Mar 05, 2021  
2020-2021 Academic Catalog (August 2020 - July 2021) 
    
2020-2021 Academic Catalog (August 2020 - July 2021)

Department of Mathematics and Computer Science


Programs offered by the Department of Mathematics and Computer Science are designed to prepare students for mathematics and computer science related vocations—including the teaching of mathematics and computer science. The programs also prepare the student for graduate study in these subject areas.

The Department of Mathematics and Computer Science offers the following options: (1) the Bachelor of Science degree program with a Computer Science   major, and (2) the Bachelor of Science in Computer Information Systems   degree program.  Student programs are planned in consultation with an adviser from the Department of Mathematics and Computer Science.

A minor for non-education degree programs is offered in Computer Science and Mathematics.

An overall grade point average of 2.00 (C) or higher in all required courses is needed for successful completion of any of the programs, including minors.

For non-educational programs, grades obtained in MATH 305  and MATH 414  cannot be used to meet this minimal 2.00 grade point average requirement.

Mathematics Placement

Students will be allowed to register for mathematics courses based on ACT/ SAT mathematics scores. The cutoffs are the following:

Course ACT* SAT*
 MATH 101C Quantitative Reasoning     =<18 =<500
MATH 103C College Algebra   =<20 =<520
MATH 105C Elementary Statistics   =<19 =<510
MATH 101 General Mathematics   19 510
MATH 103 College Algebra   21 530
MATH 104 College Trigonometry    25 580
MATH 105 Elementary Statistics   20 520
MATH 200 Introductory Geometry   21 530
CS 201 Introduction to Computer Programming I   none none
MATH 253 Calculus with Analytic Geometry I   28 630
*Minimum test score required for placement

Equivalent Proficiency for MATH 103 and 104

Students who achieved a mathematics ACT score of 25 or higher (or SAT of 580 or higher) may have MATH 103  waived as a course prerequisite and as a program requirement for degrees in science and mathematics. Students who achieved a mathematics ACT score of 28 or higher (or SAT of 630 or higher) may also have MATH 104  waived as a course prerequisite and program requirement for degrees in science and mathematics.