Department of Mathematics & Computer Science

Contact Us

Department Chair

Dr. Christopher Swanson
Chair of the Department of Mathematics and Computer Science
209, Patterson Instructional Technology Center
419.289.5264
cswanson@ashland.edu

Administrative Assistant

V. Sue Ralph
Administrative Assistant
202, Patterson Instructional Technology Center
419.289.5790
vralph@ashland.edu

Programs

Undergraduate
Degree Type: B.S.
Activating Your Inner Actuary

If a career in risk management interests you, consider Ashland University’s Actuarial Science program.

Very few universities of Ashland University’s size have an actuarial program. In fact, it’s one of only 13 institutions in Ohio that has a Universities and Colleges with Actuarial Programs (UCAP)...

Undergraduate
Degree Type: BS, BA
Developing a Technology-Driven World

Today’s technology-focused world needs innovative, technology-focused professionals who specialize in areas such as programming, software development, networks, system administration, and cybersecurity. Ashland University’s cutting-edge Computer Science program provides you with the hands-on training and skills you need to enter an in-demand, high-income career in technology.

Undergraduate
Degree Type: B.S.
Defending Technology from Cybercriminals

The Cyber Security program prepares you to protect individuals, companies and governments from malicious cyberattacks. You will develop strong problem-solving skills, a robust understanding of computer systems, solid analytical skills, and firm awareness with laws and regulations pertaining to information security.

Undergraduate
Degree Type: BSED
Teaching Mathematics to the Next Generation

Do you have a love for math and an interest in teaching your passion to the next generation? Look no further than Ashland University’s Integrated Mathematics Education program.

The Integrated Mathematics Education program combines Ashland University’s exceptional math and education programs to prepare...

Undergraduate
Degree Type: BS, BA
Molding a Mathematical Mind

Are you an excellent problem solver with a mathematical mindset? A recent study found that the average starting salary of mathematics majors is higher than the starting salaries of business, communication, advertising, and accounting majors. The Mathematics program at Ashland University is designed to help you...

Undergraduate
Degree Type: B.S.
Integrating the Software Lifecycle into Your Lifecycle

The Software Design and Development program prepares you to be a proficient designer, developer, and troubleshooter of computer software systems. You will develop strong problem-solving, communication and teamwork skills, while taking courses that go in depth into each stage of the software lifecycle.

Curriculum

Brochures, Course Descriptions, Course Rotations & Four-Year Guides

Each department provides information specific to its majors and programs to help ensure you choose exactly which major is right for you. Use the supplemental material below to assist you in finding a major that most interests you.

Course Rotations

Computer Science Course Rotations

Cyber Security Course Rotations

Software Design Course Rotations

Math Course Rotations

Anticipated Course Offerings 2018-2022: Computer Science, Cyber Security, Software Design Development and Math

Mathematics Course Descriptions

Cyber Security Course Descriptions

Software Design Development Course Descriptions

Computer Science Course Descriptions

Undergraduate Catalog
Catalog 2019-2020
2018-2019
2017-2018
2016-2017
2015-2016

2019-2020 Academic Year

Actuarial Science, B.S. Four-Year Guide
Computer Science, B.A. Four-Year Guide
Computer Science, B.S. Four-Year Guide
Cyber Security Four-Year Guide
Integrated Mathematics Education, B.S.Ed. Four-Year Guide
Mathematics, B.A. Four-Year Guide
Mathematics, B.S. Four-Year Guide
Software Design and Development Four-Year Guide

2018-2019 Academic Year

Actuarial Science, B.S. Four-Year Guide
Computer Science, B.A. Four-Year Guide
Computer Science, B.S. Four-Year Guide
Integrated Mathematics Education, B.S.Ed. Four-Year Guide
Mathematics, B.A. Four-Year Guide
Mathematics, B.S. Four-Year Guide

2017-2018 Academic Year

Actuarial Science, B.S. Four-Year Guide
Computer Science, B.A. Four-Year Guide
Computer Science, B.S. Four-Year Guide
Integrated Mathematics Education, B.S.Ed. Four-Year Guide
Mathematics, B.A. Four-Year Guide
Mathematics, B.S. Four-Year Guide

