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.

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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Opportunities

From honors programs to a math and computer science club, students can get involved outside of the classroom.

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Research

Students have opportunities to conduct research in mathematics or computer science.

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After Graduation

Our majors find positions in finance, actuarial work, teaching, software engineering, and consulting.

Mathematics and Computer Science News

Maia Lee-Chin, the 2020-2021 Fenwick Scholar, presents at Academic Conference.
Academic Conference Showcases Creativity, Wide-Ranging Research of Holy Cross Students
Two summers ago, while studying abroad in Cambodia, Emily O’Regan ’21 had the first inspiration for her honors thesis: “I spent weeks deep in the jungle surrounded by some of the most pristine landscapes and incredible wildlife I had ever …
Josephine Kalondji '23 (left) and Tony Alfama (above right)
Holy Cross Driver, Student Bond Over Quest for U.S. Citizenship
Josephine Kalondji ’23 applied for U.S. citizenship a few weeks before she arrived at Holy Cross in August 2019, but she didn’t consider one important detail.
Rebecca Winarski stands in front of a door on Fenwick porch
Assistant Professor of Mathematics and Computer Science Awarded $150,000 Grant
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, …