The Department of Mathematics, Computer and Information Sciences values and promotes excellence in its central mission of teaching and encourages and supports the creation and nurturing of an atmosphere where major offerings and service courses are designed to train mathematicians, computer scientists, and other students for entry into careers in business, industry, research, and education. The Department is dedicated to assisting all students, including those who are accelerated, those with adequate prior preparation, and those who are educationally disadvantaged. Additionally, the Department assists students in achieving professional and occupational competencies and in developing the computational skills and levels of literacy necessary for earning a living or for success in graduate or professional schools. The Department is further committed to increasing the pool of minorities employed and in doing further study in technical areas. Dedicated to being a positive force in the community, the Department actively participates in civic and social organizations and provides assistance to these organizations.