Mathematics, Statistics, and Computer Science

Why Mac for Math, Stats, & CS?

The largest department at Macalester, we graduate a diverse group of 30–40 majors each year, over 50% from outside of the US. Many Mac students enter with substantial previous work in mathematics or experience with computers; others start with little background. We tailor our program to both kinds of students—there is a place here for you.

Our curriculum is broad and innovative, and students can focus in any one of four areas:

  • theoretical math
  • applied math
  • statistics
  • computer science

Faculty members are recognized as outstanding and dedicated teachers, with active professional lives on campus, regionally, nationally, and internationally.

Academic activities outside of class include internships, competitions, weekly seminars and the Tuesday departmental tea in the MSCS Reading Room.

MSCS Current News

Chad Topaz

Chad Topaz awarded  National Science Foundation grant.  Topaz NSF Grant

Dan Flath

Dan Flath awarded the 2014 MAA-NCS Teaching Award Flath Teaching Award

Professor David Bressoud on ABC's 5 Eyewitness News discussing changes to the SAT EyewitnessNews.

VIttorio AddonaVittorio Addona and Jeremy Roth ('10) cited in article in ESPN The Magazine Addona ESPN news

Karen SaxeKaren Saxe selected as 2013-2014 Congressional Fellow by AMS   Saxe Fellow news

Taylor Rasmussen and Wayne RobertsTaylor Rasmussen ('13) wins inaugural A. Wayne Roberts Prize  Rasmussen Prize news

Students chosen for department awards  Awards news

Tom Halverson picture

Tom Halverson receives Simons Foundation Grant  Halverson Simons Award news


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