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Our department offers education in both Mathematics and in Computer Science, ranging in degrees from undergraduate to graduate and doctoral, in addition to a number of certificates, minors, and emphasis areas. We have has about thirty full time faculty, including mostly research faculty and also some teaching faculty, plus many part time adjuncts. We also fund many graduate teaching assistantships in addition to available multiple research assistantships. Our computer programs are a part of the DHS/NSA university recognition for excellence in cybersecurity education, the only such recognition in Missouri. We are housed on the third floor of Express Scripts Hall.

With our limited class sizes, we offer close interactions between faculty and students, and upper level computer classes often include sponsor-based projects with license fees distributed to the students. In addition, our Computing Club and Math Club provide opportunities to meet other students, engage in similar career-related activities, and participate in department sponsored competitions with monetary awards. We also award departmental scholarships, recently totaling up to $50,000 a year. Interested students can also involve themselves in research oriented activities through independent courses or the undergraduate research experiences program, or can work as tutors or graders.

The University of Missouri-St. Louis is a student oriented research university, so most courses, especially in our department, are taught in small sections rather than large lectures, and instruction is provided by an experienced, professional staff with advanced degrees. Advanced classes are taught almost entirely by professors with doctoral degrees, or working experts in the field. We are proud to have a professorial faculty who are devoted to teaching and who are also engaged in research activities, for which many have national and international reputations.

Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions about our department.