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The Marist College School of Computer Science and Mathematics is now offering both a major and a minor in Data Science and Analytics. The new programs help individuals develop the skills to extract knowledge from data. These skills are often used in industry to describe, predict and improve business performance. A data scientist uses techniques drawn from many disciplines to extract, transform and uncover hidden patterns in the data and to develop meaningful, actionable information. Data Science techniques are applied across business and finance, biological and health sciences, physical sciences, social sciences and humanities. Read more
In April 2016, President Obama hosted the annual White House Science Fair to showcase the work of young students who excel in science and mathematics. Over 130 students displayed their projects at the fair, including freshman Si Ya "Wendy" Ni.
A nationally recognized leader in the use of technology
Marist College's School of Computer Science and Mathematics is housed in the campus' Hancock Center; a 57,000-square-foot facility overlooking the Hudson River. Designed to help fulfill the Marist goal of infusing information technology into all of its academic disciplines, the Hancock Center includes one networking computer lab, two general use computing labs, 30 faculty offices, seven classrooms, six conference/seminar rooms, an executive presentation center, and a National Science Foundation-funded enterprise computing research laboratory. Many of the existing regional and global technology initiatives for which Marist has earned a leadership reputation, including the Center for Collaborative and On-Demand Computing, the Linux Open Source Development Lab, the Institute for Data Center Professionals, and the IBM-Marist Joint Study Project reside within the walls of this innovative state-of-the-art building. Marist College through the School of Computer Science and Mathematics has been recently awarded a $3 million dollar state grant to establish the New York State Cloud Computing and Analytics Center.
The School of Computer Science & Mathematics prepares its students to live and work within a technologically driven, rapidly changing world. The School provides broad-based mathematical and technological education within the context of a solid liberal arts foundation. Students receive in-depth instruction in the theoretical underpinnings of their chosen fields, which they can apply through a wide variety of practical experiences. Study in each of the School's undergraduate majors provides students with professional preparation for entry into fields of work associated with the major. Concurrently, students' learning prepares them for advanced study in career-oriented graduate programs.
Distinctive Features of the School:
- State of the art computer laboratories available for the exclusive use of students within the School
- Many students work on campus in the Department of Information Technology or the Academic Learning Center
- Internships available with companies such as IBM, USAA, Goldman Sachs
- Excellent employment opportunities upon graduation
- Personal attention and advising by full-time faculty
- Small classes taught by Marist College faculty
- Students in computer science, information technology and systems share a common two year program
- A strong relationship with the IBM Corporation
Marist has available three distinct scholarship opportunities for interested and qualified undergraduate applicants interested in pursuing computer science and information technology and systems degrees. These scholarships provide funding for individual undergraduate students through the National Science Foundation (NSF), Goldman Sachs Gives, and Marist College. Scholarships include full room and board in addition to tuition, provide an unmatched opportunity for students to gain academic and professional preparation to succeed in a variety of exciting and high-demand technology fields.