Computational Mathematics Major

Medical researchers use it to predict the spread of disease and the long-term effects of immunization programs. Engineers use it to develop automated control systems for cars, planes or industrial machinery. Businesses use it for strategic planning. Computational mathematics, the blending of computer science with applied mathematics, provides the computational and mathematical models that record and evaluate data and make predictions.

Learn from leaders.

The professors who teach your undergraduate computational math courses are also principal investigators conducting biomathematical research with grants from agencies such as the National Science Foundation and the National Institutes of Health.


As a computational math major, you'll develop technical expertise through full- or part-time internships and paid co-ops through Marquette’s Department of Mathematics, Statistics and Computer Science or the College of Engineering.

Eloquence in mathematics.

Sure, math is a language, but not everybody will understand you when you speak it. That’s why our liberal-arts-based University Core of Common Studies, with courses in English and languages, as well as philosophy, history and theology, will develop your abilities to think and speak clearly.

Darwin would be proud.

With Marquette’s emphasis on the fundamental concepts and methods of computer science, rather than simple training in current technology, you’ll be sure to adapt well to the constantly evolving field of computational math.

Suggested curriculum

Major courses are bolded.


  • Calculus I & II
  • Introduction to Computer Programming
  • Object Oriented Software Design
  • UCCS - Rhetoric and Composition I & II
  • UCCS - Histories of Cultures and Societies
  • UCCS - Individual and Social Behavior



  • Calculus III
  • Data Structures and Algorithms
  • Hardware Systems
  • Linear Algebra and Matrix Theory
  • UCCS - Science and Nature
  • UCCS - Philosophy of Human Nature
  • Foundations of Mathematics
  • Electives


  • Two Math Electives
  • Operating Systems
  • Programming Language
  • UCCS - Literature/Performing Arts*
  • UCCS - Theology*
  • UCCS - Theory of Ethics
  • Elective


  • Mathematical Statistics or Statistical Methods
  • Mathematic Modeling and Analysis
  • Numerical Analysis
  • System Modeling
  • UCCS - Diverse Cultures Elective
  • UCCS - Theology*
  • Electives

*Choose from list of approved UCCS (University Core of Common Studies) courses offered by the College of Arts and Sciences.