Requirements for Math and Computer Science

Professors Hemler, Koether; Associate Professors LinsS, Pelland, Pendergrass, Valente; Senior Lecturer Webber; Assistant Professors Hulsizer, Jayne

Chair: Marcus H. Pendergrass

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.

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. 

updated 7/10/14