See Course Descriptions for information on required courses.

Mathematics

**0204**

**Mathematics and Computer Science**

**Faculty**

David F. Beran, Professor

Sergei Bezrukov, Associate Professor

Victor Piotrowski, Associate Professor,
Chairperson

Chad H. Scott, Associate Professor

Marilyn Toscano, Senior Lecturer

Courses are offered in Computer Science, Mathematics, and Mathematics Education. The curriculum provides fundamental courses as well as a variety of electives for those with special interests. Students may choose a major that prepares them for a career and/or graduate study in Computer Science, Mathematics or Mathematics Education. Those interested in Engineering can choose the Engineering Dual Degree program (in cooperation with the University of Wisconsin-Madison’s College of Engineering or Michigan Technological University). Students can also pursue a career in Actuarial Science or Computer Security with appropriate choices of elective courses. More details on programs offered by the Department of Mathematics and Computer Science are presented below and at http://math.uwsuper.edu.

Mathematics major programs include Liberal Arts, Discrete Applied Mathematics (comprehensive ? no minor required), and Secondary Education. Mathematics minor programs include Liberal Arts, Secondary Education and Elementary Education.

Computer Science degree can be obtained with a comprehensive major or a Liberal Arts major that requires an additional minor or major. Computer Science minor programs include Liberal Arts and Secondary Education.

All major programs permit choices of courses appropriate to individual interests, which should be made in consultation with a Mathematics and Computer Science faculty advisor.

**Mathematics**

**Mathematics Major**

**Liberal Arts**

**(requires an additional minor or a
second major)**

Mathematics Major Liberal Arts prepares students for careers in mathematics, science and research, or for graduate study.

A minimum of 36 credits, including:

CSCI 201 Introduction to Programming
(Java)

MATH 240 Calculus and Analytic Geometry
I

MATH 241 Calculus and Analytic Geometry
II

MATH 242 Calculus and Analytic Geometry
III

MATH 310 Introduction to Abstract
Mathematics

MATH 315 Linear Algebra

MATH 399 Mathematical Sciences Seminar

At least one of

MATH 370 Probability

MATH 371 Statistics

MATH 380 Introduction to Mathematical
Modeling

At least two of

MATH 421 Theory of Computation

MATH 440 Real Analysis

MATH 455 Abstract Algebra

MATH 471 Introduction to Complex
Variables

MATH 475 Numerical Analysis

And at least one additional MATH
course numbered 300 or above.

**Discrete Applied
Mathematics Major**

**(comprehensive - no minor required)**

The Discrete Applied Mathematics Major offers an excellent background in Mathematics and theoretical Computer Science and prepares students for careers in mathematics, computer science, or for graduate study in mathematics and/or computer science.

A minimum of 54 credits, including:

MATH 240 Calculus and Analytic
Geometry I

MATH 241 Calculus and Analytic Geometry
II

MATH 242 Calculus and Analytic Geometry
III

MATH 310 Introduction to Abstract
Mathematics

MATH 315 Linear Algebra

MATH 320 Discrete Structures

MATH 370 Probability

MATH 399 Mathematical Sciences Seminar

MATH 455 Abstract Algebra

CSCI 201 Introduction to Programming
(Java)

CSCI 202 Object-Oriented Programming
(Java and C++)

CSCI 303 Algorithms and Data Structures
(C++)

CSCI 421 Theory of Computation

CSCI 425 Algorithm Design and Analysis

And at least two additional courses in MATH or CSCI numbered 300 or above.

**Preparation for
Graduate Study**

Students who intend to do graduate work
in mathematics should include both MATH 440 and 455 in their course selections when
completing one of the major programs above. Many graduate schools require the Graduate
Record Examination (GRE) Advanced Mathematics Test. Approximately 50 percent of the GRE
Advanced Mathematics Test covers topics in analysis through advanced calculus. Twenty-five
percent covers linear algebra and abstract algebra, and the remaining 25 percent covers
such topics as number theory, probability, statistics, topology, complex variables,
numerical analysis and computer programming.

