Undergraduate Program Overview


Applied Mathematical Economics, Interdisciplinary

This interdisciplinary major blends mathematics and economics to provide the quantitative tools necessary for modern economic analysis. Economics students will find this major to be excellent training for employment as a business economist or excellent preparation for graduate study.

Computational Mathematics

The Computational Mathematics curriculum is a program of study offered by the Department of Mathematical and Statistical Sciences that blends the subjects of computer science and applied mathematics. The program is designed to provide a balance between mathematics and computer science that would otherwise require a double major to achieve.

Data Science, Interdisciplinary

Our Interdisciplinary Data Science major (INDS-BS), integrates statistics and mathematics with computer science, allowing students to develop the knowledge and skills necessary to discover and quantify new knowledge from data. Those prepared to integrate advanced technology with modern statistical and mathematical practices will have the opportunity to use in data in action to benefit society. Data scientists turn data into knowledge.


The mathematics curriculum at Marquette University is designed to open the door to the creative side of mathematics while also providing an atmosphere in which each student's application skills can continue to grow. The curriculum can be tailored to fit an individual's interest. Some students choose to concentrate on subjects with immediate applications such as probability, statistics and differential equations. Others choose to pursue more abstract topics such as modern algebra, topology or logic. Others are interested in preparing to teach mathematics at the primary or secondary level. In any case the curriculum is designed to provide the technical skills for growth in the discipline.

Mathematics for Elementary School Teachers (MELT)

The Major in Mathematics for Elementary School Teachers (MELT) prepares students who aspire to be elementary school teachers to become mathematics education leaders. Students will obtain a strong mathematics background, taking several of the mathematics courses required of the math major for secondary school teachers.

Mathematics and Secondary Education

The Major in Mathematics and Secondary Education is a program designed for and limited to students enrolled in the College of Education's teacher education program who are seeking certification at the middle and high school level and who wish to pursue mathematics as their content major. The program prepares students to become middle and high school mathematics teachers with strong backgrounds in mathematics and pedagogy. Graduates will be well prepared to become effective, caring teachers who will bring vision, focus and leadership to their schools.

Statistical Science

The Department of Mathematical and Statistical Sciences is pleased to announce a new major in Statistical Science. The Statistical Science major (STSC) targets the growing demand for talented statisticians by integrating mathematical foundations and statistical thinking together with computational proficiency with modern computational statistical tools.

Accelerated Degree Programs

Accelerated Degree Programs (ADP) allows current Marquette University undergraduate students to continue on for a master's degree after completing their bachelor's degrees. Applied Statistics ADP students apply for admission after reaching junior standing/after 60 credits, and take classes during their junior and senior years that meet requirements for both their undergraduate and graduate degrees. Students double count 12 credits toward both degrees.

With proper planning, most can complete a master's degree in one additional academic year - saving significant time and money. Graduates enter the workforce at a higher level.

Special Interdisciplinary Majors

The College of Arts and Sciences also allows the creation of special interdisciplinary majors and minors if students may be better served by a flexible grouping of courses from several areas. Details on the procedures to obtain approval are in the Undergraduate Bulletin.

Additional Information

You can find out more about all of our degree programs in the Mathematical and Statistical Sciences brochure. For more information on any of these programs, please contact the department office. We'll be happy to answer your questions or arrange for a visit to our department.