Combined Major in Computer Science and Mathematics

The Computer Science major with a second major in Mathematics requires 89–93 units to be earned with a grade equivalent of 2.00 or higher. A minimum of 30 major units must be taken at Towson University.

Required Courses (77 Units)
COSC 236INTRODUCTION TO COMPUTER SCIENCE I4
COSC 237INTRODUCTION TO COMPUTER SCIENCE II4
COSC 290PRINCIPLES OF COMPUTER ORGANIZATION4
COSC 336DATA STRUCTURES AND ALGORITHM ANALYSIS4
COSC 350DATA COMMUNICATIONS AND NETWORKING3
COSC 412SOFTWARE ENGINEERING3
COSC 417INT THEORY COMP3
COSC 439OPERATING SYSTEMS3
COSC 455PROGRAMMING LANGUAGES: DESIGN & IMPLEMENTATION3
COSC 457DATABSE MNGT SYS3
MATH 265ELEMENTARY LINEAR ALGEBRA4
MATH 267INTRODUCTION TO ABSTRACT MATHEMATICS4
MATH 273CALCULUS I4
MATH 274CALCULUS II4
MATH 275CALCULUS III4
MATH 331PROBABILITY4
MATH 332MATHEMATICAL STATISTICS3
MATH 369INTRODUCTION TO ABSTRACT ALGEBRA4
MATH 374DIFFERENTIAL EQUATIONS3
MATH 377MATHEMATICAL MODELS3
or MATH 439 COMPUTATIONAL PROBABILITY MODELS
MATH 435NUMERICAL ANALYSIS I3
MATH 490SENIOR SEMINAR IN MATHEMATICS3
Elective Courses (9-10 Units)9
Computer Science Electives
Select one of the following:3
OBJECT-ORIENTED DESIGN & PROGRAMMING
ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE
COMPUTER GRAPHICS
DESIGN & ANALYSIS ALGORITHMS
Select one of the following:3
INTERNSHIP/COSC
SELECTED TOPICS COMPUTER SCIENCE
OPERATING SYSTEMS SECURITY
NETWORK SECURITY
APPLICATION SOFTWARE SECURITY
ROBOTICS
WEB-BASED PROGRAM
SOFTWARE PROJECT PRACTICUM
INDEPENDENT STUDY
Mathematics Electives
Select one of the following:3-4
OPERATIONS RESEARCH
GRAPH THEORY
DIFFERENTIAL GEOMETRY
LINEAR ALGEBRA
THEORY OF NUMBERS
ALGEBRAIC STRUCTURES
INTRODUCTORY REAL ANALYSIS
COMPLEX ANALYSIS
TOPOLOGY
Science Requirements (8 Units)
PHYS 241GENERAL PHYSICS I CALCULUS-BASED4
PHYS 242GENERAL PHYSICS II CALCULUS-BASED4
Other Requirements (9 Units)
Must be completed with a grade equivalent of 2.00 or higher.
COMM 131FUNDAMENTALS OF SPEECH COMMUNICATION (Core 5)3
COSC 418ETHICAL AND SOCIETAL CONCERNS OF COMPUTER SCIENTISTS (Core 14)3
ENGL 317WRITING FOR BUSINESS AND INDUSTRY (Core 9)3
Total Units112-113

Suggested Four-Year Plan

Freshman
Term 1UnitsTerm 2Units
COSC 2364COSC 2374
MATH 273 (Core 3)4MATH 2654
ENGL 102 or TSEM 102 (Core 2 or 1)3MATH 2744
Core3TSEM 102 or ENGL 102 (Core 1 or 2)3
 14 15
Sophomore
Term 1UnitsTerm 2Units
MATH 2674COSC 3364
MATH 2754COSC 3503
COSC 2904MATH 3694
Core 7 - PHYS 241 suggested3-4Core 8 - PHYS 242 suggested3-4
Core3 
 18-19 14-15
Junior
Term 1UnitsTerm 2Units
COSC 4393COSC 4573
COSC 4553MATH 3304
MATH 4353COSC Elective3-4
COMM 131 (or Core)3Core or COMM 1313
Science Elective3-4Core3
 15-16 16-17
Senior
Term 1UnitsTerm 2Units
MATH 4903COSC 4183
MATH Upper-Level Elective 3-4MATH Upper-Level Elective 3-4
COSC Elective3COSC Elective 3
Core 3Core 3
Core 3Core 3
 15-16 15-16
Total Units 122-128