Aug 11, 2022  
The University of North Carolina at Pembroke 2020-2021 Catalog 
The University of North Carolina at Pembroke 2020-2021 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Department of Mathematics and Computer Science

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Chair: Selvarajah Mohanarajah

Faculty:  Safaa Alwijidi, Donald E. Beken, Latoya Brewer**, Melissa R. Edwards*, Katie Floyd, Gangadhar R. Hiremath, Joong-Lyui Lee, Douglas McBroom, Olusola Olaniyi, Leszek Piatkiewicz, Hillary W. Sessions, James Smiling, Guo Wei, Cynthia Zhang****, Laszlo Zsilinszky 

*Undergraduate Mathematics Education Coordinator
**Graduate Mathematics Education Director

****Information Technology Program Coordinator


Mathematics has been central to human achievement for over three thousand years, important to both intellectual advancement and technological innovation. Many of the theoretical studies in mathematics have evolved and have been refined over a long period of time. Many of the practical aspects of mathematics have become more evident with the advent of calculators and computers. Computer technology is assuming a major role in society. Clearly, the computer revolution is the beginning of a new age of human existence. Many of the problems computer scientists and others will be expected to solve in decades to come have yet to be considered. As such, computing has evolved into a science covering the study of languages, programming, and theoretical concepts. The Department offers courses covering the intellectual and the practical sides of mathematics and computing.

A student of the Department of Mathematics and Computer Science has the opportunity of earning a Bachelor of Science degree (B.S.) in Mathematics, Computer Science, or Information Technology or a Master's degree in Mathematics Education. The Mathematics major also may choose to gain licensure to teach mathematics at the secondary or middle grades level. The Department offers minors in mathematics, computer science, and information technology.

The Departmental faculty welcomes the opportunity to advise the major and non‑major alike. Someone thinking of majoring in mathematics, computer science, or information technology is especially urged to consult with the Department Chair prior to registering for General Education courses. All majors choose advisors and must consult with them each term in order to plan and carry out their program of study.

The Department web pages at contain current information about the activities, the faculty, and the offerings of the department. Department majors are expected to consult the website regularly to remain informed.

Most non‑majors fulfill the General Education requirements in mathematics by taking one of MAT 1050 , MAT 1070 , or MAT 1080 . Well‑prepared students may select MAT 1090  or MAT 2210  for this purpose.

Graduate Courses

See the The Graduate School   section of the Catalog.


    MajorMinorAcademic Concentration


      Computer ScienceSpecial Topics in Computer ScienceInformation TechnologySpecial Topics in Information TechnologyMathematicsSpecial Topics in Mathematics

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