Mathematical and Computer Sciences

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

Faculty:

Mohammad Ahmadi, Teri Alder, Leon Arriola, Malvina Baica, Corey Bruns, Xeuqing Chen, Thomas Drucker, Fe Evangelista, Pawel Felcyn, Athula Gunawardena, Angela Harlan, Robert Horton, Jonathan Kane, Peter Lampe, Julie Letellier (Chair), Jiehu Ma, Thomas McFarland, William Mickelson, Lopa Mukherjee, Ki-Bong Nam, Hien Nguyen, Gado Ongwela, Huckleberry Rahr, Chilukuri Rao, Geetha Samaranayake, Sobitha Samaranayake, Inessa Sedegho, Zhengnan Shi, Robert Siemann, Joan Stamm, Tamas Szabo, Ama Wanniarchchi.

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.

MAJORS/EMPHASES

Students may elect one of five emphases in the mathematics major. Emphases consist of the CORE* courses and an additional 4 to 5 required courses in their emphasis. (*The one exception is the APPLIED MATHEMATICS EMPHASIS for which the CORE course MATH 452 is not required.) In addition, each major must complete a writing requirement (ENGLISH 370 or ENGLISH 372), a computer science requirement (courses are listed below for all emphases except the SECONDARY EDUCATION EMPHASIS which does not have a computer science requirement), and the milestones (Major Field Test and Math Exit Interview). An approved minor is also required with each emphasis.

For more information on the different emphases including 4-year plans and Math Major FAQ, please visit the department’s website: http://math.uww.edu.

CORE COURSES in the MATHEMATICS MAJORS -25 UNITS

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

APPLIED MATHEMATICS EMPHASIS (BA/BS)

This emphasis is suited to students interested in using the tools of mathematics to solve applied problems common in the sciences, engineering, and social sciences.

MAJOR - 37 UNITS

1. MATH 253, MATH 254, MATH 255, MATH 280, MATH 301, MATH 355

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

UNIQUE COMPUTER SCIENCE REQUIREMENT - 3 UNITS

1. SELECT ONE COURSE: COMPSCI 171, COMPSCI 172, COMPSCI 174, COMPSCI 347

WRITING REQUIREMENT - 3 UNITS

1. ENGLISH 370 OR ENGLISH 372

PURE MATHEMATICS EMPHASIS (BA/BS)

MAJOR - 37 UNITS

1. Completion of the CORE.

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

UNIQUE COMPUTER SCIENCE REQUIREMENT - 3 UNITS

1. SELECT ONE COURSE: COMPSCI 171, COMPSCI 172, COMPSCI 174, COMPSCI 347

WRITING REQUIREMENT - 3 UNITS

1. ENGLISH 370 OR ENGLISH 372

MATHEMATICS STATISTICS EMPHASIS (BA/BS)

MAJOR - 38 UNITS

1. Completion of the core

2. MATH 342, MATH 441, MATH 442, MATH 346

UNIQUE COMPUTER SCIENCE REQUIREMENT - 3 UNITS

1. SELECT ONE COURSE: COMPSCI 171 OR COMPSCI 172

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. One suggested way of accomplishing this is by completing the Actuarial Mathematics minor.

MATHEMATICS FOR SECONDARY EDUCATION (BSE)

This emphasis is suited to students interested in a career as a mathematics educator at the secondary school level.

LICENSURE - 38 UNITS

1. SPECED 205

2. FOUNDATIONS BLOCK: EDFOUND 243 OR EDFOUND 212, AND EDFNDPRC 210

3. EDFOUND 245

4. METHODS BLOCK

A. SECNDED 428 AND SECNDED 466

B. SELECT 3 UNITS FROM CIFLD 492

5. STUDENT TEACHING

SELECT 2 UNITS FROM CIFLD 402 AND 12 UNITS FROM CIFLD 414 OR SELECT 2 UNITS FROM CIFLD 404 AND 12 UNITS FROM CIFLD 412

MAJOR - 39 UNITS

1. Completion of the core.

2. MATH 353, MATH 359, MATH 421, MATH 422

WRITING REQUIREMENT - 3 UNITS

1. ENGLISH 370 OR ENGLISH 372

MINORS/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.

