Our programs prepare students to utilize data and digital resources to “question assumptions” and solve real world problems. Our computing, quantitative and analytical courses educate and help students become stronger fierce advocates for justice.
The Mathematics and Computer Science (MCS) department 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. The MCS 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 offered by the College, the MCS department offers two 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. The MCS faculty are members of the graduate center’s doctoral program in Computer Science and they regularly mentor doctoral students.