### Requirements for Math and Computer Science Degrees

*Professors Hemler, Koether**; Associate Professors Lins*^{}, Pelland, Pendergrass, Valente; Senior Lecturer Webber; Assistant Professors Hulsizer, Jayne^{F}

*Chair: Brian Lins*

Students may choose one of two majors in the discipline of mathematics: **Mathematics** or **Applied Mathematics**. A major in Mathematics requires at least 11 courses. A major in Applied Mathematics requires at least 10 courses.

**All** students **majoring in either Mathematics or Applied Mathematics** must complete Mathematics 141, 142, 231, 242, 252.

In addition, a **major in Applied Mathematics** requires

- Mathematics 222, 421,
- Computer Science 261 as well as
- two electives in Mathematics at the 200-level or higher.
- At least one of these electives must be at the 400-level.
- Computer Science 262 may be substituted for the other Mathematics elective.

A major in **Mathematics** requires

- Mathematics 431, 441,
- two electives at the 200-level or higher, and
- two additional electives at the 300-level or above.
- One elective may be Computer Science 261.

A major in **Computer Science** requires at least 11 courses:

- Computer Science 261, 262, 361, 362, 461, and 480;
- Mathematics 141 and 262; and
- three additional courses, at least two of which must be Computer Science courses at the 200-level or above.
- A student may use either Computer Science 161 or Physics 103 for the third course.

The department recommends that students who intend to teach mathematics complete a major in Mathematics. The department recommends that students who intend to pursue a career in engineering complete a major in either Mathematics or Applied Mathematics; it is recommended that these students take Mathematics 243 and 342 and Computer Science 261 and 262.

The requirements for a **minor in Mathematics** are 19 credit hours from the following Mathematics courses: 141, 142, 231, 242, and one additional 3 or 4 credit hour course in Mathematics at the 300-level or above.

The requirements for a** minor in Computer Science** are 17 credit hours from the following Computer Science courses: 261, 262, 361, and two electives in Computer Science, at least one of which is at the 300-level or above.

**Mathematics & Computer Science Course Catalogue**

updated 6/23/15