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2013-2014 SDSM&T Academic Catalog 
    
2013-2014 SDSM&T Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Mathematics and Computer Science Department


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Computer Science B.S. and Minor

Contact Information

Dr. Kyle Riley
Department of Mathematics and Computer Science
McLaury 308
(605) 394-2471
E-mail: Kyle.Riley@sdsmt.edu

Faculty

Professors Corwin, Logar and Weiss; Associate Professor McGough and Pyeatt; Assistant Professors Qiao and Karlsson; Lecturer Schrader; Emeritus Professors Carda, Opp and Weger.

General Information

The Department of Mathematics and Computer Science offers a bachelor of science degree in computer science and a master of science degree in Computational Sciences and Robotics (CSR). The B.S. in computer science is accredited by the Computing Accreditation Commission of ABET, http://www.abet.org. Details on the mission and learning outcomes of the Computer Science program can be found off the department website, www.mcs.sdsmt.edu/.

Students who desire to major in the Computer Science program should announce their intention to the Department of Mathematics and Computer Science as early as possible and should consult advisors in the department at each registration period. The department also features a B.S.-M.S. degree program that allows for a student to finish both the B.S. in Computer Science and the M.S. in Computational Sciences and Robotics in five years.  Students interested in this option will need to apply to the CSR program before or during their junior year in the B.S. Computer Science program.

Any student who is pursuing a double major and whose designated advisor is in another department should consult an advisor in the mathematics and computer science department at each registration.

Laboratories

The School of Mines has a variety of computing platforms available. Resources include an extensive PC network, a Linux lab, a Tablet PC lab, the L-3 Communications Embedded Systems and Robotics Lab, the Computational Sciences and Robotics Lab and a Mobile Computing Lab. The Linux lab is fully equipped with quad-core desktops Other computing resources may be accessed via the Internet. The institution encourages its students to use the computer facilities in the creative and efficient solution of scientific and engineering problems.

Course Offering Schedule



In an attempt to help students plan their future semesters, the following information is presented. This reflects the best available knowledge at the time of the preparation of this document. This is not meant as a guarantee of when classes will be offered. Students concerned about when classes will be offered should contact the department head for any changes to the following. Courses not listed below have no defined rotation and will be offered contingent on demand and staff. Most computer science courses are not suitable to offering in an eight-week Summer session. Students should not expect computer science offerings in the summer.

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Classes that are typically offered every spring semester include 

Applied and Computational Mathematics B.S. and Minor

Contact Information

Dr. Kyle Riley
Department of Mathematics and Computer Science
McLaury 308
(605) 394-2471
E-mail: Kyle.Riley@sdsmt.edu

Faculty

Professors Corwin, Johnson, Logar and Teets; Associate Professors Braman, McGough, Kowalski and Riley; Assistant Professors Caudle, Dahl, Deschamp, Fleming and Garlick-Grieve; Instructors Bienert, Long and Richard; Emeritus Faculty Carda, Grimm and Opp.

General Information

Mathematics is a broad field of study that is foundational to many areas of Science and Engineering. The Department of Mathematics and Computer Science offers a bachelor of science degree in applied and computational mathematics. This degree program emphasizes computational methods and the use of technology applied to the mathematical problems in industry and the sciences. Students who desire to major in this program should announce their intention to the Department of Mathematics and Computer Science as early as possible and should consult advisors in the department at each registration period before selecting electives to round out the courses of study outlined in the departmental curriculum. Any student who is pursuing a double major and whose designated advisor is in another department should consult an advisor in the mathematics and computer science department at each registration to ensure that reasonable progress is being made and that conflicts are avoided.

Prerequisite and Placement Information

Before registering for any course in mathematics, a student must either have met all prerequisites and be enrolled in all co-requisites, passed the appropriate placement examinations, or have obtained permission from the head of the mathematics and computer science department. Placement examinations, however, may only be used for initial mathematics course placement (exception — students successfully completing MATH 021  may skip MATH 101  and proceed to MATH 102  if they have obtained the written permission of the Vice President for Academic Affairs and earned a successful Algebra Placement Examination score.) Please see the course descriptions in this catalog for all information related to prerequisites and placement. Again, placement exams (with the exception noted above) may only be used for initial placement. For example, a student enrolled in (MATH 120 Trigonometry ), must pass this course with at least a “C” before being allowed to enroll in MATH 125 ; a student receiving below a “C” in trigonometry may not use a placement examination to skip a repeat of Trigonometry. Placement examinations are given prior to registration each semester.

Students transferring from other institutions or returning to the School of Mines after interrupting studies for a period of one year or more should consult the head of the Department of Mathematics and Computer Science to discuss proper placement.

Departmental Courses



MATH 021  and MATH 101  may not be used for credit toward any bachelor‘s degree at School of Mines. College algebra, trigonometry, and pre-calculus courses may not be counted toward any mathematics, computer science, or engineering degree. Other majors should consult their departments on policies regarding these courses.

In an attempt to help students plan their future semesters, the following information is presented. This reflects the best available knowledge at the time of the preparation of this document. This is not meant as a guarantee of when classes will be offered. Students concerned about when classes will be offered should contact the department head for any changes to the following. Courses not listed below have no defined rotation and will be offered contingent upon demand and staff availability. Summer offerings are highly dependent on staffing. An attempt will be made to offer MATH 120 , MATH 123 , MATH 125 , MATH 225 , MATH 321 , and MATH 381  during the summer session.

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Classes that are typically offered in the fall semester of even numbered years, for example fall 2014, include

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Classes that are typically offered in the spring semester of odd numbered years, for example spring 2015, include

Fall semester of odd numbered years


Classes that are typically offered in the fall semester of odd numbered years, for example fall 2013, include 

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Classes that are typically offered in the spring semester of even numbered years, for example spring 2014, include

Double Major with Mathematics

Due to the large number of courses that many majors have in common with the mathematics major, many students find it attractive to pursue a double major. Students are encouraged to pursue the double major and should contact their advisor for details.

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