Carnegie Mellon University

Undergraduate Degree Programs

"Mathematics is the most beautiful and most powerful creation of the human spirit." 
-- Stefan Banach

In addition to being one of the most pure and elegant human intellectual pursuits, mathematics also provides much of the language and quantitative underpinnings of the natural and social sciences, and mathematical scientists have been responsible for the development of many of the most commonly used tools in business management as well as for laying the foundation for computational and computer science. The name of the Department of Mathematical Sciences reflects its tradition of outstanding research and teaching of applicable mathematics relating to many areas. Below are links to current CMU catalog descriptions of our degree programs.

B.S. in Mathematical Sciences

The Department offers a B.S. degree in Mathematical Sciences.  Students may choose a concentration within this degree that is aligned with their interests.

Interdisciplinary Programs

  • The Bachelor of Science and Arts program allows a student to combine mathematics with study in any of the five schools in the College of Fine Arts

  • The Bachelor of Science in Mathematics and Economics is a flexible program which allows students to develop depth in both fields of study. Note: for students whose home college is Dietrich College, this major is known as the Bachelor of Science in Economics and Mathematical Sciences.

  • Finally, a joint program with the Heinz College of Public Policy and Management and the Tepper School of Business leads to the degree Bachelor of Science in Computational Finance.


To declare a minor in Mathematical Sciences or Discrete Mathematics and Logic, please complete the Minor Declaration Form and send it to Christine Gilchrist. To declare a minor in Computational Finance, please contact Prof. David Handron.