If you are excited by problem solving, creative thinking, and discovery, we may have just the program for you! The department offers the bachelor of science degree with majors in mathematics and computer science, minors in mathematics, computer science and bioinformatics.

Mathematics

Studying mathematics develops such skills as thinking logically, abstractly and rigorously, formulating and solving problems, analyzing data and creating and analyzing models. Employers value these skills; hence, math majors find themselves in demand by employers for careers in a wide spectrum of fields.

A bachelor’s degree in mathematics will prepare you for jobs in mathematics education at the secondary level, mathematical research, applied mathematics, statistics, actuarial science, mathematical modeling, operations research and management, cryptography and cryptanalysis, mathematical biology, and economics and finance. As well, a strong background in mathematics is necessary for success in computer science, bioinformatics, physics, and engineering.

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Samford did an amazing job of preparing me for graduate studies. My first year of grad school was a breeze. Many of my fellow students were seeing material for the first time and, for me, it was review. Torry Patton, Math Educator
 
 

Computer Science

Computer science is at the forefront of a technological revolution that has dramatically changed the face of modern society. Modes of thinking, acting, and interacting have been and will continue to be shaped by the computer. Significant advances in many other disciplines seldom occur today without some crucial reliance on computing capabilities.

The Computer Science program at Samford prepares students for graduate study or to become productive members of the working world. The aim is to provide a solid foundation in the fundamentals of computer science that will equip students to pursue a variety of career options. The Computer Science program at Samford offers quality instruction with an excellent student to faculty ratio and actively supports research opportunities for undergraduates.

Our faculty reflect a broad range of backgrounds and interests, we offer classes with excellent student-to-faculty ratios, and our students have excellent opportunities for undergraduate research. Please refer to the individual Mathematics or Computer Science sections for degree and program information, news, and more.

News

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Remote Summer Research Helps Refine Career Interests
Computer science student Logan Casperson completed a National Science Foundation-sponsored Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) at the University of North Texas (UNT) this summer. COVID-19 complicated things, but Casperson was able to participate in the career-building experience remotely. 
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Computer Science Students Work At Forefront of Technological Revolution
When computer science professor Greg Kawell secured a grant to purchase four new virtual reality units, he asked the Samford community for project ideas. The response was overwhelming, and Kawell’s computer science students worked across disciplines to develop VR projects throughout the university. 
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Samford STEM Scholar Prepares to Fight Growing Cybersecurity Threat
A summer research experience immersed Burks in cutting-edge exploration of remote sensing and cybersecurity. The latter was of special interest, and helped him and his research partners develop a way to train computer networks to mitigate malware attacks.