2016-2017 Academic Year

Actuarial Science, B.S. Four-Year Guide
Computer Science, B.A. Four-Year Guide
Integrated Mathematics Education, B.S.Ed. Four-Year Guide
Mathematics, B.A. Four-Year Guide
Mathematics, B.S. Four-Year Guide
Mathematics, B.S. Four-Year Guide

2015-2016 Academic Year

Actuarial Science, B.S. Four-Year Guide
Computer Science, B.A. Four-Year Guide
Computer Science, B.S. Four-Year Guide
Integrated Mathematics Education, B.S.Ed. Four-Year Guide
Mathematics, B.A.
Mathematics, B.S. Four-Year Guide

Faculty

Dr. Steven Scheirer
Dr. Steven Scheirer
Visiting Assistant Professor
213, Patterson Instructional Technology Center
419.289.6759 / sscheire@ashland.edu
Department of Mathematics & Computer Science
Dr. Gordon Swain
Dr. Gordon Swain
Professor of Mathematics
208, Patterson Instructional Technology Center
419.289.5263 / gswain@ashland.edu
Department of Mathematics & Computer Science
Dr. Christopher Swanson, Professor
Dr. Christopher Swanson
Professor of Mathematics, Chair of the Department of Mathematics and Computer Science
209, Patterson Instructional Technology Center
419.289.5264 / cswanson@ashland.edu
Department of Mathematics & Computer Science
Dr. Darren Wick, Professor
Dr. Darren Wick
Professor of Mathematics
216, Patterson Instructional Technology Center
419.289.5795 / dwick@ashland.edu
Department of Mathematics & Computer Science

Internships

Looking to fill or create an internship?

Employers:  Contact the Career Center at 419-289-5067 to discuss creating a partnership between your company and any of our academic departments.

Looking for an internship opportunity?

Visit AU Career Services for on-campus employment, summer internships, full-time positions, job fairs, and many other resources for current students and alumni.

Internship Opportunities for Math & Computer Science Students

As an Ashland University Mathematics & Computer Science student, you will have the opportunity to gain experience during college. We have established relationships with organizations around the state of Ohio that help students acquire real-world experience, preparing them for their career after graduation. Not only will you have the opportunity to sharpen your skills, but you will also be able to use your internship for course credit!

See where our students are interning

Alumni

We would love to hear from you.

Notes and news may be sent via e-mail to vralph@ashland.edu

Useful Links for Ashland University Alumni

Alumni Association

Stay connected with other alumni and support current future Ashland University students through our Alumni Association.

Donate

Your gift will be used for Mathematics and Computer Science scholarships, laboratory supplies, student research and travel to conferences and competitions. Your support of the department is greatly appreciated!

Career Services

Resources for job, career and company resources are open to alumni.

Request a Transcript

Request a copy of your transcript.

Alumni

Department News

80th William Lowell Putnam Mathematical Competition

The 80th William Lowell Putnam Mathematical Competition was held on Saturday, December 7, 2019. The following Ashland University students participated in the competition: Daria Kochis, Kelly Luck, Samuel Meredith and Dakota Hamilton. These students worked on six problems from 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. and then six more questions from 3 p.m. - 6 p.m.

Thank you for your participation....Read more

The PME Graduate Cording

Pi Mu Epsilon held a dinner in Eagles Landing on Thursday, December 5. The below graduates received their Cord.
2020 PME Graduates: Kelly Fullin, Cassidy Johannsen and Janeen Grese
...Read more

Janeen Grese Named November Intern of the Month


Congratulations Janeen Grese!...Read more

Math/CS Study Break - Monday, December 9, 2019

Contact Us

Contact Us

Department Chair

Dr. Christopher Swanson
Chair of the Department of Mathematics and Computer Science
209, Patterson Instructional Technology Center
419.289.5264
cswanson@ashland.edu

Administrative Assistant

V. Sue Ralph
Administrative Assistant
202, Patterson Instructional Technology Center
419.289.5790
vralph@ashland.edu

Programs

Programs

Undergraduate
Degree Type: B.S.
Activating Your Inner Actuary

If a career in risk management interests you, consider Ashland University’s Actuarial Science program.

Very few universities of Ashland University’s size have an actuarial program. In fact, it’s one of only 13 institutions in Ohio that has a Universities and Colleges with Actuarial Programs (UCAP)...

