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Computational Mathematics Degree

About the Degree:

If you enjoy math, computers and problem solving, you can combine all three of these interests by pursuing a computational math degree, which results in a double major in computer information science and mathematics. Computational mathematics involves the use of math and computers to solve problems and predict outcomes. Through courses in CIS and mathematics, the program develops your expertise in applied mathematics and the theoretical foundations of computer science.

What Can I Do With This Major?

Your Future with Our Computational Mathematics Degree

As a graduate of Missouri Southern's Mathematics program, you'll harness your passion for numbers into a fulfilling, life-long career. Picture yourself in one of these potions:
  • Design and develop computer programs for software publishers.
  • Technical support is needed in almost any industry, from hotels and restaurants to retailers and entertainment companies. 
  • Write binary code and create algorithms for engineering firms.
  • Work for state and federal government in a number off information security positions. 
  • Use your computational mathematics knowledge to work for a consulting firm. 
  • Pursue a career at an engineering firm creating binary code and algorithms. 

What You'll Learn:

  • The student must be able to create object-oriented programs of moderate complexity in a currently prominent application programming language.
  • The student must be able to demonstrate an understanding of the following: system concepts, operating systems, and networking.
  • The student must be able to design and implement a normalized multi-table database that models a given organization’s information requirements.
  • As a team leader, the student must be able to set team goals, allocate work, and evaluate the team performance. As a team member, the student must be able to execute tasks and produce deliverables.
  • The student must possess the knowledge and skills necessary to obtain employment in the IT field.
  • The student must be able to express him/herself with clarity, conciseness, and effectiveness.

This Degree is Great for You if:

  • You want to use math to design computer programs and software.
  • You want to create binary code and algorithms for an engineering firm.
  • You want to serve as a math technician.

Options/Courses of Study:

Current Catalog

CIS and Mathematics, Computational Math Option, BS

Other Options (Current Catalog)

Bachelor of Science

CIS Major, Information Technology Option, BS Certificate in Continuous Process Improvement
CIS Major, Information Technology Option, BS
CIS/Criminal Justice Administration Major, Computer Forensics Option, BS

Associate of Science

CIS Major, Information Systems, AS


App Development Certificate
Information Assurance & Security Certificate
Website Administration Certificate


CIS Minor, Information Assurance & Security
CIS Minor, Information Systems
CIS Minor, Network Systems Administration
CIS Minor, Website Administration