Goals

The overall goal of the Department of Mathematics, Computer and Information Sciences is to provide competent, supportive faculty and to offer relevant curricula that will help prepare students to cope with and thrive in an ever-changing world. More specifically, the Department strives:

  • To develop in students the mathematical and computer skills necessary to be successful in a technological society;
     
  • To provide experiences through modeling, field experience and simulations that develop teachers and programmers who are holistic transformers;
     
  • To develop cognitive skills through effective and holistic teaching; and
     
  • To produce teachers and computer scientists who are facilitators, scholars,reflective thinkers, and life long learners.

Objectives for Computer Science Graduates

The program will produce graduates who:

  • Graduates will be successful in computer science related fields.
     
  • Graduates will apply knowledge in computer science and related fields to solve problems.
     
  • Graduates may obtain advance degrees.

Student Outcomes

Graduates will be able to:

  1. An ability to apply knowledge of computing and mathematics appropriate to the program's student outcomes and to the discipline.
     
  2. An ability to analyze a problem, and identify and define the computing requirements appropriate to its solution.
     
  3. An ability to design, implement, and evaluate a computer-based system, process, component, or program to meet desired needs.
     
  4. An ability to function effectively on teams to accomplish a common goal.
     
  5. An understanding of professional, ethical, legal, security and social issues and responsibilities.
     
  6. An ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences.
     
  7. An ability to analyze the local and global impact of computing on individuals, organizations, and society.
     
  8. Recognition of the need for and an ability to engage in continuing professional development.
     
  9. An ability to use current techniques, skills, and tools necessary for computing practice.
     
  10. An ability to apply mathematical foundations, algorithmic principles, and computer science theory in the modeling and design of computer-based systems in a way that demonstrates comprehension of the tradeoffs involved in design choices.
     
  11. An ability to apply design and development principles in the construction of software systems of varying complexity.

Objectives for Mathematics &Mathematics Education Graduates

The program will produce graduates who:

  • Can convey issues related to the discipline of mathematics both verbally and in written communications;
     
  • Can obtain sufficient depth and breadth in mathematics to confidently analyze and solve problems;
     
  • Can demonstrate their ability to effectively utilize information resources for projects and research; and
     
  • Understand and use the scientific method as a means to solve problems of all types.