Undergraduate Contact Information

Mathematics & Computer Science Program

Dr. Jesse X. Yu
Program Chairperson
Henderson Hall
2nd Floor, Room 202C

Phone: (973) 290-4067
Email: jyu@cse.edu



Mathematics and Computer Science

Overview & Mission

The Mathematics and Computer Science Program offers three degree programs: Bachelor of Arts in Mathematics, Bachelor of Science in Computer Science and Bachelor of Arts in Computer Information Systems.

The Mathematics program is broad and is designed to accommodate the diversity of student needs and interests. The student is led to seek an understanding of the place of mathematics in our culture, and in particular to appreciate its relationship to the physical and social sciences. The primary goal of the mathematics curriculum is to develop the attitudes of mind and analytical skills required for efficient use and understanding of mathematics. By earning a Bachelor of Arts degree in Mathematics, students prepare to pursue their chosen professions with distinction, whether it be graduate study, a career in industry, or one in mathematics education.

The Computer Science program is designed to impart students with a strong theoretical and practical background in computer science within the liberal arts tradition. The goal of the Program is to lead students to appreciate the intellectual depth of the theory of the discipline as well as to empower them to apply this knowledge in the analysis and solution of specific problems. Leading to a Bachelor of Science degree, the Computer Science program provides students with a solid foundation in computer science that will prepare them either to continue in a graduate program or to gain employment as a computer professional.

The Computer Information Systems program offers a balanced program between computing technology and business, with a strong emphasis on the effective use of computer and information technology in solving problems in business. The program provides students with a broad understanding of business, a competence in business computer programming, a knowledge of information technology, and a sound foundation in computer hardware and application software as well as computer information systems analysis, design and implementation. With a Bachelor of Arts degree in computer information systems, students are well-prepared for the demands of today's corporate environment, with competency in both business and computing fields.

The mission of the Mathematics and Computer Science Program is to promote competence in both mathematical and computer sciences and to foster the ability to apply mathematics and computer technology to related fields.



Student Outcomes

The goals of the Mathematics and Computer Science program at the College of Saint Elizabeth are:

  • To offer a rigorous and diverse set of courses that will enable students to acquire knowledge and competency in the major field of mathematics, computer science or computer information systems;
  • To prepare students for the use of mathematics and computer technology in a professional capacity, as a basis for advanced study, and for continued professional development;
  • To provide all students the opportunity  to learn mathematics and computer technology, to develop analytical skills, to improve quantitative thinking, and to recognize the usefulness of mathematics and computer technology;
  • To support the liberal arts environment of the College by providing all students the opportunity to appreciate the beauty of mathematics and computer technology as they apply to the student's major field of study and the world around them.

A student who completes the major requirements in the Mathematics and Computer Science program will have:

  • Acquired in-depth knowledge of, and a high level of competency in the major field of study;
  • Learned various problem solving strategies including the use of technologies and their applications
  • Acquired the necessary skills to pursue a career in the major field of study or a related field
  • Demonstrated the ability to clearly and effectively communicate ideas in the major field of study.

Graduates

Graduates of the Mathematics and Computer Science Program are equipped with the mathematics and computer skills needed to engage in a successful career. Career opportunities for mathematics and computer science majors are ample. The Program takes great pride in the fact that our students find strong placements in graduate school, in primary and secondary education, and in business as well as computer related fields.

Mathematics & Computer Science Program


Requirements for a Bachelor of Arts in Computer Information Systems

Core Requirements

  • CIS 115 Fundamentals of Computers and Programming (4)
  • CIS 117 Introduction to Object Oriented Programming (3)
  • CIS 301 Computer Information Systems (3)
  • CIS 303 Systems Analysis and Design (3)
  • CIS 307 Database Management (3)
  • CIS 439 System Project (3)

Total: 19 credits

Computer Information Systems core courses are required for all students majoring in Computer Information Systems. In addition, students must choose six courses from the following list.

  • CIS 215 Data Communications and Networking
  • CIS 217 Data Structures
  • CIS 309 Web Programming
  • CIS 325 Java and Web Applications
  • CIS 345 Principles of Computer Security
  • CS 231 Introduction to Computer Systems
  • CS 235 Computer Organization
  • CS 319 Computer Operation Systems
  • CS 437 Computer Networks
  • CIS 491 Independent Study
  • CIS 495 Professional Internship

Total: 18 credits

Related Business Requirements (choose at least four courses)

  • BUS 101 Principles of Accounting (3)
  • BUS 113 Principles of Marketing (3)
  • ECO 105 Principles of Economics (3)
  • BUS 210 Business Finance (3)
  • BUS 211 Principles of Management (3)
  • BUS 217 EBusiness (3)

Total: 12 credits

Related Mathematics Requirement

  • MATH 119 Elementary Statistics (4)

Total credits for the Bachelor of Arts degree in Computer Information Systems: 53

Capstone Requirement

Students will fulfill the capstone requirement by successful completion of one written examination, one information systems project, an oral presentation, and a portfolio.

