Mathematics and Computer Science—BS

Unleash the Power of Math + Computer Science To Solve Problems

The expansive use and application of computing and computational thinking is transforming the way we use mathematics to solve problems. At the heart of many modern-day businesses is problem solving, whether that’s making incremental changes to enhance the efficiency of a business, or creating critical products and services for consumers.

Increasingly, employers seek staff who are trained in computational thinking: the art of problem solving where the solution is represented in a form that can be executed on a computer. A BS in Mathematics and Computer Science from Michigan Tech can help hone your approach to computational problem solving, preparing you for a successful career in the 21st century.

Equip Yourself for Success

After earning Michigan Tech’s BS in Mathematics and Computer Science, you will be poised to launch your career or pursue graduate studies in a wide variety of fields (e.g., statistics, data science, software engineering, computer science, cybersecurity, health informatics, etc.)

  • #4
    college degrees ranked by early career salary
  • #27
    highest paying college major

Tomorrow Needs Innovative Mathematicians and Computer Scientists

As the world becomes more complex, so does the need for talented mathematicians skilled in
computational problem solving. A degree in mathematics and computer science opens doors—you’ll have opportunities to solve real-world problems in a diverse range of fields, including business, engineering, healthcare, academia, government, and more. Blend your mathematics and computer skills with science, technology, and engineering.

Career Opportunities for Math + CS Majors

Your future career options are unlimited. Career opportunities can be found in, but are not limited to:

  • Automotive
  • Banking and Finance
  • Computers (Hardware & Software)
  • Computational Science
  • Consulting
  • Education
  • Government
  • Healthcare
  • Insurance
  • Manufacturing
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Research
  • Retail
  • Telecommunications
  • Transportation

Michigan Tech Math + CS Majors Can Get Hired As

Almost any company or government agency requires someone with an understanding of math and computer science. Graduates go on to become:

  • Cryptographer
  • Data Scientist
  • Entrepreneur
  • Investment Banking Analyst
  • Management Consultant
  • Market Intelligence Analyst
  • Network Administrator
  • Operations Research Analyst
  • Software Engineer
  • Systems Analyst

Ready to take the next step?

Learn more about studying mathematics and computer science at Michigan's flagship technological university.

"I love that the math department is so intimate. When you need help there is always someone available to make sure you learn. "Paris Fisher '26, mathematics and computer science

Study Mathematics at a Technological University

As a student, you get to see first-hand how math and computer science are applied in modern technologies and engineering applications; helping to solve real-world problems. You will collaborate with engineers and others in different STEM fields on a variety of research projects.

  • Get personalized attention: Our smaller department ensures your academic advisors and professors know you and understand your interests and needs. You can receive the guidance you need in a timely fashion.
  • Customize your math education: At Michigan Tech, our programs span pure math, computational math, and statistics. That interdisciplinary approach gives you exposure to different areas of mathematics and statistics. Take classes across different specialties to tailor your degree to fit your individual pathway.
  • Practice basic mathematical concepts: Work as a peer coach in the Math Learning Center helping other students understand mathematical and statistical concepts while reinforcing your understanding of the basics.

Undergraduate Majors in Mathematics

Not sure which major is the right fit? No problem.
Just declare the General Sciences and Arts major,
give yourself time, and decide when you arrive on campus. To learn more speak to an academic advisor.

Undergraduate Minors and Certificates

A minor or certificate in mathematics allows you to specialize in a discipline outside of or complementary to your major, expand your knowledge base, and boost your potential career options. You can declare a major anytime, but it is recommended you begin your minor studies as early as possible in your academic career. To learn more speak to an academic advisor.

  • Mathematical Sciences Minor
  • Statistics Minor
  • Actuarial Science Certificate
  • Statistics Certificate

Tomorrow Needs You

Supercharge your analytical and computer science skills to meet the demands of a technology-driven society at a flagship public research university powered by science, technology, engineering, and math. Graduate with the theoretical knowledge and practical experience needed to solve-real world problems and succeed in academia, research, and tomorrow's high-tech business landscape.

"Every large technical enterprise requires computer people to manage portions of said enterprise. Plus, numerous scientific, corporate, and financial companies often hire mathematicians to deal with select problems they have been encountering."Vincent Barfield '24, BS Mathematics