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Quantitative ScienceMajor

Degree AwardedBS
Hours To Complete50
Courses Required15
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A minimum of seven quantitative courses and a minimum of six additional courses in a student's substantive area of interest. Students must complete a minimum of 50 credit hours to complete the Quantitative Sciences B.S. degree. A number of substantive fields, like Biology and Informatics, require more than 50 credit hours because of additional curriculum requirements.

QTM Courses

  • QTM 110: Introduction to Scientific Methods
  • MATH 210: Advanced Calculus for Data Sciences
  • QTM 150: Intro to Statistical Computing I
  • QTM 151: Intro to Statistical Computing II
  • QTM 210: Probability & Statistics
  • QTM 220: Regression Analysis
  • 3 Advanced QTM (300-level or above) electives

Substantive Field Requirements

Completion of six to nine track-specific courses. Contact the department for current list of approved courses in each substantive field.

  • Anthropology
  • Architectural History
  • Art History
  • Biology
  • Biological Anthropology
  • Data Sciences
  • East Asian Studies
  • Economics
  • English
  • Environmental Sciences
  • History
  • Informatics
  • International Studies
  • Latin American and Caribbean Studies
  • Linguistics
  • Neuroscience and Behavioral Biology
  • Political Science
  • Psychology
  • Sociology
  • Women's, Gender and Sexuality Studies

There are no official restrictions about what substantive field a student can concentrate in while pursuing the QSS degree. If a student is interested in a substantive field beyond this list, please contact us to discuss their major course policies.

Note: A student may count no more than two classes fulfilling their substantive course requirements towards a double major.

Additional Degree Requirements: When necessary, a combination of QSS and substantive area courses of the student’s choosing may be taken to reach 50 the credit hour requirement.


Calculus I (MATH 111 or MATH 115 or equivalent test credit)
MATH 221: Linear Algebra