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DEPARTMENT OF MATHEMATICAL AND COMPUTER SCIENCES

Phone: 262-472-1313
E-Mail: mathcmpsci@uww.edu

Faculty: Mohammad Ahmadi, Malvina Baica, Abdelkrim Boukahil, Robert Bryan, Thomas Drucker, Fe Evangelista, Athula Gunawardena, Bennette Harris, Robert Horton, Jonathan Kane, Edwin Klein, Peter Lampe, Julie Letellier, Janet Ley-Nelson, Jiehu Ma, Thomas McFarland, Richard McGregory, Ki-Bong Nam, Gado Ongwela, Faustine Perham, Dieudonne Phanord (Chairperson), Chilukuri Rao, Geetha Samaranayake, Sobitha Samaranayake, David Sarocka, Richard Schauer, Robert Siemann, David Stoneman, Jerome Tanguay, James Trier, Ruth Whitmore.
 
 

MATHEMATICS

Mathematics has traditionally been the language of science and now plays a vital role in the social sciences and business as well. Every field in which quantitative activity is found requires that its workers have good backgrounds in mathematics. A student well-versed in mathematics will find their skills of use in almost any profession.
 
 

Although mathematics is studied for its applications, it also attracts many who are interested in its aesthetic and creative side. A study of mathematics improves one's ability to think about abstract concepts, to conceptualize about hypothetical structures, to reach logical conclusions, and to consider many solution techniques when problem solving.
 
 

MAJOR
 
 

The Department of Mathematical and Computer Sciences offers seven distinct emphases for a degree in mathematics: BA/BS PURE MATHEMATICS, BA/BS MATHEMATICS STATISTICS, BA/BS SPACE MATHEMATICS, BA/BS COMPUTER MATHEMATICS, BA/BS APPLIED MATHEMATICS AND COMPUTER SCIENCE, BA/BS APPLIED MATHEMATICS OF THE EARTH SYSTEM AND SPACE SCIENCES, BSE MATHEMATICS FOR SECONDARY EDUCATION. A student interested in pursuing graduate work in mathematics or combining their mathematics major with a second major or emphasis in music, art, or language would be interested in the PURE MATHEMATICS emphasis. A student interested in a career as a statistician, an actuary, a demographer, or a specialist in marketing, quality control, or economics would be interested in the MATHEMATICS STATISTICS emphasis. A student interested in a career in the application of mathematics to space science, engineering, physics, or other science would be interested in the SPACE MATHEMATICS emphasis. A student interested in the mathematical basis for computer science would be interested in the COMPUTER MATHEMATICS emphasis. A student interested in a career as a mathematics educator at the secondary school level would be interested in the MATHEMATICS FOR SECONDARY EDUCATION emphasis. A student interested in using the combined tools of mathematics and computer science to solve applied problems common in the sciences, engineering, and social sciences might be interested in the APPLIED MATHEMATICS AND COMPUTER SCIENCE broadfield major. A student interested in combining mathematical problem solving skills with the applied sciences in a career as a researcher in an industrial or space applications field might be interested in the APPLIED MATHEMATICS OF THE EARTH SYSTEM AND SPACE SCIENCES broadfield major. Each emphasis requires the completion of the following core courses.
 
 

MATHEMATICS MAJOR CORE COURSES (25 UNITS)

 MATH 253, MATH 254, MATH 255, MATH 280, MATH 301, MATH 355, MATH 452
 
 

MATHEMATICS (BA/BS PURE MATH)
 
 

MAJOR - 37 UNITS

 1. Completion of the core.

 2. MATH 361, MATH 417, MATH 453, MATH 464
 
 

UNIQUE COMPUTER SCIENCE REQUIREMENT - 3 UNITS

 1. COMPSCI 171
 
 

WRITING REQUIREMENT - 3 UNITS

 1. ENGLISH 370 OR ENGLISH 372
 
 

MATHEMATICS (BA/BS MATH STAT)
 
 

MAJOR - 38 UNITS

 1. Completion of the core

 2. MATH 342, MATH 441, MATH 442, MATH 446
 
 

UNIQUE COMPUTER SCIENCE REQUIREMENT - 3 UNITS

 1. COMPSCI 171

WRITING REQUIREMENT - 3 UNITS

 1. ENGLISH 370 OR ENGLISH 372
 
 

Students in this emphasis are encouraged to take courses in economics, accounting, and insurance offered in the College of Business and Economics.
 
 

MATHEMATICS (BA/BS SPACE MATH)
 
 

MAJOR - 38 UNITS

 1. Completion of the core.

 2. MATH 361, MATH 459, MATH 473, MATH 475
 
 

UNIQUE COMPUTER SCIENCE REQUIREMENT - 3 UNITS

 1. COMPSCI 171

WRITING REQUIREMENT - 3 UNITS

 1. ENGLISH 370 OR ENGLISH 372

Students in this emphasis are encouraged to take courses in computer science, physics, chemistry, geography, and biology.
 
