Mathematics and Computer Systems courses fulfill college core requirements and are required by many major programs in the sciences, social sciences and graphic design. In addition, there are several entry points to the mathematics and computer science majors, depending upon students' interests and background.
One goal of the Mercyhurst University Mathematics program is to provide a student with the knowledge essential to the pursuit of a career in government, industry, commerce or education, or for entrance into graduate school for further study. Graduates of the Mathematics department have pursued careers as teachers, actuaries, statisticians, researchers, computer professionals, medical doctors, college professors and lawyers. A second goal of the Mathematics program is to impart to its students an appreciation for the beauty, power and usefulness of mathematics.
The Mercyhurst University Computer Systems (CS) program prepares students to function effectively in technical and/or management positions in all sectors of business, government, industry and non-profit organizations. A well-balanced curriculum of computer, mathematics and liberal arts courses enables the students to assume responsible roles as systems analysts, software programmers, web production specialists, data base administrators, network and workstation specialists, and information systems managers. The students' career prospects are strengthened by their on-the-job internship experience. The Computer Systems program offers many attractive benefits, such as excellent internship placements; history of successful career placement; excellent student/faculty ratio; and state-of-the-art facilities, including a computer lab specifically configured for CS majors and minors.