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

Hadley Maclean '23
Blog: Maclean ’23 Excited to Take Advantage of Everything Holy Cross Offers
Name: Hadley Maclean ’23 Hometown: Lake Orion, Michigan Interested in studying: Computer science, English and film studies Activities: Ultimate Frisbee, Creative Writing club, Purple Key Society Why did you choose Holy Cross? “I chose Holy Cross because of the awesome community. I’ve never seen a more …
Angel Britocastro '23
Blog: Britocastro ’23 Eager to Explore Worcester During First Year on The Hill
Name: Angel Britocastro ’23 Hometown: Chicago, Illinois Interested in studying: Mathematics and computer science Activities: Residence Hall House Council in Clark Hall Why did you choose Holy Cross? “I chose Holy Cross over other schools because of its welcoming culture. Once you visit, something …
Jacob McDonald '21
Blog: McDonald ’21 Eager to Immerse Himself in “New World” During Year Abroad in France
Name: Jacob McDonald ‘21 Hometown: Paxton, Massachusetts Areas of study: Computer science and French double major Studying abroad at: Université de Bourgogne in Dijon, France Duration: Full academic year Why France? “Having studied French language and culture for nearly eight years, I felt as …