Mathematics and Computer Science Department

Student using the virtual reality mathematics lab

 

Whether you’re interested in a career in a cutting-edge technological field, enamored of programming or networking, excited about a career teaching mathematics at the high school level, or interested in mathematics in general, the Department of Mathematics and Computer Science will help you to acquire the knowledge to turn your interests into expertise.

Our department faculty members are committed to excellence in teaching, and that commitment shows through our student-focused programs and engaging in-depth curriculum.

Undergraduate Programs

There are few fields with greater possibilities for the future than math and computer science. WCU’s Department of Mathematics and Computer Science offers undergraduate degrees in Mathematics, Mathematics Education, and Computer Science. We also have a Second Academic Concentration option for lower grades education and P.E.Majors and a Minor in Computer Science.

Mathematics

Computer Science

Clubs and Organizations

Students involved with the Mathematics and Computer Science department have started several clubs and organizations with a range of interests Below are some of the currently active clubs in the department.

  • Computer Science Club
  • Math Club
  • NC Council of Teachers of Mathematics Student Affiliate
  • WCU GNU/Linux Users Group
  • WCU Macintosh Users Group

Facilities

Mathematics Tutoring

 

The departmental computing lab, located in Stillwell 434, has ample space for student to gather for work and contains computers running Linux (Debian) and Microsoft Windows.  The computers have many mathematics and programming software packages installed, including: Mathmatica, Matlab, Vensim, Geometer's Sketchpad, LaTeX, Java, Python, Perl, Ruby, C, C++, and more.

The Mathematics Tutoring Center, located in Stillwell 455, offers space for students to work on their math assignments and to get help from the knowledgeable tutors on staff. The Mathematics Tutoring Center offers many resources, including: drop in tutoring, individual tutoring, a library of textbooks, and study sessions. Learn More

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