Requirements for Math and Computer Science Degrees

Professors Hemler, Koether; Associate Professors Lins, Pelland, Pendergrass, Valente; Senior Lecturer Webber; Assistant Professors Hulsizer, JayneF

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