**Actuarial Science**

Students of Mathematics can find a
rewarding career as an actuary in finance, insurance or any of a wide variety of
industries requiring risk analysis and assessment. These courses are recommended: MATH
240, 241, 242, 301, 370, 371, 380; ECON 250, 251; FIN 320, 420, 426; ACCT 200. In general,
students should take a broad spectrum of courses in Accounting, Economics, Political
Science, Finance and Business Administration as well as Mathematics and Computer Science.
Interested students should contact their advisor in the Department of Mathematics and
Computer Science.

**Mathematics Major**

**Secondary Education**

The Mathematics Major Secondary Education prepares students to teach Mathematics in grades 6-12.

A minimum of 35 credits, including:

CSCI 170 Programming and Technology
for the Teaching of Mathematics

MATH 240 Calculus and Analytic Geometry
I

MATH 241 Calculus and Analytic Geometry
II

MATH 242 Calculus and Analytic Geometry
III

MATH 310 Introduction to Abstract
Mathematics

MATH 315 Linear Algebra

MATH 362 Topics in Geometry

At least one of

MATH 320 Discrete Structures

MATH 344 Differential Equations

At least one of

MATH 370 Probability

MATH 371 Statistics

MATH 380 Introduction to Mathematical
Modeling

At least one of

MATH 421 Theory of Computation

MATH 440 Real Analysis

MATH 455 Abstract Algebra

MATH 471 Introduction to Complex
Variables

MATH 475 Numerical Analysis

**Required for teacher
certification**

MATH 339 Teaching
Mathematics/Computer Science in the Secondary School

TED 305 Tutor Practicum

For additional requirements, see “Professional Requirements for Secondary Education Certification” in the Teacher Education section of the catalog.

**Computer Science**

**Computer Science Major**

**(comprehensive - no minor
required)**

Computer Science Major provides the comprehensive background necessary to prepare students for positions in industry or to pursue graduate study. Students completing this major will have a sufficient understanding of the basic principles and concepts in computer science but also will be able to meet immediate demands for solving real-world computational problems. This program is an ideal choice for students who intend to work as computer science professionals.

A minimum of 57 credits, including:

MATH 240 Calculus and Analytic
Geometry I

MATH 241 Calculus and Analytic Geometry
II

MATH 310 Introduction to Abstract
Mathematics

CSCI 201 Introduction to Programming
(Java)

CSCI 202 Object-Oriented Programming
(Java and C++)

CSCI 303 Algorithms and Data Structures
(C++)

CSCI 320 Discrete Structures

CSCI 324 Introduction to Computer
Organization

CSCI 340 Software Development and
Professional Practice

CIS 347 Database Systems

CSCI 451 Operating Systems

CSCI 461 Computer Architecture

CSCI 470 Net-centric Computing

CSCI 499 Capstone Project

At least one of

CSCI 410 Programming Language
Principles

CSCI 421 Theory of Computation

CSCI 425 Algorithm Analysis and Design

Additional courses may be chosen
from CSCI courses numbered 200 or above or CIS 355, CIS 360.

**Computer Science Major**

**Liberal Arts**

**(requires an additional minor or a
second major)**

Computer Science Major Liberal Arts provides the fundamental education necessary to prepare students for positions in industry, pursue graduate study, or assume responsibilities in an area that requires knowledge of basic principles and concepts in computer science.

A minimum of 36 credits, including:

MATH 240 Calculus and Analytic
Geometry I

MATH 241 Calculus and Analytic Geometry
II

CSCI 201 Introduction to Programming
(Java)

CSCI 202 Object-Oriented Programming
(Java and C++)

CSCI 303 Algorithms and Data Structures
(C++)

CSCI 320 Discrete Structure

CSCI 324 Introduction to Computer
Organization

CSCI 399 Mathematical Sciences Seminar

At least one of

CSCI 451 Operating Systems

CSCI 461 Computer Architecture

At least one of

CSCI 410 Programming Language
Principles

CSCI 421 Theory of Computation

CSCI 425 Algorithm Analysis and Design

Additional courses may be chosen
from CSCI courses numbered 200 or above.

**Computer Security**

Our department is a member of a
consortium led by the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee which, when approved by the
National Security Agency, will train elite computer security experts, America’s
“Cyber Corps”, to form a line of defense against cyber crime. Students in their
junior year will be eligible for Scholarship for Service grants from the National Science
Foundation providing a stipend of approximately $8,000 per year for two years. After one
year of training, students will complete a summer internship with a federal agency.
Successful participants in this program will earn a federal-level computer security
certificate while fulfilling the requirements for a bachelor’s degree in Computer
Science. For more information and current status of the project, please contact Dr. Victor
Piotrowski in the Department of Mathematics and Computer Science.

