BS in Math and Computer Science

Bachelor of Science 2021 through2022

Math and Computer Science

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
    orMAT 152
    orMAT 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 Philosophical Inquiry (Ethics)
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
1 Experiential Learning
1 Philosophical Inquiry
1 Arts & Literature
1 Historical Inquiry

Fourth Year

CSC 394 (Capstone)
orDSC 394 (Capstone)
orMAT 398 (Capstone)
2 CDM Major Electives
1 MAT Major Elective
1 CDM or MAT Major Elective
4 Open Electives
Liberal Studies Requirements
1 Religious Dimensions
1 Scientific Inquiry Lab
1 Social, Cultural, and Behavioral 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.