# Mathematics & Computer Science, BSLAS

*for the degree of Bachelor of Science in Liberal Arts & Sciences Major in Mathematics & Computer Science*

**Undergraduate programs in Mathematics**

*for the degree of Bachelor of Science in Liberal Arts and Sciences: Major in Mathematics & Computer Science*

**Departmental distinction:** To graduate with distinction requires a specified minimum grade point average in all Computer Science and Mathematics courses listed below. A GPA of 3.25 is required for Distinction, 3.5 for High Distinction, and 3.75 for Highest Distinction. In addition, students must complete at least three semester hours of additional Computer Science or Mathematics courses selected from the following:CS 196, CS 296, CS 397, CS 492, CS 493, CS 499, any CS course numbered 411 or higher, MATH 412, MATH 414, MATH 417, MATH 418, MATH 423, MATH 432, MATH 448, MATH 482, MATH 484, MATH 496.

**NOTE:** A student taking a cross-listed course in this major may designate it as either mathematics or computer science.

**General education:** Students must complete the Campus General Education requirements including the campus general education language requirement.

**Minimum required major and supporting course work: **Normally equates to 71-75 hours. Twelve hours of 300- and 400-level in the major must be taken on this campus.

**Minimum hours required for graduation: **120 hours.

### Requirements

Code | Title | Hours |
---|---|---|

CS 100 | Computer Science Orientation (recommended) | 1 |

Calculus through MATH 241-Calculus III | 11-12 | |

CS 124 | Introduction to Computer Science I | 3 |

CS 128 | Introduction to Computer Science II | 3 |

MATH 347 | Fundamental Mathematics | 3 |

or MATH 348 | ||

CS 173 | Discrete Structures | 3 |

CS 225 | Data Structures | 4 |

CS 222 | Software Design Lab | 1 |

Choose one of the following combinations | 8-11 | |

Computer Architecture and System Programming | ||

OR | ||

Introduction to Computer Systems | ||

CS/MATH 357 | Numerical Methods I | 3 |

CS 374 | Introduction to Algorithms & Models of Computation | 4 |

CS 421 | Programming Languages & Compilers | 3 |

CS 450 | Numerical Analysis | 3 |

MATH 415 | Applied Linear Algebra | 3 |

or MATH 416 | Abstract Linear Algebra | |

400-level mathematics and computer science requirements: | 18 | |

Students must select at least six 400-level mathematics and computer science courses, including one from each of the following groups: | ||

GROUP I | ||

Probability & Statistics for Computer Science (recommended) | ||

Probability Theory | ||

Statistics and Probability I | ||

GROUP II | ||

Graph Theory | ||

Intro to Combinatorics | ||

Intro to Abstract Algebra | ||

Honors Abstract Algebra | ||

GROUP III | ||

Differential Equations | ||

Applied Complex Variables | ||

Nonlinear Programming | ||

GROUP IV | ||

Honors Real Analysis | ||

Elementary Real Analysis | ||

Real Variables | ||

GROUP V | ||

Mathematical Logic | ||

Algorithms | ||

Formal Models of Computation | ||

Program Verification | ||

Formal Software Development Methods | ||

Total Hours | 71-75 |

*for the degree of Bachelor of Science in Liberal Arts & Sciences Major in Mathematics & Computer Science*

By the time of graduation, students will have:

**Computer Science:**

- An ability to apply knowledge of computing and mathematics appropriate to the discipline
- An ability to analyze a problem, and identify and define the computing requirements appropriate to its solution
- An ability to design, implement, and evaluate a computer-based system, process, component, or program to meet desired needs
- An ability to function effectively on teams to accomplish a common goal
- An understanding of professional, ethical, legal, security and social issues and responsibilities
- An ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences
- An ability to analyze the local and global impact of computing on individuals, organizations, and society
- A recognition of the need for and an ability to engage in continuing professional development
- An ability to use current techniques, skills, and tools necessary for computing practice
- An ability to apply mathematical foundations, algorithmic principles, and computer science theory in the modeling and design of computer-based systems in a way that demonstrates comprehension of the trade-offs involved in design choices
- An ability to apply design and development principles in the construction of software systems of varying complexity

**Mathematics:**

- An ability to construct proofs and recognize when proofs are complete
- An ability to use theorems in order to solve problems
- Technical proficiency in calculus and linear algebra

*for the degree of Bachelor of Science in Liberal Arts & Sciences Major in Mathematics & Computer Science*