Welcome to the M&CS
Mathematical and Computational Science is an interdepartmental undergraduate program designed for students interested in applying mathematical ideas and analysis to problems in the biological, computational, financial or management sciences.
For more information, please see our introduction
2014-15 M&CS program information can be found through the Stanford
- What our M&CS webpage was missing: Student Awards!
Take a look at our page dedicated to MCS students who earned awards
in the past few years.
- What is PBK? For those interested learning more about Phi Beta Kappa, a nationwide society, please see PBK at Stanford.
- Looking for a summer internship? Check out our resource
- Summer quarter deadlines:
- Summer quarter degree
conferral application deadline
is July 31
- Course withdrawal, change of grading basis deadline - July 31 (5PM).
- Final Exams: Aug 14-15 schedule.
- Last day to apply to graduate summer quarter is Aug. 28 (5PM)
- Autumn quarter enrollment starts Aug 1.
See Course Scheduling Info below.
- 2015-16 Academic
- Autumn quarter deadlines:
- First day of the quarter, Sept. 21 -> Preliminary study list deadline
- Final study list deadline is Oct. 9 (5PM).
- Change of grading basis, course withdrawal, application deadline for
autumn quarter degree conferral is Nov. 13 (5PM)
- If you declared Math & Comp Sci Honors, please
make sure you have discussed the necessary work required
(listed here) by your junior year.
(Also found in the bulletin!)
Course Scheduling Information:
- ATTN: STATS 200 will be offered both autumn and winter 2015-16.
If you still need to take STATS 116 and 200 next year for degree
requirements, please make that a priority.
- STATS 200: Introduction to Statistical Inference
Modern statistical concepts and procedures derived from a mathematical framework. Statistical inference, decision theory; point and interval estimation, tests of hypotheses; Neyman-Pearson theory. Bayesian analysis; maximum likelihood, large sample theory.
- Statistics Track for M&CS students
Students in the M&CS program can now pursue a Statistics
Track, aimed at those wishing to pursue statistical interests in
industry or academia. Beyond the basic M&CS curriculum, the track
requires three statistics electives at the MS level, as well as
an advanced course in Computer Science and in MS&E. (See the program
details below.) Stat Track students advancing to the statistic
coterminal program will then be able venture further into the MS and
Phd course lists.
M&CS Statistics track (total units 85)
Take the same MATH, CS, and MS&E courses as in the Standard Program.
- Add STATS 217 to required STAT courses.
- Add an advanced MS&E class on stochastic applications such as MS&E 220 or MS&E 223.
- Add an advanced CS such as CS246 (mining huge data sets).
- Three electives from MS level STATS classes. Recommended classes include:
- STATS 202
- STATS 206
- STATS 207
- STATS 208
- STATS 216
- STATS 219
- STATS 270
- Jessie Duan
James W. Lyons Award for Service
Stanford Award of Excellence
- Michelle Okereke
J.E. Wallace Sterling Scholastic Achievement Award
Goldman Sachs (Valedictorian)
- Eli Shayer
Boothe Prize for his Thinking Matters paper
- Rebeca Yanes
Outstanding Leadership award from Engineering
Diversity Programs and the Society of Latino Engineers
Stanford Award of Excellence
- Congratulations to our MCS majors who won the Undergraduate Division of
the Diamond Dollars Case Competition held during the SABR Analytics
Conference in March 2015.
- General information about Multiple Majors, Coterms, or Honors can be found