Department of Mathematics and Computer Science
Faculty in the Department of Mathematics and Computer Science: William Turner (chair), Timothy All, Robert Foote, Colin McKinney, Esteban Poffald, Peter Thompson, Deborah Vicinsky, and Chad Westphal.
The Department of Mathematics and Computer Science has as its goals:
• To give all students who take mathematics courses a sense of the nature of mathematics and its place in society;
• To give our majors and minors an understanding of mathematics and computer science, their nature and uses; to prepare students to become effective users of mathematics and computer science in their careers;
• To prepare future high school teachers of mathematics;
• To give our students interested in continuing to graduate study in mathematics, statistics, or computer science an adequate preparation to succeed in that study.
Secondary Licensure Program: The Department of Education Studies offers a minor in Education Studies, and an additional licensure preparation program for students interested in becoming licensed to teach at the secondary level (middle and high school grades 5-12). With a major in this department and a minor in Education Studies, students may also choose to complete the licensure preparation program by applying in the spring of the junior year. For more information about the licensure program, students are advised to meet with faculty in the Department of Education Studies. Requirements for the minor and licensure preparation program are outlined in the Department of Education Studies section of the Academic Bulletin.
- A student who gets a 5 on the AB calculus exam receives immediate credit for MAT 111 and is placed into MAT 112.
- A student who gets a 4 on the AB calculus exam is placed into MAT 112 without immediate credit for MAT 111.
- Any student starting in MAT 112 (by the AP exam or our internal placement) who gets a B- or better will receive retroactive credit for MAT 111.
- A student who gets a 4 or 5 on the BC calculus exam receives immediate credit for MAT 111 and 112, and is placed into MAT 223.
- A student who gets a 4 or 5 on the statistics AP exam receives immediate credit for MAT 103 and 104.
- A student who gets a 4 or 5 on the computer science AP exam receives credit for CSC 111 after taking another course beyond 111 and getting a grade of B- or better.
MAJORS, MINORS AND OTHER PROGRAMS OF STUDY
- ASIAN STUDIES (MINOR)
- BUSINESS (MINOR)
- COMPUTER SCIENCE (MINOR)
- EDUCATION STUDIES (MINOR)
- ENGINEERING (DUAL-DEGREE)
- FINANCIAL ECONOMICS
- GENDER STUDIES (MINOR)
- HISPANIC STUDIES
- MODERN LANGUAGES
- MULTICULTURAL AMER. STUDIES (MINOR)
- PRE-MEDICINE (PRE-PROFESSIONAL)
- POLITICAL SCIENCE