Welcome to the M&CS
Mathematical and Computational Science is an interdepartmental
undergraduate program designed for students interested in
mathematical ideas and analysis to problems in the biological,
computational, financial or management sciences.
please see our introduction
2013-14 M&CS program information can be found through the Stanford
- 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!)
- New resource: M&CS undergraduate summer internship opportunities.
- 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
Students pursuing a graduate career in Statistics may take STATS 305, STATS 306A, or STATS 310.
Comp Sci Program.
Course Scheduling Information:
What former Math & Comp Sci students are doing now
- M&CS alum Davie Wei Jia (CS PhD candidate) was recently named both
the Gates Cambridge Scholar and Marshall
Report, Feb. 13, 2014).
- M&CS major Eric Vishria (class of 1999), (Co-founder and CEO) at RockMelt in Mountain View recently released a new Web browser that will manage users' interactions with sites like Facebook and Twitter in its data center.
- New York Times highlighted former Math & Comp Sci grad
Ren Ng (class of 2001), whose innovative camera due out later this year by Lytro allows a picture's focus to be adjusted after it is taken. Holding a PhD in computer science from Stanford, he received his BS earlier in Mathematical and Computational Science.
- Following his M&CS program at Stanford, Henry Towsner (class of 2003)
pursued a PhD at Carnegie Mellon University. He now serves as an
Assistant Professor at UPenn, Department of Mathematics.
- Adam Wright's BS in M&CS (class of 2004) was followed by a PhD in Medical Informatics from the Oregon Health & Science University. He is currently a medical informatician in the Clinical Informatics R&D group at Partners Health Care and an Assistant Professor of Medicine at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School.
Additional info on what our recent graduates are