 

MATHEMATICS (BA/BS) COMPUTER EMPHASIS
 
 

MAJOR - 37 UNITS

 1. COMPLETION OF CORE

 2. COMPSCI 322, COMPSCI 433, COMPSCI 434, MATH 471
 
 

UNIQUE COMPUTER SCIENCE REQUIREMENT - 3 UNITS

 1. COMPSCI 171
 
 

WRITING REQUIREMENT - 3 UNITS

 1. ENGLISH 370 OR ENGLISH 372
 
 

Students in this emphasis are encouraged to take courses in computer science, especially COMPSCI 372 OR MCS 231.
 
 

MATHEMATICS (BSE SECONDARY ED)
 
 

LICENSURE - 34 UNITS

 1. C&I SECNDED 466

 2. EDFOUND 243 OR EDFOUND 445

 3. SELECT 2 UNITS FROM C&I CIFLD 210

 4. STUDENT TEACHING

 a. SELECT 2 OR 12 UNITS FROM C&I CIFLD 412

 b. SELECT 2 OR 12 UNITS FROM C&I CIFLD 414

 5. C&I SECNDED 428

 6. EDFOUND 212 AND EDFOUND 425

 7. SELECT 3 UNITS FROM COURSE C&I CIFLD 492

 8. SELECT 3 UNITS FROM EDUINDP 496
 
 

MAJOR - 39 UNITS

 1. Completion of the core.

 2. MATH 353, MATH 359, MATH 441, MATH 453
 
 

WRITING REQUIREMENT - 3 UNITS

 1. ENGLISH 370 OR ENGLISH 372

AN APPROVED MINOR IS REQUIRED FOR EACH OF THE FIVE PRECEDING EMPHASES
 
 

MATHEMATICS (BA/BS) APPLIED MATHEMATICS AND COMPUTER SCIENCE BROADFIELD
 
 

MAJOR - 58 UNITS

 1. MATH 253, MATH 254, MATH 255

 2. MATH 280, MATH 355

 3. SELECT EITHER MATH 301 OR MATH 452

 4. MATH 342, MATH 361, MATH 459, MATH 471

 5. COMPSCI 172, COMPSCI 173, COMPSCI 271, COMPSCI 412, COMPSCI 443, COMPSCI 445, MCS 210

 6. SELECT EITHER COMPSCI 372 OR MCS 231
 
 

WRITING REQUIREMENT - 3 UNITS

 1. ENGLISH 370 OR ENGLISH 372
 
 

APPLIED MATHEMATICS OF THE EARTH SYSTEM AND SPACE SCIENCES BROADFIELD (BA/BS)
 
 

MAJOR - 59 UNITS

 1. MATH 253, MATH 254, MATH 255, MATH 355

 2. COMPSCI 172, COMPSCI 173

 3. MATH 361, MATH 458, MATH 459, MATH 463, MATH 471

 4. MATH 473, MATH 475, MATH 477, MATH 483

 5. GEOGRPY 377, PHYSCS 320, PHYSCS 322
 
 

WRITING REQUIREMENT - 3 UNITS

 1. ENGLISH 370 OR ENGLISH 372
 
 

THE TWO BROADFIELD MAJORS DO NOT REQUIRE A MINOR

MINOR/EMPHASES
 
 

MATHEMATICS
 
 

MINOR - 22 UNITS

 1. MATH 253, MATH 254, MATH 255 AND MATH 280

 2. SELECT 6 ELECTIVE MATH UNITS IN COURSES NUMBERED 300 OR HIGHER  EXCEPT MATH 375.
 
 

MATHEMATICS: SECONDARY EDUCATION EMPHASIS
 
 

MINOR - 24 UNITS

 1. MATH 253, MATH 254, MATH 280, MATH 342 AND MATH 353

 2. SELECT 1 COURSE FROM MATH 355 OR MATH 452
 
 

MATHEMATICS: ELEMENTARY EDUCATION EMPHASIS
 
 

MINOR - 23 UNITS

 1. MATH 111, MATH 112, MATH 152, MATH 231, MATH 375, MATH 415 AND MATH 416
 
 

A student with a strong high school background in mathematics, and on the recommendation of the department chair, may waive MATH 152 and elect other mathematics courses approved by the department chair.
 
