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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

A laboratory of UNIX-based Sun workstations is located in the Collier Hall of Science. Students have 24-hour access to this facility, which contains graphics workstations and other advanced equipment. In addition, there are two microcomputer classrooms (Windows and Macintosh) in Memorial Hall, and the Mathematics Department has a microcomputer classroom and a small lab equipped with Windows computers in Comenius Hall. Most mathematics courses have a computer lab component, utilizing appropriate software: Maple, the Geometer’s Sketchpad, Minitab, Excel, and other special courseware. Students with their own computers who purchase a network kit from the Center for Information Technology may connect to the campus network directly from their dormitory rooms.


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

BENJAMIN J. COLEMAN
Associate Professor of Computer Science

EDUCATION: B.S., Ithaca College; M.S. & Ph.D., The College of William and Mary

MICHAEL J. FRABONI
Associate Professor of Mathematics; Chair of the Department of Mathematics & Computer Science

EDUCATION: B.S., University of Scranton; M.S. and Ph.D., Lehigh University

INTERESTS: Several complex variables

KEVIN L. HARTSHORN
Associate Professor of Mathematics

EDUCATION: B.A., University of Notre Dame; Ph.D., University of California at Berkeley

FRED SCHULTHEIS
Professor of Mathematics

EDUCATION: B.S., Moravian College; M.S., Purdue University; Ph.D., University of Michigan

INTERESTS: Algebra and algebraic number theory. Dr. Schultheis has received grants from the National Science Foundation to direct summer programs enabling students to undertake original mathematical research.

NATHAN B. SHANK
Associate Professor of Mathematics

EDUCATION: B.A., Shippensburg University

SHANNON TALBOTT
Assistant Professor of Mathematics

EDUCATION: B.S., University of Akron; M.A., Ph.D. University of Iowa


Emeriti
  • Mohamed Bugaighis
  • John Stoneback
  • James Green
  • Ruth Hailperin
  • Marialuisa McAllister
  • Johanna Ott
  • Doris Schattschneider