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Math & Computer Science Department

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Western’s Math & Computer Science Department will guide you in turning your STEM-oriented interests into a fulfilling career in a variety of industries. Whether you aspire to be a cybersecurity expert, data analyst or math teacher, our knowledgeable faculty will help you hone your personal and academic strengths and gain practical knowledge, preparing you to thrive in a professional environment following graduation.

Department Overview

Math & Computer Science Department

Translate your math and computer science interests into your dream career.

A degree in math or computer science offers endless professional possibilities in nearly any industry imaginable. Through Western’s combination of rigorous and engaging coursework, hands-on guidance from expert faculty, and opportunities for practical skill application, you’ll build a well-rounded skillset critical for career success.

With two majors, four minors and four emphases to choose from, you’ll be able to customize your degree plan to match your personal interests and academic strengths, providing you with the opportunity to explore your passions while building an in-demand skillset. With the help of their Western degree, graduates from these programs have gone on to launch successful careers in software engineering, cybersecurity, academics, and data science, among many other lucrative career paths. Begin your journey to professional success some of today’s fastest growing career industries!

Applied knowledge

Western students gain both theoretical and practical math and computer science knowledge, helping them understand not only why a principle works, but also how it can be applied to the real world.

Areas of Study

actuarial science

Actuarial Science

Emphasis

Actuarial Science
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Advanced Level Mathematics

Certificate

Advanced Level Mathematics
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Applied Machine Learning

Emphasis

Applied Machine Learning
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Applied Statistics

Certificate

Applied Statistics
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Computer Science

Major | Minor

Computer Science
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Data Science

Minor

Data Science
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Full Stack Development

Certificate

Full Stack Development
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Information Security

Information Security

Emphasis

Information Security
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Mathematical Risk Analysis

Certificate

Mathematical Risk Analysis
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Mathematics

Mathematics

Major | Minor | Secondary Licensure

Mathematics
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Scientific Computing

Emphasis

Scientific Computing
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Software Engineering

Emphasis

Software Engineering
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Software Engineering Certificate

Certificate

Software Engineering Certificate
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Web design

Web Design & Development – Computer Science

Minor

Web Design & Development – Computer Science

Scholarships

Western’s Scholarship Application portal allows you to search for, apply to and manage your scholarship opportunities. This platform houses over 300+ departmental and privately funded scholarship opportunities available to both new and returning students. Through the scholarship portal, students may identify scholarship opportunities based on academic program, campus involvement, academic standing, specific keywords and more. Students may click below to begin learning about what scholarship opportunities are available to them.

Access to apply for scholarships through the portal is open through April 1.

Please check individual scholarship opportunity start dates and deadlines as there are exceptions.

Find your scholarships!

Western’s Scholarship Application portal allows you to search for, apply to and manage your scholarship opportunities. This platform houses over 300+ departmental and privately funded scholarship opportunities available to both new and returning students. Through the scholarship portal, students may identify scholarship opportunities based on academic program, campus involvement, academic standing, specific keywords and more. Students may click below to begin learning about what scholarship opportunities are available to them.

Access to apply for scholarships through the portal is open through April 1.

Please check individual scholarship opportunity start dates and deadlines as there are exceptions.

Find your scholarships!

Alumni Association Future Alumni Scholarship

The Alumni Association Scholarship is a one-time scholarship of $1,000 and is applicable for the student’s junior or senior year at Western.

Any child or grandchild of an alumni is eligible to receive the Future Alumni Scholarship.

  • This is a one-time non-renewable scholarship of $1,000.
  • Only one Future Alumni Scholarship will be awarded per academic year.
  • GPA must be 3.2 or above (college).

Due date has been extended to April 30 for 2024. An Alumni selection committee, appointed by the Alumni Advisory Council, will review applicants and select awardee by June 1.

Apply

Alumni Legacy Scholarship

The Alumni Legacy Scholarship is a one-time non-renewable scholarship and is only applicable for the student’s first year at Western (incoming freshman or new transfer students are eligible).

Do you have a son or daughter looking at college? Have they considered attending Western? As an alumni, your son, daughter and/or grandchildren are eligible for certain benefits distributed through this scholarship, as follows:

  • This is a one-time scholarship of $1,000.
  • Nominee must be an incoming first-year student or new transfer.
  • The cost of orientation is reduced by half (a $45 value).
  • The admission application fee is waived (a $30 value).
  • GPA must be 2.5 or above (high school or college of transfer).

The applicant must fill out the application form found below. Application forms are accepted year-round. If the applicant meets the GPA guidelines, the scholarship will be awarded.

Apply

Mountaineer Alumni Recommendation Scholarship

The Mountaineer Alumni Recommendation Scholarship is a one-time non-renewable scholarship and is only applicable for the student’s first year at Western. This scholarship is not available to midyear transfers or students beginning in the spring semester.

Are you an alumni or employee of Western and know a prospective (or incoming) student who would be a great fit at Western? A recommendation from alumni and employees can support any new student and provide them a $500 scholarship their first year. (Western employees may not recommend a spouse or dependent receiving tuition benefits).

  • Any Western alumni/employee may nominate only one student per academic year to receive the $500 scholarship (distributed $250 per semester).
  • The scholarship is good for the first year only and is non-renewable.
  • The recommended student must be a full-time undergraduate student, attending Western for the first time.

The applicant must fill out the application form found here. The nominating alumni/employee must fill out the application form and submit the required documents by June 1. The recommended student must meet university admissions acceptance standards and complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

The Presidential Promise is guaranteed to students who have received a scholarship through the Denver Scholarship Foundation (DSF) and/or GearUp—and are eligible for a Pell Grant.

For students who meet these criteria, Western will cover the cost of tuition and fees through the combination of federal, state and institutional aid. For more information on the Presidential Promise, visit our scholarships page.

Western Undergraduate Exchange (WUE) or Central Plains (CP) tuition represents a substantial savings relative to normal, out-of-state tuition. Students eligible for the WUE or CP program will be charged 150% of Western’s total in-state tuition. For 2018-19, total in-state tuition was $8,934. WUE/CP tuition was $13,401. The WUE/CP discount is valued at $4,695.

For more information about the WUE and CP geography-based programs, visit Western’s Tuition Discount Programs Page.

Immediately upon acceptance at Western, every student is considered for a merit scholarship worth between $2,500-$4,500 per year for in-state students and $8,000-$10,000 for out-of-state students. The amount is based on the student’s GPA and ACT/SAT scores. Visit our Net Price Calculator at western.edu/cost to determine whether you qualify for a merit scholarship.

For more information about merit scholarships at Western, visit our scholarships page.

Department Information

Math & Computer Science Department

Department Chairperson

Jeremy Muskat, Ph.D.

Chair of Mathematics and Computer Science, Professor of Mathematics

Rady Building Administrative Assistant

Kelley Jones

Administrative Assistant III

Campus Location

Rady Building 272

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