Academic Programs

If you speak the language of numbers or are fascinated by the ways computers change our lives, the Department of Mathematics and Computer Science has a program created with you in mind. Combine classroom learning with hands-on experience and strong faculty mentorship, and you’ll be on the path to success.

The Department of Mathematics and Computer Science offers three undergraduate degree programs, and one minor program, which enhance your problem-solving skills and flexibility in a wide variety of present-day scenarios.

Undergraduate Programs in Mathematics and Computer Science

Bachelor of Science (applied) in Computer Science

Software engineers create programs for everything from medical record databases to computer games. FHSU’s unique B.S. in Computer Science emphasizes software engineering while giving you the flexibility you need to pursue many diverse interests. Your sequential course schedule will turn you into an efficient problem solver while you learn the principles of theoretical computer science. The diversified track options give you a wide range of areas in which to pursue a career, including:

  • Business
  • Geographic Applications
  • Mathematics
  • Networking
  • Physics
  • Technology Studies

Learn more about the B.S. in Computer Science, emphasis in various tracks, program of study.

Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science in Mathematics, emphasis in Industrial/Academic

If you love Mathematics and want to apply your knowledge to solve real-world problems, the Industrial/Academic emphasis will prepare you for your future. Learn to work with fellow students and faculty to tackle complex concepts, while gaining valuable logical reasoning skills.

While the B.S. provides the best preparation for a career in research or other technical fields, a B.A. broadens your knowledge base with extra liberal arts classes. With either option, see the impact the study of mathematics can make on the world.

Learn more about the B. A. or B.S. in Mathematics, emphasis in Industrial/Academic program of study.

Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science in Mathematics, emphasis in Teaching

Thinking about teaching middle school or high school Mathematics? This emphasis is for you. In addition to classes that take you deep into the study of Mathematics, you learn teaching techniques that prepare you for the classroom. A B.A. thoroughly prepares you for a wide-range of teaching opportunities, but the B.S is also available, focusing your study more deeply on mathematics and sciences. Unlike most programs, several of our faculty members have taught in a high school setting. The real-world experience they bring to the classroom puts you ahead of other new teachers.

Learn more about the B.A. or B.S. in Mathematics, emphasis in Teaching program of study.

You can also gain official teaching endorsements in General Mathematics, Middle School Mathematics, and Secondary School Mathematics through this program.

Minor in Mathematics and Computer Science

A minor allows you to perfect the skills of critical thinking and problem solving while maintaining your degree focus. You will take twenty credit hours of Mathematics and Computer Science classes including Calculus I and II, which account for the first ten hours of your program. You can choose the rest of your classes for a minor from the variety of upper level classes offered by the department.

Learn more about the MINOR in Mathematics requirements.

 

 Bachelor of Science (applied) in Computer Science

Program Summary

Required Coursework:
 General Education 51 credit hours
    
MIS 101 Computer Literacy 3 credit hours, Clep exam available 
    MATH 110 College Algebra 3 credit hours, Clep exam available 
    MATH 234 Analytic Geometry/Calc. I 5 credit hours 
    MATH 250 Elements of Statistics 3 credit hours 

    Required For Business Track only:
        ECFI 201 Microeconomics 3 credit hours
        ECFI 202 Macroeconomics 3 credit hours

    Major Courses 38 credit hours
    Specialization Courses 18-23 credit hours
    Electives 12-17 credit hours

Total 124-129 credit hours 

    Major Courses
        CSCI 160 Orientation to Computer Science 2 credit hours 
        CSCI 261 Computer Science I (C programming) 3 credit hours 
        CSCI 345 Foundations of Computing 3 credit hours 
        CSCI 361 Computer Science II (C++) 3 credit hours 
        CSCI 363 Computer Operating Systems 3 credit hours 
        CSCI 365 Systems Architecture (Spring) 3 credit hours 
        CSCI 369 Java Programming 3 credit hours 
        CSCI 461 Programming Languages 3 credit hours 
        CSCI 463 Data Structures and Algorithm Design 3 credit hours 
        CSCI 466 Software Engineering I 3 credit hours 
        CSCI 650 Interactive Systems Design 3 credit hours 
        CSCI 664 Networks and Data Communications 3 credit hours 
        CSCI 468 Software Engineering II 3 credit hours
            and either
        CSCI 667 Internship 1 credit hour
            -or-
        CSCI 675 Seminar 1 credit hour

