*Calculus I.*In addition, a student scoring 4 or higher on the Calculus BC exam receives course credit for MATH 140 Calculus II. A student scoring a 3 or higher on the Statistics exam receives course credit for MATH 215

*Introductory Statistics*.

Catalog Year: 2024-2025

*Professors
Camfield,
Ferrer, and Goadrich (chair)
Associate Professors Downes and Yorgey
Assistant Professor Ray
Instructor Seme
*

The Department of Mathematics and Computer Science offers a major in Mathematics, a major in Computer Science, and minors in Mathematics, Applied Mathematics, Computer Science, and Data Analytics. A student may double major in Mathematics and Computer Science or major in one discipline and minor in the other. Students majoring in Mathematics may not minor in Applied Mathematics. Students in either major may minor in Data Analytics.

Three years of high school mathematics, including two years of algebra and one year of geometry, or equivalent preparation, are necessary for all courses offered in the Department. Trigonometry/Precalculus is strongly recommended. Students who studied calculus before enrolling in Hendrix College may receive course credit for MATH 130 *Calculus I*
if they take MATH 140 *Calculus II*
with consent of the instructor and pass it with a grade of **C **or better. Alternatively, students may receive course credit for MATH 140 *Calculus II *if they take MATH 230
*Multivariable Calculus *or MATH 260 *Differential Equations *with consent of the instructor and pass it with a grade of **C **or better. Students who studied programming before enrolling in Hendrix College may receive course credit for CSCI 150 *Foundations of Computer Science (w/Lab)*
if they take CSCI 151 *Data Structures (w/Lab)*
with consent of the instructor and pass it with a grade of **C **or better.

A student who scores a 3 or higher on the Calculus AB exam or a 3 or higher on the Calculus BC exam receives course credit for MATH 130
*Calculus I. *In addition, a student scoring 4 or higher on the Calculus BC exam receives course credit for MATH 140 Calculus II. A student scoring a 3 or higher on the Statistics exam receives course credit for MATH 215
*Introductory Statistics*
.

A student who scores a 3 or higher on the Computer Science A exam will receive course credit for CSCI 150 *Foundations of Computer Science (w/Lab).*

- MATH 130
*Calculus I* - MATH 140
*Calculus II* - MATH 270
*Linear Algebra* - MATH 290
*Introduction to Advanced Mathematics* - 1 of the following two-course sequences:

MATH 320*Algebra*and MATH 420*Seminar in Algebra*

or

MATH 350*Real Analysis*and MATH 450*Seminar in Analysis*

- 2 courses chosen from the following:

any mathematics courses numbered 230 or above

CSCI 151*Data Structures (w/Lab)*

CSCI 285*Scientific Computing*

CSCI 365*Functional Programming*

CSCI 380*Theory of Computation*

ECON 300*Advanced Microeconomic Theory*

ECON 430*Management Science*

PHYS 380*Classical Mechanics*

- 3 additional courses chosen from the following:

Any mathematics courses numbered 300 or above

CSCI 380*Theory of Computation*

- Year-long non-credit MATH 497
*Senior Seminar*

- A working knowledge of a high-level computer language such as Python or Java is strongly recommended.
- Those preparing for graduate studies in mathematics should take MATH 230
*Multivariable Calculus,*MATH 260*Differential Equations,*MATH 320*Algebra,*and MATH 350*Real Analysis.*

- CSCI 150
*Foundations of Computer Science (w/Lab)* - CSCI 151
*Data Structures (w/Lab)* - MATH 240
*Discrete Mathematics* - CSCI 382
*Algorithms* - One of the following courses studying hardware & software interaction:

CSCI 320*Operating Systems & Concurrency*

CSCI 322*Computing Systems Organization* - One of the following courses studying complex abstractions:

CSCI 335*Artificial Intelligence*

CSCI 360*Programming Languages* - One of the following courses designing and implementing software as part of a team:

CSCI 340*Database and Web Systems*

CSCI 352*Mobile Software Development*

CSCI 370*Interactive Game Development* - One of the following courses on mathematical foundations of computing

CSCI 285*Scientific Computing*

CSCI 365*Functional Programming*

CSCI 380*Theory of Computation*MATH 270*Linear Algebra*

MATH 335*Geometry**Mathematical Models* - Two additional courses chosen from:
- Any CSCI course numbered 200 or above (not used for other requirement above)
- Math 130
*Calculus I*

- CSCI 410
*Senior Seminar*

Those preparing for graduate studies in Computer Science should take MATH 140
*Calculus II,*
MATH 270
*Linear Algebra,*
and MATH 310
*Probability and Statistics.*
It is highly recommended to take CSCI 320
*Operating Systems & Concurrency,*
CSCI 360
*Programming Languages,*
and CSCI 380
*Theory of Computation.*
It is also important to take additional upper-level courses in computing topics that they wish to pursue in graduate school.

