Department of Mathematics, Physics, and Computer Science

Department of Mathematics, Physics, and Computer Science

The various disciplines represented within the Department of Mathematics, Physics and Computer Science are united by their reliance upon:

  1. methods for discovering and demonstrating patterns, and for constructing structures that exhibit, unify and illuminate these patterns;
  2. application of these structures to model a wide variety of phenomena in mathematics and the sciences;
  3. precise language as a means to express patterns and describe structures.

Accordingly, graduates of the Math/Physics/Computer Science department will

  1. demonstrate knowledge of basic content appropriate to the chosen major;
  2. communicate precisely and effectively on quantitative matters;
  3. perform basic modeling and to interpret the results in terms of the phenomena being modeled;
  4. read quantitative material, interpret correctly what has been read, and apply it correctly.

Mathematics is the unique language of all physical and social sciences. Students who pursue the study of mathematics are trained to solve problems and to communicate such solutions effectively. This gives the foundation for further professional study in many fields as well as for employment in business and industry.

Physics is the study of the physical universe. In physics, students learn to solve theoretical and practical problems using fundamental principles and to effectively communicate those solutions. This study provides preparation for graduate studies in engineering and other physical sciences and professional schools, as well as preparation for positions in industry.

A student who follows the Computer Science course of study is prepared for graduate studies as well as for positions in software design, systems analysis, and computer systems management. The Information Systems option is less theoretical than the computer science major. Many Information System majors will choose to study also in a business field to strengthen their skills and to meet personal goals. The interdisciplinary Management Information Systems degree is especially tailored to those students.

Computational Sciences is an interdisciplinary major combining mathematics, computer science and natural sciences to study the universe through modeling and simulation. It represents a way of doing science that is complementary to theory and experiment. Students completing this major will be highly marketable to graduate schools, industry and research laboratories.

If you would like to receive more information about the Department, our address is:

Georgetown College
MAT/PHY/CSC Department
400 E. College St.
Georgetown, KY 40324

or you may send email to Dr. William Harris, Department Chair.