    Business Emphasis Track
        ACCT 203 Financial Accounting 3 credit hours 
        ACCT 204 Managerial Accounting 3 credit hours
        MIS 304 Management Information Systems 3 credit hours 
        ECFI 305 Managerial Finance 3 credit hours 
        MGT 301 Management Principles 3 credit hours 
        MKT 301 Marketing Principles 3 credit hours
            and either 
        MGT 602 Production Management
            -or- 
        MIS 310 Production/Operations Research 


    Mathematics Minor Track
        MATH 235 Analytic Geometry & Calculus II 5 credit hours 
        MATH 236 Analytic Geometry & Calculus III 3 credit hours 
        MATH 240 Linear Algebra 3 credit hours 
        MATH 350 Mathematical Statistics 3 credit hours 
        MATH 354 Differential Equations 3 credit hours
            and either 
        MATH 646 Discrete Structure 3 credit hours
            -or-
        MATH 665 Numerical Analysis 

    Geographic Applications Emphasis
        GSCI 101 Elements of Physical Geography 3 credit hours 
        GSCI 240 Introduction to GIS 3 credit hours 
        GSCI 290 Cartography: Theory and Applications 3 credit hours 
        GSCI 360 Intermediate GIS 3 credit hours
        GSCI 625 Advanced GIS 3 credit hours 
        GSCI 674 Aerial Photo and Remote Sensing 3 credit hours 

    Physics Emphasis Track
        MATH 235 Analytic Geometry and Calculus II 5 credit hours 
        PHYS 211 Physics for Scientists and Engineers I w/ Lab 5 credit hours 
        PHYS 212 Physics for Scientists and Engineers II w/ Lab 5 credit hours
        PHYS 213 Computational Physics 3 credit hours 
        PHYS 300+ Elective Course 3 credit hours 

    Technology Studies Emphasis Track
        TECS 110 Communication Systems 3 credit hours 
        TECS 130 Production Systems 3 credit hours 
        TECS 200 Engineering Graphics 3 credit hours 
        TECS 318 Computer Aided Drafting 3 credit hours 
        TECS 430 Computer Aided Manufacturing 4 credit hours 
        TECS 480 Industrial Management 2 credit hours 
        TECS 490 Occupational Safety, Health and Liability 2 credit hours 
        TECS 495 Training and Instructional Systems 3 credit hours 

    Networking Emphasis Track
        INT 291 Internetworking I 3 credit hours 
        INT 292 Internetworking II 3 credit hours 
        INT 293 Internetworking III 3 credit hours
        INT 680 Network Architecture & Data Communication I 3 credit hours 
        INT 681 Network Architecture & Data Communication II 3 credit hours 
        INT 695 Advance Routing 3 credit hours 
        INT 697 Advanced LAN Switching 3 credit hours 
        INT 698/678 Internetwork Troubleshooting 3 credit hours

 

 BA or BS in Mathematics, emphasis in Industrial/Academic

Program Summary

    General Education courses: 62 hours 
    Major courses: 50-51 hours (Cognate Area: 9 hours) 
    Electives: 12 hours 
    Total: 124-125 hours 

    Major Courses
        MATH 234 Analytic Geometry & Calculus I 5 credit hours 
        MATH 235 Analytic Geometry & Calculus II 5 credit hours 
        MATH 236 Analytic Geometry & Calculus III 3 credit hours 
        MATH 240 Linear Algebra 3 credit hours 
        MATH 250 Elements of Statistics 3 credit hours 
        CSCI 261 Computer Science I 3 credit hours

