Mathematics & Computer Science

Preparing students for careers that blend intuition, formalism, and logic.

Mathematics

Our mathematics graduates have found employment in Florida, Maryland, New Jersey, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Virginia, and West Virginia.

Wesleyan’s teacher education program is approved by the West Virginia Department of Teacher Education and the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE), 2010 Massachusetts Avenue, NW, Suite 500, Washington, DC 20035: telephone 1-202-466-7496).

Computer Science

Wesleyan computer science graduates will be able to:

+ Discuss The Significant Events In The History Of The Development Of Computers

+ Set Up And Install Hardware And Peripherals

+ Demonstrate How To Use Current Operating Systems/Shells/Guis And Utilities

+ Discuss Ethical And Legal Responsibilities Of Computer Professionals And The Privacy Issue

+ Demonstrate Programming Proficiency In A High-level Language

+ Demonstrate Knowledge Of A Low-level Language That Reflects The Architecture Of A Microprocessor

+ Set Up The Hardware, Install Software, And Maintain A Local Area Computer Network And Access Wide-area Networks

+ Help Non-technical Users Operate Computers And Run Software

 

  • Faculty

    Don Tobin, Assistant Professor 

    B.S., University of Texas at Arlington

    M.S., Boston University

    instruction: Computer Science

    email: tobin.d@wvwc.edu

     

    Pamela Wovchko, Associate Professor 

    B.S., West Virginia Wesleyan College

    M.S., West Virginia University

    Ph.D., University of Northern Colorado

    instruction: Mathematics

    email: wovchko_p@wvwc.edu

    phone: 8310

     

    Trevor Williams, Visiting Instructor

    instruction: Mathematics
    email: williams_tt@wvwc.edu

     

    Gretchen H. Lynn, Professor Emerita

    B.S., Concord College

    M.S., University of Tennessee, Knoxville

    Ph.D., University of Pittsburgh

    instruction: Computer Science

    email: lynn@wvwc.edu

     

    Jesse Oldroyd, Assistant Professor

    B.S., University of Alaska, Anchorage

    M.S., Ph.D., University of Idaho

    instruction: Mathematics

    email: oldroyd.j@wvwc.edu

    phone: 8339

    research: Applied harmonic analysis with focus on frame theory, Approximation theory, and Random matrices.

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  • Majors
    • Mathematics – B.S.

      Students will:

      • Students will demonstrate effective oral communication of mathematics.
      • Students will analyze a given problem or situation using appropriate problem solving techniques.
      • Students will demonstrate the ability to select and research a topic or problem and prepare a series of detailed written reports on that topic.
      • Students will demonstrate an effective use of technology, especially computer algebra systems, as an aid to solving problems.
    • Mathematics Education (5-Adult) – B.A.
    • Computer Science – B.S.

      Students will:

      • Students will be able to apply critical thinking to analyze a problem and develop a suitable solution utilizing the computer as a tool.
      • Students will demonstrate a fundamental knowledge of computers systems including both hardware and software.
      • Students will work on a non-trivial project to utilize their computing skills.
      • Students will demonstrate proficiency in high-level programming skills.
      • Students will make effective presentations in face-to-face, written and electronic communications.
    • Computer Information Science – B.S.

      Students will:

      • Students will be able to apply critical thinking to analyze a problem and develop a suitable solution utilizing the computer as a tool.
      • Students will demonstrate a fundamental knowledge of computers systems including both hardware and software.
      • Students will work on a non-trivial project to utilize their computing skills.
      • Students will demonstrate proficiency in high-level programming skills.
      • Students will make effective presentations in face-to-face, written and electronic communications.
  • Minors
    • Mathematics

      Students will: 

      • Students will demonstrate effective oral communication of mathematics.
      • Students will analyze a given problem or situation using appropriate problem solving techniques.
      • Students will demonstrate the ability to select and research a topic or problem and prepare a series of detailed written reports on that topic.
      • Students will demonstrate an effective use of technology, especially computer algebra systems, as an aid to solving problems.
    • Computer Science

      Students will: 

      • Students will be able to apply critical thinking to analyze a problem and develop a suitable solution utilizing the computer as a tool.
      • Students will demonstrate a fundamental knowledge of computers systems including both hardware and software.
      • Students will work on a non-trivial project to utilize their computing skills.
      • Students will demonstrate proficiency in high-level programming skills.
      • Students will make effective presentations in face-to-face, written and electronic communications.