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About the Mathematics, Computer Science, and Statistics Department

A Lab for Ingenuity

Mathematics, Computer Science, and Statistics (MCS) collaborate to fuel global advancements, and we want you to be a driving force for progress. That's why, at Gustavus, you'll work in all three disciplines to become leaders and innovators across a variety of industries. The MCS Department prepares you to thrive in ever-evolving career paths, from Wall Street to Silicon Valley. With small class sizes and enthusiastic professors, you will transform your passion for numbers and data with critical thinking, problem solving, analytical thinking, written and oral communication, and teamwork. You'll leave here prepared for your future and in demand.

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Build State-of-the-Art Skills in a Laid-Back Environment

As a Mathematics, Computer Science, and Statistics student at Gustavus, you will join a close-knit community of learners in an engaging learning environment. The beautiful Gustavus Adolphus campus, located in the quaint town of Saint Peter, MN, is a fun and supportive place to learn, with access to big-city opportunities and internships. You're minutes away from the medium-sized city of Mankato and an hour from the dynamic Twin Cities of Minneapolis and St. Paul. Through it all, Gustavus provides a strong foundation for lucrative and desirable careers.

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Discover your path:
Math, Computer Science, and Statistics Majors, Minors and Offerings

The Department offers four majors, some with specialized tracks, with your core coursework integrated in mathematics, computer science, and statistics. You will engage with team-based projects and learn what makes an effective data and tech collaborator. You'll graduate with an excellent foundation in your discipline that will prepare you for a constantly changing and exciting field.

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Opportunities in Mathematics, Computer Science, & Statistics

Gain Skills and Experiences Employers Want

In the MCS Department, students have the opportunity to build strong connections outside of the classroom. Picture yourself learning video game development in Copenhagen. Or working with your friends to win a regional statistics competition. Or getting an offer for a job after completing your dream internship. Explore these opportunities and more with the Gustavus MCS Department.

Explore Opportunities in MCS

  • Student Clubs and Connections — Engaging with student clubs and participating in extracurricular activities can greatly enhance your college experience and provide additional opportunities for learning, networking, and socializing.
  • Study Away — Develop a global perspective and widen your skills and experiences in a new culture through studying away.
  • Internship Opportunities — Internships provide valuable hands-on experience and the opportunity to apply classroom knowledge in real-world settings. They also allow you to explore potential career paths, build professional networks, and enhance your resume.
  • Scholarship and Research — There are opportunities to gain additional research experience by collaborating with faculty on campus during the school year or in the summer, as well as off-campus summer research scholarships. Collaborating on research projects allows you to apply theoretical concepts to real-world problems, develop critical thinking skills, and contribute to the advancement of your field.

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MCS students are inquisitive, imaginative, and engaged. Learn how they are making a difference in the data and technology fields.

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In the Mathematics, Computer Science, and Statistics Department, you will develop essential skills that are highly valued in today's job market. You will also receive a liberal arts education and pursue other interests such as fine arts, athletics, or leadership in student organizations. The faculty are readily available for questions, discussions, or informal mentoring and are committed to helping you succeed. We can't wait to help you realize your full potential.

Contact Mathematics, Computer Science, and Statistics

Email: mcs-dept@gustavus.edu
Phone: 507-933-7308

Olin Hall, 324
800 West College Avenue
Saint Peter, MN 56082
 

Department News and Stories

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  • MCS Scholarship

    MCS Scholarship

     Dr. Jacob Siehler published an article the College Math Journal titled New Problems in Port-and-Sweep Solitaire. You can read a copy of the article here. You can learn more about Port-and-Sweep Solitaire along with Dr. Siehler’s other research interests by visiting his homepage.

  • MCS Scholarship
  • Dr. Dongji Feng Joins MCS Department