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 (BS) degree in CIS Mathematics. This makes it possible for CECS students to earn two degrees at the same time: a principal BS degree in CIS, DF, or in SE and a separate concurrent BS degree in CIS Mathematics. Both degrees must be earned at the same time. The courses for the concurrent BS degree in CIS cannot be used as elective credits for the principal degree, but must be taken in addition to the 120-123 credits required for the BS degree in CIS, the BS degree in DF, or the BS degree in SE.
The educational objectives of the concurrent BS 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:
|Fourteen credits of mathematics courses required for the BS degree in CIS, DF or in SE: 1|
|MATH 115||Calculus I||4|
|MATH 116||Calculus II||4|
|MATH 217||Intro to Matrix Algebra||2-3|
|or MATH 227||Introduction to Linear Algebra|
|CIS 275||Discrete Structures I||4|
|Six credits from the following two courses: 2|
|MATH 205||Calc III for Engin Students 3||3-4|
|or MATH 215||Calculus III|
|MATH 216||Intro to Diff Equations||3|
|Select a minimum of ten credits from the following courses:||10|
|Computing with Mathematica|
|Topics in Mathematics 4|
|Elementary Number Theory|
|First Course in Modern Algebra|
|Linear Algebra 5|
|Stochastic Processes 6|
|Advanced Calculus I|
|Advanced Calculus II|
|Fourier and Boundary|
|Func of a Complex Var with App 7|
|Intro to Numerical Analysis|
|Total Credit Hours||30-32|
Calculus III is required for the SE degree and for the CIS-CS option degree; it must also be taken by CIS-IS option students as part of the requirements for the concurrent BS degree in CIS Mathematics.
Prior approval needed.
Credit for only one course from MATH 420.
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 in list C above, and
- permission to take a graduate course is granted.