The Senior Capstone Experience for the mathematics major consists of an undergraduate research portfolio and participation in two semesters of the Senior Seminar course. MATH 497
*Senior Seminar*
is a non-credit course that meets biweekly to guide students through the process of developing a senior undergraduate research project. The undergraduate research portfolio (earning UR Odyssey Credit) consists of the senior project and any other research projects completed by the student outside of regular course work. The grade for the Senior Capstone Experience is based on the portfolio and an oral presentation of the senior project and is determined collectively by the department faculty.

The Senior Capstone Experience for the computer science major requires the completion of a substantial computing project. Projects may involve software development, writing a literature review, or creating educational materials for particular topics or technologies. These projects are normally completed as part of the required CSCI 410 *Senior Seminar*
course, under the supervision of the course instructor. The capstone grade for each student is determined collectively by the department faculty.

Computer science majors wishing to graduate with distinction will undertake a year-long senior undergraduate research project (earning UR Odyssey credit) to satisfy the capstone requirement. Each research project is undertaken in close collaboration with a faculty member from the department. Each project culminates in a public presentation, typically during the Spring semester of the senior year. Students interested in this option should have at least a 3.0 GPA in the major. Ideally, students begin project discussions with departmental faculty by the end of the junior year; in any event, the research project should begin by the end of the second week of the senior year.

6 courses distributed as follows:

- CSCI 150
*Foundations of Computer Science (w/Lab)* - MATH 130
*Calculus I* - MATH 140
*Calculus II* - One course chosen from:

CSCI 285*Scientific Computing*

MATH 310*Probability and Statistics*

MATH 365*Mathematical Models* - Two additional courses chosen from the previous list or from:

MATH 230*Multivariable Calculus*

MATH 260*Differential Equations*

MATH 270*Linear Algebra*

With departmental approval, other courses (such as MATH 490
*Mathematics: Advanced Topics*
) may be substituted for courses in the above electives.

6 courses distributed as follows:

- CSCI 150
*Foundations of Computer Science (w/Lab)* - CSCI 151
*Data Structures (w/Lab)* - 1 CSCI course numbered 300 or above
- 3 additional courses chosen from:
- Any additional CSCI course (not used for other requirements above)
- Math 130
*Calculus I* - Math 240
*Discrete Mathematics*

6 courses distributed as follows:

- CSCI 150
*Foundations of Computer Science* - 1 course from:

BUSI 250*Principles of Statistics*

MATH 215*Introductory Statistics*

MATH 310*Probability and Statistics*

PSYC 290*Statistics*

SOCI 210*Social Statistics* - 1 course from:

CSCI 151*Data Structures*

CSCI 270*Computational Humanities*

CSCI 285*Scientific Computing*

CSCI 335*Artificial Intelligence*

CSCI 340*Database and Web Systems*

MATH 365*Mathematical Models* - 2 elective courses from:

ANTH 335*Geographic Information Science*

BIOL 480*Field Ecology*

BUSI 390*Accounting Information Systems and Database Management*

ECON 400*Econometrics and Forecasting*

ECON 430*Management Science*

One of the following:

POLI 202*Empirical Research Methods*

PSYC 295*Research Methods (w/Lab)*

SOCI 335*Sociological Research Methods* - 1 additional course from the two previous lists

6 courses distributed as follows:

- MATH 130
*Calculus I* - MATH 140
*Calculus II* - MATH 240
*Discrete Mathematics*

or

MATH 270*Linear Algebra* - MATH 290
*Introduction to Advanced Mathematics* - 1 mathematics course numbered 230 or above
- 1 mathematics course numbered 300 or above

Hendrix College

1600 Washington Avenue
Conway,
Arkansas
72032
USA

N 35° 05.89380
W 92° 26.55150

Work
501-329-6811

Work toll-free
1-800-277-9017

Content on this site may require a PDF reader. Please visit https://get.adobe.com/reader to install reader software to access this content.