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Mathematics, Computers & Information Science

The analysis and design of efficient algorithms - that is, sets of rules used for computation - is fundamental to problem solving in both mathematics and computer science. As a computer scientist, one needs to develop and deliver working systems comprised of hardware and software that represent the solution to client's real-life problems; therefore, programming is the central activity in systems development. Creating software entails abstraction, encapsulation and modularization, which aid in analysis and design of complex systems.

Student Support Resources

At Old Westbury, support service for mathematics and computer information sciences include:

  • Small classes that allow increased student-teacher interaction
  • Tutoring in the Mathematics/Computer Science Learning Center (student and professional tutors are available to help)
  • Student-centered, dedicated faculty available to help students
  • Dedicated computer laboratories for students in the major
  • Advisors devoted to helping students explore their educational/career choices
  • Acceptance of transfer credits from accredited colleges and universities

 


Did You Know?

Maryann De Leo, a 1977 graduate of the Media & Communications program within the American Studies Department, was honored with an Oscar in the Documentary Short Subject category at the 76th Annual Academy Awards for her work as producer and director of "Chernobyl Heart," a film about the effects of radiation on the children of Belarus, Russia, 16 years after the infamous nuclear reactor accident at Chernobyl.

Among SUNY's comprehensive colleges, Old Westbury ranks among the highest in science and engineering funding to support competitive scientific research. Funding for research is provided by the U.S. Department of Energy, the National Institute of General Medical Sciences of the National Institutes of Health, the National Science Foundation and the New York State Department of Education.

Women's volleyball coach, Marjahna Vickers, was named the 2005-06 College Female Coach of the Year by the Nassau County Sports Commission after leading the Lady Panthers to 21 wins and the most successful season in the program's history.

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