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

Holy Cross Funds Remote Student Research Opportunities
As the coronavirus pandemic began to sweep the nation this past spring, it became clear that Holy Cross’ Weiss Summer Research program would not be possible in its traditional approach; in a typical summer, students in the Weiss program spend …
Professor Royden greets a student. Photo by Dan Vaillancourt
Professor Constance Royden Named Class Dean for Class of 2024
Professor Constance “Stanzi” Royden, of the mathematics and computer science department, will serve as Class Dean for the Class of 2024, joining Class Deans Matthew Eggemeier (2023), Patricia Kramer (2022), Paco Gago-Jover (2021) and John Anderson (2020). “I’m excited about …
Andrew Hwang, associate professor of mathematics. Photo by Tom Rettig
Exponential Growth of COVID-19 Means Early Action Is Essential, Holy Cross Mathematician Explains
You’ve probably been hearing the term “exponential growth” quite often in the news recently. In a piece for the Conversation, Andrew Hwang, associate professor of mathematics at the College of the Holy Cross breaks down what it means for the potential spread …