Stanford University

Important Announcement: The MCS program stopped accepting new majors and minors on September 1, 2022. All students currently enrolled in the MCS major or minor will be able to complete these degree programs. Starting on September 1, 2022, students interested in Mathematical & Computational Science should explore the opportunities in the new Data Science program. The Data Science B.S. has requirements very similar to those of MCS.

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Mathematical & Computational Science: The Data Science Major


Since the 1970's, Mathematical and Computational Science (MCS) has been Stanford's home for students interested in deploying analytical and quantitative thinking to tackle problems in science, industry, and society. Increasing data size and availability, enhanced computational power, and progress in algorithms and software make this an ever exciting area. 
Thanks to the common courses and faculty across four departments,  MCS students acquire a solid foundation in mathematics, computer science, probability, statistics  and optimization. They then explore how inferential and computational thinking can be effective in areas as diverse as finance, biology, marketing, engineering, etc. Or they can choose to acquire greater depth in one of the core disciplines.
Every year, our students continue to pursue their passions in a variety of positions in industry and academia.

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Questions regarding the Program can be emailed to the mcs-inquiries [at] (MCS Program Coordinator)




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