DEPARTMENT OF MATHEMATICS AND COMPUTER SCIENCE |

Dr. Bill R. Austin, Chair

424 Andy Holt Humanities Building

(901) 881-7360

baustin@utm.edu

FACULTY |

Bill R. Austin, N. Susan Boren, Otha L. Britton, Chris Caldwell,Donald E. Chapman, James R. Clark, Glenn L. Dobson, Tom Eskew, Emery G. Gathers, Judith Gathers, Sandra A. Gossum, L. Paul Hertzel, James J. Johnson, Haklin Kim, Louis Kolitsch, Stephanie Ko litsch, Daryl Kreiling, Brenda Lackey, E. Wayne Lewis, Michael G. McCoy, A. Nanthakumar, David Ray, Craig Roberts, Theresa Rushing, John Schommer.

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS |

Mathematics placement recommendations will be based upon the student's high school record, mathematics ACT score, and the results of the Departmental Mathematics Placement Examination. All students are encouraged to take the placement exam before enrollin g in a mathematics course.

Students who have a deficiency in algebra or geometry must remove the deficiency by taking the appropriate course(s) chosen from Mathematics 070, 080, 090.

Students, particularly in science, who need more than one year of mathematics should plan to take Mathematics 251-252. If a student has not completed high school trigonometry, he/she should take Mathematics 185 before enrolling in Mathematics 251.

MAJORS AND MINORS |

COMPUTER SCIENCE |

B.A. No computer science major is offered. The computer science minor is the same as for the B.S.

B.S. Both the computer science major and minor are offered. A minor is required for the major.

Option l: Software and computer systems.

Option ll: Information systems

A minor in computer science consists of Comp Sc 200 Introduction to Computer Science and BASIC or Comp Sc 201 Introduction to Computer Applications or Comp Sc 221 Programming Concepts and Problem Solving l; two of the courses Comp Sc 222 Programming Conce pts and Problem Solving ll, Comp Sc 230 FORTRAN, Comp Sc 250 COBOL, and Comp Sc 260 RPG; and nine additional hours of upper division computer science courses.

MATHEMATICS |

Option I: Actuarial ScienceMajor: B.A. or B.S. curriculumStudents seeking a career in actuarial science are advised to take Mathematics 330, 340, 360, 370, 451, 461, 462, 481. These students must also include Mathematics 210 in their degree programs.

Option II: Graduate Study

Students who intend to enroll in a graduate program in mathematics are advised to take Mathematics 330, 350, 430, 451, 471-472, 481-482.

Option III: Secondary Mathematics Teaching

Students in the School of Arts and Sciences who are seeking the necessary professional education courses to qualify for licensure as a secondary mathematics teacher must be admitted to the teacher education program in the School of Education. They should consult the School of Education about admission and licensure requirements. The necessary mathematics courses are 210, 241, 251, 252, 310, 320, 410, 420, 451, 471; one of 461 or 481; one of 462, 472, or 482; and six additional hours of upper division mathematics not including cooperative education courses. This option will usually require at least 4 and one-half years (9 semesters).

A mathematics major consists of the following mathematics courses: 241 Foundations of Mathematics; 251 Calculus I; 252 Calculus II; 310 Linear Algebra; 320 Multivariate Calculus; two of 461 Probability and Statistics I, 471 Abstract Algebra I, 481 Real Analysis I; one of 462 Probability and Statistics II, 472 Abstract Algebra II, 482 Real Analysis II; two of 330 Differential Equations, 340 Numerical Analysis, 350 Number Theory, 410 Geometry, 430 Complex Variables, 451 Applications and Modeling; and nine additional hours of upper division mathematics not including cooperative education courses.

Minor: B.A. or B.S. curriculum

Mathematics 251-252, Calculus I-II, are prerequisites to the minor which consists of 241 Foundations of Mathematics, 310 Linear Algebra, and nine additional hours of upper division mathematics.

FACILITIES |

Departmental and university computing facilities include an IBM ES 9000-Model 150 operating under MUSIC, an IBM RISC 600 operating under UNIX, a MicroVAX operating under VMS, micro labs equipped with IBM PS 2's and Macintoshes, and direct access to the UT Knoxville computing center.

The department operates a mathematics laboratory. Tutorial assistance is provided for students in freshman and sophomore level mathematics courses. Several self-paced courses are offered through the laboratory. Students are employed as tutors in the mathe matics laboratory.

SCHOLARSHIPS AND AWARDS |

The Computer Science Award is given to a student selected as the outstanding senior in computer science. This student is chosen by the faculty.

The Louise Knifley Memorial Scholarship of $500 per year is awarded to a junior or senior mathematics major with appropriate mathematics courses and grade point average. The faculty selects the recipient. In addition to the Knifley scholarship, the Mathem atics Award is given to the outstanding senior in mathematics as selected by the faculty.

