Both mathematics and computer science are integral parts of the Rhodes College liberal arts curriculum. Our department's faculty have a wide range of research interests and all share a dedication to undergraduate teaching. We feature a collaborative environment where students work closely with professors in the classroom and on research projects. In both mathematics and computer science, we seek to provide our students with a strong foundation that blends theory with practice, and our graduates leave equally well-prepared for industry and for graduate school. Many students at Rhodes who major in other subjects find our classes helpful for the mathematical and computational needs of their own fields of study.
Rhodes students have a wealth of opportunities to be involved with math and computer science through our student-run math and CS clubs; summer research fellowships with department faculty; study abroad opportunities; programming, math, and math modeling competitions; internships with local companies; or volunteering with CodeCrew or Camp Codette. Our students conduct research not only with professors, but also through Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REUs) around the country and the St. Jude Summer Plus program.
In addition to offering major and minors in Mathematics and Computer Science, the department offers a minor in Statistics and also supports the interdisciplinary majors of Biomathematics and Math-Econ. Students pursuing the applied statistics minor will gain a solid foundation in statistical concepts and programming providing them with marketable statistical skills that they can apply to real world data. Students pursuing interdisciplinary majors in Biomathematics and Math-Econ take several math and computer science courses, and have the opportunity to conduct interdisciplinary research with department faculty.
Departmental News and Events
Students in Rhodes Mathematics Course Come Away with National Prize and Skills on Telling a Story With Data
A team of three rising seniors at Rhodes recently earned the second-place prize of $500 in a data visualization contest for college students presented by the National Institute of Statistical Sciences.
As a college of liberal arts and sciences, Rhodes has created an environment encouraging students to present their research or creative activity at professional conferences.
Rhodes College welcomes 20 new faculty to its distinguished roster for the 2021-2022 academic year in the areas of anthropology and sociology, biology, chemistry, mathematics and computer science, modern languages and literatures, neuroscience, political science, psychology, religious studies, and urban studies.