Aug 12, 2020  
2018-2020 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2018-2020 Undergraduate Catalog

Computer Science, BS


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Mathematics and Computer Science


It is the purpose of the Mathematics and Computer Science Department to prepare our students for success in an increasingly technological and competitive global society. Engaging abstract and real-life mathematics and computer science problems using a hands-on approach, our students realize an appreciation for the power, orderliness of thought, and precision of expression in mathematics, and develop skills essential for quantitative analysis in other fields of study. In addition to offering majors and minors in mathematics and computer science, the department offers service courses to meet the needs of a diverse student population. Students develop algebraic skills necessary for success in a variety of increasingly quantitative majors such as criminal justice and psychology. The Mathematics General Education Requirement (GER) and other service courses meet the needs of students in such majors as Management Science, Elementary Education, English, nursing, and social science. Through this broad spectrum of courses, the department seeks to provide educational access and diverse opportunities for all students. Faculty members are strongly committed to excellence in teaching and availability to students outside of class time for tutoring and advisement.

Note(s)


The eight credits of Calculus-based Physics courses listed above also serve as the Natural Science General Education Requirement (GER).

Computer Science Electives


Assessment of Majors


The extent to which students majoring in both Mathematics (Liberal Arts) and Computer Science have met the goals of the program will be measured before each student graduates. Mechanism to determine the levels at which these objectives have been met:

This assessment will take place within a capstone course (MATH 417  or COSC 417 ) to be taken in the senior year. The course is intended to cover current and advanced topics in Mathematics or Computer Science. It will draw together all of the material the students have encountered in their earlier training. The assessment will involve either a project undertaken by a student or group of students and/or a test developed by members of the Mathematics and Computer Science department to measure knowledge of topics taught in the major-requirement courses.

Level I (Freshman)


Level II (Sophomore)


Total Semester Credits: 17


Spring Semester


Total Semester Credits: 16


Level III (Junior)


Total Semester Credits: 15


Spring Semester


Total Semester Credits: 15


Level IV (Senior)


Fall Semester


Total Semester Credits: 15


Spring Semester


Total Semester Credits: 15


Total Credits: 124


Major Course

BIOL 101 

PHIL 103 

General Elective

Program Elective

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