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SUBJECT AREA: Mathematics and Computer Science

Last Update: January 3, 2007 by Maureen Weicher

Subject Specialist: Amanda Xu

Faculty Liason: Amanda Xu

Purpose: The St. Johnís University Libraries support teaching, study, and research for undergraduate students, masters students, and faculty associated with the Math and Computer Science Department of St. Johnís College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, the Department of Computer Science, Mathematics and Science of the College of Professional Studies, and the Department of Computer Information Systems and Decision Sciences of the Tobin School of Busines. The course schedule includes current offerings. The School Bulletin has detailed information about all courses.

Undergraduate Programs: Programs of study offered by the Math and Computer Science Department include the B.A. in Mathematics, B.A./M.A. in Mathematics, B.S. in Mathematics, and B.S. in Computer Science. Minors include Applied Statistics, Mathematics, Computer Science, and Information Science. Faculty areas of research include analysis, algebra, differential geometry, functional analysis, topology, computer science, and applied math. The Department seeks to prepare students for such careers in mathematics as teaching, actuarial science and financial analysis. There is also an Associates Degree in Computer Science.

The faculty of CSMS offers B.S. degree programs in Computer Science with options in Business, Media Graphics, Telecommunications, and Computer Security.

Graduate Programs: The M.A. Degree Program has tracks in traditional mathematics as well as a teacher track.

The faculty of the CIS/DS of the Peter. J. Tobin School of Business offer courses in support of the M.B.A. with specializations in Decision Sciences and Computer Information Systems for Managers.

As of January 2007, an M.S. in Computer Security is being planned.

Centers/Institutes:

Enrollment Trends: See Institutional Research Factbook.

Department and Subject Area Trends:

  • Computer Security
  • Decision Sciences

Established Specialization: Programming languages.

Online Resources: Mathematics and Computer Science

Subject Depth: For Mathematics, the Queens collection is on the study or instructional support level, introductory (3a). The goal is to build the collection to the study or instruction support level, advanced (3b). The Staten Island collection is on the basic information level, advanced (2b), and the goal is to maintain this level.

For Computer Science, the Queens collection is on the study or instructional support level, introductory (3a). The goal is to build the collection to the study or instructional support level (3b). The Staten Island collection is on the basic information level, advanced (2b), and the goal is to maintain this level.

Selection Considerations: Please see Selection of Materials. In addition, the following resources may be consulted for book reviews:

Materials to be Excluded: Please see Materials Not To Be Acquired. Also exclude:

  • Constraint should be used when ordering computer software manuals, especially when documentation is available online or as part of the Library's subscription to NetLibrary.

  • Mathematics textbooks should not be included, unless they are classic works.

Withdrawal Considerations: Please see Collection Maintenance: Withdrawals. Additional criteria include:

  • Withdraw computer software manuals that were published 5 years ago or earlier; or that have been superseded by later versions or editions.

  • Computer science books should be withdrawn after 5 years, unless they are classic works or have enduring value.

  • Unlike computer science, mathematics works age relatively slowly. Many of the older works are considered to be classics, so it cannot be assumed that newer works are more valuable.

  • Books in mathematics education are peripheral to the mathematics program. They may be of value to the education program.

Other Considerations: n/a

Notes: Each Spring, the Department of Mathematics and Computer Science provides an emphasis day of mathematics and computer science events to young women from New York City, called the Sonia Kovalevsky Day.

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