STUDENT ORGANIZATIONS |

The department supports a student chapter of the ACM (Association for Computing Machinery). This is an international organization of computing professionals. Membership in this organization provides an excellent avenue for interaction with the faculty outside the classroom and includes subscriptions to professional journals.

The department supports a student chapter of the Mathematics Association of America. This is a national organization of mathematicians. Membership in the student chapter includes a subscription to a professional journal and provides opportunities for interaction with the faculty in an informal setting. The Mathematics and Computer Science Club is also sponsored by the department. This is a local organization which presents topics related to mathematics and computer science and their applications.

COOPERATIVE EDUCATION PROGRAM |

The Cooperative Education Program in Mathematics and Computer Science offers the participant an opportunity to gain valuable professional experience while preparing for a career or for further study in graduate school. In addition, the participant earns money to help finance college expenses. After successful completion of the freshman year, qualified students admitted to the program alternate semesters at the University. Application for admission should be made during the Fall Semester of the freshman year. Some current placements in computer science are with Memphis Light, Gas, and Water; Southern Bell; the Department of Energy; and Wilson, Inc. Further information is available from the Director of Student/Alumni Employment Information Center, 250 University Center, UT Martin (901) 881-7740.

SUGGESTED PROGRAMS OF STUDY |

Computer Science and Mathematics majors must satisfy the general education requirements for the appropriate Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science degree in the School of Arts and Sciences.

Majors are advised to select physics as one of the laboratory sciences. If a student is not prepared to enter calculus as the first mathematics course, the elective hours can be used to take college algebra and/or pre-calculus. The following is one way of meeting all requirements for the bachelor's degree with a major in computer science or mathematics in four years. Each individual will have a faculty advisor who will help that student plan a course of study which may vary from what is illustrated here.

COMPUTER SCIENCE MAJOR |

**Freshman**

FALL English 111 3 Hours Math 251 4 Hours Comp Sc 221 3 Hours Foreign Language or Lab Science 4 Hours Humanities 3 Hours Total 17 Hours |
SPRING English 112 3 Hours Math 252 4 Hours Comp Sc 222 3 Hours Foreign Language or Lab Science 4 Hours Humanities 3 Hours Total 17 Hours |

FALL Foreign Language or Lab Science 4 Hours Social Science 3 Hours Math 210 3 Hours Comp Sc 225 or 230 or 250 3 Hours Comp Sc 320 3 Hours Total 16 Hours |
SPRING Foreign Language or Lab Science 4 Hours Social Science 3 Hours Comp Sc 301 3 Hours Comp Sc 325 3 Hours Elective 3 Hours Total 16 Hours |

FALL Lab Science 4 Hours Humanities 3 Hours Social Science 3 Hours Computer Science 3 Hours Minor 3 Hours Total 16 Hours |
SPRING Lab Science 4 Hours Humanities 3 Hours Social Science 3 Hours Computer Science 3 Hours Minor 3 Hours Total 16 Hours |

FALL Humanities 3 Hours Elective 6 Hours Computer Science 3 Hours Minor 3 Hours Comp Sc 495 1 Hours Total 16 Hours |
SPRING Humanities 3 Hours Elective 4 Hours Computer Science 3 Hours Comp Sc 470 3 Hours Minor 3 Hours Total 16 Hours |

MATHEMATICS MAJOR |

FALL English 111 3 Hours Lab Science 4 Hours Foreign Language 4 Hours Math 251 4 Hours Total 15 Hours |
SPRING English 112 3 Hours Lab Science 4 Hours Foreign Language 4 Hours Math 252 4 Hours Humanities 3 Hours Total 18 Hours |

SophomoreFALL Math 241 3 Hours Math 320 4 Hours Minor 3 Hours Lab Science 4 Hours Social Science 3 Hours Total 17 |
SPRING Math 310 3 Hours Humanities 3 Hours Minor 3 Hours Lab Science 4 Hours Social Science 3 Hours Total 16 Hours |

FALL Humanities 3 Hours Minor 3 Hours Social Science 3 Hours Math Elective 3 Hours Elective 3 Hours Total 15 Hours |
SPRING Humanities 3 Hours Minor 3 Hours Social Science 3 Hours Math Elective 6 Hours Elective 3 Hours Total 18 Hours |

FALL Humanities 3 Hours Minor 3 Hours Two of Math 461, 471, or 481 6 Hours Elective 3 Hours Math Elective 3 Hours Total 18 Hours |
SPRING Humanities 3 Hours Minor 3 Hours One of Math 462, 472, or 482 3 Hours Elective 3 Hours Math Elective 3 Hours Total 15 Hours |