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2016-2017 Undergraduate Catalog 
2016-2017 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Department of Mathematical and Computer Sciences

The Department of Mathematical and Computer Sciences offers bachelor of arts and bachelor of science degrees in mathematics and a bachelor of science degree in computer science. The department offers both a mathematics and computer science minor, both of which complement such majors as engineering technology, the other sciences, and economics. In addition, the minor program in computer science complements the mathematics major.

Academic Programs

In addition to the general mathematics major, the department offers a mathematics major in five concentrations encompassing a variety of significant mathematical ideas. These concentrations give the student background for graduate school in theoretical mathematics, as well as background for both graduate school and employment in mathematically related fields including applied mathematics, scientific computing, probability and statistics, and mathematics education. The degree program in computer science adheres to nationally recognized standards and provides students with a more technical alternative to the mathematics concentration in computer science.

All students who are considering a major or minor in mathematics or computer science are expected to consult with faculty for advising. All course and test score prerequisites for 1000 level MTH courses must be five or fewer years old.

Non-Major Courses in Computer Science

The department offers courses as Computer Science Studies (CSS) that do not count toward a major in computer science. Some of the courses count toward majors in other programs. The Computer Science Studies courses are on topics appropriate to computer science but focused toward current, particular expertise.

Certificate Program Available

Students must complete each course in the certificate program with a grade of “C” or better. The courses cannot be taken pass/fail.