Department of Mathematics and Computer Science
The Department of Mathematics and Computer Science offers undergraduate programs leading to Bachelor of Science degrees in both Mathematics and Computer Science. The department also offers minors in Mathematics and Computer Science. A graduate program leading to a Master of Science degree has been added, with concentrations in Applied Mathematics, Mathematics Education, Community College Teaching, and Remote Sensing. Its strong curriculum provides students with a high level of preparation for professional employment as well as for graduate study, with an emphasis on integrating theory and applications.
Students majoring in the Mathematical Sciences have numerous career opportunities open to them. An undergraduate degree in Mathematics or Computer Science establishes an excellent background for graduate studies in many areas such as Mathematics, Actuarial Science, Computer Science, Statistics, Engineering, Operations Research, and Economics, etc. Those who are planning to receive a license to teach high school and/or middle school Mathematics must have a minor in Secondary and/or Middle Grades Education.
The department faculty members have diverse research interests. It is recommended that prospective students contact the department as early as possible to discuss an appropriate program of study and plan the sequencing of course requirements. Students majoring in or with a minor in Mathematics or Computer Science are required to have a "C" or better grade in all core and related area courses to meet the departmental standards and approval to be recommended for graduation.