Department of Mathematics and Computer Studies
The Department of Mathematics was founded in the college in 1975 to provide a subject programme in Mathematics for the newly established B.Ed. Degree for Primary Teaching.
The name was changed to its present form in 1987 to reflect the involvement of the department in Computer Studies courses for all students and in a number of action-research projects on the applications of computers in education.
Following our association with the Mathematics Department at U.C.C., while Mary Immaculate College was a Recognised College of the N.U.I., our new programmes are validated by the University of Limerick, with which the College now has an agreement of academic linkage.
Today the Department of Mathematics and Computer Studies continues to offer undergraduate Mathematics for the B.Ed. as well as a similar programme for the B.A. Degree in Liberal Arts. Postgraduate research opportunities are also available in Mathematics for M.A. and Ph.D. degrees.
We offer first year B.A. students a Computer Skills unit within their Foundation Studies and in second year, we offer B.A. Elective modules through which students may further advance their knowledge and skills in the area of Information Technology.