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2008-2009 Academic Catalog 
    
2008-2009 Academic Catalog [Archived Catalog]

Department of Mathematics, Computer Science, and Statistics


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Sid Bradley, Head
Faculty: Albrecht, Alcock, Andrus, Aucoin, Couvil, Denny, Doucette, Dye, Edwards, Ford,
Gorton, Griffith, Jean, Katiyar, Kussmann, McDaniel, Mead, Menon, Muffuletto, Ornas,
Prestenbach, Scorpan, Spruel, Stephens, Stewart, Thomas, Yellott

Purpose

The Department of Mathematics, Computer Science, and Statistics (DMCS) supports the objectives of McNeese State University by offering quality programs of study in the computer and mathematical sciences for degree and non-degree students. These programs include college-level courses for majors as well as college-level courses for non-majors, and special courses by means of which professionals may update their knowledge in various areas of the computer and mathematical sciences. The department seeks to promote and encourage scholarly activities and service from all DMCS faculty.

Curricula

The Department of Mathematics, Computer Science, and Statistics offers three curricula: Bachelor of Science in Computer Science, Bachelor of Science degree in Mathematics, and Bachelor of Science degree in Mathematics Education—Grades 6-12. Also, a curriculum in Computer Information Technology is offered leading to an Associate of Science in Computer Information Technology degree. Double majors are offered in the following areas:

  1. Computer Science and Mathematics.
  2. Mathematics and Physics.
  3. Computer Science and Physics.

Service courses in the mathematical and computer sciences are offered to meet the special needs of students who do their major work in other departments of the University.

Students majoring in Mathematics or Computer Science receive the basic preparation for work in business and industry, as well as undergraduate prerequisites for work on advanced degrees. The curricula also provide experiences in liberal arts.

Students who intend to apply for admission to medical school must expect to attend at least one summer session if they wish to complete the requirements for the Bachelor of Science Degree within four years.

Information concerning graduate work in the Department of Mathematics, Computer Science, and Statistics can be found in the Graduate School section of this catalog.

Accreditation

The Bachelor of Science in Computer Science degree is accredited by CAC (Computing Accreditation Commission) of ABET (Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology), 111 Market Place, Suite 1050, Baltimore, MD 21202-4012; telephone (410)-347-7700.

Graduation Requirements

A student in the Department of Mathematics, Computer Science, and Statistics must meet all graduation requirements listed in the section entitled “Graduation Requirements” in the Academic Regulations section of this catalog. In addition, all course work in Mathematics, Computing Science, or Statistics that the student applies toward a degree must be accomplished with a minimum grade of “C”. Each student is also required to complete a capstone experience which includes taking a departmental test in the major area. A student majoring in Mathematics Education—Grades 6-12 is responsible for all requirements pertaining to Teacher Education Preparation.

Mathematics Placement Tests

Tests in mathematics are given to place students in the proper mathematics sequence. These tests may not be retaken for placement or credit.

Minors

The Department of Mathematics, Computer Science, and Statistics offers minors in Mathematics and Computer Science. Requirements are listed in each program.

Graduate Studies

The Department of Mathematics, Computer Science, and Statistics offers a program leading to the degree of Master of Science in Mathematical Sciences. The student may concentrate in Mathematics, Computer Science, or Statistics.

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