Undergraduate
Degree Type: BS, BA
Developing a Technology-Driven World

Today’s technology-focused world needs innovative, technology-focused professionals who specialize in areas such as programming, software development, networks, system administration, and cybersecurity. Ashland University’s cutting-edge Computer Science program provides you with the hands-on training and skills you need to enter an in-demand, high-income career in technology.

Undergraduate
Degree Type: B.S.
Defending Technology from Cybercriminals

The Cyber Security program prepares you to protect individuals, companies and governments from malicious cyberattacks. You will develop strong problem-solving skills, a robust understanding of computer systems, solid analytical skills, and firm awareness with laws and regulations pertaining to information security.

Undergraduate
Degree Type: BSED
Teaching Mathematics to the Next Generation

Do you have a love for math and an interest in teaching your passion to the next generation? Look no further than Ashland University’s Integrated Mathematics Education program.

The Integrated Mathematics Education program combines Ashland University’s exceptional math and education programs to prepare...

Undergraduate
Degree Type: BS, BA
Molding a Mathematical Mind

Are you an excellent problem solver with a mathematical mindset? A recent study found that the average starting salary of mathematics majors is higher than the starting salaries of business, communication, advertising, and accounting majors. The Mathematics program at Ashland University is designed to help you...

Undergraduate
Degree Type: B.S.
Integrating the Software Lifecycle into Your Lifecycle

The Software Design and Development program prepares you to be a proficient designer, developer, and troubleshooter of computer software systems. You will develop strong problem-solving, communication and teamwork skills, while taking courses that go in depth into each stage of the software lifecycle.

Curriculum

Curriculum

Brochures, Course Descriptions, Course Rotations & Four-Year Guides

Each department provides information specific to its majors and programs to help ensure you choose exactly which major is right for you. Use the supplemental material below to assist you in finding a major that most interests you.

Course Rotations

Computer Science Course Rotations

Cyber Security Course Rotations

Software Design Course Rotations

Math Course Rotations

Anticipated Course Offerings 2018-2022: Computer Science, Cyber Security, Software Design Development and Math

Mathematics Course Descriptions

Cyber Security Course Descriptions

Software Design Development Course Descriptions

Computer Science Course Descriptions

Undergraduate Catalog
Catalog 2019-2020
2018-2019
2017-2018
2016-2017
2015-2016

2019-2020 Academic Year

Actuarial Science, B.S. Four-Year Guide
Computer Science, B.A. Four-Year Guide
Computer Science, B.S. Four-Year Guide
Cyber Security Four-Year Guide
Integrated Mathematics Education, B.S.Ed. Four-Year Guide
Mathematics, B.A. Four-Year Guide
Mathematics, B.S. Four-Year Guide
Software Design and Development Four-Year Guide

2018-2019 Academic Year

Actuarial Science, B.S. Four-Year Guide
Computer Science, B.A. Four-Year Guide
Computer Science, B.S. Four-Year Guide
Integrated Mathematics Education, B.S.Ed. Four-Year Guide
Mathematics, B.A. Four-Year Guide
Mathematics, B.S. Four-Year Guide

2017-2018 Academic Year

Actuarial Science, B.S. Four-Year Guide
Computer Science, B.A. Four-Year Guide
Computer Science, B.S. Four-Year Guide
Integrated Mathematics Education, B.S.Ed. Four-Year Guide
Mathematics, B.A. Four-Year Guide
Mathematics, B.S. Four-Year Guide

2016-2017 Academic Year

Actuarial Science, B.S. Four-Year Guide
Computer Science, B.A. Four-Year Guide
Integrated Mathematics Education, B.S.Ed. Four-Year Guide
Mathematics, B.A. Four-Year Guide
Mathematics, B.S. Four-Year Guide
Mathematics, B.S. Four-Year Guide

2015-2016 Academic Year

Actuarial Science, B.S. Four-Year Guide
Computer Science, B.A. Four-Year Guide
Computer Science, B.S. Four-Year Guide
Integrated Mathematics Education, B.S.Ed. Four-Year Guide
Mathematics, B.A.
Mathematics, B.S. Four-Year Guide

