If you enjoy the challenge of solving a puzzle, finding the solution to a difficult problem, or tinkering with the computer programming languages that make up our complex digital landscape, the Department of Mathematical, Information & Computer Sciences (MICS) may be just the right place for you.
The MICS department is dedicated to helping you discover your calling and how your academic abilities connect with that call. Our department is committed to maintaining a curriculum that provides you with the tools to be productive, the passion to continue learning, and Christian perspectives that provide a basis for making sound professional decisions. As an MICS graduate, you will be prepared for careers and graduate study in the fields of mathematics, computer science, and information systems by learning how to design software, create mathematical models, build and secure computer networks, analyze data, write code, manage technical projects, and much more.
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Science Honors Weekend
PLNU is known for its high-quality science and mathematics programs, and has designed this weekend to encourage qualifying high school students to pursue their scientific and mathematical interests.
Yvette Henry, Class of 2009
For many, middle school and math may not elicit fond memories, but Yvette Henry, a math teacher at Martin Luther King Middle School in Oceanside, California, is trying to change that.
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Life in the MICS Department
In the Department of Mathematical, Information & Computer Sciences, students enjoy an environment rooted in collaboration, team-building, and food!
Maria Zack, Ph.D.
If positive influences on the strategic vision and day-to-day operation of PLNU were charted, one variable would stand out. Around campus, we call her Dr. Maria Zack.
Our department features a highly skilled team of professors who share their wealth of knowledge with students in and out of the classroom. The personal attention of the faculty and our innovative learning environment will help you grow professionally and personally. The accomplished faculty can also provide opportunities for you to experience modern technology and current real-world applications by helping you find an internship or mentoring you through a research project, where you can explore topics such as random number generation, cryptography, artificial intelligence, biomathematics, data analysis, and image analysis. All this and more will be available to you in a collaborative environment of students and faculty alike.
Our department also oversees mathematics placement for current undergraduate students and incoming freshmen. Read more about the mathematics placement exam.
Department of Mathematical, Information & Computer Sciences Programs
An education in the MICS department cultivates deep critical-thinking, analytical, and problem-solving skills that will prepare you for an abundance of meaningful career opportunities. Programs in mathematics, computer science, and information systems provide the opportunity to pursue your passions and interests.
- Computational Science: Biology, minor
- Computational Science: Chemistry, minor
- Computational Science: Physics, minor
- Computational Science: Psychology, minor
- Computer Science, minor
- Computer Technology-Business, minor
- Computer Technology-Marketing, minor
- Mathematics, minor
- Software Engineering, minor
Adult Degree Completion
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Discovering your vocation doesn't only happen inside the walls of the classroom — it happens by coming face-to-face with new experiences, people, and ideas. From participating in a cybersecurity capture the flag contest and presenting your research at a mathematics conference to staying up late finishing a computer program with a group of diverse peers and gaining professional advice and insight from our esteemed faculty, the Department of Mathematical, Information & Computer Sciences offers many opportunities for meaningful engagement.
Our faculty serve as both teachers and mentors, committed to guiding you toward a full and purposeful education. By helping you explore thought-provoking and influential ideas and engage complex and difficult questions, you'll have access to an environment devoted to the pursuit of truth. An education at PLNU is both transformative and meaningful.
If you would like to learn more about the Department of Mathematical, Information & Computer Sciences or any of our majors and minors, please reach out to us!