ACTUARIAL MATHEMATICS

MINOR - 24 UNITS

1. SELECT ONE COURSE: COMPSCI 172, COMPSCI 174, COMPSCI 347

2. ACCOUNT 244, ACCOUNT 249, COMPSCI 181, ECON 201, ECON 202, FNBSLW 446, FNBSLW 464

UNIQUE REQUIREMENT:

1. MATH 255, MATH 280, MATH 441

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 152, MATH 230, MATH 352, MATH 370, MATH 375, MATH 415 AND MATH 416

RESTRICTION OF CREDIT: A partial list of restrictions is given below. Visit MATH FAQ on the departmental website for a complete list.

A student may not earn credit for any course which is a pre-requisite for another course in which credit has been earned unless prior departmental approval is obtained.

Students are allowed to earn credit for only one of the calculus courses MATH 243, MATH 250, or MATH 253. More information as to which calculus course is most appropriate for you is given in the MATH FAQ on the departmental website. Business majors with earned college credit in calculus can have the MATH 143 requirement waived. Contact the College of Business and Economics.

Students with earned credit in either MATH 243 or MATH 250 who are required or would like to enroll in MATH 253 must consult with the Chair of Mathematical & Computer Sciences.

COMPUTER SCIENCE

Computer Science is the study of modern computers including their design, applications, programming and theoretical limitations. Since computers are now used in virtually every business, governmental agency, educational institution, and research enterprise, students who obtain a background in computer science position themselves well to be technology experts in almost any profession. For half a century computing machinery and software applications have gone through very rapid evolution which continues today. Computer science specialists are particularly well prepared to understand and adapt to the continuing changes in the field.

MINORs in computer science can specialize in computer programming, web development, scientific applications, or the theoretical underpinnings of algorithms and computation.

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. The web site development and administration minor provides training in the technical back-end of modern web sites, and equips students to form the technical core of web design team.

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.

MAJORS/EMPHASES

The Computer Science Major prepares students for a wide range of careers using computer technology. Graduates are prepared to use modern technology and mathematical theory to engineer solutions that affect our daily lives. Depending on a student’s choice of concentrations within the major, a graduate could be prepared to work for a company needing a specialist in commercial software development, web site development and administration, systems programming, computer security, computer animation, industrial programming applications, software engineering, software testing, or operation of a wide range of computer and computer controlled equipment. Students obtaining a BSE degree can be licensed to teach Computer Science in secondary schools. Students can be prepared to begin graduate programs in Computer Science or Computer Engineering.

COMPUTER SCIENCE - GENERAL EMPHASIS (BA/BS)

MAJOR - 36 UNITS

1. CORE COURSES (24 UNITS)

A. EITHER COMPSCI 172 OR COMPSCI 174

B. EITHER COMPSCI 220 OR COMPSCI 222

C. COMPSCI 223, COMPSCI 271, COMPSCI 412, COMPSCI 424, COMPSCI 433, COMPSCI 476

D. SELECT ANY COMPSCI COURSE NUMBERED 300 OR ABOVE

2. COMPLETE TWO AREAS OF SPECIALIZATION

A. NETWORKING AND SYSTEMS: SELECT TWO OF: COMPSCI 460, COMPSCI 366 OR COMPSCI 424 OR COMPSCI 460 OR COMPSCI 461 OR COMPSCI 462

B. COMPUTER SCIENCE FUNDAMENTALS: SELECT TWO OF: COMPSCI 320 OR COMPSCI 322 OR COMPSCI 332 OR COMPSCI 434 OR MATH 450

C. WEB TECHNIQUES: SELECT TWO OF: COMPSCI 381 OR COMPSCI 382 OR COMPSCI 481 OR COMPSCI 482

D. APPLIED COMPUTING: SELECT TWO OF: COMPSCI 347, COMPSCI 451 OR MATH 471

UNIQUE REQUIREMENT:

