Current CECS undergraduate students majoring in Computer and Information Science (CIS), Cybersecurity and Information Assurance (CIA), or Software Engineering (SE) may pursue a concurrent Bachelor of Science degree in CIS Mathematics. This makes it possible for CECS students to earn two degrees at the same time: a principal Bachelor of Science degree in CIS, CIA, or in SE and a separate concurrent Bachelor of Science degree in CIS Mathematics. Both degrees must be earned at the same time. The courses for the concurrent Bachelor of Science degree in CIS Mathematics cannot be used as elective credits for the principal degree, but must be taken in addition to the 120-123 credits required for the Bachelor of Science degree in CIS, the Bachelor of Science degree in CIA, or the Bachelor of Science degree in SE.
The educational objectives of the concurrent Bachelor of Science program in CIS Mathematics are to prepare graduates to:
- Be able to develop innovative mathematical solutions to complex computational problems.
- Engage in continuous learning to advance their professional careers.
The BS in CIS Mathematics degree requires a minimum of thirty credits in mathematics courses, as follows:
|Fifteen credits of mathematics courses required for the BS degree in CIS, CIA or in SE:|
|MATH 115||Calculus I||4|
|MATH 116||Calculus II||4|
|MATH 227||Introduction to Linear Algebra||3|
|CIS 275||Discrete Structures I||4|
|Seven credits from the following two courses:|
|MATH 215||Calculus III||4|
|MATH 472||Intro to Numerical Analysis||3|
|or MATH 395||Elementary Number Theory|
|Select a minimum of 8-9 credits from the following courses: 1, 4||8-9|
|Computing with Mathematica|
|Topics in Mathematics (Prior approval by CECS for use in CIS Math degree needed)|
|Elementary Number Theory|
|First Course in Modern Algebra|
|Linear Algebra 2|
|Advanced Calculus I|
|Advanced Calculus II|
|Fourier and Boundary|
|Func of a Complex Var with App 3|
|Introduction to Wavelets|
|Intro to Numerical Analysis|
|Fin Diff Meth for Diff Equat|
|B-Splines & Their Applications|
|Fin Elemnt Meth for Diff Equat|
|Linear Algebra w/Applications|
|Computer Algebra Systems|
|Applied&Algorithmic Graph Thy|
|Topics in Math & Stat (Prior approval by CECS for use in CIS Math degree needed)|
|Total Credit Hours||30-31|
8 credit hours can only be fulfilled by taking two 3-credit hour classes from the approved list and two credit hours of topics/independent study in mathematics
Permission required to take a graduate course. Graduate tuition assessment applies.
The following CECS graduate courses may also be used towards the CIS Mathematics degree: CIS 451, CIS 551, CIS 552; ECE 555, ECE 560, ECE 567, ECE 580; IMSE 505, IMSE 510, IMSE 511; ME 518, ME 519, provided that:
- a minimum of nine hours is taken from the Mathematics department (MATH) courses beyond the 15 credit hours required for the CIS degrees
- permission to take a graduate course is granted.