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 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 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.

**WEB SITE DEVELOPMENT AND ADMINISTRATION**

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**

**WEB SITE DEVELOPMENT AND ADMINISTRATION**

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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