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2017-2018 Undergraduate Bulletin 
2017-2018 Undergraduate Bulletin [ARCHIVED]

Applied Mathematics and Computer Science, B.S. (Cyber Security Concentration)

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The role of mathematics in our highly scientific-technological society is basic and essential. Mathematical thought and modeling are valued tools in our sophisticated industrial community. The application of mathematics to industry and business to meet society’s need is increasing. This growth and demand continues to create a need for graduates with training in Applied Mathematics and Computer Science.

The Applied Mathematics and Computer Science program prepares graduates for careers in a variety of fields by providing a foundation in mathematics, computer science, and statistics, complemented with additional courses specified by the selected concentration. Students may choose a concentration in Actuarial Science, Business Management, Information Assurance and Cyber Security, Interdisciplinary, Software Development, and Mathematics Education, or students may tailor their coursework to provide knowledge that will prepare them for a career path of their choice.

Students will enhance their studies and gain significant hands on experience through a capstone course or cooperative education experience. On campus, there are also opportunities in undergraduate research, tutoring, and other technical openings to enrich the educational experience.

In addition to fulfilling the university’s basic admissions requirements, Applied Mathematics and Computer Science applicants must also graduate in the top 50 percent of their class, or for high schools that do not rank, have a cumulative grade point average of at least 3.00 on a 4.0 scale and have a minimum ACT composite score of 22 (SAT Math 510).

Transfer student applicants must have a 2.5 or higher cumulative GPA, and a grade of C or higher for all math and computer science courses already taken to be admitted into the Applied Mathematics and Computer Science program. Applicants must also have completed the equivalent of UW-Stout’s MATH-120 Intro to College Math or a higher level math course with a grade of C or better. Students not meeting this requirement but meeting the general admission requirements may be admitted to the university as undecided.

In fulfilling the necessary competencies for a degree, a student may complete the requirements for a minor in Business Administration, Economics, or Technical Writing. It is the student’s responsibility to obtain approval for the minor from the department offering it.

General Requirements
Bachelor of Science Degree

Total for Graduation 120 credits  
General Education 43 credits  
Major Studies 77 credits  

Program Requirements

Racial and Ethnic Studies (6 credits*)

Three credits must be selected from RES-A.

Global Perspective (6 credits*)

Complete a program of university-approved work or study abroad, or 6 credits of global perspective approved courses.

General Education (43 credits)

Analytic Reasoning and Natural Sciences (11-12 credits)

MATH-153, MATH-156 and MATH-157 require a grade of C or better.

Arts and Humanities (6 credits)

Courses must be from two or more areas including art history, creative arts, foreign language and culture, history, literature, music appreciation, performing arts, and philosophy.

Social and Behavioral Sciences (6 credits)

Courses must be from two or more areas including anthropology, economics, geography, political science, psychology and sociology.

Cross-disciplinary Issues (3 credits)

Courses must be selected from the list of approved of cross-disciplinary issues courses.

Social Responsibility and Ethical Reasoning (3 credits)

Courses must be selected from the list of approved social responsibility and ethical reasoning courses.

Selectives (4 credits)

CS-144 requires a grade of C or better.

Major Studies - Cyber Security Concentration (77 credits)

Mathematics and Statistics (28 credits)

MSCS-380 requires a grade of C or better.

Additional Selectives (5 credits)

CS-249 or higher Computer Science courses.

  • MATH-255 or higher (except MATH 270) Mathematics courses
  • MSCS-200 or higher Mathematics, Statistics, and Computer Science Interdisciplinary courses
  • STAT-333 or higher Statistics courses
  • CNIT-300 or higher Computer Networking and Information Technology

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