Computer Science and Applied Mathematics

Computer Science & Applied Mathematics

Technology has fueled rapid innovation throughout every industry, and continues to evolve at a breakneck pace. Professionals with skills in applied mathematics and computer science areas will be well prepared for emerging roles across a variety of sectors.

Rated the number one city in the U.S. for next-wave startups by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, Boston is an ideal place to gain hands-on experience in a thriving hub of technology, science, and innovation.

This track offers computer science and math majors an opportunity to expand their academic knowledge through higher level courses, as well as giving students a first-hand glimpse of how careers can be developed in these areas of study.

Applicants to this track must have completed a minimum of one year of college mathematics or computer science course work by the start of the program.

Summer 1: The Academic Phase

You'll spend your first six weeks of the Summer Study Internship Program taking two 4-credit courses chosen from offerings in computer science or mathematics.


The 2019 Summer Study Internship Program course options will be available on January 15, 2019. The courses listed below were offered during Summer 2018.

Computer Science Majors

  • CAS CS 131 Combinatoric Structures
  • CAS CS 237 Probability in Computing
  • CAS CS 320 Concepts of Programming Languages
  • MET CS 201 Introduction to Programming
  • MET CS 232 Programming with Java
  • MET CS 248 Discrete Mathematics
  • CAS CS 132 Geometric Algorithms
  • MET CS 432 Introduction to IT Project Management
  • CAS CS 330 Introduction to Analysis of Algorithms
  • CAS CS 455 Computer Networks

Mathematics Majors

  • CAS MA 120 Applied Mathematics for Social and Management Sciences
  • CAS MA 123 Calculus I
  • CAS MA 124 Calculus II
  • CAS MA 213 Basic Statistics and Probability
  • CAS MA 214 Applied Statistics
  • CAS MA 225 Multivariate Calculus
  • CAS MA 226 Differential Equations
  • CAS MA 242 Linear Algebra
  • CAS MA 267 The Mathematics of Sustainability
  • CAS MA 293 Discrete Mathematics
  • CAS MA 341 Introduction to Number Theory
  • CAS MA 411 Advanced Calculus
  • CAS MA 433 Graph Theory

Summer 2: The Internship Phase

For the second six weeks of the program, you'll be placed as an intern in a Boston-area organization or business that matches your expressed interests. You should expect to work five days a week for a minimum of 35 hours. Most internships are unpaid.

Computer Science & Applied Mathmatics Opportunities

Internship placement sites that can be expected for this new program track include startups, technology companies, non-profit organizations, and research think tanks.

Internship Placement

  • Internship placement for 35 hours a week
  • Internship matches are based on your interests, abilities, and experience
  • All internship sites are accessible by public transportation
  • Visit our Placement Process page for additional information

Summer Study Internship Course

The Summer Study Internship Program's 2-credit Internship Course meets on Friday mornings throughout Summer 1 and two evenings in Summer 2. The course explores links between your academic track and your on-site professional experience, and provides support and guidance as you prepare for your placement.