School of Computing and Mathematics

SCHOOL OF COMPUTING AND MATHEMATICS

Dean: Dr. Boris Peltsverger
Crawford Wheatley Hall, Room 100
(229) 931-2100
boris.peltsverger@gsw.edu

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 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.

Department of Computer Science

Department Chair: Dr. Arvind C. Shah

Professors: Dr. Boris Peltsverger, Dr. Arvind C. Shah, Dr. Alexander M. Yemelyanov

Assistant Professor: Dr. Semen S. Baev

Senior Lecturer: Karen S. Cook

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

1.  Knowledge in areas of information technology, including: programming, data processing, Internet technologies and computer networks, information systems, computer security, projects and practical experience.

2.  An ability to identify and analyze user needs and take them into account in the selection, creation, evaluation and administration of information systems.

3.  An ability to function effectively on teams to accomplish a common goal.

4.  An understanding of professional, ethical, legal, security and social issues and responsibilities.

5.  An ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing with a range of audiences.

6.  Be prepared for employment or graduate degree.

GEORGIA WEBBSIT 
Many individuals are looking for the chance to advance their skills in the technology field.  With more jobs requiring a degree for advancement, a bachelor’s degree allows to move to the next stage in the Information Technology (IT) career. The WebBSIT program is designed for people seeking a Bachelor’s degree in IT, but whose lifestyles make it difficult to attend traditional classes on campus. People who have family commitments, travel frequently, serve in the military, or simply prefer online learning NOW have the opportunity to earn the degree.  With Georgia WebBSIT program, all courses are available online, so education is only a mouse click away anytime, anywhere. Moreover, the WebBSIT program lets continue current job while pursing the degree.
Admission requirements
The WebBSIT is a Bachelor degree program, so students will have to complete a general education curriculum. This is typically the first two years of an undergraduate degree, including basic courses such as math, science, history, English (Areas A-E). 
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 Outcomes

Educational 
Objectives

[G] - General Outcomes;                     [IT] - IT Specific Outcomes

1

2

3

4

  1. Use and apply current discipline-related concepts and practices. [IT]

X

X

  
  1. Identify and analyze organizational and individual problems or opportunities and define requirements for addressing them. [G]

X

X

X

 
  1. Design and develop effective, IT-based solutions and integrate them into the user environment. [IT]

X

 

X

 
  1. Create and implement effective project plans. [IT]
  

X

X

  1. Identify and investigate current and emerging technologies and access their applicability to address individual and organizational needs [IT]
 

X

X

X

  1. Analyze the impact of technology on individuals, organizations and society. [IT]
  

X

 
  1. Collaborate in teams to accomplish common goals. [G]
  

X

X

  1. Communicate effectively and efficiently. [G]
  

X

 
  1. Recognize the qualities necessary to succeed in a professional environment. [IT]
  

X

X

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

1.  Knowledge in areas of computer science, including: Programming Fundamentals, Social & Professional Issues, Algorithms, Computer Architecture & Organization, Operating Systems, Computational Sc. & Numerical Methods, Discrete Structures

2. An ability to apply knowledge of computing and mathematics, analyze problems, identify  and define the computing requirements appropriate to its solution.

3.  An ability to function effectively on teams to accomplish a common goal.

4.  An understanding of professional, ethical, legal, security and social issues and responsibilities.

5.  An ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing with a range of audiences.

6.  Be prepared for employment or graduate degree.

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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

Department Chair: Dr. John J. Stroyls

Associate Professors: Dr. John J. Stroyls

Assistant Professors: Dr. Kailash C. Ghimire, Dr. Chadwick A. Gugg, Dr. Dongwen Qi

Senior Lecturer: Ervin D. Anderson

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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