 

Restriction of credit: A student may not register for a course which is a prerequisite for any other course in which credit has been received unless departmental approval is obtained. The courses MATH 040 and MATH 041 may not be taken by those who have successfully completed, are taking, or have had waived any course numbered MATH 140 or above. A student may not register for MATH 143 if MATH 152 or any course beyond MATH 152 has been completed unless departmental approval is obtained. A student may not receive credit for both MATH 243 and MATH 250, MATH 243 and MATH 253, or for both MATH 250 and MATH 253. Those who do well (A or B) in MATH 243 and desire more calculus should elect MATH 253 (even though credit cannot be earned for both courses). Those who do well (A or B) in MATH 250 and desire more calculus should elect MATH 254. Anyone anticipating a mathematics major or minor is advised to take MATH 253. If a student who has completed MATH 250 wants to change to a mathematics major or minor, MATH 254 may be taken provided the student earned at least a B in MATH 250 and has the consent of the Department Chair. A student with less than a B in MATH 250 should take MATH 253 even though credit will be given for only one of the courses MATH 250 or MATH 253. Anyone going from MATH 250 to MATH 254 should be aware of the trigonometry and rigor stressed in MATH 253. All students seeking initial registration in any course in the calculus sequence MATH 253 through MATH 255 who have not completed MATH 152 must consult with the Department Chair. All students seeking to count MATH 250 as part of their mathematics major or minor must consult with the Department Chair.
 
 

Courses carrying "for the elementary teacher" in the title may not be applied toward a major or minor in mathematics except by students in elementary education.

Students may not receive credit for both MATH 415 and MATH 452. MATH 375 will not count towards a mathematics major or minor in Letters and Sciences.

Courses listed only as computer science may not be used for a mathematics major or minor. Courses listed in both computer science and in mathematics may not be used for credit in both areas.

COMPUTER SCIENCE

Computer Science is a discipline of modern origin in which the theory and applications of high speed machine computation, of efficient data processing, of advanced graphics design, and of machine assisted problem solving are developed and studied.
 
 

The computer science minor builds a solid background in computing and related principles so that students emerge from the program equipped for both commercial employment and for advanced study.
 
 

Employment opportunities are to be found in the data processing departments of commercial enterprises and of state and federal agencies, in research in all of the physical and social sciences, and in many industrial and engineering applications. Although the opportunities offered students are many and varied, it must be recognized that the rapid rate of change of our technology imposes the responsibility of continuing study in order to remain current in this field.
 
 

MINOR/EMPHASIS
 
 

COMPUTER   SCIENCE

MINOR - 24 UNITS
 1.   COMPSCI 172 AND COMPSCI 271
 2.   ONE  OF  COMPSCI 372, MCS 231, COMPSCI 443,  OR  COMPSCI 445
 3.   ONE  OF  COMPSCI 322,  COMPSCI 412,  OR COMPSCI 424
 4.  ONE  OF COMPSCI 433,  COMPSCI 434,  MATH 471,  OR  MCS 210
 5. ONE  OF  COMPSCI 302  OR COMPSCI 475
 6. TO COMPLETE  A  TOTAL OF  24 UNITS, SELECT  ADDITIONAL  COURSES  FROM:  COMPSCI 302, 307, 322, 381, 382, 412, 424, 433, 434, 443, 445, 475, 481, 482,  MATH 280, 471, MCS 210, 220, 232, 325, 425
 7. A  MINIMUM OF SIX  COURSES  IN COMPUTER  SCIENCE  ARE  REQUIRED  FOR  THIS  MINOR.
 

COMPUTER SCIENCE EDUCATION EMPHASIS
 
 

MINOR - 24 UNITS

 1. COMPSCI 171 AND COMPSCI 307

 2. COMPSCI 271 OR COMPSCI 302

 3. COMPSCI 372 OR MCS 231

 4. MCS 220 OR MANGEMNT 376

 5. SELECT 9 UNITS FROM COURSES : ANY MANAGEMENT COMPUTER SYSTEM COURSE, ANY COMPUTER SCIENCE COURSE NUMBERED COMPSCI 350 OR ABOVE, COMPSCI 302, COMPSCI 271 OR MATH 280. A STUDENT MAY NOT COUNT BOTH COMPSCI 372 AND MCS 231 TOWARD THE MINOR.
 
 

Courses listed only as computer science will not count toward a mathematics major or minor.
 
 

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MINOR - 24 UNITS

 1. ARTSTDIO 222

 2. COMPSCI 171

 3. COMPSCI 372 OR MCS 231

 4. BSEDCNA 357

 5. COMPSCI 381, COMPSCI 382, COMPSCI 481 AND COMPSCI 482
 
 

CERTIFICATE
 
 

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CERTIFICATE - 15 UNITS

 1. ARTSTDIO 222

 2. BSEDCNA 357

 3. COMPSCI 281, COMPSCI 282, COMPSCI 381, COMPSCI 382

 4. COMPSCI 481 OR COMPSCI 482

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