Mathematics and Computer Science


Mathematics is the art and science of abstraction. Galileo said that mathematics is the language in which the universe is written. The study of mathematics provides the abilities to analyze and visualize data, discover patterns and reason logically. Students have the ability to choose from two majors in Mathematics:

The B.S. in Mathematics is designed to provide a solid foundation in several branches of mathematics (calculus and analysis, algebra, and logic). Students will then choose a set of electives (in consultation with a faculty adviser) to customize their educational experience and best prepare them for their future careers. Possible paths of study prepare students for business, industry, government, education, or graduate school.

The B.A. in Mathematics is designed to give students a broad understanding of mathematics. This degree is designed for students who wish to have a comprehensive foundation in mathematics or students wishing to pursue a career in mathematics education.

Computer Science is the fusion of abstraction and technology; it is the study of representing, processing, and communicating data, the design and analysis of algorithms, and the implementation of solutions through both hardware and software. The study of Computer Science is both theoretical and practical. It provides the foundation to design, develop, secure, and maintain computer systems existing everywhere in this digital age. In addition to gaining a solid foundation in the fundamentals of Computer Sciences, each student selects one or more areas of specialization to guide their program of study. Current specializations offered by the department include Game Programming, Software Engineering, Information Security, Foundations of Computer Science, and Applied Sciences.

Information Systems is an interdisciplinary approach to to utilizing computers to collect, organize, analyze, and communicate information in business environments. The field of study combines foundational elements of Computer Science and of Business Administration. Information Systems students will develop expertise as technical managers, as systems analysts, and as system designers. IS students will work side-by-side with Computer Science students who specialize in technical design and implementations, and with business students who strive to effectively manage an organization’s assets—its people, money, information, and technology.

The Department of Mathematics and Computer Science offers the following programs:


» B.S. in Mathematics

» B.A. in Mathematics

» B.S. in Computer Science

» B.S. in Computer and Management Information Systems

» Minors in Video Game Design, Statistics and Data Analytics, Actuarial Sciences, Mathematics and Computer Science


» M.S. in Computer Science

» M.S. in Applied Mathematics and Statistics

Students may consider entering the joint degree program in engineering. 

Mathematics majors can also enter the Scholar Teacher Education Program in the Ruth S. Ammon School of Education.

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