Earning your major or minor in mathematics or data science has both intrinsic beauty and wide applicability. It also strengthens critical thinking and analytical problem-solving skills.
The introductory CMPS 160 and 260 courses are designed to increase undergraduate access to computer and data science education by leveraging new technologies and teaching techniques developed through a collaborative partnership with Google during the 2019-20 academic year.
Mathematics Major (B.A./B.S.)
Mathematics & statistics students are well educated in calculus, linear algebra, statistics, algebra, and analysis. They learn to apply mathematical concepts to problem solving. Additionally, they are immersed in the development and communication of applied and theoretical mathematics.
Mathematics Major with Data Science Concentration (B.S.)
Combining courses from mathematics, computer science, and statistics, the data science concentration prepares students for a wide variety of jobs, not only in the tech sector but in virtually every sector. Data has become a primary commodity for many different types of businesses, and our graduates are prepared to meet the challenges and reap the rewards of an exciting data science career.
Those who minor in math acquire a broad, comprehensive background in pattern recognition and problem solving. Students learn calculus and algebra, but they take just one of the required major-associated lab classes.
Data Science Minor
The minor in data science is suitable for students majoring in any field, from the natural sciences to the social sciences, to the humanities or the arts. The fact is that virtually every area of the economy has been affected by the explosive growth of data in recent years. The data science minor provides students with the essential skills necessary to join the data-driven workforce in their field of choice.
What You'll Learn
A Supportive Atmosphere
[The mathematics faculty] nurture every single student who comes through. [Associate Professor of Mathematics Julie] Clark has been my advisor since I declared. She’s been an amazing mentor and she’s wickedly smart. Seeing a woman who is just so successful in her career, it was so inspiring. I’d never really seen that before in academia.Megan Bull '21, pursuing a master's degree in computer science at the University of Southern California
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I chose to be a math major because of the wonderful professors at Hollins, and I knew it was a degree that would get me a job. If I had gone anywhere other than Hollins, I might not have loved math and analytical thinking as much because math can be intimidating. But at Hollins, I felt comfortable exploring this field.Leah Jackman