2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog 
    Apr 15, 2024  
2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Department of Mathematics and Computer Science

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The Department of Mathematics and Computer Science offers three programs leading to the degree of Bachelor of Science. These degree programs are designed so that all students take the basic University College Core courses, major courses in Mathematics and Computer Science, and flexible elective choices. The department also offers minors in Mathematics and Computer Science, a minor/ certificate in Cybersecurity, and courses in statistics. These programs of study prepare graduates for careers in teaching, business, industry, and government, or for further study.

Learning Outcomes

BS in Mathematics

  1. Student will be able to demonstrate skills in solving mathematical problems
  2. Student will be able to comprehend mathematical principles and logic
  3. Student will be able to demonstrate knowledge of mathematical modeling and proficiency in using mathematical software
  4. Student will be able to manipulate and analyze data numerically and/or graphically using appropriate software
  5. Student will be able to communicate effectively mathematical ideas/results verbally or in writing

BS in Computer Science

  1. An ability to apply knowledge of computing and mathematics appropriate to the discipline;
  2. An ability to analyze a problem, and identify and define the computing requirements appropriate to its solution;
  3. An ability to design, implement and evaluate a computer-based system, process, component, or program to meet desired needs;
  4. An ability to function effectively on teams to accomplish a common goal;
  5. An understanding of professional, ethical, legal, security, and social issues and responsibilities;
  6. An ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences;
  7. An ability to analyze the local and global impact of computing on individuals, organizations and society;
  8. Recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in, continuing professional development;
  9. An ability to use current techniques, skills, and tools necessary for computing practices.
  10. An ability to apply mathematical foundations, algorithmic principles, and computer science theory in the modeling and design of computer-based systems in a way that demonstrates comprehension of the tradeoffs involved in design choices;
  11. An ability to apply design and development principles in the construction of software systems of varying complexity.




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