  • MAT 150
  • MAT 151
  • MAT 152
Summer Calculus
  • MAT 155
  • MAT 156
Calculus for Mathematics and Science Majors
  • MAT 160
  • MAT 161
  • MAT 162
Calculus with Scientific Applications
  • MAT 170
  • MAT 171
  • MAT 149
    or MAT 152
    or MAT 162
  • Liberal Studies Requirements
    • LSP 110
      OR LSP 111
    • LSP 112
    • WRD 103
    • WRD 104
    • 1 Arts & Literature
    • 1 Social, Cultural, and Behavioral Inquiry


    Second Year

    • CSC 301
    • CSC 373
    • CSC 374
    • MAT 140
    • MAT 141
      OR MAT 215
    • MAT 260
    Liberal Studies Requirements
    • LSP 200
    • 1 Religious Dimensions
    • 1 Social, Cultural, and Behavioral Inquiry
    • 1 Historical Inquiry
    • 1 Arts & Literature

    Third Year

    • CSC 321
    • MAT 262
    • 2 MAT Major Electives
    • 1 CDM Major Elective
    • 3 Open Electives
    Liberal Studies Requirements
    • LSP 200
    • 1 Experiential Learning
    • 1 Philosophical Inquiry
    • 1 Arts & Literature
    • 1 Historical Inquiry

    Fourth Year

    • CSC 394
      OR DSC 394
      OR MAT 398
    • 2 CDM Major Electives
    • 1 MAT Major Elective
    • 1 CDM or MAT Major Elective
    • 4 Open Electives
    Liberal Studies Requirements
    • LSP 200
    • 1 Experiential Learning
    • 1 Philosophical Inquiry
    • 1 Arts & Literature
    • 1 Historical Inquiry

    Major Electives

    Students must take 7 Major Field electives chosen from the grouped list below. Of these electives, 3 must be CDM courses and 3 must be MAT courses, and 1 could be either a CDM or MAT course.

    Students must earn a grade of C- or higher in all major elective courses.

    It is recommended that students concentrate on one or two areas for their advanced classes to achieve depth, but they are not required to do so. Students are strongly encouraged to discuss course selection with an advisor. Students may wish to arrange with a professor to take an independent study or a research experience (MAT 399 or CSC 399 or IT 300) in order to explore a subject more deeply than is possible in a scheduled course.

    Theory of Computation

    The courses in the theory area explore the mathematical and logical foundations of computer science. 

    • CSC 235
    • CSC 327
    • CSC 333
    • CSC 344
    • CSC 347
    • CSC 348
    • CSC 358
    • CSC 376
    • CSC 389
    • MAT 216
    • MAT 387
    • MAT 302
    • MAT 303
    • MAT 310
    • MAT 335
    • MAT 336
    • MAT 349

    • or
    • MAT 351
    • MAT 370
    • MAT 372
    Computational Methods Area

    The computational methods area investigates quantitative and computational methods in computer science.  

    • CSC 331
    • MAT 304
    • MAT 330
    • MAT 331
    • MAT 359
    • MAT 384
    • MAT 385
    • MAT 386
    Artificial Intelligence

    For students with an interest in the computational relations between syntax and semantics.  

    • CSC 357
    • CSC 358
    • CSC 375
    • CSC 380
    Data Science Area

    For students who are interested in statistical and computational analysis of data. Many of the courses in this area require the student to take MAT 351-353. 

    • DSC 324 or MAT 354
    • DSC 341
    • DSC 333
    • DSC 345
    • DSC 365
    • MAT 341
    • MAT 349
    • or MAT 351
    • MAT 352
    • MAT 353
    • MAT 354
    • MAT 355
    • MAT 356
      or DSC 324
    • MAT 357
    • MAT 358
    • MAT 359
    • MAT 360
    Computer Vision Area

    Computer vision studies the mathematical and algorithmic underpinnings of image analysis and image processing. 

    • CSC 381
    • CSC 382
    • MAT 261
    • MAT 335
    • MAT 370
    • MAT 381
    • MAT 384
    • MAT 387
    • MAT 388
    Finance
    • MAT 349
    • MAT 368
    • MAT 387
    • MAT 388
    Research
    • CSC 395
    • CSC 399
    • MAT 390
    • MAT 396
    • MAT 397


    Open Electives

    Open Electives may be taken from any unit at DePaul. These are the only courses that may be taken under the pass/fail option. Students must earn a grade of D or higher in all open elective courses. Courses that satisfy a CDM minor or other minors are normally credited as open electives.

    Liberal Studies

    The Liberal Studies program is the general education portion of the curriculum at DePaul University. Students must earn a grade of D or better in all courses taken to satisfy these requirements. The only exception is the Capstone course which is considered also a major requirement and WRD 103 and WRD 104 in which students need to earn a C- or better.

    Students may choose to take some CDM courses that carry Liberal Studies credit but they cannot double count them if they are part of the major requirements. A complete list of courses that carry Liberal Studies credit can be found on the Liberal Studies website along with an overview of the Liberal Studies requirements for this program. Students can search for courses that satisfy a particular Liberal Studies requirement on campusconnect.

    Note Students must complete an ethics class as one of the Philosophical Inquiry or Religious Dimensions requirements. Students must take one of the following ethics courses: CSC 208, PHL 248/MGT 248 or REL 228/MGT 228. In this sample schedule the ethics requirement replaces one of the Philosophical Inquiry requirements.

    Although students are free to take course requirements in any order they choose, provided they have mastered the course-specific prerequisites, it is strongly recommended that students follow these year-by-year suggestions, especially regarding the first-year major courses.

    Courses offered in the student's primary major cannot be taken to fulfill LSP Domain requirements.

    Degree Requirements

    Students in this degree must meet the following requirements

    • complete a minimum of 192 credit hours (generally 48 courses)
    • Earn a grade of C- or higher in WRD 103, WRD 104, and all Major and Minor courses
    • Earn a grade of D or higher in all other Liberal Studies and Open Elective courses
    • maintain a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or higher

    Students who earn a cumulative DePaul University GPA

    • between 3.500 and 3.699 will graduate cum laude
    • between 3.700 and 3.849 will graduate magna cum laude
    • of at least 3.850 will graduate summa cum laude

    For DePaul's policy on repeat courses and a complete list of academic policies see the DePaul Undergraduate Handbook in the Course Catalog.