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Mathematics & Computer Science


Whether you are interested in tech or are hoping to study mathematical theory, the Mathematics, Computer Science, Software Engineering and Management of Information Systems department (MCS) at UVA Wise will help you find your path.

Known for its hands-on learning opportunities in each of the majors offered, this department also boasts the only 4-year, public undergraduate program in Software Engineering in Virginia.

Majors & Minors
  • Bachelor of Science
  • Minor
  • Bachelor of Science
  • Bachelor of Science
  • Minor
  • Bachelor of Science
  • Minor

Why Study Computer Science, Software Engineering, Mathematics, and Management Information Systems at UVA Wise?

Gain experience while working with peers and professors

Whether you’re gaining experience in a programming or statistics course or taking advantage of a plethora of paid internships, you’ll learn the skills you need to build your career and kick-start your future. And, because our class sizes are small, you can work directly with faculty on a variety of projects.

Experience exceptional academics

Our software engineering and computer science programs are ABET-accredited, meaning that they have been honored for their quality and thoroughness. And, our curriculum is constantly evolving to incorporate emerging issues and technologies in cybersecurity.

Enjoy your journey

Our cybersecurity team competes in capture-the-flag competitions and our students have developed an outreach and advocacy club—The Lovelace Society—to honor the first programmer, Ada Lovelace, and advance the study of computer science and related areas of study.

Why Study Data?

Data is everywhere, in every area of study. Explore the field you are passionate about while immersing yourself in its data story. Discover trends that were previously unknown and make a difference with the solutions you uncover. Learn about the ways to study data at UVA Wise.

Our Recent Graduates

  • UVA Wise’s recent MCS graduates enter careers as systems managers, software developers, business analysts, and other technology leadership roles.
  • They are admitted to prestigious graduate schools like Carnegie Mellon University and the University of Tennessee at Knoxville.
  • They land jobs at leading companies like Lockheed Martin, Boeing, Capital One, CGI, and Booz Allen Hamilton.

Learning Opportunities

Take on Internships

Students studying in the MCS department at UVA Wise have conducted internships at well-known companies and organizations like Atomicorp, Northrop Grumman, CGI, Booze Allen, and the Virginia Department of Energy. Many employers with a relationship with UVA Wise hire our sophomore students as interns and keep them throughout their undergraduate career.

Compete Nationally, From a Region You’ll Love

Use the thrill of competition to learn marketable skills. At UVA Wise, you can compete in national cybersecurity tournaments every year. Our students also participate in offerings from the national organization Security BSides, at whose conferences you will hear from speakers in the industry and compete in the capture-the-flag competition.

Studying in the MCS department allows you to join a national network of scholars and job opportunities, which can be found across the U.S. Numerous UVA Wise graduates from our department are teleworking from places around the globe that they love, including urban, rural, and remote locations!

Study Abroad

Study abroad at a variety of locations around the world. The University of South Wales is a popular option for students interested in MCS.

Get Involved

Ada Lovelace was the first programmer. In her honor, several UVA Wise students created The Lovelace Society. Anyone can join this group which creates awareness for and conducts outreach in the name of women participating in technology careers.

The UVA Wise computer science degree is accredited by the Computing Accreditation Commission of ABET. Our software engineering degree is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET.

James Vance


Department Chair, Professor of Mathematics and Wildlife Resources