Department of Mathematics & Computer Science

Math is central to all academic studies

It is intrinsically beautiful, can be appreciated for its logical patterns, and is powerful when used in applications. It is the science of relationship structure and provides tools for solving problems. Mathematics has historically had a profound impact on societal development.

This "language of science" provides the framework for work in traditional areas of science—biology, physics, chemistry and engineering. It is also important to areas that require analytic modeling or data analysis techniques—business, economics and the social sciences.

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Simon Chu stayed active in campus life while excelling in his studies at Wilkes and participating in research at Carnegie Mellon University.

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Computer Science and Computer Information Systems

Our department offers programs in Computer Science and Computer Information Systems that apply mathematic concepts.

Computer science spans theory and practice.

It requires concrete and abstract thinking. From a practical perspective, consider the intensive hands-on experience required to make computers do what you want them to do. On a higher level, computer scientists must use precision, creativity, and careful reasoning to model and analyze problems and design verifiable solutions.

Computer science has strong connections to other disciplines such as science, engineering, health care and business, so computer scientists often become proficient in other subjects.

Computer information systems is the application of computer systems and computing tools.

Solve business problems and provide information— the lifeblood of all organizations. The computer-based information system is a critical part of the products, services, and management of organizations. It is pervasive in all organization functions and is used by accounting, finance, marketing, and production.

Efficient and effective use of information technology is important to achieve competitive advantage. Information systems have a broad responsibility to develop, implement, and manage an infrastructure of information technology. Developing systems for organizations and inter-organization processes involves creative use of information technology for data acquisition, communication, system analysis and decision support.

Sarah Hoffman in dance studio

I’ve always liked math. It’s so clear-cut and definite. There’s no gray space.

Sarah Hoffman ’20 | Mathematics Major, Dance Minor

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