Math, Physics & 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.

Meet Simon Chu

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

Our department offers programs in Computer Science 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.


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

Sarah Hoffman ’20 | Mathematics Major, Dance Minor