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, computer science, mathematics, mathematics with teacher certification, industrial mathematics.

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 two options: business and multimedia. The graduate of this program can expect initial employment as a network administrator, a database administrator, a Webmaster and a multimedia designer. The program provides the flexibility to meet almost any career aspirations in computer infrastructure set up and information processing.

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 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.

Click HERE for Bachelor of Science in Information Technology Curriculum Sheet and Requirements with Business Option.
Click HERE for Bachelor of Science in Information Technology Curriculum Sheet and Requirements with Multi-Media Option.

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 students 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.

Program Learning Outcomes

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

1. Use and apply current IT discipline-related concepts and practices.
2. Identify and analyze organizational and individual problems or opportunities in the IT realm and define requirements for addressing them when an IT solution is appropriate.
3. Design and develop effective, IT-based solutions and integrate them into the user environment.
4. Create and implement effective project plans.
5. Identify and investigate current and emerging technologies and assess their applicability to address individual and organizational needs.
6. Analyze the impact of technology on individuals, organizations, and society.
7. Collaborate in teams to accomplish common goals.
8. Communicate effectively and efficiently.
9. Recognize the qualities necessary to succeed in a professional environment.

Click HERE for WebBSIT Curriculum Sheet and Requirements.

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 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.

Click HERE for Bachelor of Science in Computer Science Curriculum Sheet and Requirements

Information Technology Minor

Selected Learning Outcomes

  • An ability to identify and analyze user needs and take them into account in the selection, creation, evaluation and administration of information systems.
  • Understanding of professional, ethical, legal, security and social issues and responsibilities.

Click HERE for Minor in Information Technology Curriculum Sheet and Requirements.

Computer Science Minor

Selected Learning Outcomes

  • An ability to apply knowledge of computing and mathematics, analyze problems, identify  and define the computing requirements appropriate to its solution.
  • An ability to function effectively on teams to accomplish a common goal.

Click HERE for Minor in Computer Science Curriculum Sheet and Requirements.

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

Bachelor of Science in Mathematics

The Bachelor of Science in Mathematics provides training and instruction for students who wish to prepare for graduate work in mathematics.  It requires two of our three, two term courses: Analysis I and II, Modern Algebra I and II, and Topology I and II, making it the broadest, as well as the deepest of our undergraduate mathematics programs. With that said, many students select this program for the analytic training it provides them to work on advanced degrees in law and engineering, where logical thinking skills are valued.

Program Learning Outcomes

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

1. Majors will acquire analytical skills which guarantee
a.  an understanding of the basic rules of logic,
b. the ability to distinguish a coherent argument from a fallacious one, both in mathematical reasoning and in everyday life,
c. an understanding of the role of axioms and assumptions,
d.  the ability to abstract general principles from examples.
2. Majors will become proficient in the use of in problem solving and modeling skills, including
a. the ability to recognize which real-world problems are amenable to mathematical reasoning,
b.  the ability to make vague ideas precise by representing them in mathematical notation, when appropriate,
c. have a command of the  techniques for solving problems expressed in mathematical notation.
3. Majors will have appropriate communication skills, in particular
a. the ability to formulate mathematical statements precisely,
b. the ability to write a coherent proof,
c. the ability to present a mathematical argument verbally,
4. Majors will acquire reading and research skills, which are based on
a. sufficient experience in mathematical language and foundational material to allow them to be well prepared to extend mathematical knowledge through independent reading.
b. exposure to and successful experience in solving mathematical problems, which represent a substantial intellectual challenge.
5. Majors will have an appreciation for the culture of mathematics

Click Here for Bachelor of Science in Mathematics Curriculum Sheet

Bachelor of Science in Mathematics with Certification

The Bachelor of Science in Mathematics with Certification provides training and instruction for students who wish to teach mathematics at the secondary level in Georgia.  Only slightly less mathematically demanding than the Bachelor of Science in Mathematics, since it requires only one of the three, two term courses, it offers both rigorous training in content, as well as appropriate pedagogical training, leading to student teaching in a high school setting, and the state certification examination.

