Program Outline

Typical Programs

The Mathematical and Computational Science program at Stanford offers programs leading to a B.S. degree, an honors option, and a minor. MCS is a multidisciplinary major sponsored by the Stanford departments of Mathematics, Computer Science, Management Science & Engineering and Statistics, providing students with a core of mathematics basic to all mathematical sciences. Advisors are available from all the departments, as well as Economics, Engineering and the GSB. Courses taken from the regular offerings of the four departments give students a sound introduction to the mathematical and the information sciences.

MCS is Stanford's applied mathematics major, appropriate for students interested in Engineering, Biology, Finance, Management and other disciplines involving scientific research. An Engineering and a Biology track, serving special interests of individual student without diluting the basics is now available. Requiring a minimum of 72 units, this major allows room to pursue other interests and/or minors, e.g., Economics, Medicine, Biology, Engineering, Classics, etc. Updated major program requirements sheet coming soon.

M&CS Program Planning Guides



For the most up-to-date information on requirements for the major and minor in Mathematical and Computational Science, please refer to the 2013-14 bulletin section here.

Possible Program Course Outline

Regular
1st Year Math 41* (5) Math 42* (5) Math 51 (5) Math 53 (5)
2nd Year Math 52 (5) Math 104 or 113 (3) CS 106X (5) Stat 116 (5) MS&E 211 (4)
3rd Year Math 109 (WIM) (3) MS&E 221 (3) CS 103 (5) CS 107 (5)
4th Year CME 108 (4) Stat 200 (3) Stat 191 or 203 (3)
Biology Track
1st Year Math 41* (5) Math 42* (5) CS 103 (5) Bio 41 (5) Math 51 (5)
2nd Year Math 52 (5) Math 53 (3) CS 106A (5) CME 108 (3) Bio 42 (5) CS 106B (5)
3rd Year Math 104 (3) CS 107 (5) MS&E 211 (3) MS&E 221 (3) Stat 116 (5) Stat 141 (4)
4th Year CS 229 (3) Stat 215 (3) Stat 200 (3) Stat 155
(WIM) (3) - AUT
Bio 103 (3)
Engineering Track
1st Year Math 41* CME 100** (5) CME 102** (5) CS 103 (5) CME 104** (5)
2nd Year Stat 110 (4-5) CS 106X (5) CS 181W (WIM (4) Math 104 (3)
3rd Year Stat 202 Stat 200 (3) CS 107 (5) MS&E 211 (4) CS 161 (4)
4th Year Math 106 MS&E 221 ENGR 15 (4) ENGR 30 (3)
Statistics Track (85 units)
Stats 217 CS 246 MS&E 220 or 223
Electives:
Stats 202 Stats 206 Stats 207 Stats 208 Stats 216
Stats 219 Stats 270
* Students often take one or more semesters of college-equivalent courses in mathematics while they are still in high school. It is possible for such students to receive credit in fulfilling partial math requirements toward their bachelor's degree in Mathematical and Computational Science.
Entering students who have AP credit for two quarters of single variable calculus (10 units) are encouraged to enroll in Math 51-53 in multivariable mathematics, or the honors version 51H-53H. Students who have credit for one quarter of single variable calculus (5 units) should take Math 42 in Autumn Qtr and 51 in Wtr Qtr. Options availabe in spring quarter include Math 52 or 53.
**The Math 51-53 series may be replaced, with consent of advisor, by:
CME 100
CME 102
CME 104

Additional Info for Undergrads

General information about Multiple Majors, Coterms, or Honors can be found here

Stanford Coterm Guide Requirements

University coterm forms