See Course Descriptions for information on required courses.

Mathematics
        Mathematics Major Liberal Arts
        Discrete Applied Mathematics Major
        Mathematics Major Secondary Education
Computer Science
        Computer Science Major
        Computer Science Major Liberal Arts
Engineering
Minors
        Mathematics Minor -Liberal Arts
        Mathematics Minor -Secondary Education
        Mathematics Minor -Elementary Education
        Computer Science Minor -Liberal Arts
        Computer Science Secondary Education

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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.