Department of Mathematics
Ross Hall, Room 202
1000 E. University Ave.
Laramie, WY 82071
The Department of Mathematics together with Botany, Statistics, Zoology and Physiology in the College of Arts and Science, as well as the Department of Computer Science together with Mechanical Engineering in the College of Engineering and Applied Sciences propose that the University of Wyoming provide an interdisciplinary undergraduate minor in CompSci. This will make UW more competitive with universities in the region and will help prepare our science, math, and engineering students to play leading roles in their professions. The interdisciplinary undergraduate (UG) CompSci minor is a first step in this process; another step is to develop a graduate minor in CompSci to enhance graduate education at UW.
The UG minor in CompSci is based on the following requirements:
For all students, the 15 hours of course work will be divided between core and elective courses as listed below.
The following is a list with the courses on which the minor will be based. This list will become more comprehensive and address a broader scope as the program develops.
Apart from the development of the new course in CS, on which the involved departments have agreed (the course has already been offered us a topics class, and a course number will be obtained in the near future), no additional resources are needed to implement the minor program.
Frequency of course offerings
The required courses will be taught on a regular basis. Each of the core courses will be offered every academic year. The electives will be offered at least once every two years, but in many cases more frequently than that.
The following are the expected learning outcomes of this program:
The minor will be initially housed in the Mathematics Department. The Math Department Head, in consultation with Dan Stanescu (Math), Alex Buerkle (Botany) and Dimitri Mavriplis (Mechanical Engineering), will establish a committee (consisting of at least one faculty from each department involved in the program) to oversee the UG minor program. This committee will designate an UG CompSci minor coordinator whose responsibility will be to oversee the development and assessment of the curriculum, and coordinate advising and recruitment. The coordinator's job description should accurately reflect these responsibilities.
Students and faculty who are interested in the ICS undergraduate minor should contact any member of the advisory committee.