Department of Mathematical, Information & Computer Sciences

The Mathematical, Information, and Computer Sciences (MICS) Department is committed to maintaining a curriculum that provides students with the tools to be productive, the passion to continue learning, and Christian perspectives to provide a basis for making sound value judgments. Our programs feature a high level of faculty and student interaction and a great deal of collaboration between students.

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And the Job Outlook for Students with Mathematics and Computer Science Skills...

Once again, careers with strong mathematics and computer science backgrounds dominate the list of the top 10 best careers for 2015.  USA Today has the following to say about it: Want to land one of 2015's best jobs?

USA Today isn't the only one saying this.  Forbes Magazine published a list of six classes that will make any college graduate employable and guess what?  Three of them are offered in the MICS Department: Statistics (MTH203), Calculus I (MTH144 or MTH164) and Computer Programming (CSC143).  Click here to read more.

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Actuaries help organizations plan for the future by managing future risk using mathematics, statistics and economics.

Student Research

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  • Computer Science: Technical Applications -  problem solving using computers. Students who choose the Technical Applications emphasis will gain the broader mathematics background often required by graduate programs or the defense and security industries.
  • Computer Science: Software Engineering - the process of engineering software solutions.  Students who choose the Software Engineering emphasis will receive more extensive exposure to the QA and project management competencies so often requested by software engineering companies.
  • Information Systems - the study of the relationships between information, organizations, and human beings.
  • Mathematics - the search for patterns in things that do not appear to be similar.  Math gives results that are both beautiful and incredibly applicable.
  • Minor in Computational Science- prepares Computer Science, Mathematics, Biology, Chemistry and Physics majors to work in the field.

Student Research, Service Learning, and Internships

All MICS students participate in integrative learning experiences:  Student Research, Service Learning, or Internships.  These experiences prepare students for graduate school and provide connections with professionals in the field.


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