DEPARTMENT OF MATHEMATICS AND COMPUTER SCIENCE

Phone: 414-472-1313-----E-Mail: mathcmpsci@uwwvax.uww.edu

Faculty: Mohammad Ahmadi, Malvina Baica, William Beck, Robert Bryan, Martin Engert, Richard Enstad, Jacob Gerlach, Mary Anne Gerlach, Kathleen Halvorson, Bennette Harris, M. Hossain Heydari, Robert Horton, Jonathan Kane, Gary Klatt, Edwin Klein, Judy Knapp, Robert Knapp, Julie Letellier, Thomas McFarland, Janet Nelson, Gado Ongwela, Faustine Perham, Dieudonne Phanord (Chairperson), Chilukuri Rao, Geetha Samaranayake, David Sarocka, Richard Schauer, Robert Siemann, David Stoneman, Jerome Tanguay, James Trier, Krishnanand Verma.

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. Mathematically prepared students have available to them opportunities that are many and varied.

Although mathematics is studied for its applications, it also attracts many who are interested in its aesthetic and creative side. Students seeking challenge and accomplishment will find the study of mathematics rewarding as well as practical.

MAJOR

MATHEMATICS (BA/BS)

MAJOR - 35 CREDITS

  1. MATH 760-253, 760-254, 760-255, 760-280, 760-355 AND 760-499
  2. SELECT 1 SEQUENCE OF 2 COURSES MATH (760-353 AND 760-354) OR (760-342 AND 760-441) OR (760-441 AND 760-442) OR (760-452 AND 760-453) OR (760-453 AND 760-454) OR (760-458 AND 760-459) OR (760-463 AND 760-464) OR (760-464 AND 760-465) OR (760-471 AND 760-472)
  3. SELECT 9 CRED ELECTIVE MATH CRED NUMBERED 300 OR 400 EXCEPT FOR COURSE 760-375
  4. A MAJOR MUST COMPLETE AT LEAST 6 CREDITS IN COURSES NUMBERED ABOVE 760-400.

UNIQUE COMPUTER SCIENCE REQUIREMNT - 3 CREDITS

  1. CPSI 765-171 RLS

WRITING REQUIREMENT - 3 CREDITS

  1. ENGL 680-370 OR 680-372 RLS

AN APPROVED MINOR IS REQUIRED FOR THIS MAJOR

MATHEMATICS (BSE)

LICENSURE - 37 CREDITS

  1. C&I 437-466
  2. EDFD 420-243 OR 420-445
  3. SELECT 2 CREDITS FROM C&I 439-210
  4. STUDENT TEACHING
  5. C&I 437-428
  6. EDFD 423-212 AND 424-425
  7. SELECT 3 CREDITS FROM COURSE C&I 439-492
  8. SELECT 3 CREDITS FROM EDUC 400-496

MAJOR - 36 CREDITS

  1. MATH 760-253, 760-254, 760-255, 760-280, 760-353, 760-355, 760-441, 760-452 AND 760-499
  2. SELECT 6 CRED FROM MATHEMATICS COURSE LEVEL 300 OR 400

MATH UNIQUE REQUIREMENT & WRITING - 6 CREDITS

  1. CPSC 765-171 RLS
  2. ENGL 680-370 OR 680-372 RLS

AN APPROVED MINOR IS REQUIRED FOR THIS MAJOR

Majors who anticipate a career in applied mathematics should take the two-course sequence 760-458/760-459, and as many of the following as are feasible: 760-342, 760-361, 760-365, 760-441, 760-442, 760-463, 760-471, 760-472, and all courses listed under computer science.

Majors who anticipate graduate study in mathematics should take both of the two-course sequences 760-452/760-453 and 760-464/760-465 and as many of the following as are feasible: 760-342, 760-361, 760-417, 760-431, 760-441, 760-454, 760-463, and a year of French or German.

Majors who are interested in pursuing a career as an actuary are encouraged to take as many of the following courses as possible: 760-342, 760-365, 760-441, 760-442, 760-446, 760-471, 765-162, and courses in accounting and insurance offered in the College of Business and Economics.

MINOR/EMPHASES

MATHEMATICS

MINOR - 22 CREDITS

  1. MATH 760-253, 760-254, 760-255 AND 760-280
  2. SELECT 6 ELECTIVE MATH CREDITS IN COURSES HIGHER THAN 760-255 EXCEPT 760-375.

MATHEMATICS SECONDARY EDUCATION EMPHASIS

MINOR - 25 CRED

  1. MATH 760-253, 760-254, 760-280, 760-342, 760-353, 760-355 AND 760-452

MATHEMATICS ELEMENTARY EDUCATION EMPHASIS

MINOR - 23 CREDITS

  1. MATH 760-111, 760-112, 760-152, 760-231, 760-375, 760-415 AND 760-416

A student with a strong high school background in mathematics, and on the recommendation of the department chair, may waive 760-152 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 760-040 and 760-041 may not be taken by those who have successfully completed, are taking, or have had waived any course numbered 760-140 or above. A student may not register for 760-143 if 760-152 or any course beyond 760-152 has been completed unless departmental approval is obtained. A student may not receive credit for both 760-243 and 760-250, 760-243 and 760-253, or for both 760-250 and 760-253. Those who do well (A or B) in 760-243 and desire more calculus should elect 760-253 (even though credit cannot be earned for both courses). Those who do well (A or B) in 760-250 and desire more calculus should elect 760-254. Anyone anticipating a mathematics major or minor is advised to take 760-253. If a student who has completed 760-250 wants to change to a mathematics major or minor, 760-254 may be taken provided the student earned at least a B in 760-250 and has the consent of the Department Chair. A student with less than a B in 760-250 should take 760-253 even though credit will be given for only one of the courses 760-250 or 760-253. Anyone going from 760-250 to 760-254 should be aware of the trigonometry and rigor stressed in 760-253. All students seeking initial registration in any course in the calculus sequence 760-253 through 760-255 who have not completed 760-152 must consult with the Department Chair. All students seeking to count 760-250 as part of their mathematics major or mainor 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 760-415 and 760-452. 760-375 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. 760-441/760-442 or 760-471/760-472 will satisfy the sequence requirement of the mathematics major even though 760-442 or 760-471 is used for computer science credit.

COURSE DESCRIPTIONS


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 CREDITS

  1. CPSC 765-171, 765-271 AND 765-412
  2. MCS 950-220 OR MGNT 250-376
  3. CPSC 765-372 OR MCS 950-231
  4. SELECT 9 CRED FROM COURSES : ANY MANAGEMENT COMPUTER SYSTEM COURSE, ANY COMPUTER SCIENCE COURSE NUMBERED 765-350 OR ABOVE, 765-302, 765-307 OR 760-280. A STUDENT MAY NOT COUNT BOTH 765-372 AND 950-231 TOWARD THE MINOR.

COMPUTER SCIENCE EDUCATION EMPHASIS

MINOR - 24 CREDITS

  1. CPSC 765-171 AND 765-307
  2. CPSC 765-271 OR 765-302
  3. CPSC 765-372 OR MCS 950-231
  4. MCS 950-220 OR MGNT 250-376
  5. SELECT 9 CRED FROM COURSES : ANY MANAGEMENT COMPUTER SYSTEM COURSE, ANY COMPUTER SCIENCE COURSE NUMBERED 765-350 OR ABOVE, 765-302, 765-271 OR 760-280. A STUDENT MAY NOT COUNT BOTH 765-372 AND 950-231 TOWARD THE MINOR.

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

COURSE DESCRIPTIONS



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