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The Department of Mathematics and Computer Science offers majors in mathematics and computer science, giving students the knowledge of fundamental principles and the practical concepts and skills necessary for careers as systems analysts, actuaries, econometrists, technical writers, mathematicians, programmers, network administrators, professors, and statisticians.

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Courses

MATHEMATICS

  • Elementary Statistics
  • A Journey into Modern Mathematics
  • Functions and Derivations with Applications
  • Mathematics for Elementary Teaching
  • Analytic Geometry and Calculus with Review I, II
  • Analytic Geometry and Calculus I, II, III
  • Discrete Mathematics
  • Mathematical Methods in Operations Research
  • Mathematical Structures and Proof
  • Linear Algebra
  • Differential Equations
  • Numerical Analysis
  • Modern Algebra
  • Advanced Calculus
  • Introduction to Analysis
  • Complex Variables
  • Mathematical Statistics I, II
  • Higher Geometry
  • Special Topics
  • Independent Study
  • Field Study
  • Honors

COMPUTER SCIENCE

  • Fundamental Ideas in Computer Science
  • Computer Science I, II
  • Digital Electronics and Microprocessors
  • Computer Organization and Machine-Level Programming
  • Data Structures and Analysis of Algorithms
  • Principles of Programming Languages
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Networking and Distributed Computing
  • Operating Systems and Computer Architecture
  • Systems Design and Implementation
  • Foundations of Computing
  • Special Topics
  • Independent Study
  • Field Study
  • Honors

Facilities

The department is housed in the Priscilla Payne Hurd Academic Complex, a 55,000 square foot, technologically advanced classroom facility containing 14 classrooms. The building was completed in October 2002 and was open for the students in the Spring semester 2003. The building is home to four departments: Mathematics and Computer Science, Psychology, Sociology, and Education. There is also a second floor bridge that connects the building to the Collier Hall of Science.

All classrooms are “smart” classrooms, with computer stations for the instructors, selected multimedia equipment to match the use of the room and a ceiling-mounted projector. One classroom is designed as a mock teaching space for kindergarten through twelfth-grade teacher training. The building also has smaller research rooms, conference rooms, and breakout rooms which lend themselves to small group discussions and seminars.

The Math and Computer Science Department has a computer science laboratory located on the first floor of the Priscilla Payne Hurd Academic Complex. The lab contains 20 iMacs for general-purpose computing and a super computer consisting of 8 dual quad-core processors and high-end GPUs. The equipment in this lab is supported through the John C. and Agnes M. Dolegiewicz Memorial Endowment Fund.


Opportunities

Field study opportunities are available at local industries. Honors and independent study projects as well as special topics courses are offered. The Moravian Mathematics Society, a student chapter of the Mathematical Association of America, sponsors speakers and competitions. Pi Mu Epsilon, the national mathematics honor society, sponsors an annual student conference. The student chapter of the Association for Computing Machinery sponsors lectures and programming competitions.


Faculty

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  • Mohamed Bugaighis
  • John Stoneback
  • James Green
  • Ruth Hailperin
  • Marialuisa McAllister
  • Johanna Ott
  • Doris Schattschneider
  • Alicia Sevilla
  • Kay Somers