The Department of Mathematics and Computer Science

The Department of Mathematics and Computer Science

The Department of Mathematics and Computer Science (MCS) offers students outstanding undergraduate and graduate academic programs. The MCS faculty teach a wide array of foundational and specialized undergraduate, masters, and doctoral courses in mathematics, statistics, computer science, and cybersecurity which allow students to meet various degree requirements and be marketable in today’s digital world. 

The Master of Science in Digital Forensics and Cybersecurity, the first in the country, is a unique course of study that takes full advantage of the depth of John Jay’s graduate faculty and curriculum both in criminal justice and computer science (see the Latest Program Requirements).

The Applied Mathematics Major has concentrations in Data Science and Cryptography that prepare students for exciting career opportunities in fields that require expertise in data analysis or digital security. 

The department also offers the courses leading to the Bachelor of Science in Computer Science and Information Security. This newly revised computer major provides a solid foundation in computer science while focusing on computer and information security.

To complement other majors, the department offers minors in Mathematics and Computer Science. The department is home to the John Jay's Center for Cyber Crime Studies, which conducts research and promotes the information sharing needed to understand and deter this fast growing and increasingly costly form of crime. 

MCS faculty research activities in security, privacy, and networking have attracted external funding form agencies such as NSF, NASA and NIJ. MCS faculty are members of the graduate center’s Doctoral Program in Computer Science and they regularly mentor doctoral students.  

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