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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

Professor John B. Little

Holy Cross Professor Receives Mathematical Association of America Award

Aug 4, 2020

Longtime Holy Cross professor John B. Little of the mathematics and computer science department was awarded a Paul R. Halmos-Lester R. Ford Award by the Mathematical Association of America in July. This national prize recognizes articles of expository excellence published …

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Holy Cross Says Farewell to Seven Retiring Professors

Jul 31, 2020

They’ve taught generations of Holy Cross students in classrooms, laboratories, arts venues and even locales abroad. Now, these esteemed faculty members are retiring: Robert Bertin, Distinguished Professor of Science; Thomas Cecil, Distinguished Professor of Science; Barbara Craig, associate professor of …