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The study of mathematics or the physical sciences requires a combination of creative thinking, detailed analysis, and organized problem-solving skills. At The College of Idaho we provide the opportunity to expand and develop these skills as you acquire a broad range of mathematical and scientific knowledge.

Why study Mathematics, Computer Science, and Physical Sciences at The College of Idaho?

Our Mathematics, Computer Science, and Physical Science department provides an engaging and pragmatic curriculum that fosters student understanding of the nature and structure of mathematics and physical sciences, and encourages exploration of computational methods and mathematical applications. Our professors are dedicated to helping students develop critical thinking skills that are necessary for understand a rapidly changing and technologically driven world.

The College offers majors in mathematics, mathematics-computer science, and mathematics-physics which include core coursework incorporating programming, problem-solving, abstract analysis and applications, and additional upper-division courses in mathematics, physics, or computer science. Minors are offered in mathematics, physics, physical sciences, geoscience, and computer science. A dual-degree engineering minor provides tracks in biological systems engineering, chemical engineering, civil engineering, computer engineering, computer science, electrical engineering, environmental engineering, and mechanical engineering.

Career Opportunities for C of I Mathematics and Physical Science Students

An understanding of mathematics and the nature of matter and energy, along with the ability to think critically and solve problems, is essential to many careers. Our graduates have pursued successful careers in a wide variety of fields including business, computer programming, economics, education, engineering, finance, law, and medicine.