2023-2024 Catalog and Student Handbook

Mathematics & Computer Science

Department of Mathematics & Computer Science

Website: https://www.marietta.edu/mcs-department

Chair: John Tynan (john.tynan@marietta.edu)

Administrative Assistant: Andrea Richardson

The primary mission of the department is to help students excel in the areas of mathematical reasoning, computational thinking, and information management; a key component of this is the development of critical thinking and problem solving skills. We work with a wide cross-section of students with varied interests. We serve a large portion of the student body through our Quantitative Reasoning courses as part of the college’s General Education curriculum. We also provide numerous service courses to departments throughout the campus including the natural sciences, the social sciences, and the pre-professional disciplines.

At the core of our mission are the major and minor programs offered in our department. The mission for the major programs is to provide the special mathematical, computational, and information management skills needed by students who major or minor in the department for careers that use mathematics, computer science, and information management for graduate work in mathematics, computer science and related fields, and for teaching at the secondary and college levels.

The department recommends a concentration of fifteen hours of related courses in some field other than mathematics.


Students with low ACT or SAT mathematics scores may be required to pass one or more skill-building courses, MATH 070 or 080, in order to be admitted to mathematics courses number 100 and above. Students who are required to enroll in MATH 070 and/or 080 are required to complete the courses during their first year at the College. Students who wish to take MATH 121 (Precalculus) or MATH 125 (Calculus I) must achieve set levels of competency on a readiness test administered by the department.