Mathematics Major (Liberal Arts)

Discrete Applied Mathematics Major(Comprehensive)

Mathematics Major(Secondary Education)

Computer Science Major (Comprehensive)

Computer Science Major(Liberal Arts)

Engineering

Mathematics Minor (Liberal Arts)

Mathematics Minor(Secondary Education)

Mathematics Minor(Elementary Education)

Computer Science Minor (Liberal Arts)

Computer Science (Secondary Education)

Mathematics and Computer Science

Facultyand Academic Staff

David F. Beran, Professor

Sergei Bezrukov, Associate Professor

Victor Piotrowski, Associate Professor

Steven J. Rosenberg, Assistant Professor

Chad H. Scott, Associate Professor

Marilyn Toscano, Senior Lecturer

Contributing Academic StaffDorothy Anway, Senior Lecturer

Hossain Khoroosi, Senior Lecturer

Daniel Rau, Senior LecturerCourses 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 also can 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.

A 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

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 SeminarAt least one of:

MATH 370 Probability

MATH 371 Statistics

MATH 380 Introduction to Mathematical ModelingAt least two of :

MATH 421 Theory of Computation

MATH 437 Cryptography

MATH 440 Real Analysis

MATH 455 Abstract Algebra

MATH 471 Introduction to Complex VariablesAnd at least one additional MATH course numbered 300 or above.

Discrete Applied Mathematics Major(Comprehensive)

The Discrete Applied Mathematics major provides the tools used in many everyday activities in science and industry. Many objects and notions in the modern world are discrete in their nature and require special methods for their study. Research directions that are based mostly on the discrete approach include: coding theory and cryptography, data protection and compression, network analysis, parallel computing, logic, theory of computation, discrete and combinatorial optimization, scheduling theory, programming language design, and many others. Continuous methods of classical mathematics are, as a rule, largely inapplicable to these areas. Many of these fields are actually at the border between mathematics and theoretical computer science. This major offers a number of exciting courses that are intended for those who are interested in computers and mathematics. Computer science is not limited to programming. It uses discrete mathematics methods extensively to find more efficient solutions. Discrete mathematics has grown from everyday practical problems, and knowing efficient approaches to solving them has been found to be very beneficial.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

CSCI 202 Object-Oriented Programming

CSCI 303 Algorithms and Data Structures

CSCI 421 Theory of Computation

CSCI 425 Algorithm Design and AnalysisAnd 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; 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 Dr. Steven Rosenberg 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 GeometryAt least one of:

MATH 320 Discrete Structures

MATH 344 Differential EquationsAt least one of:

MATH 370 Probability

MATH 371 Statistics

MATH 380 Introduction to Mathematical ModelingAt least one of:

MATH 421 Theory of Computation

MATH 437 Cryptography

MATH 440 Real Analysis

MATH 455 Abstract Algebra

MATH 471 Introduction to Complex VariablesRequired for teacher certification:

MATH 339 Teaching Mathematics/Computer Science in the Secondary School

TED 305 Tutor PracticumFor additional requirements, see "Professional Requirements for Secondary Education Certification" in the Teacher Education section of the catalog.

Computer Science

Computer Science Major

(Comprehensive)The 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

CSCI 202 Object-Oriented Programming

CSCI 303 Algorithms and Data Structures

CSCI 320 Discrete Structures

CSCI 324 Assembly Language Programming

CSCI 340 Software Development and Professional Practice

CSCI 451 Operating Systems and System Security

CSCI 461 Computer Architecture and Organization

CSCI 470 Net-centric Computing and Network Security

CSCI 499 Capstone ProjectAt least one of:

CSCI 421 Theory of Computation

CSCI 425 Algorithm Analysis and Design

CSCI 437 CryptographyAt least one of:

CIS 347 Database Systems

CSCI 356 Information Management and SecurityAdditional 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)

The Computer Science Major Liberal Arts provides the fundamental education necessary to prepare students for positions in industry, to pursue graduate study or to 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

CSCI 202 Object-Oriented Programming

CSCI 303 Algorithms and Data Structures

CSCI 320 Discrete Structure

CSCI 324 Assembly Language Programming

CSCI 399 Mathematical Sciences SeminarAt least one of:

CSCI 451 Operating Systems and System Security

CSCI 461 Computer Architecture and Organization

CSCI 470 Net-centric Computing and Network SecurityAt least one of:

CSCI 421 Theory of Computation

CSCI 425 Algorithm Analysis and Design

CSCI 437 CryptographyAdditional courses may be chosen from CSCI courses numbered 200 or above.

Computer Security

The Department of Mathematics and Computer Science 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. After one year of training, students will complete a summer internship with a federal agency. Successful participants in this program will earn a computer security certificate while fulfilling the requirements for a bachelor’s degree in Computer Science. For more information and current status of the project, 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. After completing our course on Software Development and Professional Practice, advanced computer science students will have the opportunity to participate in a capstone experience integrating their previous coursework into a real-world software project. Currently, this experience includes a partnership venture with the University of Minnesota, Duluth, and local businesses to develop cutting-edge applications, with the exciting prospect of taking advantage of emerging technologies to be first to market with a product for which there is a real business need and great future potential.

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 MathematicsAnd one of:

CSCI 170 Programming and Technology for the Teaching of Mathematics

CSCI 201 Introduction to ProgrammingRemaining 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 GeometryAt least one of:

MATH 315 Linear Algebra

MATH 370 Probability

MATH 371 Statistics

MATH 380 Introduction to Mathematical ModelingRequired 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 GeometryAt least one of:

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

CSCI 202 Object-Oriented Programming

CSCI 303 Algorithms and Data Structures

CSCI 324 Assembly Language Programming

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

CSCI 202 Object-Oriented Programming

CSCI 303 Algorithms and Data Structures

CSCI 324 Assembly Language ProgrammingAnd 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 PracticumSee Course Descriptions for information on required courses.