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2016-2017 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Mathematics and Computer Science


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James Bozeman, Professor
Daniel Daley, Assistant Professor 
Kevin Farrell, Professor
Deborah Hughes, Associate Professor
Daisy McCoy, Professor

 

Bachelor of Arts in Mathematics

  • Applied Mathematics
  • Pure Mathematics

Bachelor of Science in Computer Information Systems

  • Software Engineering
  • Information Technology

Associate of Science in Computing

Licensure in Secondary Education  (See:  Secondary Education) 

Minor: Mathematics
 

Mission Statement

Mathematics prepares students for a wide range of positions in fields such as teaching, engineering, finance, insurance, investments, social services, government, industry, and higher education.  Lyndon State Mathematics students benefit from the individual attention of professors as well as the program’s combination of practical and theoretical knowledge.  Another mission of the department is to provide quality service to the other academic units of the College.

The Computer Information Systems curriculum prepares students for a diverse ranges of employment in the computing field. Students are exposed to many aspects of the computing field including systems analysis, software development, and computer networking and security. Students learn to use computers to solve problems in a laboratory environment while working both independently and as part of a team.

 

Bachelor of Art in Mathematics

Program Goals & Description

The department prepares students for a large variety of career opportunities.  This goal is supplemented by a curriculum that ensures that each student graduates with both theoretical and applied knowledge in their field.  This is accomplished, in part, by the use of technology, which is integrated throughout the curriculum.  Graphing calculators and computer software are employed to help introduce concepts and as an aid in understanding the subject matter.  The use of these tools also enables students to learn independently which is an important asset in any future career.


Student Learning Outcomes

Students majoring in mathematics

• will be able to communicate mathematics to others.
• will be able to apply mathematics to any area of study by modeling and solving problems using mathematical tools and technology and will be able to interpret the results.
• will be able to evaluate the accuracy and appropriate use of mathematical statements in the media and in statistical reports.
• will be able to write a convincing proof.
• will be able to recognize a correct proof.

Assessing Student Learning Outcomes

The department’s primary method of measuring student achievement levels is through the Senior Seminar. A rubric is used to measure the effectiveness of the department’s efforts to enhance student achievement levels on each Student Learning Outcome as presented in the Seminar.

Bachelor of Science in Computer Information Systems and Associate of Science in Computing

Program Goals

The department offers computer science course work leading to a Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Information Systems and an Associate’s Degree in Computing. Recipients of the A.S. degree might seek employment immediately or they might continue their education. Graduates may seek employment as computer programmers, software engineers, or information technology professionals. The A.S. Degree in Computing can be used to complement a bachelor’s degree in another major at Lyndon State College. Typical majors making this choice are in Business, Mathematics, and Atmospheric Sciences.

Student Learning Outcomes

Graduates of the Computer Sciences programs will be able to:

  • work skillfully with widely used software applications
  • create web sites and/or understand and employ related web applications programs
  • apply appropriate computing techniques when analyzing complex problems and creating solutions to these problems
  • demonstrate proficiency in a variety of high-level programming languages and paradigms
  • create robust computer software solutions
  • successfully participate in all areas of the software development lifecycle

Assessing Student Learning Outcomes

All majors are required to complete a portfolio that reflects successful completion of student outcomes.

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