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Math and Computer & Information Sciences

Degree Options: Major
Locations: Lincoln Center, Rose Hill
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An interdisciplinary degree for today’s high-tech world.

Imagine entering today’s workforce with a degree that applies mathematical concepts to the technology that drives our modern world. Fordham’s interdisciplinary major in Math and Computer & Information sciences will prepare you to understand the potential of emerging technology—and to help create it.

As a Math and Computer & Information Sciences major, you can choose to concentrate in ether mathematics or computer and information sciences; your classes, however, will span both disciplines—and merge the two. You’ll use math to solve computer science problems, and you’ll use technology to further explore mathematical questions.

And you’ll go beyond both fields. You’ll also study philosophy, theology, history, science, languages, and the performing arts through Fordham’s common core curriculum, the centerpiece of our liberal arts education. We want you to excel in your field—and as a human being.

Program Highlights

As a BS student in mathematics-computer and information sciences, you take at least 14 classes: 10 required courses, two courses from one concentration, and two electives. There are two concentrations*:

  • Mathematics
  • Computer and Information Sciences

*At least one elective must be from mathematics if the computer and information science concentration is chosen, and at least one elective must be in computer and information science if the mathematics concentration is chosen.

We also offer:

  • A separate mathematics major
  • A separate computer science major
  • An Informatics and Data Mining Lab that conducts research in the emerging fields of computational intelligence and informatics related to:
    • bioinformatics, brain informatics, cognitive informatics, and neuroinformatics
    • financial computing and informatics
    • business analytics and business intelligence
    • combinatorial fusion analysis
  • A Robotics and Computer Vision Lab that investigates the frontiers of robotics, including developing software to built robot systems for defense, visual homing systems inspired by ants and bees, and fusing data from a team of robots on a search-and-rescue mission.
  • A WISDM (Wireless Sensor Data Mining) Lab that collects, mines, and analyzes sensor data from smart phones and other mobile devices using activity recognition, biometric identification and trait recognition. The lab is supported by NSF funding and has received a Google Faculty Research Award.

Study Abroad

Study abroad enriches you academically, culturally and personally. Find ways to immerse yourself in the intersection of mathematics and computer and information science as it’s being studied around the world through Fordham’s International and Study Abroad program.

Internships

We connect you to internships at leading organizations in the private and public sectors, including:

  • IBM
  • Philips
  • Charney Research
  • Key Digital
  • Microsoft
  • Consumer Financial Protection Bureau
  • Oak Ridge National Laboratory
  • MIT Lincoln Laboratory
  • SiriusFM
  • Fox News

Fordham’s Career Services offers CareerLink, a database of thousands of job and internship opportunities exclusively for Fordham students

Sample Courses

Artificial Intelligence
Bioinformatics
Data Communications and Networks
Data Mining
Data Structures
Differential Equations
Discrete Mathematics
Information and Web Programming
Multivariate Calculus
Numerical Analysis
Probability
Scientific Communication
Statistics
Theory of Computation

Life After Fordham

You’ll graduate from our program prepared for a career or advanced study in:

  • Biostatistics
  • Business
  • Computer Science
  • Cybersecurity Engineering
  • Data Analysis
  • Economics
  • Information Technology
  • Mathematics
  • Programming
  • Software Development
  • UX Design
  • Web Design

Our career services tap Fordham’s ties with more than 2,600 companies. We offer:

  • Post-graduation career search
  • Resume development
  • Interviewing practice
  • Networking skill development
  • Hands-on case-study sessions with industry executives
  • Field-specific advising/coaching

You also get access to our powerful (and Fordham-loyal) network of alumni who want to see you succeed as they have.

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