Mathematics & Computer Science
Upon graduating from Muhlenberg College, students majoring in either Computer Science or Mathematics will be able to:
- Use analytic tools, quantitative methods, and algorithms to solve problems.
- Appropriately apply technology to visualize situations, explore concepts, and analyze data.
- Read and master technical material, write precise appropriately detailed arguments, and give articulate presentations in various disciplinary contexts.
- Demonstrate a broad-based knowledge of both the theoretical development and the practical applications of the subject matter.
- Have foundational knowledge of the history and culture of the discipline.
- Remain informed about current developments in the field.
- Develop an intellectual agility that allows them to transfer existing knowledge to other disciplines.
- Take intellectual risks and contend effectively with ambiguity and uncertainty.
- Cultivate individual curiosity.
Mathematics majors will be able to:
- Explain and apply knowledge from both the continuous and discrete realms of mathematical inquiry.
- Reason using abstract and theoretical concepts from subjects such as analysis, algebra, and geometry.
- Interpret, design, and implement applications in fields such as mathematical statistics, differential equations, operations research, and modeling.
- Write and argue effectively using the language of mathematics.
- Construct appropriate models to facilitate problem solving and evaluate the efficacy and significance of such models.
CS Majors will be able to:
- Explain and apply advanced concepts in three or more programming languages from two or more different paradigms (procedural, object-oriented, functional, logic).
- Read, write, test, and modify software so that other people can read and modify such material.
- Explain, analyze, design, and apply advanced data structures and algorithms.
- Read, summarize, and discuss current professional literature and develop, present, and review written and oral proposals and reports.
- Work effectively in teams to complete projects lasting weeks or months.