Department of Mathematics and Computer Science


OC Mathematics and Computer Science graduates have a widely-known reputation for quality. Organizations that hire MCIS alumni include IBM, Northrop Grumman, NASA, Chesapeake Energy, and more.

Department graduates entering the education field own a 100% pass rate on teacher education certification exams. Over the past three years at the international ACM programming contest, OC student teams placed as high as third and no lower than sixth out of almost 80 teams representing all major public and private universities from the three-state region. 

Interesting Classes I Might Take

  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Complex Variables
  • Mathematical Modeling and Strategies
  • Probability and Statistics
  • Programming
  • Systems Analysis and Design
  • All Courses

What I Can Do With My Degree

Actuary, Mathematics Teacher, Software Engineer, Systems Administrator, Systems Analyst



Mission Statement

The mission of the Department of Mathematics and Computer Science is to prepare graduates who will be the mainstay of these disciplines and of society for the 21st century.

It is the goal of the department of MCS that every graduate excel in the following three general areas:

  • Problem Solving
    Approach problems in an organized manner, bring to those problems the quantitative approach common to the departmental disciplines, and use the specific knowledge and methods of the discipline to solve problems.

  • Communication
    Communicate complex ideas and logical arguments, both verbal and written, in a clear, concise, accurate manner and work effectively on a team.

  • Integration
    Present himself/herself as a mature and competent individual who is well grounded in the liberal arts and who can adapt to new environments, learn new ideas and methods independently, and question existing methods and accepted interpretations.


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Any questions about this department? Contact Don Leftwich.