Mission & Learning Outcomes

Mission: The Department of Mathematics and Computer Systems is committed to: preparing its mathematics graduates to pursue certification in secondary mathematics education or to succeed in graduate programs in mathematics, applied mathematics, statistics, operations research, and related disciplines; preparing its computer systems and multimedia technology graduates for immediate employment in the technology sector or for continued graduate study in a computing-related discipline; providing Mercyhurst University students in Biology, Biochemistry, Chemistry, Physics, Forensic Science, and Public Health the mathematics education and resources they need to be successful in their chosen fields; providing Mercyhurst University students in Intelligence Studies computing education opportunities and resources related to their discipline; providing Mercyhurst University students in Graphic Design, Art, Music, and Dance computing education opportunities and resources related to their disciplines; providing all Mercyhurst students with opportunities to improve their basic mathematics and computing skills; providing all Mercyhurst students with opportunities to broaden their appreciation of mathematics and computing; contributing to the advancement of mathematics, statistics, and computer science through published research, conference presentation, and scholarly collaboration; sharing educational innovation through publication and conference presentation.

Learning Outcomes: 

  • Program in a high-level, object-oriented language
  • Query, modify, manage, and design databases
  • Analyze computer networks, solve networking problems, and write informatively about network and/or hardware management
  • Analyze data constructed from structured and/or unstructured sources