Bachelor of Science
in CIS
The Computational Mathematics degree option at Missouri Southern State University results in a double major in computer information science (CIS) and mathematics. Through courses in CIS and mathematics, the program develops your expertise in applied mathematics and the theoretical foundations of computer science.
The curriculum includes math courses such as calculus and analytic geometry as well as CIS courses such as programming and database management. Supporting courses in chemistry and physics are also required.
Computational mathematics involves the use of math and computers to solve problems and predict outcomes. A degree in computational mathematics from MSSU may be useful to you in a wide range of areas including science, engineering, government, health care, business and information technology.
Computational Mathematics Option and


Major Code CI02  Credit Hours  
General Education Requirements (see catalog*)  39  
CIS Core (detailed below)  33  
Mathematics Core  34  
Math 150  Calculus I  5  
Math 250  Calculus II  5  
Math 260  Calculus III  3  
Math 300  Fundamentals of Math Thought  3  
Math 340  Discrete Mathematics  3  
Math 350  Introduction to Numerical Analysis  3  
Math 351  Linear Algebra  3  
Math 361  Probability and Statistics I  3  
Math 371  Operations Research (WI)  3  
Math  Elective above 320  3  
Supporting Requirements  10  
Phys 250  General Physics I  2  
Phys 260  General Physics II  3  
Chem 151  General Chemistry I / Lab  5  
General Electives  8  
Total Hours  124  
*Math and physics courses in major requirements satisfy eight hours of the General Education Core. 
CIS Core Requirements 

Credit Hours


CIS 110

Programming I

3


CIS 202

Information Systems I

3


CIS 210

Programming II

3


CIS 310

Database Management Systems I

3


CIS 315

Computer Networks

3


CIS 345

UNIX System Administration

3


CIS 350

Data Structures

3


CIS 375  IT Project Management  3  
CIS 410

Information System II (WI)

3


CIS 425

Database Management II (WI)

3


CIS 450

Operating Systems (WI)

3


Total CIS Core

33

Only courses in which a student has earned a grade of "C" or above will satisfy departmental requirements for the major or minor in Computer Information Science.