Mathematics and computer science

Complex mathematical formulas represented on a stone wall

Undergraduate degrees: BA or BS

About the major

Students who want training in both mathematics and computer science can declare a joint mathematics and computer science major. This allows them to develop skills and knowledge in both fields. The program develops team players prepared for information-based jobs. MACS students graduate with the tools to analyze complex problems and to compute the answers to them.

A little more info

  • MACS students can take advantage of a range of different experiential learning options, including paid internships, hands-on research experience, and assistantships in undergraduate learning and Math Circle.
  • MACS combines the critical thinking, problem solving, and computing skills of both math and computer science majors.
  • Academic advisors help ensure that students complete combined requirements while still graduating in four years.
  • MACS majors may choose to complete a minor in a math or computing-related discipline.

Career opportunities

MACS majors pursue careers in computer and mathematical occupations, management, business and financial operations, and education and training. Combining the career outcomes for both math and computer science majors, the top occupations for the alumni are: software developers; computer and information systems managers; computer systems analysts; web developers; market research analysts; and managers and executives (source: EMSI).

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