May 21, 2024  
2009-2010 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2009-2010 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

College of Science and Mathematics


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The College of Science & Mathematics is home to the departments of Biology and Physics, Chemistry and Biochemistry, Computer Science and Information Systems and Mathematics and Statistics. Staffed by faculty with exceptional teaching skills and varied research interests, these departments have gained nationwide recognition for the success of their faculty and graduates. The college’s degree programs offer curricula that are state-of-the-art and challenging. Opportunities abound for students to develop a strong identity with their respective departments through student organizations and mentoring relations with the faculty.

The college offers baccalaureate degree programs in biology, biochemistry, biotechnology, chemistry, computer science, information security and assurance, information systems, and mathematics. It offers master’s degrees  in information systems, applied computer science, and applied statistics. Certificate programs are offered in applied statistics and data analysis, information technology, e-business systems, and information security and assurance. Collaborative relationships exist between the departments and the Bagwell College of Education. These collaborations are reflected in the strong content areas in Biology and Mathematics Education programs. Biology and mathematics education majors receive the same in-depth course work in the disciplines of science and mathematics as do students majoring in these fields.

Students with career interests in the sciences, mathematics, computer science or information systems will find degree programs in these areas in the College of Science & Mathematics. Those students with interests in medicine, dentistry, pharmacy, veterinary medicine, engineering, or related fields most frequently choose to pursue the pre-professional requirements in the Biology and Physics or the Chemistry and Biochemistry Department. While degree programs are not offered in these pre-professional areas, students with appropriate course selection can meet the entrance requirements of most professional schools with a biology, biochemistry, biotechnology, or chemistry degree from the College of Science & Mathematics.

Students have numerous opportunities to gain practical experience in their field. Through co-ops and internships available to students in all degree programs, they can obtain direct experience in the workplace with companies or government agencies. Our Mentor-Protégé Scholarship Program enables students to work one-on-one with faculty in undergraduate research projects in areas of mutual interest. Our industry-based programs give students career-related experiences that often lead directly to job offers upon graduation.

Accreditations

The programs in computer science, information systems, professional chemistry & biochemistry, and teacher education degree programs in the sciences and mathematics are nationally accredited. In addition, the teacher education programs are nationally recognized and have state approval for 6-12 teacher certification in Georgia.

Academic Departments

The College of Science and Mathematics houses four academic departments:

  • The Department of Biology and Physics
  • The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry
  • The Department of Computer Science and Information Systems
  • The Department of Mathematics and Statistics

Minors

  • Applied Mathematics
  • Applied Statistics & Data Analysis
  • Chemistry
  • Environmental Studies

Programs of Study

The College of Science and Mathematics offers the following undergraduate degrees:

  • Bachelor of Science in Biology
  • Bachelor of Science in Biology Education
  • Bachelor of Science in Biotechnology
  • Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry
  • Bachelor of Science in Chemistry
  • Bachelor of Science in Computer Science
  • Bachelor of Science in Information Security and Assurance
  • Bachelor of Science in Information Systems
  • Bachelor of Science in Mathematics
  • Bachelor of Science in Mathematics Education

Certificate Programs

The College of Science and Mathematics offers the following certificate programs:

  • Certificate in Applied Mathematics
  • Certificate in Applied Statistics and Data Analysis
  • Certificate in e-Business Systems
  • Certificate in Forensic Chemistry
  • Certificate in Information Security and Assurance
  • Certificate in Information Technology

 

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