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Mathematics and Computer Science at Providence College

Mathematics is an indispensable tool for science and business, but it is also a rich and beautiful field worthy of study for its own sake. A mathematics major will learn to think logically, gain an aesthetic appreciation for the subject, and develop the skills to solve quantitative problems.

The computer science major at PC provides students with the knowledge of networks, databases, operating systems, networking, as well as the mathematics that form the base of the field. Our program incorporates rigorous practice in solving problems using algorithms and teaches students how to implement solutions using high-level programming languages.


Mathematics and Computer Science Department
Howley Hall 218

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Bachelor of Science Computer Science

Learn concepts and technical skills; advanced theories; hardware organization from the central processing unit to individual components including registers, memory, digital components, and component connections; the theory of computer networks and network algorithms; and more. Students may also focus on special topics in computer science and complete an independent study or research in the field.

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Bachelor of Arts Mathematics

Our mathematics program allows majors enough room in their schedules to either take a minor or possibly a second major in another subject. In recent years we have seen mathematics majors with second majors in biology, computer science, finance, music, economics, Spanish, psychology, and other subjects. The second major or minor is chosen based on an interest of the student or with a particular career in mind

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Bachelor of Arts Mathematics/Secondary Education

Students who are planning to teach mathematics at the high school level enroll as mathematics/secondary education majors. These students take all the coursework of the mathematics majors, and additional courses from the education department. They also student-teach in a high school during their senior year.

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Mathematics :
The minor in mathematics provides students with a foundation in calculus and an introduction to higher mathematics while allowing them to choose upper level electives in their areas of interest.

Computer Science:
The computer science minor provides a solid foundation in programming skills and technical knowledge while allowing students to choose upper-level electives in their areas of interest.

Data Science:
In the data science minor students acquire the technical knowledge to identify relevant questions and the programming skills and statistical knowledge to collect, organize, and interpret the data which answers these questions.

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Present papers at sectional meetings of the Mathematical Association of America

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Serve as a math tutor for other students

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Travel to participate in inter-collegiate mathematics competitions


Our faculty members have decades of combined experience teaching many aspects of mathematics and computer science. Their scholarly interests include big data, statistics, computer networking, operating systems, and computational sustainability.


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Whether you study mathematics or computer science, you can pursue a variety of careers. Graduates of our program include teachers, professors, lawyers, actuaries, business managers, computer scientists, architects, and financial advisors. Computer science majors also may become a software applications developer, computer systems analyst or engineer, network systems administrator, database administrator, business intelligence analyst, web developer, computer programmer, and more. A hallmark of our program is the willingness of faculty to engage in independent study or research with students who want to study more advanced topics in preparation for graduate school. In recent years, our majors have earned Ph.D.s at top universities.


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Selected Places of Employment/Service

American Express
Apple Inc.
Boston Dynamics
Fidelity Investments
Insurance Agency

Liberty Mutual Insurance
Lockheed Martin
Prudential Financial
Raytheon Technologies
Thermo Fisher
U.S. Department of Transit
Willis Towers Watson
World Bank

Selected Graduate Schools

Boston College
Boston University
Brown University
Clemson University
Colorado State University
Duke University
Fordham Law School
George Mason University
Loyola University Chicago
Northeastern University
Providence College

Rutgers University
Tufts University
University of Connecticut
University of Maine School of Law
University of Notre Dame
University of Pennsylvania
University of Rhode Island
University of Southern California
Wake Forest University
Worcester State University


Liam Donohoe

Department Chairperson
Howley Hall Room 200