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Computer Science (B.S.)/Applied Mathematics (M.S.)

Simultaneously earn a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science and a Master of Science in Applied Mathematics in as few as five years with this accelerated master's degree program.

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Develop strong computer skills and advanced mathematical knowledge by simultaneously earning a bachelor’s degree and a master’s degree is as few as five years with this accelerated master’s program at Chicago’s only tech–focused university.

The Bachelor of Science in Computer Science focuses on concepts and techniques used in designing and developing advanced software systems. Explore the conceptual underpinnings of computer science–its fundamental algorithms, programming languages, operating systems, and software engineering techniques. Choose from a rich set of electives including data science, computer graphics, artificial intelligence, database systems, computer architecture, and computer networks. Courses stress hands-on learning by doing.

The Master of Science in Applied Mathematics program at Illinois Tech serves a dual purpose. Prepare to pursue a doctoral degree by gaining a strong foundation for the challenges of Ph.D. coursework and research, or pursue a career in industry through training in advanced mathematical techniques and models appealing to future employers.

Program Overview

The Bachelor of Science in Computer Science focuses on concepts and techniques used in designing and developing advanced software systems. The Master of Science in Applied Mathematics is solid preparation for advanced graduate studies or entry into the job market.

Career Opportunities

The combination of strong computer skills and advanced mathematical knowledge opens career paths across business, industry, and the public sector, including:

  • Analyst
  • Statistician
  • Modeler
  • Computer systems analyst
  • Software developer
  • Database administrator

Students applying to the Accelerated Master's Program must have completed at least 60 credit hours of applicable undergraduate study and at least one full semester (12 credit hours) at the university. Students must be at least one full-time semester (12 credit hours) away from undergraduate degree completion in order to apply.

Applicants are required to have a minimum GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale. Consult individual departments for specific minimum GPA requirements.