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The Mathematics-Computer Science major is designed to prepare students for a broad variety of careers and for graduate study. Work in computer science includes software development and design, research in solving problems in computing (including data storage, networking, retrieval, organization, validation, and so on), and research into new ways of using computing devices (computer vision, robotics, machine learning, accessibility studies, etc.). Computer science is one of the most rapidly expanding and changing fields of scientific inquiry. Preparation for work in this field is thus inherently interdisciplinary, requiring a strong mathematical background. Majors also complete coursework in effective communication. The problem-solving capabilities acquired in the Mathematics-Computer Science major are of wide utility in many fields of study and careers not directly connected to computer science. Computer Science majors gain familiarity with concepts and technologies that have become an integral part of virtually every profession. Just as organizational, interpersonal, and communication skills have become a requisite part of most successful employment, the capacity to understand, operate, and manipulate computational tools will soon be a professional necessity in all areas of industry and academia. The Mathematics-Computer Science major fulfills the Professional Studies PEAK as well as the Natural Sciences & Mathematics PEAK.

Mathematics-Computer Science Major

50 credits (Total does not include prerequisite courses)

Course Course Title Credits

MAJOR REQUIREMENTS

CSC-150

Computer Science I

4

CSC-152

Computer Science II

4

CSC-160

Introduction to Computer Architecture

3

CSC-235

Programming Languages

3

CSC-270

Applied Databases

3

CSC-340

Design and Analysis of Algorithms

3

CSC-350

Formal Languages and Automata

3

CSC-440 or
CSC-450 or
CSC-455 or
CSC-497

Operating Systems or
Advanced Computer Architecture or
Numerical Computation or
Internship

3

CSC-480

Software Engineering and Senior Design I

2

CSC-481

Software Engineering and Senior Design II

1

CSC-482

Software Engineering and Senior Design III

3

MAT-150 or
MAT-175 or
MAT-275

Applied Calculus or
Single Variable Calculus or
Multivariable Calculus

4

MAT-280 or
MAT-281 or
MAT-282 or
MAT-283

Introduction to Proof: Number Theory or
Introduction to Proof: Combinatorics or
Introduction to Proof: Sets & Functions or
Introduction to Proof: Logic

1

MAT-252

Discrete Mathematics

3

MAT-361

Linear Algebra

3

PHY-230

Digital Electronics and Laboratory

4

SPE-101

Basic Public Speaking

3

Notes

Mathematics-Computer Science majors may not minor in either Computer Studies (Natural Sciences and Mathematics PEAK) or Computer Science (Professional Studies and Enhancements PEAK).