The Department of Mathematics and Computer Science has adopted the tetrahedron as a symbol representing the different facets of the mathematical sciences and the unity of the whole. Majors begin their study with a core of courses that introduce the beauty and utility of all four areas represented in the tetrahedron: pure mathematics, applied mathematics, computer science
|“Statistics may be defined as ‘a body of methods for making wise decisions in the face of uncertainty.’”
— W.A. Wallis
We offer various flavors of the mathematics major: a B.S. in mathematics; a B.S. in mathematics with a concentration in statistics; a B.S. in mathematics with a concentration in computer science; a B.S. in mathematics with secondary education certification and a B.S in mathematics with an Actuarial Science concentration.
The Statistics Concentration at SU combines courses in mathematics and both theoretical and applied statistics. This program prepares students for employment in entry-level positions in these fields or for graduate school in statistics. Graduating students from this program have gone on to work at the Census Bureau, National Security Agency, the IRS, Labor Bureau as well as many industries. Others have earned Ph.D.s in statistics or biostatistics.
|“The computer was born to solve problems that did not exist before.”
— Bill Gates
At Salisbury University, computer science students have access to state-of-the-art technology. Our department is housed primarily on the first floor of the Henson Science Hall, which opened in 2002. In this facility, we have three computer laboratories available for instruction and research. We have a 32-station teaching lab that runs in a Windows environment and is connected to the campus network. This lab, although used primarily for classes by our department, is a campus lab and is available for general use when not reserved for a particular class. We also have a 20-station teaching lab running in the Linux operating environment, used for instruction and research, and an eight-station Linux/XP dual mode research lab. These two labs are under departmental control and are open only to mathematics and computer science students. Students can request access using their student ID Gull Cards as keys to these two labs and to our student seminar room. In addition, students with their own laptop computers can access our wireless “Hot Zones” throughout the building.
|“Few realize that the world of modern mathematics is rich with vivid images and provocative ideas.’”
— Ivars Peterson
We sponsor a number of internships each year where students get
Undergraduate research is an emphasis in our program. Many mathematics students choose to engage in projects with faculty, some of which have led to