**Internship and
Professional Practice**

Students who major in programs offered
by the Department of Mathematics and Computer Science have opportunities for paid work
related to their field of study. Prerequisite: Junior standing and approval by the
Mathematics and Computer Science faculty. Our Center for Emerging Technologies is hosted
in the Technology Village in Duluth, Minn., the first Soft Center in North America. Local
and international businesses, educational institutions and research and development
departments with a focus on information technology are sharing space in the building.
Students have an excellent opportunity to participate in cutting-edge software development
projects, including advanced web development and research in information security. For
more information check http://www.cemert.org.

**Engineering**

**Dual Degree**

Michigan Technological University in
Houghton, Mich., and the University of Wisconsin-Madison have Engineering Dual Degree
agreements with UW-Superior's Department of Mathematics and Computer Science. These
five-year programs include three years of study in Mathematics at UW-Superior and two
years of study in Engineering at one of the above universities. Upon successful
completion, the student receives a Bachelor of Science degree from UW-Superior and an
Engineering degree from Michigan Tech or UW-Madison.

**Pre-Engineering**

Students may transfer to one of several
engineering schools after completing two or three years of study at UW-Superior.
Appropriate core courses for engineering in mathematics and the sciences plus general
courses in humanities, social studies, and English are included. The selection of courses
is based on the requirements of the school to which the student plans to transfer.

**Minors**

**Mathematics Minor
Liberal Arts**

A minimum of 21 credits, including:

MATH 240 Calculus and Analytic
Geometry I

MATH 241 Calculus and Analytic Geometry
II

MATH 310 Introduction to Abstract
Mathematics

CSCI 170 Programming and Technology for
the Teaching of Mathematics

Remaining credits must be earned in
MATH 242 or in Mathematics courses numbered 300 or above.

**Mathematics Minor**

**Secondary Education**

A minimum of 24 credits, including:

CSCI 170 Programming and Technology
for the Teaching of Mathematics

MATH 240 Calculus and Analytic Geometry
I

MATH 241 Calculus and Analytic Geometry
II

MATH 242 Calculus and Analytic Geometry
III

MATH 310 Intro to Abstract Mathematics

MATH 362 Topics in Geometry

At least one of

MATH 315 Linear Algebra

MATH 370 Probability

MATH 371 Statistics

MATH 380 Introduction to Mathematical
Modeling

Required for teacher certification

MATH 339 Teaching
Mathematics/Computer Science in the Secondary School

TED 305 Tutor Practicum

**Mathematics Minor**

**Elementary Education**

(1-8 Track)

A minimum of 22 credits, including:

CSCI 170 Programming and Technology
for the Teaching of Mathematics

MATH 230 Foundations of Mathematics I

MATH 231 Foundations of Mathematics II

MATH 240 Calculus and Analytic Geometry
I

MATH 310 Introduction to Abstract
Mathematics

MATH 362 Topics in Geometry

At least one

MATH 241 Calculus and Analytic
Geometry II

MATH 315 Linear Algebra

**Computer Science Minor
Liberal Arts**

A minimum of 22 credits in CSCI courses numbered 200 or above, including:

CSCI 201 Introduction to Programming
(Java)

CSCI 202 Object-Oriented Programming
(Java and C++)

CSCI 303 Algorithms and Data Structures
(C++)

CSCI 324 Introduction to Computer
Organization

**Computer Science
Secondary Education**

A minimum of 22 credits in CSCI courses including:

CSCI 170 Programming and Technology
for the Teaching of Mathematics

CSCI 201 Introduction to Programming
(Java)

CSCI 202 Object-Oriented Programming
(Java and C++)

CSCI 303 Algorithms and Data Structures
(C++)

CSCI 324 Introduction to Computer
Organization

And at least two additional CSCI courses numbered 110 or above

Required for teacher certification

MATH 339 Teaching Mathematics and
Computer Science in the Secondary Classroom

TED 305 Tutor Practicum

See Course Descriptions for
information on required courses.