Department of Mathematics & Computer Science
The mathematics major is a broad-based program which prepares students for a lifetime of learning, leadership, and service in an increasingly technical society. Through careful advising and personal attention, the program is tailored to meet the needs of students who wish to enter a career in business or industry, teach at the secondary or post-secondary level, or pursue graduate education in a variety of disciplines.
Students majoring in computer science study the scientific and mathematical principles underlying computer hardware, computer systems, programming and the design and analysis of algorithms. These same areas are also explored in a hands-on manner that encourages students to become competent practitioners in the field. Demand for professionals in computer science continues to increase as uses for computer technology expand.
Using mathematical and statistical methods, actuarial science assesses and manages risk. The discipline particularly important in the insurance and finance industries where understanding and managing risk are essential to providing services that offer financial security and peace of mind regardless of the uncertainty in daily life.