Math & Computer Science
- Math & Computer Science
|Department Chair:||Patricia Hillman||
|Assistant Chair:||Anne Quinn|
|System Administrator:||Jason Patalon|
|Address:||Department of Mathematics & Computer Science
215 Meadville St.
Doucette Hall, Room 200
Edinboro, PA 16444
Information for current Edinboro students
Why Major in Math or Computer Science? - Jobs!
According to the U.S. Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics, computer related careers occupy 4 of the top 30 fastest growing occupations, including the #1 and #4 spots. Link to Report
The Department of Mathematics and Computer Science offers programs that lead to the following degrees:
The Department of Mathematics and Computer Science also offers a mathematics minor and a computer science minor. These minors can be coordinated with virtually any academic discipline.
The Department of Mathematics and Computer Science develops the capacity of the student to analyze a variety of life situations modeling the problem environment with logical and numerical tools. As such, a strong foundation in mathematics and computer science becomes the basis for clear reasoning and problem solving in many other areas. Professionals in virtually all disciplines recognize the importance of mastering computer skills, developing problem-solving competence and studying mathematics. When students develop their abilities in mathematics and computer science they move from using the logical models proposed by others, to being able to create new approaches for the problems and technologies of tomorrow.
Course offerings include courses in algebra, analysis, statistics, geometry, programming languages, software design, database design and management, data structures, networking, artificial intelligence, operating systems, and computer architecture. The department also provides a variety of introductory courses from which students in any curriculum may select according to their needs and interests.
Opportunities available to graduates with a major in mathematics or computer science include graduate study and a wide variety of positions in business, education, government, and industry.