This Option gives students a broad background in mathematics and computation with special emphasis on discrete mathematics and its application to optimization and algorithm design. It is particularly well suited for students interested in mathematical aspects of Computer Science, or who wish to pursue a double major in this direction.

Option Core (33 credits or 24 credits)

For non-CSE majors (18 credits):

  • MATH 300: (3) Mathematical Reasoning
  • MATH/STAT 394: (3) Probability I
  • CSE 373: (3) Data Structures and Algorithms
  • CSE 417: (3) Algorithms and Complexity
  • Two of the following:
    • CSE 374: (3) Intermediate Programming Concepts and Tools
    • CSE 410: (3) Computer Systems
    • CSE 413: (3) Programming Languages
    • CSE 414: (4) Database Systems
    • CSE 415: (3) Artificial Intelligence

For CSE (double) majors (9 credits):

Option Electives -- Group I (9-14 credits)
Three of the following courses. At least two courses must be taken in the MATH department:

Option Electives -- Group II (5 credits or 14 credits)
At least 5 additional credits (14 additional credits for CSE (double) majors) at the 300 level or higher in the Departments of Applied Mathematics, Computer Science and Engineering, Mathematics and Statistics. The courses listed above in Group I are particularly recommended.  STAT 311 is prohibited as ACMS students take more rigorous statistics courses.  We advise ACMS majors to run a degree audit or plan audit in MyPlan to confirm a course can be used as an option elective.

Double majors / Double degrees: Students who complete a double major or double degree with CS or CE will have to take additional courses in the CSE department as required for that major. These credits may be counted toward the Group II electives.