Department of Mathematics and Computer Science

The Department of Mathematics and Computer Science offers three programs leading to the degree of Bachelor of Science. These degree programs are designed so that all students take the basic University College Core courses, major courses in Mathematics and Computer Science, and flexible elective choices. The department also offers minors in Mathematics and Computer Science, a minor/ certificate in Cyber Security, and courses in statistics. These programs of study prepare graduates for careers in teaching, business, industry, and government, or for further study.

The Bachelor of Science in Computer Science program in our department is accredited by CAC/ABET (the Computing Accreditation Commission of ABET, Inc). See for the detail of CAC/ABET. It has been ranked #9 for the Best Affordable Computer Science Degree by University HQ, check here for details.

Department Mission Statement

Consistent with the missions of FSU and the Lloyd College of Health, Science, and Technology, the Dr. Henry M. Eldridge Department of Mathematics and Computer Science prepares students, especially those from historically underrepresented groups, to enter careers in mathematics, computer science, technology, engineering, and education, and to continue their education beyond the undergraduate level. The department is committed to excellence in teaching, research and scholarship, to supporting other units through the core curriculum, to working with colleagues from other disciplines and institutions, to serving as a resource in mathematics, computer science and statistics for the local community, and to enhancing the quality of life in Southeastern North Carolina, the nation, and the world.

Department Vision Statement

To provide an excellent learning experience in mathematics, computer science and statistics by offering broad and challenging programs characterized by first-rate instruction and close interaction between students and highly qualified faculty. The department aspires to prepare students to lead lives of learning that are personally satisfying, professionally rewarding, and of service to humanity.

Why Choose Mathematics ?

The Mathematics program is highly flexible, it is the basis for all natural science subjects and those in the business world. Applied math isn't really a single subject. Depending on how you're going to apply it, you'll get different values. A degree in mathematics will prepare you for jobs in statistics, actuarial sciences, operation analysis, mathematical modeling, and mathematics education, as well as for graduate school.
You can also choose the teaching career by enrolling in a Teacher Licensure Concentration and the Engineering 3+2 Program.

Why Choose Computer Science?

The whole digital world is built by computer science professionals

In this Digital Age, it is computer science professionals who build the websites and electronic devices we are using every day. They theorize, design, and develop the software and hardware to make our life fancy and convenient.

Computer professionals are demanded in every type of industry

Every industry uses computers so naturally that you can find computer professionals in any type of industry. Problems in science, engineering, health care, and so many other areas can be solved by computers.

Have a Rewarding Career

There are huge openings for computer professionals on job market. Compared to other jobs, computer science professionals have a great flexibility and highly competitive salary.

Why Choose Cyber Security?

In this era where virtually every aspect of our lives is intertwined with digital devices and network connections, playing a role in safeguarding the digital landscape is not just super cool but also profoundly impactful. The Bureau of Labor Statistics projects that the number of cybersecurity jobs will grow 32% in the next decade. According to Cybersecurity Ventures, global cybersecurity job vacancies grew by 350 percent, from one million openings in 2013 to 3.5 million in 2021; the number of unfilled jobs leveled off in 2022, and remains at 3.5 million in 2023. FSU offers the first fully online B.S. in Cybersecurity program in the UNC system, which will prepare you for a rewarding career in cybersecurity and related fields.