UNDERGRADUATE ACADEMIC PROGRAMS
The Department of Mathematics and Computer
offers programs for students with diverse interests. Students
from the following programs (titles link to checklists for course
planning). Listings for Minors follow those for majors.
Computer Science Major. Prepares
to become outstanding computer science professionals, with an emphasis
at the upper level in software development. Cooperative learning and
experiences are incorporated throughout the program to prepare students
for environments they will encounter after graduation. [Academic
Major, Traditional Option. Prepares
students for graduate school in mathematics or careers requiring
reasoning and problem-solving ability, such as a mathematician at the
Security Agency. [Academic
Major, Applied Option. Prepares
students for careers in problem-solving. It emphasizes the
of mathematics and the construction and utilization of mathematical
Major, Concentration in Computer Science.
Part mathematics, part computer science, this hybrid major is
successful in preparing students to compete in dynamic areas where
use is fundamental. Graduates of this program are working in
such as software development and engineering. [Academic
Major, Concentration in Statistics.
Prepares students for a number of career paths including becoming an
or a government statistician. It also prepares students for
school in statistics or operations research. [Academic
Major, Certification in Secondary
Teaching. Allows students to earn a bachelor's degree in
and to become certified to teach in middle or high school in Maryland,
31 other states, Washington, D.C. and Puerto Rico. Because it
a standard mathematics curriculum, the program prepares graduates to
excellent teachers as well as for other challenging careers.
Concentration in Actuarial Science.
This track is designed to prepare the student
for an actuarial career or some related field involving
financial risk management. It includes preparation for two
professional actuarial exams and provides background for a
Actuarial Science Minor. [Academic
Computer Science Minor. [Academic