Jess & Mildred Fisher College of Science & Mathematics


Department of Mathematics

Combined Major in Mathematics and Computer Science

The combined major in mathematics and computer science provides students with a rigorous study of the principles of both fields. Such a foundation provides students the necessary understanding to continue their professional growth as new technologies emerge.  This program provides solid preparation for employment in a variety of settings, as well as for pursuing graduate studies.  This combined major in mathematics and computer science opens career opportunities not available to students majoring in just one of these two fields.

The combined major in mathematics and economics requires 93–99 units completed with a grade equivalent of 2.00 or higher.

Required Courses (63–65 units)

COSC 236 Introduction to Computer Science I (4 units)
COSC 237 Introduction to Computer Science II (4 units)
COSC 290 Principles of Computer Organization (4 units)
COSC 336 Data and File Structures (4 units)
COSC 350 Data Communications and Networking (3 units)
COSC 439 Operating Systems (3 units)
COSC 455 Proggramming Languages: Design & Implementation (3 units)
COSC 457 Database Management Systems (3 units)
COSC 480 *
   or
COSC 418 *
Senior Seminar (1 unit) *
   or
Ethical and Societal Concerns of Computer Scientists (3 units) *
MATH 265 Elementary Linear Algebra (4 units)
MATH 267 Introduction to Abstract Mathematics (4 units)
MATH 273 Calculus I (4 units)
MATH 274 Calculus II (4 units)
MATH 275 Calculus III (4 units)
MATH 330 Introduction to Statistical Methods (4 units)
MATH 369 Introduction to Abstract Algebra (4 units)
MATH 435 Numerical Analysis I (3 units)
MATH 490 Senior Seminar in Mathematics (3 units)

* Note *  One of COSC 480 or COSC 418 , but not both.

Upper-Division Mathematics Electives (6–8 units)
Two courses from the following:

MATH 331 Probability (4 units)
MATH 374 Differential Equations (3 units)
MATH 377 *
   or
MATH 439 *
Mathematical Models (3 units) *
   or
Computational Probability Models (3 units) *
MATH 378 Scientific Modeling and Simulations (3 units)
MATH 437 Operations Research (3 units)
MATH 451 Graph Theory (3 units)
MATH 457 Differential Geometry (3 units)
MATH 465 Theory of Numbers (3 units)
MATH 467 Algebraic Structures (3 units)
MATH 473 Introductory Real Analysis (4 units)
MATH 475 Complex Analysis (3 units)
MATH 477 Topology (3 units)

* Note *  One of MATH 377 or MATH 439, but not both.

Upper-Division Computer Science Electives (9 units)

Either
     Two courses from the following:

COSC 417 Introduction to the Theory of Computing (3 units)
COSC 436 Object-oriented Design and Programming (3 units)
COSC 483 Design and Analysis of Algorithms (3 units)

     And one course from the following:

COSC 412 Software Engineering (3 units)
COSC 441 Computer Performance Evaluation (3 units)
COSC 459 Computer Simulation and Modeling (3 units)
COSC 484 Web-based Programming (3 units)

Or

     Two courses from the following:

COSC 441 Computer Performance Evaluation (3 units)
COSC 459 Computer Simulation and Modeling (3 units)
COSC 484 Web-based Programming (3 units)

     And one course from the following:

COSC 417 Introduction to the Theory of Computing (3 units)
COSC 436 Object-oriented Design and Programming (4 units)
COSC 461 Computer Performance Evaluation (3 units)
COSC 471 Computer Graphics (3 units)
COSC 483 Design and Analysis of Algorithms (3 units)

Science Requirements: (12–14 units)

A sequence of two lab courses taken from physics, biology or chemistry, which must be accepted in that major.  One additional 4-unit course or two additional 3-unit courses from physics, biology or chemistry, also accepted in that major (except PHYS 244 and 337), with the requirement that 12 units of science be met.

Note:  COMM 131 Fundamentals of Speech Communication (3 units) must be taken to fulfill the
            General Education Requirement in Category II.B.3.

In addition to the required and elective courses listed above that comprise the combined major in mathematics and computer science, other resources that will help the student complete this major are:


Department of Mathematics
7800 York Road, Room 316 (campus map)
Hours: Monday - Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Phone: 410-704-3091
Fax: 410-704-4149
E-mail: math@towson.edu

Documents
Core Curriculum Requirements Checklist (PDF)

GenEd Requirements Checklist (PDF) (for graduation under catalogs prior to 2011-2012)

 

 

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