Faculty

Faculty

Dr. Steven Scheirer
Dr. Steven Scheirer
Visiting Assistant Professor
213, Patterson Instructional Technology Center
419.289.6759 / sscheire@ashland.edu
Department of Mathematics & Computer Science
Dr. Gordon Swain
Dr. Gordon Swain
Professor of Mathematics
208, Patterson Instructional Technology Center
419.289.5263 / gswain@ashland.edu
Department of Mathematics & Computer Science
Dr. Christopher Swanson, Professor
Dr. Christopher Swanson
Professor of Mathematics, Chair of the Department of Mathematics and Computer Science
209, Patterson Instructional Technology Center
419.289.5264 / cswanson@ashland.edu
Department of Mathematics & Computer Science
Dr. Darren Wick, Professor
Dr. Darren Wick
Professor of Mathematics
216, Patterson Instructional Technology Center
419.289.5795 / dwick@ashland.edu
Department of Mathematics & Computer Science

Internships

Internships

Looking to fill or create an internship?

Employers:  Contact the Career Center at 419-289-5067 to discuss creating a partnership between your company and any of our academic departments.

Looking for an internship opportunity?

Visit AU Career Services for on-campus employment, summer internships, full-time positions, job fairs, and many other resources for current students and alumni.

Internship Opportunities for Math & Computer Science Students

As an Ashland University Mathematics & Computer Science student, you will have the opportunity to gain experience during college. We have established relationships with organizations around the state of Ohio that help students acquire real-world experience, preparing them for their career after graduation. Not only will you have the opportunity to sharpen your skills, but you will also be able to use your internship for course credit!

See where our students are interning

Alumni

Alumni

We would love to hear from you.

Notes and news may be sent via e-mail to vralph@ashland.edu

Useful Links for Ashland University Alumni

Alumni Association

Stay connected with other alumni and support current future Ashland University students through our Alumni Association.

Donate

Your gift will be used for Mathematics and Computer Science scholarships, laboratory supplies, student research and travel to conferences and competitions. Your support of the department is greatly appreciated!

Career Services

Resources for job, career and company resources are open to alumni.

Request a Transcript

Request a copy of your transcript.

Alumni

Department News

Department News

80th William Lowell Putnam Mathematical Competition

The 80th William Lowell Putnam Mathematical Competition was held on Saturday, December 7, 2019. The following Ashland University students participated in the competition: Daria Kochis, Kelly Luck, Samuel Meredith and Dakota Hamilton. These students worked on six problems from 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. and then six more questions from 3 p.m. - 6 p.m.

Thank you for your participation....Read more

The PME Graduate Cording

Pi Mu Epsilon held a dinner in Eagles Landing on Thursday, December 5. The below graduates received their Cord.
2020 PME Graduates: Kelly Fullin, Cassidy Johannsen and Janeen Grese
...Read more

Janeen Grese Named November Intern of the Month


Congratulations Janeen Grese!...Read more

Math/CS Study Break - Monday, December 9, 2019

Solving Problems and Programming Solutions

Are you a problem solver with an analytical mind? Cultivate your math or computer programming skills in Ashland University’s Mathematics & Computer Science Department.

Department Differentiators

Students in the Mathematics & Computer Science Department will:

  • Learn from expert faculty who are well regarded in their professions and active in the mathematics or computer science field

  • Receive personal attention in small class sizes

  • Access state-of-the-art facilities that run the latest operating systems including Linux, Solaris, MacOS, and Windows along with a host of software to handle any mathematics or computer science challenge

  • Gain firsthand experience in a variety of distinctive internship opportunities available for your chosen field

Student Competitions

Ashland University students participate in a number of competitions, from the regional and state level to the national and world stage.

Department Groups and Clubs

The Mathematics and Computer Science Department offers a number of student-run groups and clubs with faculty advisors.

Student Presentations

Mathematics and Computer Science students have the opportunity to present their work to others on campus at the annual Undergraduate Research and Creative Activity (URCA) Symposium as well as at the Ohio Section of the Mathematics Association of America.

Student Achievements

Read about some of the achievements and recognitions our students have received.

Department History

Learn more about the history of Ashland University and the Mathematics and Computer Science department.

Department of Mathematics and Computer Science Newsletter

Support the Department of Mathematics & Computer Science

By donating any amount you're making a big difference in our department's future. To designate your gift to the Department of Mathematics & Computer Science , select “Other” in the "Designated Options" and type the department's name in the associated box.

Student Organizations

Student Organizations