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2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog 
2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Department of Mathematical and Computer Sciences

The Department of Mathematical and Computer Sciences offers bachelor of science degrees in mathematics, statistical science, and computer science. The department also offers both minors in mathematics, statistics, computer science, and computer security. These minors complement majors such as engineering technology, the other sciences, economics and others. 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 four concentrations encompassing a variety of significant mathematical ideas. These concentrations give students the background for graduate school in theoretical mathematics, as well as the background for both graduate school and employment in mathematically related fields, including applied mathematics, probability and statistics, and mathematics education. The degree program in computer science adheres to nationally recognized standards and is accredited by the Computing Accreditation Commission (CAC) of the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET).

All students who are considering a major or minor in mathematics or computer science are expected to consult with faculty for advising. All 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, such as interdisciplinary Cybersecurity program. The Computer Science Studies courses are on topics appropriate to computer science but focused toward current, practical expertise.