Welcome to the M&CS
Mathematical and Computational Science is an interdepartmental undergraduate program designed for students interested in applying mathematical ideas and analysis to problems in the biological, computational, financial or management sciences.
For more information, please see our introduction
2014-15 M&CS program information can be found through the Stanford
Congratulations to our MCS majors who won the Undergraduate Division of
the Diamond Dollars Case Competition held during the SABR Analytics
Conference in March 2015.
- What is PBK? For those interested learning more about Phi Beta Kappa, a nationwide society, please see PBK at Stanford.
- Looking for a summer internship? Check out our resource
- Spring quarter deadlines:
conferral application deadline
is April 10
- Final study list deadline is April 17 (5PM).
- Final Exam week starts June 5.
- 2014-15 Academic
calendar for spring quarter
- If you declared Math & Comp Sci Honors, please
make sure you have discussed the necessary work required
(listed here) by your junior year.
(Also found in the bulletin!)
Course Scheduling Information:
- New Statistics Track for M&CS students
Students in the M&CS program can now pursue a Statistics
Track, aimed at those wishing to pursue statistical interests in
industry or academia. Beyond the basic M&CS curriculum, the track
requires three statistics electives at the MS level, as well as
an advanced course in Computer Science and in MS&E. (See the program
details below.) Stat Track students advancing to the statistic
coterminal program will then be able venture further into the MS and
Phd course lists.
M&CS Statistics track (total units 85)
Take the same MATH, CS, and MS&E courses as in the Standard Program.
- Add STATS 217 to required STAT courses.
- Add an advanced MS&E class on stochastic applications such as MS&E 220 or MS&E 223.
- Add an advanced CS such as CS246 (mining huge data sets).
- Three electives from MS level STATS classes. Recommended classes include:
- STATS 202
- STATS 206
- STATS 207
- STATS 208
- STATS 216
- STATS 219
- STATS 270
M&CS Student Awards
- Ruoke Yang (MCS-BSH) recipient of the Dean's Award for Academic Achievement for 2014.
- M&CS alum Davie Wei Jia (CS PhD candidate) was recently named both
the Gates Cambridge Scholar and Marshall
Report, Feb. 13, 2014).
Jason Risch wins the Boothe Prize for his Thinking Matters paper, Spring 2013.
- Corey Stein (MCS-BSH) awarded the Hoefer prize for undergraduate writing in the
major (WIM) paper written for Math171. (Announced 05/16/13).
- We had a terrific visit from Ya Xu (LinkedIn) on April 8.
presentation on A/B Testing, which is a very worthwhile topic to our MCS
students. We very much appreciate her time and support to our program.
- MCS would like to give a BIG 'thank you' to our guest speaker, Jan. 27, Trevor Shaddox of the UCLA Biomathematics department (MSTP). Trevor graduated from Stanford with a B.S. in
M&CS in 2009.
- Thank you to Amazon's A9 for their visit and the talks they gave to
We'd love to hear from M&CS majors about any networking ideas/suggestions for future
visits/meet-ups, please send me an
admin contact info
- General information about Multiple Majors, Coterms, or Honors can be found