        MATH 350 Mathematical Statistics 3 credit hours 
        MATH 354 Differential Equations 3 credit hours 
        MATH 610 Higher Algebra/546 Discrete Structure 3 credit hours 
        MATH 631 Advanced Calculus 3 credit hours 
        MATH 675 Seminar in Mathematics 1 credit hour 
        MATH 665 Numerical Analysis 3 credit hours 
        Math electives numbered above 300 3 hours 

    Cognate Courses
        Three courses in a single department, related to career interests and mathematics application. Approved by department. 9 credit hours

 

 BA or BS in Mathematics, emphasis in Teaching

Program Summary  (note that this is a dual major program) 

 General Education courses: 62 hours 
    Major courses: 80 hours (Cognate Area: 9 hours) 
    Electives: 12 hours 
    Total: 142 hours 

    Major Courses (MACS)

        MATH 234 Analytic Geometry & Calculus I 5 credit hours 
        MATH 235 Analytic Geometry & Calculus II 5 credit hours 
        MATH 236 Analytic Geometry & Calculus III 3 credit hours 
        MATH 240 Linear Algebra 3 credit hours 
        MATH 250 Elements of Statistics 3 credit hours 
        CSCI 261 Computer Science I 3 credit hours 
        MATH 276 Apprenticeship-Mathematics 2 credit hours 
        MATH 277 Early Field Experience-Math Ed. 1 credit hour 
        MATH 350 Mathematical Statistics 3 credit hours 
        MATH 370 History of Mathematics 2 credit hours 
        MATH 381 Teaching of Secondary School Math 3 credit hours 
        MATH 610 Higher Algebra 3 credit hours 
        MATH 620 Modern Geometry 3 credit hours 
        MATH 675 Seminar in Mathematics 1 credit hour 
        Math elective numbered above 300 3 credit hours 

    Cognate Courses
        Three courses in a single department, related to career interests and mathematics education. Approved by department. 9 credit hours

    Major Courses (Teacher Education)
        MIS 101 Introduction to Computer Info Systems 3 credit hours (gen ed course) 
        IDS 350 Multiculturalism in the United States 3 credit hours (gen ed course) 
        TEEL 202 Foundations of Education 3 credit hours 
        TEEL 231 Human Growth and Development 3 credit hours 
        TESP 302 Educating Exceptional Students 3 credit hours 
        TEEL 431 Educational Psychology 3 credit hours 
        TECS 290 Introduction to Instructional Technology 3 credit hours 
        TESS 494 The Secondary School Experience 4 credit hours 
        TESS 496 Directed Teaching Secondary 12 credit hours

In order to qualify for a provisional teaching license from the state of Kansas, you must take courses from the Department of Teacher Education. For more information about becoming a teacher, visit the Department of Teacher Education Web site.

MINOR in Mathematics

Program Summary

To earn a minor in mathematics, the student must complete a minimum of 20 semester hours in mathematics. 
    

    Major Courses
MATH 234 Analytic Geometry & Calculus I 5 credit hours
MATH 235 Analytic Geometry & Calculus II 5 credit hours
MATH 236 Analytic Geometry & Calculus III 3 credit hours
OR
MATH 240 Linear Algebra 3 credit hours 

AND two courses chosen from:

MATH 236 Analytic Geometry & Calculus III 3 credit hours
MATH 240 Linear Algebra 3 credit hours
CSCI 261 Computer Science I 3 credit hours
MATH 350 Mathematical Statistics 3 credit hours
MATH 354 Differential Equations 3 credit hours
MATH 370 History of Mathematics 2 credit hours
MATH 610 Higher Algebra 3 credit hours
MATH 620 Modern Geometry 3 credit hours
MATH 631 Advanced Calculus 3 credit hours
MATH 646 Discrete Structure 3 credit hours        
Math electives numbered above 300 1-2 credit hours 
  

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