Computing and Mathematics

SCHOOL OF COMPUTING AND MATHEMATICS

The impact of the computer upon business and society has been phenomenal. One result of this continuing dynamic technological growth has been a significant demand for professionals. The use of computers has become indispensable in science, engineering, management, education and other professions. Many believe that in the near future information processing will become the nation's largest industry and that its disciplines will be centrally important to society.

The faculty of the School of Computing and Mathematics provide a diverse spectrum of expertise and experience. Students are therefore provided a unique blend of theory, current practice, and state-of-the-art technology.

The computer laboratories house PC's, which are networked to Georgia Southwestern State University's in-house servers as well as to the University System's Computer Network. The full range of computer equipment, from PC's to large servers, is taught in the classroom and is accessed by students in the laboratory.

The GSW-I-TECH Center was created based within the School of Computer and Information Sciences in Fall 2000. The primary mission of the Center is to provide students with the real-world projects and opportunities for research and internships. There were more than 15 projects completed in the last two years, among them were web based applications, database development, e-commerce application testing, etc.

The School of Computing and Mathematics offers Master of Science in Computer Science degree program and Bachelor of Science degree programs in information technology and computer science.

BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY

The Bachelor of Science in Information Technology provides instruction and training for persons wishing to enter the exciting world of Information Technology. Today, employment opportunities abound for the man or woman who possesses the creative energy, the problem-solving ability, and the technical knowledge and skills to provide information services in a wide variety of organizational settings. The program of study includes the following three options: business, professional, and multimedia. The graduate of this program can expect initial employment as a network administrator, a database administrator, a Webmaster, a game designer, and a game designer. The program provides the flexibility to meet almost any career aspirations in computer infrastructure set up and information processing.

Program Educational Objectives and Program Learning Outcomes

There are four Program Educational Objectives:

  1. Depth. To provide students with understanding of the fundamental knowledge prerequisite for the practice of information technology.
  2. Breadth. To provide students with the broad education, including knowledge of important current issues in information technology with emphasis on computer networks and database management, computer security, and internet technologies.
  3. Professionalism. To develop skills for clear communication and responsible teamwork, and to inculcate professional attitudes and ethics, so that students are prepared for the complex modern work environment and for lifelong learning.
  4. Learning Environment. To provide a technology infrastructure and real-world projects that enables students to learn the industrial-strength software applications and management tools.

Program Outcomes describe what students are expected to know and are able to do by the time of graduation.

Selected Learning OutcomesEducational Objectives
[G] - General Outcomes; [IT] - IT Specific Outcomes1234
(a) An ability to design, implement, and evaluate a computer-based system, process, component, or program to meet desired needs. [G]X  X
(b) An ability to function effectively on teams to accomplish a common goal. [G] XXX
(c) An understanding of professional, ethical, legal, security and social issues and responsibilities. [G]  X 
(d) An ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences. [G]  X 
(e) An ability to identify and analyze user needs and take them into account in the selection, creation, evaluation and administration of computer-based systems. [IT] X X
(f) An understanding of best practices and standards and their application. [IT] XXX
(g) An ability to assist in the creation of an effective project plan. [IT] XXX

BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN COMPUTER SCIENCE

The Computer Science curriculum, leading to the degree Bachelor of Science in Computer Science, is a liberal arts oriented curriculum intended to prepare students for careers in programming. Computer Science is a multifaceted discipline that encompasses a broad range of topics. Computer science focuses on the theoretical and applied capabilities of computers and on the properties of various general problems and algorithms.

Program Educational Objectives and Program Learning Outcomes

There are four Program Educational Objectives:

  1. Depth. To provide students with understanding of the fundamental knowledge prerequisite for the successful practice in the computer science field.
  2. Breadth. To provide students with the broad education, including knowledge of important current issues in computer science with emphasis on computer-based systems, algorithms, data structures, programming languages, computer graphics, and software development.
  3. Professionalism. To develop skills for clear communication and responsible teamwork, and to inculcate professional attitudes and ethics, so that students are prepared for the complex modern work environment and for lifelong learning.
  4. Learning Environment. To provide a technology infrastructure and real-world projects that enables students to learn the industrial-strength software applications and management tools.

Program Outcomes describe what students are expected to know and are able to do by the time of graduation.

Selected Learning OutcomesEducational Objectives
[G] - General Outcomes; [CS] - CS Specific Outcomes1234
(a) An ability to apply knowledge of computing and mathematics appropriate to the discipline. [G]X   
(b) An ability to analyze a problem, and identify and define the computing requirements appropriate to its solution. [G]X   
(c) An understanding of professional, ethical, legal, security and social issues and responsibilities. [G]  X 
(d) An ability to use current techniques, skills, and tools necessary for computing practice. [G] X X
(e) An ability to apply mathematical foundations, algorithmic principles, and computer science theory in the modeling and design of computer-based systems in a way that demonstrates comprehension of the tradeoffs involved in design choices. [CS]XX X
(f) An ability to apply design and development principles in the construction of software systems of varying complexity. [CS]XX X

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INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY MINOR

Selected Learning Outcomes

  1. An ability to design, implement, and evaluate a computer-based system, process, component, or program to meet desired needs.
  2. An ability to identify and analyze user needs and take them into account in the selection, creation, evaluation and administration of computer-based systems.
  3. An ability to assist in the creation of an effective project plan.

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COMPUTER SCIENCE MINOR

Selected Learning Outcomes

  1. An ability to analyze a problem, and identify and define the requirements appropriate to its solution.
  2. An ability to apply design and development principles in the construction of computer programs.
  3. An ability to use current techniques, skills, and tools necessary for computing practice.

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DEPARTMENT OF MATHEMATICS

Georgia Southwestern offers its students three degree options in Mathematics at the undergraduate level-the Bachelor of Science in Mathematics, the Bachelor of Science in Mathematics with Certification, and the Bachelor of Science in Mathematics with option in Industrial Mathematics.

Learning Outcomes for Math Graduates

Graduates from our three undergraduate degree programs, the B.S. in Mathematics, the B.S. in Mathematics with Option in Industrial Mathematics, and the B.S. in Mathematics with Teacher Certification, will be able to use effective problem solving strategies, to use the resources of mathematics, including texts, journals and technology to communicate mathematical ideas and applications in written and oral form, and be able to use their training to do independent work. In addition, graduates of the B.S. in Mathematics with Teacher Certification will be prepared both in subject discipline and pedagogy to be effective teachers of high school and middle grades mathematical subjects.

Former Georgia Southwestern students who have completed degree programs offered by the Department of Mathematics are presently pursuing careers in teaching, banking, business, computer science, industrial research, actuarial science, insurance, and civil service. The mathematics programs at Georgia Southwestern prepare students to enter these and other related fields. Graduates in mathematics are also, by program design, well equipped to enter graduate programs in these areas.

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