Program Learning Outcomes

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

1. Majors will acquire analytical skills which guarantee
a.  an understanding of the basic rules of logic,
b. the ability to distinguish a coherent argument from a fallacious one, both in mathematical reasoning and in everyday life,
c. an understanding of the role of axioms and assumptions,
d.  the ability to abstract general principles from examples.
2. Majors will become proficient the use of in problem solving and modeling skills, including
a. the ability to recognize which real-world problems are amenable to mathematical reasoning,
b. the ability to make vague ideas precise by representing them in mathematical notation, when appropriate,
c. have a command of the techniques for solving problems expressed in mathematical notation.
3. Majors will have appropriate communication skills, in particular
a. the ability to formulate mathematical statements precisely,
b. the ability to write a coherent proof,
c. the ability to present a mathematical argument verbally,
d. the ability to prepare and present lectures on topics relevant to public school mathematics
4. Majors will acquire reading and research skills, which are based on
a. sufficient experience in mathematical language and foundational material to allow them to be well prepared to extend mathematical knowledge through independent reading.
b. introduction to the literature of mathematics pedagogy, and educational research.
5. Majors will have an appreciation for the culture of mathematics, and be able to develop materials for the secondary classroom, which show mathematics as a human endeavor, with rich applications to daily life.

Click Here for Bachelor of Science in Mathematics with Certification Curriculum Sheet.

Bachelor of Science with Option in Industrial Mathematics

The Bachelor of Science in Mathematics with Option in Industrial Mathematics provides training and instruction for students who wish to apply mathematics in an industrial, or research and development setting.  It requires students to study both ordinary and partial differential equations, advanced mathematical modeling, mathematical statistics and operations research.  This program will be phased out in the near future, and be replaced by some newer options, which offer better job placement for students who desire to have careers that focus on areas of applied mathematics like computational science and financial engineering.

Program Learning Outcomes

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

1. Majors will acquire analytical skills which guarantee
a.  an understanding of the basic rules of logic,
b. the ability to distinguish a coherent argument from a fallacious one, both in mathematical reasoning and in everyday life,
c. an understanding of the role of axioms and assumptions,
d. the ability to abstract general principles from examples.
2. Majors will become proficient the use of in problem solving and modeling skills, including
a. the ability to recognize which real-world problems are amenable to mathematical reasoning,
b.  the ability to make vague ideas precise by representing them in mathematical notation, when appropriate,
c. have a command of the techniques for solving problems expressed in mathematical notation.
3. Majors will have appropriate communication skills, in particular
a. the ability to formulate mathematical statements precisely,
b. the ability to write a coherent proof,
c. the ability to present a mathematical argument verbally,
d. the ability to plan and produce technical reports in applied mathematics.
4. Majors will acquire reading and research skills, which are based on
a. sufficient experience in mathematical language and foundational material to allow them to be well prepared to extend mathematical knowledge through independent reading.
b. exposure to, and successful experience in solving mathematical problems, which represent a substantial intellectual challenge.
5. Industrial Mathematics majors will have an appreciation for the culture of mathematics

Click Here for Bachelor of Science in Mathematics with Option in Industrial Mathematics Curriculum Sheet.

Minor in Mathematics

Students taking a minor in mathematics have a variety of electives, which allow for a mini-concentration in applied mathematics, analysis, or modern algebra.

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Minor in Mathematics Learning Outcomes

1. Minors will acquire analytical and logical skills.
2. Minors will become proficient in modeling and problem solving.
3. Minors will be able to communicate in the language of mathematics.
4. Minors will become proficient in reading texts and articles related to their minor concentration, e.g., analysis, applied mathematics, or algebra.
5. Minors will have an appreciation for the relationship between their minor concentration and its application to daily life.