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Majors and Minors

In Mathematics and Computer Science Department we offer 3 different majors and 8 minors, covering Computer Science, Mathematics, and Statistics. Each major includes requirements that provide a solid foundation in the discipline, while offering flexibility in the choice of upper-level electives. Our minors offer background in mathematics and computer science for non-majors, as well as strong preparation for work in industry or graduate school for majors and non-majors alike.

Majors:

Computer Science (BS)
Our computer science program helps undergraduates develop a broad intellectual base, interpersonal skills, and strong problem-solving skills. Graduates should be well-qualified to enter strong graduate programs or rewarding professional careers in computer science.
Mathematics (BS)
Our mathematics program is built on the strength of rigorous courses, with some flexibility to allow you to direct your "path" of study. The combination makes our graduates well-qualified to go on to graduate school, into industry, or into solid graduate education programs. The bachelor of science degree is particularly suited to students interested in a stronger emphasis in computer science, biology, chemistry, or physics.
Mathematics (BA)
Our BA program is built on the same flexible framework of courses that BS students take, and consequently our BA students are also solid applicants for graduate school, competitive in industry, and outstanding in graduate education programs. In contrast with the BS, the bachelor of arts degree is particularly suited to students interested in obtaining intermediate proficiency in a foreign language.

Minors:

Actuarial Science Minor
The actuarial science minor consists of classes in economics, mathematics, and statistics that train a student for a career as an actuary. The coursework provides a preparation for the first two actuarial exams which serve as the gateway into the profession.
Cognitive Science Minor
Cognitive Science is the interdisciplinary study of the processes underlying the acquisition and use of knowledge. The Cognitive Science minor at Truman combines classes from Psychology, Philosophy, Linguistics, Computer Science and several other disciplines to give students the opportunity to study how the human mind works. Within the Math/CS department, classes in Artificial Intelligence, and Automata and Formal Languages contribute to this interdisciplinary minor.
Computer Science Minor
The computer science minor provides an opportunity for students of other majors to get a secondary training in the art and science of computer science.
Information Systems Minor
The information systems minor allows students to train in information technology as it affects organizations, including systems analysis, databases, and internet programming.
Mathematical Biology Minor
The mathematical biology minor prepares students in mathematics, computer science, and biology to work at the intersection of the life and mathematical sciences.  The minor is earned through a combination of coursework and participation in research on open ended problems in the biological sciences.  Students pursuing the minor begin by building a learning plan that shows how they will meet the minor's required outcomes.  See http://mathbio.truman.edu for more information.
Mathematics Minor
The mathematics minor provides an opportunity for students of other majors to get a secondary training in the art and science of mathematics.
Statistical Methods Minor
The statistical methods minor is designed for students wishing to improve their data analysis skills. This minor compliments many majors and is especially useful for those considering graduate school in data driven areas (such as Psychology, Biology or Business) or those considering a data orientated career in industry.
Statistics Minor
The statistics minor is designed for students intending to attend graduate school in Statistics (MS/PhD). Most students pursuing this minor are math majors but any student with a Calculus III or better background will find the minor achievable.

Capstone

All students at Truman State participate in a capstone experience near the end of their college career. The capstone is generally an in-depth study that is at least partially directed by the student. Capstones in mathematics and computer science often take the form of professional internships, original research, or extensive academic projects or papers. Students report the capstone experience as being one of the more challenging, but rewarding aspects of their time at Truman.

Each discipline crafts the capstone experience to suit its unique program and has specific guidelines for students.