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Mathematics and Computer Science

Computer Science: Major, Minor 
Mathematics: Major
Statistics: Minor 

In our increasingly technology-driven society, mathematics, computer science, and statistics are part of our daily public discourse. In this context, the department works toward helping students become knowledgeable and sophisticated learners, able to think and work independently, and to work productively in concert with their peers. Through the mathematics, computer science, and statistics curriculum at Holy Cross, students become active participants in the study of fundamental and dynamic areas of human endeavor.

The department's programs are informed by other disciplines and seek out ways that mathematics, computer science, and statistics have an impact on the world at large. The department offers majors in mathematics and computer science.  Both majors offer honors programs with opportunities for independent research. The department also offers minors in computer science and in statistics. The computer science minor is open to students in any major, including mathematics. The statistics minor is open to students in any major, including mathematics or computer science. 

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Major, Minor
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From honors programs to a math and computer science club, students can get involved outside of the classroom.
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Students have opportunities to conduct research in mathematics or computer science.
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Our majors find positions in finance, actuarial work, teaching, software engineering, and consulting.

Mathematics and Computer Science News

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Assistant Professor of Mathematics and Computer Science Awarded $150,000 Grant

Feb 16, 2021

Rebecca Winarski, assistant professor of mathematics and computer science, was recently awarded a grant exceeding $150,000 from the National Science Foundation. Winarski aims to conduct research that she argues will ultimately unify perspectives within different subfields of mathematics—in particular, topology, …

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Holy Cross Welcomes 11 Tenure-Track Faculty Members

Feb 6, 2021

At the start of the 2020-21 academic year, Holy Cross welcomed 11 new tenure-track faculty members, joining the following departments: biology, classics, English, mathematics and computer science, philosophy, psychology, sociology and anthropology, Spanish, and world languages, literatures and cultures. The …

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31 Holy Cross Students Inducted Into Jesuit Honor Society

Nov 19, 2020

Thirty-one Holy Cross students were inducted into Alpha Sigma Nu,  the Jesuit honor society founded in 1915, at a virtual ceremony held recently. The new inductees exemplify the society’s values of excellence in scholarship, loyalty and service.  Selection to Alpha …