# Programs of Study

The department offers four majors: Mathematics (B.A. and B.S.), Mathematics/Secondary Education (B.A.), and Computer Science (B.S.). Plus, three minors: Computer Science, Data Science, and Mathematics. The requirements for these are given below and students must also fulfill the Core Curriculum Requirements.

## Majors

**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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**Bachelor of Science Mathematics
**The bachelor of science degree in mathematics is designed for those students who have a strong interest in attending graduate school in mathematics or applied mathematics or those students seeking to prepare themselves for careers as professional mathematicians in industry.

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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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## Minors

**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.

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**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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**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.

Mathematics and Computer Science

Howley Hall 218

401.865.2334

Liam Donohoe

**Department Chairperson**

Howley Hall Room 200

401.865.2466

ldonohoe@providence.edu

Emelinda Huertas

**Administrative Coordinator**

Howley Hall – Room 218

401.865.2334

ehuerta1@providence.edu