Welcome to the Department of Mathematics and Computer Science!
A message from Dr. Tony Wallner, Ph.D.,
Associate Dean of Undergraduate Programs
Interim Chair, Department of Mathematics and Computer Science and Professor of Chemistry
As Interim Chair of the Department of Mathematics and Computer Science, I would like to welcome you to Barry University as you review the department’s website.
Our department offers undergraduate degrees in Mathematics (with three specialization options in General Mathematics, Statistics/Actuarial Science, and Computational Mathematics), Computer Science (CS), and Computer Information Sciences (CIS) (with two specialization options in Computer Security and Multimedia).
Our students, upon completion of one of our BS degrees, have been very successful in gaining admission to graduate or professional school to further their education. Numerous students also enter the workforce in the computer science/information technology fields well prepared to contribute to the rapidly changing cyber-world.
As part of our quality academic program, we offer several internship opportunities for our students. Students majoring in CIS may intern with the Division of Information Technology (DOIT) on Barry’s campus, with the South Florida Digital Alliance, or with Jackson Health Systems, our newest partnership. These opportunities are competitive and students work with faculty members to prepare for the interviews. Computer Science students also may participate in an internship while some have found their own professional experiences with local companies where they can apply their programming and software design skills.
Additionally, students have worked with various community partners to provide computer support, website creation, mathematics tutoring and other community engagement activities through academic coursework as part of our mission integration activities.
These activities make Barry University’s degree programs unique. It is this kind of personal attention and mentoring that provides for a transformative educational experience connected to the Barry University mission.
Each of our faculty members is engaged in various research projects. Students may participate in guided research working directly with a faculty member. Students are encouraged to continue with the research project throughout their undergraduate education. Successful student projects are presented at local, regional and national scientific meetings.
Students also pursue research opportunities during the summer. These may be for credit or for pay depending on which experiences the students choose. Students can also apply for summer Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) programs. These competitive, fully funded opportunities are available through a variety of universities and government labs around the world.
All these things make Barry University a unique and valuable educational and personal growth experience. I look forward to welcoming you as a new student to one of our programs and guiding you to reach your personal, educational and professional goals. If you would like additional information about our program or the university, please use our Ask A Question form and we will try our best to answer your questions.
Be part of a rapidly growing technology job market. Study CS, CIS or mathematics.
Tony Wallner, Ph.D. Interim Chair of Mathematics and Computer Science