Requirements for the Bachelor of Science in Computer Science

Core Requirements

  • CS 115 Fundamentals of Computers and Programming (4)
  • CS 117 Introduction to Object Oriented Programming (3)
  • CS 217 Data Structures (3)
  • CS 231 Introduction to Computer Systems (3)
  • CS 235 Computer Organization (3)
  • CS 319 Computer Operating Systems (3)

Total: 19 credits

Computer Science core courses are required for all students majoring in Computer Science. In addition, students must choose six courses from the following with at least three at the 400 level. With the prior approval of the chairperson of the Mathematics and Computer Science Program, some courses from the Computer Information Systems program may be used.

  • CS 307 Database Management
  • CS 313 Cryptography
  • CS 325 Java and Web Applications
  • CS 345 Principles of Computer Security
  • CS 421 Numerical Analysis
  • CS 425 Fundamentals of Programming Languages
  • CS 431 Interactive Computer Graphics
  • CS 435 Artificial Intelligence
  • CS 437 Computer Networks
  • CS 451 Compiler Design
  • CS 457 Special Topics in Computer Science
  • CS 491 Independent Study
  • CS 495 Professional Internship

Total: 18 credits

Related Mathematics Requirements

  • MATH 151 Calculus I (4)
  • MATH 153 Calculus II (4)
  • MATH 255 Linear Algebra (4)
  • MATH 321 Discrete Mathematics (4)

Related Science Requirements

Two courses in Applied Science, Biology, Chemistry, or Physics chosen from a list approved by the Mathematics and Computer Science Program (6-8).

Total credits for Bachelor of Science in Computer Science: 59-62

Capstone Requirement

Students will fulfill the capstone requirement by successful completion of one written examination, one programming project, an oral presentation, and a portfolio.

Requirements for the Bachelor of Arts in Mathematics

Core Requirements

  • MATH 151 Calculus I (4)
  • MATH 153 Calculus II (4)
  • MATH 253 Calculus III (4)
  • MATH 255 Linear Algebra (4)
  • MATH 403 Abstract Algebra (4)
  • MATH 453 Introduction to Real Analysis (4)
  • CS 115 Fundamentals of Computer and Programming (4)
  • MATH 480 Senior Seminar (1)

Total: 29 credits

In addition to the mathematics core courses, students must choose at least three courses from the following list.

  • MATH 301 Probability Theory
  • MATH 305 Geometry
  • MATH 309 Differential Equations
  • MATH 315 Mathematical Statistics
  • MATH 321 Discrete Mathematics
  • MATH 337 Applied Mathematics
  • MATH 351 Number Theory
  • MATH 421 Numerical Analysis
  • MATH 457 Special Topics in Mathematics
  • MATH 491 Independent Study
  • MATH 495 Professional Internship

Total: 12 credits

Total credits for the Bachelor of Arts in Mathematics: 41

Capstone Requirement

Students will fulfill the capstone requirement by successful completion of the Mathematical Comprehensive Experience which includes a written examination, an oral presentation and Math 480 Senior Seminar course.

Requirements for a Minor in Computer Science

  • CS 115 Fundamentals of Computers and Programming (4)
  • CS 117 Introduction to Object Oriented Programming (3)
  • CS 217 Data Structures (3)
  • CS--- Elective (3)
  • CS--- Elective (3)
  • CS--- 400-Level Elective (3)

Total: 19 credits

Requirements for a Minor in Mathematics

A student who wants to minor in mathematics must complete Math 151 Calculus I, Math 153 Calculus II and any other three courses from the following mathematics courses with a grade of C or above:

  • MATH 119 Elementary statistics
  • MATH 253 Calculus III
  • MATH 255 Linear Algebra
  • MATH 301 Probability Theory
  • MATH 305 Geometry
  • MATH 309 Differential Equations
  • MATH 315 Mathematical Statistics
  • MATH 321 Discrete Mathematics
  • MATH 337 Applied Mathematics
  • MATH 351 Number Theory
  • MATH 403 Abstract Algebra
  • MATH 421 Numerical Analysis
  • MATH 453 Real Analysis
  • MATH 457 Special Topics in Mathematics

Total: 20 credits