The Department of Mathematics and Computer Science offers a computer science major that develops students’ ability to design and implement computer programs to solve many types of problems. Based on curricula developed by the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM), the major prepares students for graduate study and for many interesting careers in the computer industry. The computer science minor complements any major for which computer applications are important. The minor also gives students excellent preparation for many computer-related occupations.
Thirteen (13) courses are required, all nine (9) core courses and four (4) electives, including at least one from each of group 1 and group 2. A first-year student majoring in computer science will typically take CMS 167/CMS 167L and one of MAT 111, MAT 109, MAT 110, or MAT 108 in the Fall, and CMS 170 and MAT 140 in the spring.