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

The Department of Mathematics and Computer Science offers a wide range of computer science courses. These courses are designed to prepare students for computing careers in business, education, government, and industry. The courses also provide the foundat ion for graduate study in computer science or information systems.

The courses blend theory and practice to prepare the students for careers in a rapidly changing field. Employment opportunities in programming and systems analysis are expected to increase much faster than the average for other occupations for the next se veral years.

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.

There are two options for the computer science major. Each of these options is based on a common core of computer science and mathematics courses. The required mathematics courses are 210 Elementary Statistics and Probability, 251 Calculus 1, and 252 Calculus ll. The computer science core courses are 221-222 Programming Concepts and Problem Solving I and ll, 301 Discrete Systems, 320 Assembler, 325 Data Structures, 470 Organization of Programming Languages, and 495 Senior Seminar.

Option l: Software and computer systems.

Comp Sc 225 "C" or Comp Sc 230 FORTRAN, Comp Sc 420 Computer Organization and Architecture, and nine additional hours of upper division computer science courses, not including cooperative education, with at least three hours at the 400-level are required. The upper division electives are usually chosen from Comp Sc 335, Comp Sc 340, Comp Sc 380, Comp Sc 410, Comp Sc 445, Comp Sc 475, Comp Sc 480, and Comp Sc 485. A minor in Mathematics, Electrical Engineering Technology, or one of the sciences is recommended.

Option ll: Information systems

Comp Sc 250 COBOL, Comp Sc 350 Advanced COBOL and nine additional hours of upper division computer science courses, not including cooperative education, with at least three hours at the 400-level are required. The upper division electives are usually chos en from Comp Sc 335, Comp Sc 351, Comp Sc 352, Comp Sc 410, Comp Sc 450, and Comp Sc 458. A minor in Business Administration is recommended.

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.

Double majors: Mathematics/Computer Science 340 can only be allowedin the requirements for a mathematics major or computer science major but not both. Either Mathematics 241 or Computer Science 301 may be used to satisfy the requirements for a discrete co urse since credit is not given for both.

MATHEMATICS

The department offers the mathematics major for both the Bachelor of Arts and the Bachelor of Science degrees. The completion of a minor or the professional education courses necessary for professional licensure is required for both the B.A. and the B.S. degrees in mathematics. A mathematics major must choose a minor in any area approved by the School of Arts and Sciences. See page 94 of the catalog.

One of the goals of the mathematics major is to prepare students for mathematical careers in business, government, education, or industry. To meet the various professional needs of the mathematics major, different options are available within the major.

Option I: Actuarial Science

Students 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).

Major: B.A. or B.S. curriculum

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
Sophomore
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
Junior
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
Senior
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

Freshman
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
Sophomore
FALL
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
Junior
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
Senior
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


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