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STEM: Mathematics

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Welcome to the Department

Mission

The educational experience available at the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff Mathematical & Computer Science Department offers unparalleled student experience. Our undergraduate program prepares students for graduate studies in Computer Science and interdisciplinary fields such as cloud computing, data analytics, and cybersecurity.

Objectives

  1. To support other departments requiring students to develop a certain level of mathematical, scientific, and technological maturity
  2. To provide all students with the opportunity to acquire sufficient basic skills for daily living
  3. To develop mathematical, scientific, and technological concepts required for certification and successful teaching
  4. To provide those experiences that will facilitate successful graduate study and enhance job opportunities in the marketplace

Overview of CS

What is Computer Science (CS)?

  • According to the Association of Computing Machinery,  Computer Science (CS) is a discipline offers a foundation to adapt to new technologies and new ideas, and broken into three categories: designing and building software, developing effective ways to solve computing problems, and devising new and innovative ways of using computers and addressing particular challenges in certain areas.

What are some popular areas of CS?

  • Areas of CS include software engineering, software development, project management, information theory, robotics, database management/design, web design, web development, and app development.

What are some important subjects related to CS?

  • Important subjects related to CS include physics, algebra, calculus, and English.

What are some skills that CS students need?

  • Good computer scientists have strong analytical and logical skills, problem-solving, and communication skills.

Is a bachelor’s degree sufficient to meet the need for jobs in the CS field?

  • A bachelor’s degree is sufficient for a number of jobs related to CS but some students return to school to acquire a Master’s or Ph.D. Getting certifications in different areas, such as networking, database management, or project management can make the student more marketable compared to just having a degree. With our increasing reliance on computer systems,  it makes CS a growing field with computer scientists typically being sought after and receiving high salaries.

What are some of the occupations offered for computer scientists?

  • Software engineer, web developer, database administrator, network engineer, web designer, software developer, teacher, research assistant, IT consultant, computer engineer, mobile app developer are some of the occupations that are offered with a CS degree.

What are some other disciplines that are related to CS?

  • Disciplines related to CS include Computer Engineering, Information Systems, Information Technology (IT), and Software Engineering.

Degree Programs

The Department of Mathematics and Computer Science Department offers degree programs in Computer Science, Mathematics, and Pre-Engineering.

Computer Science

The Computer Science program at the University of Arkansas Pine Bluff is a four to a five-year program that awards Bachelor of Science degrees upon completion of course requirements. Students declaring a major in Computer Science choose from one of two emphasis areas: Mathematics and Information Systems.

Curriculum for Bachelor of Science in Computer Science:

 

Mathematics

The Mathematics program at the University of Arkansas Pine Bluff is a four to a five-year program that awards Bachelor of Science degrees upon completion of course requirements. Students declaring a major in Mathematics choose from one of two emphasis areas: Non-Teaching and Teaching.

Curriculum for Bachelor of Science in Mathematics:

Graduate Degree Program 

The graduate program in computer science & technology will have two-degree options for completion.

(1) Thesis option, which will require 30 semester credit hours of graduate work (24 hours of coursework and 6 hours of graduate thesis approved by the advisory committee). The thesis may be some notable work on an appropriate research topic or area, as approved by the graduate advisory committee.

(2) Project option, which will require 30 semester credit hours of graduate work (24 hours of coursework and 6 hours of graduate project approved by the advisory committee). The project may be some notable work on an appropriate research topic or area as approved by the graduate advisory committee.

Curriculum for Master of Science degree in Computer Science

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