1. EITHER MATH 250 OR MATH 253

2. EITHER COMPSCI 215 OR MATH 280

WRITING REQUIREMENT: SELECT ONE OF

ENGLISH 370 OR ENGLISH 372

COMPUTER SCIENCE - COMPREHENSIVE EMPHASIS (BS)

MAJOR - 65 UNITS

1. CORE COURSES

A. COMPSCI 172 OR COMPSCI 174

B. COMPSCI 220 OR COMPSCI 222

C. COMPSCI 223, COMPSCI 271, COMPSCI 320, COMPSCI 366, COMPSCI 412, COMPSCI 424, COMPSCI 433, AND COMPSCI 434

D. COMPSCI 215 OR MATH 280

E. MATH 253, MATH 342, MATH 355

F. INTRAUNV 246

G. WRITING REQUIREMENT: ENGLISH 370 OR ENGLISH 372

2. COMPLETE TWO AREAS OF SPECIALIZATION:

A. NETWORKING AND SYSTEMS - CHOOSE TWO COURSES FROM: COMPSCI 460, COMPSCI 461 OR COMPSCI 462

B. COMPUTER SCIENCE FUNDAMENTALS - CHOOSE TWO COURSES FROM: COMPSCI 322, COMPSCI 332, MATH 450

C. WEB TECHNIQUES - CHOOSE TWO COURSES FROM: COMPSCI 381, COMPSCI 382, COMPSCI 481 OR COMPSCI 482

D. APPLIED COMPUTING - CHOOSE TWO COURSES FROM: COMPSCI 347, COMPSCI 451, MATH 471

3. CAPSTONE - SELECT ONE OF THE OPTIONS BELOW:

A. COMPSCI 476

B. THREE UNITS OF THE FOLLOWING: COMPSCI 485, COMPSCI 498, COMPSCI 498R

UNIQUE REQUIREMENT:

COMPLETE ONE OF THE OPTIONS LISTED BELOW:

1. BIOLOGY 141 AND BIOLOGY 142

2. CHEM 102 AND CHEM 104

3. PHYSCS 140 AND PHYSCS 141

4. PHYSCS 180 AND PHYSCS 181

MINORS/EMPHASES

COMPUTER SCIENCE

MINOR - 23 UNITS

1. COMPSCI 172 OR COMPSCI 174

2. COMPSCI 220 OR COMPSCI 222 OR ANY COMPSCI COURSE NUMBERED 300 OR ABOVE

3. COMPSCI 223 OR ANY COMPSCI COURSE NUMBERED 300 OR ABOVE

4. COMPSCI 271

5. 11 ELECTIVE UNITS SELECTED FROM THE FOLLOWING: ANY COMPUTER SCIENCE COURSE NUMBERED 300 OR ABOVE; ANY MANAGEMENT COMPUTER SYSTEMS COURSE; (COMPSCI 215 OR MATH 280), SECNDED 442 (SECNDED 442 IS RESTRICTED TO STUDENTS SEEKING A BSE DEGREE, STUDENTS SEEKING CERTIFICATION TO TEACH COMPUTER SCIENCE ARE REQUIRED TO TAKE THIS COURSE).

UNIQUE REQUIREMENT:

1. COMPSCI 220 OR COMPSCI 222

2. COMPSCI 223

WEB SITE DEVELOPMENT AND ADMINISTRATION

MINOR - 24 UNITS

1. MAGD 210

2. COMPSCI 172 OR COMPSCI 174

3. COMPSCI 220 OR COMPSCI 222

4. COMPSCI 223 OR ANY COMPSCI COURSE NUMBERED 300 OR ABOVE

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

CERTIFICATE

WEB SITE DEVELOPMENT AND ADMINISTRATION

CERTIFICATE - 15 UNITS

1. MAGD 210

2. COMPSCI 181, COMPSCI 381, COMPSCI 382

3. COMPSCI 481 OR COMPSCI 482



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