Mathematics and Computer Science
The minor in Applied Mathematics program allows the student to obtain the skills necessary to successfully apply mathematics to problem solving, while concurrently allowing the students to concentration their studies in another major of interest. Many students will be able to pursue this minor, since nearly all of the semester hours required meet general education requirements. This minor provides an opportunity for students to gain an understanding of important mathematical aspects of basic scientific principles. Furthermore, the program helps develop the capacity to analyze a variety of life situations by modeling many of the associated problems using appropriate mathematical tools. As students in this program develop their problem-solving competence, they more beyond simply being able to use logical models proposed by other, to being capable of creating their own techniques for problem solving. Completion of this program will give the student the necessary tools to pursue many technical fields.
The purpose of the Computer Science Minor is to provide the student with an opportunity to gain knowledge of the computer and skill in applying its technology to his/her major field of study. The minor can be coordinated with virtually any academic discipline.
The minor in Data Analytics provides students an overview of the basic elements of statistics and data analysis, including use of appropriate technology. It serves as a valuable complement to any major in which students analyze or interpret data.
The purpose of the Mathematics Minor is to provide students with an opportunity to study calculus and learn how it is applied in various fields, and to provide students with an opportunity to enhance their mathematical skills in general.