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 System.
The Mathematics program is broad and 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 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 profession with distinction, whether it be graduate study, a career in industry or one in mathematics education.
The Computer Science program is designed to provide students 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 a strong foundation in computing science that will prepare students 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 the development of mathematical and computer competence and to foster the ability to apply mathematics and computer technology to related fields.
The goals of the Mathematics and Computer Science program at the College of Saint Elizabeth are:
A student who completes the major requirements in the Mathematics and Computer Science program will have:
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.
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.
Total credits for the Bachelor of Arts degree in Computer Information Systems: 51
Students will fulfill the capstone requirement by successful completion of one written examination, one information systems project, an oral presentation, and a portfolio.
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.
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: 57-59
Students will fulfill the capstone requirement by successful completion of one written examination, one programming project, an oral presentation, and a portfolio.
In addition to the mathematics core courses, students must choose at least four courses from the following list.
Total credits for the Bachelor of Arts in Mathematics — Liberal Arts Option: 34
Mathematics majors interested in secondary school teaching are encouraged to pursue the Mathematics Major (Liberal Arts Option) and to include Mathematical Statistics and Geometry in their choice of electives.
Mathematics core courses are required for all students majoring in Mathematics. In addition, the following are required
Total credits for Bachelor of Arts in Mathematics — Computer Science Option: 43
Students will fulfill the capstone requirement by successful completion of a senior seminar, one written examination and an oral presentation.