​​​​​​​​​​​Mathematics Emphasis

Learn about the relationship between computers and mathematics


An emphasis in mathematics prepares students for careers as computer scientists, mathematical programmers or software engineers. Graduates will serve as the inventors, theorists and researchers that create and troubleshoot new computer technologies and applications. They can also design new programming languages, develop virtual reality environments and advance ideas towards the relationship between computer technologies and humanity. 

To complete a Computer Science degree with a Mathematics Emphasis you must complete six mathematics emphasis courses in addition to the computer science core courses.

Mathematics Emphasis Courses 

Introduction to Discrete Mathematics (MATH 295)

This isn't your high school math course. This course provides a bridge to higher-level mathematics through the use of proof and the study of topics in discrete mathematics. Topics include sets, logic, theorems, proofs, proof by induction, recurrence, permutations and combinations, order relations, matrices, and graph theory.

Mathematical Introduction to Cryptology (MATH 302)

Learn the underlying mathematical principles of cryptology.  Topics include ciphers and modular arithmetic, probability and expectation, the Hill cipher including matrix arithmetic, Boolean functions, computational complexity, and number theory.

Linear Algebra (MATH 342)
Go in-depth in a study of matrix operations, vector spaces and transformations, and their applications to simultaneous linear equations and geometry. 

Probability and Statistics (MATH 410)

This course offers a study of discrete and continuous random variables and their distribution functions. Topics will include discrete and continuous probability theory, random variables, sampling distributions, hypothesis testing and confidence intervals.

Add two courses from the following 

SQL & Business Intelligence Tools for Decision Making (CSCI 285)

This beginning course will teach you how to write basic and intermediate SQL code using a standard relational database package such as Access, SQL Server, or MySQL. In addition to writing queries, you will learn to use a business intelligence (BI) tool such as Tableau and/or Power BI to create sophisticated data visualizations which can help users quickly answer questions about trends, exceptions, and hidden insights within large data sets. 

Applied Operations Research (CSCI 330)

Use software for solving problems! Topic in this course includes linear programming, sensitivity analysis, network analysis, CPM, PERT, queuing calculations, and simulations.  

Internet Programming Unix
  (CSCI 374)

Develop a web application using Unix, a programming language such as PHP and database management system like MySQL.

Information Security Fundamentals (CSCI 410)

It seems like issues surrounding data security is in the news every other week. Ensure your company is prepared by learning about topics such as security policy, risk analysis, auditing and vulnerability assessment, firewalls and intrusion detection systems, and the anatomy of abuses like theft, fraud, viruses, worms and DoS.

Computer Networking (CSCI 445)

In a large company with many moving pieces, you need a strong and secure network in place. This course will provide both the theoretical understanding and practical experience things such as network design and implementation, network security, capacity planning, risk assessment and feasibility studies. 

Computer Systems Administration (CSCI 460)

This course provides an advanced study of computer systems administration of either a Unix-based or a Windows Server-based operating system. 

JavaScript and Android Application Development (CSCI 470)

Gain hands-on, applicable experience by developing JavaScript and Android applications in this course. JavaScript and jQuery JavaScript library functions will be used to create web applications where you will extend the functionality of the CSS and HTML content that you have learned in other courses. The Android Studio IDE will be used to develop Android mobile applications using XML and Java. 

Internet Programming Windows(CSCI 475)

This course is an introduction to Internet scripting from both the client- and server-side. Covers core Web programming concepts necessary for Web programming in JavaScript, VBScript, and ASP.

Capstone Project (CSCI 497)

Research your passion! You will work with a department adviser to develop a project that will utilize your skills and integrate your learning into the field of computer science. 

Internship in Computer Science (CSCI 498)

Gain job experience while you are in school. If you would like to have an internship during your time at Findlay, this course will provide you with the credits to maintain a full-time student status.  

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