Studying Mathematics, Computer Science and Natural Sciences at John Cabot University

John Cabot UniversityJohn Cabot is a liberal arts university, a unique learning environment where degree-seeking and study abroad students come to enjoy the historic city of Rome while acquiring a world-class education, honing their abilities to think critically, communicate effectively, and discover the evolution of human society as we know it.

Situated amidst the ancient, diverse and culturally rich Mediterranean, John Cabot University is truly an ideal place to encounter some of history’s most influential thinkers, artists, and political catalysts. And in addition to a choice of 13 majors, students also have access to a range of courses that fulfill the general education requirement, or are foundations for one or more degree programs. These are classes like mathematics, computer science, and natural science – perfect for rounding out your knowledge base, complementing your other studies, and perhaps, opening your eyes to another valuable perspective on the wonders of human creativity.

Take a look at some of the topics covered and how they can enhance your chosen degree program:


If you’ve decided to pursue your liberal arts studies at a university in Rome, chances are you’re already interested in travel, cultural exploration, and perhaps learning a new language. Depending on your program, you may be a little less inclined to seek out math courses! However, many of the math classes offered at John Cabot are relevant to a range of majors. For example, Finite Mathematics helps prepare students in the social sciences to interpret the kind of quantitative data they’ll encounter during research. An Introduction to Logic is particularly useful for Philosophy students, while Calculus and Statistics courses apply directly to the study of Economics and Business.

Computer Science

Over the past thirty years, ICT (Information and Communications Technologies) have dramatically transformed the way we do business and connect with one another. An Introduction to Computer Science offers students a fascinating overview of this transformative process, exploring topics like cloud computing, next generation internet, personal privacy, and “Cyber War.” Microcomputer Applications helps students understand the fundamentals of common applications like Windows, spreadsheets, and word processing. No matter your major, these basic computer skills are considered a must-have in today’s economy. And if you’ve always wanted to learn how to build a website, you’ll want to sign up for Web Design I or II – or pursue an independent study on a topic of your choice.

Natural Sciences

Students who study abroad in Rome situate themselves in a region with a rich history of scientific discovery and innovation. The courses, Current Issues in the Natural Sciences and A History of Scientific Discovery guide students through topics and events they probably already know a little about, while providing context and resources for deeper engagement. For those with an interest in environmental impact, John Cabot offers an entire class on global warming, and a course called Food and Agriculture which examines some of society’s most pressing questions about sustainability and agribusiness. Another particularly fascinating offering is Concepts in Genetics, which looks at recent advances in the field and their applications in biotechnology, industry, and medicine. Of course no study of natural science would be complete without Astronomy, a course that helps students understand the laws that govern the universe, taking them on a tour of our planets, the stars, and the outer limits of the known universe.

Which courses will you sign up for next? 

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