The faculty of the Division of Mathematics and Computer Information Sciences invite you to consider any of our majors and minors. Our two departments, Math and Computer Information Sciences, work closely together, and some students choose to get a degree in both areas.
We believe that learning math, algorithms and logic is to be learning about one aspect of God's character. Although our students have diverse interests, most tend to enjoy working with both people and technology, solving challenging problems, organizing data, and studying patterns and relationships. Quantitative thinking is valued in almost every occupational field, and our alumni are working in a wide variety of careers.
At IWU, you will be able to choose from three math-related and two computer-related majors. Our curricula are frequently updated and benchmarked with recommendations by professionals working in the field. Classes in our division are small, and you will graduate with many close friends among both fellow students and faculty.
Melvin Royer, Ph.D.Chair, Division of Mathematics and Computer Information Sciences
The IWU Board of Trustees recently approved this new academic building to be completed by August 2014. Construction has already begun and the Division of Mathematics and Computer Information Sciences will move into this new building before the 2014–2015 academic year. Watch the webcam of the construction here.
Math/CIS students and faculty alike have recently presented or published scholarship, including a poster presentation at the January 2012 Boston Joint Math Meetings by math senior Tyler Carrico; a grant from Amazon by Dr. Neumann; presentations at national conferences by Drs. Kiteck, Lindsey and Royer; and Ben Bagley's award-winning poster and many others at IWU's own Celebration of Scholarship.
See more news in the Division of Mathematics and Computer Information Sciences handbook.