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Theoretical and Practical Foundations

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Computer Science students around a Raspberry Pi cluster

Mathematics, Statistics, Computer Science, and Data Science provide tools for solving a wide array of quantitative and computational problems. Our majors and minors develop the ability to understand both applied and abstract quantitative relationships, to interpret and communicate with data, to use modern technology to compute, and to understand and implement algorithms. Based on a strong theoretical foundation and grounded in the liberal arts, these perspectives and skills are critical not only to today’s top jobs but also to the yet-to-be-discovered jobs of the future. Students completing a major in Mathematics, Mathematical Economics, Computer Science, or Data Science, or a minor in Mathematics, Statistics, Computer Science, or Data Science go on to careers such as Data Analytics, Software Engineering, Finance, and Insurance, or to teach in Grades 7-12. They pursue graduate work in Mathematics, Statistics/Biostatistics, Computer Science, Economics, Finance, Law, Business, or other sciences. The department offers the following programs:

  • Computer Science (BA, BS, and Minor)
  • Data Science (BS and Minor)
  • Mathematics (BA, BS, and Minor)
  • Mathematics: Secondary Education (BS)
  • Mathematical Economics (BS)
  • Statistics (Minor)