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. Analyze a complex computing problem and to apply principles of computing and other relevant disciplines to identify solutions.
     
  2. Design, implement, and evaluate a computing-based solution to meet a given set of computing requirements in the context of the program’s discipline.
     
  3. Communicate effectively in a variety of professional contexts.
     
  4. Recognize professional responsibilities and make informed judgments in computing practice based on legal and ethical principles.
     
  5. Function effectively as a member or leader of a team engaged in activities appropriate to the program’s discipline.
     
  6. Apply computer science theory and software development fundamentals to produce computing-based solutions.

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.