Western Washington University · Bellingham, Washington

# Mathematics/Computer Science, BS

## What is the study of Mathematics/Computer Science?

Computer Science at Western is organized around the study of design and analysis techniques used to write software or programs in various application areas, along with details about the internal workings of computers (known as computer architecture and operating systems).

“As a practical matter, Mathematics is a science of pattern and order. Its domain is not molecules or cells, but numbers, chance, form, algorithms, and change. As a science of abstract objects, Mathematics relies on logic rather than on observation as its standard of truth, yet employs observation, simulation, and even experimentation as means of discovering truth.”

*--From: Everybody Counts: A Report to the Nation on the Future of Mathematics Education (c) 1989 National Academy of Sciences *

## Why Should I Consider this Major?

The Mathematics/Computer Science BS Program provides excellent preparation for graduate study or for careers in the technical, scientific and mathematical application of computers. Graduates are able to apply their knowledge and expertise in the development of computer-based solutions of complicated mathematical problems, including environmental and ecological modeling, scientific and engineering calculations, and statistical analysis.

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## Sample Careers

- Research Analyst
- Systems Analyst
- Technical Writer
- Applied Science Technologist
- Information Scientist