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

Brenda Rodeback
Administrative Assistant
221, Kettering Science Center
419.289.5261
brodebac@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 15 colleges/universities in Ohio with an Actuarial Programs (UCAP) designation and 5 private colleges/universities....

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 2020-2024: 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
2019-2020
2018-2019
2017-2018
2016-2017
2015-2016

2020-2021 Academic Year

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

Faculty

Dr. Deborah Stoffer Wilson
Dr. Deborah Stoffer Wilson
Visiting Assistant Professor
214, Patterson Instructional Technology Center
419.289.5613 / dstoffe1@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 The Career Center for Life Calling 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

News about departmental alumni careers.

Department News

Nathaniel Redden Accepts a Summer 2020 Internship


Nathaniel Redden, May 2020 graduate, accepted an internship at Etactics, Inc. as an Associate Software Developer for the summer of 2020.
...Read more

May or December 2020 Math and Computer Science Graduates

The following students will graduate in May or December 2020 from the Math and Computer Science department: Kyle Ackert, Alec Baldosser, Branden Barber, Camryn Bickerstaff, Aaron Bradfield, Kyle D'Ambrosio, Jacob Garry, Ryan Hale, Daria Kochis, Lingxi Li, Renee Lucas, Kelly Luck, Jaret Martin, Nathan McVicar, Jonathan Meredith, Brennen Nalley, John Oney, Logan Pottorf, Nathaniel Redden, Dalton Skerlec, Joseph Smith, Tyler Tokos and Eric Watts.

Thank you for spending your college career with us. We wish you all the best in your future endeavors....Read more

2020 Math and Computer Science Annual Honors Reception

The 2020 Honors Reception for the Math and Computer Science Department was held on April 29, 2020 via Zoom. Students were awarded for a GPA of 3.5 in their Math and Computer Science Courses. In addition, there were outstanding student awards, graudates, scholarship recipients, Pi Mu Epsilon new inductees, ACM officers, MAA officers, UPE officers, PME officers, student presentations and student participation recognition.

The following students received outstanding student awards.

Carpenter Award for Outstanding Calculus Student: Kayla Neyra

Wendling Award for Outstanding Discrete Mathematics Student: Shawn Brady

Poorman Award for Outstanding Introductory Computer Programming Student: Kane Feldhake

Outstanding Sophomore: Hannah Smigel

Outstanding Juniors: Brittany Close, Logan Hurst, Josiah Moore, Benjamin Schlemmer and Emily Schordock.

Outstanding Seniors: Camryn Bickerstaff, Daria Kochis, Lingxi Li, Renee Lucas and Kelly Luck.

Congratulations to all students who were awarded.

...Read more

PME 2020 Inductees and Graduates

On Wednesday, April 22, the AU Ohio Rho chapter of Pi Mu Epsilon, the mathematics honorary, held its 17th induction. This was held virtually via Zoom, ad was conducted by the chapter advisor, Dr. Gordon Swain, and the chapter officers Logan Pottorf, Julia Hines, Emily Schordock and Daria Kochis. Eight new members were inducted: Hannah Balliett, Camryn Bickerstaff, Tawny Hetsler Caudill, Michael Homan, Logan Hurst, Faith Lewis, Lingxi Li and Joseph Smith.

The 2020 PME graduates were: Kyle Ackert, Camryn Bickerstaff, Julia Hines, Daria Kochis, Lingxi Li, Kelly Luck, Logan Pottorf, Clay Shreve, Dalton Skerlec and Joseph Smith....Read more

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

Brenda Rodeback
Administrative Assistant
221, Kettering Science Center
419.289.5261
brodebac@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 15 colleges/universities in Ohio with an Actuarial Programs (UCAP) designation and 5 private colleges/universities....

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 2020-2024: 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
2019-2020
2018-2019
2017-2018
2016-2017
2015-2016

2020-2021 Academic Year

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

Faculty

Faculty

Dr. Deborah Stoffer Wilson
Dr. Deborah Stoffer Wilson
Visiting Assistant Professor
214, Patterson Instructional Technology Center
419.289.5613 / dstoffe1@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 The Career Center for Life Calling 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

News about departmental alumni careers.

Department News

Department News

Nathaniel Redden Accepts a Summer 2020 Internship


Nathaniel Redden, May 2020 graduate, accepted an internship at Etactics, Inc. as an Associate Software Developer for the summer of 2020.
...Read more

May or December 2020 Math and Computer Science Graduates

The following students will graduate in May or December 2020 from the Math and Computer Science department: Kyle Ackert, Alec Baldosser, Branden Barber, Camryn Bickerstaff, Aaron Bradfield, Kyle D'Ambrosio, Jacob Garry, Ryan Hale, Daria Kochis, Lingxi Li, Renee Lucas, Kelly Luck, Jaret Martin, Nathan McVicar, Jonathan Meredith, Brennen Nalley, John Oney, Logan Pottorf, Nathaniel Redden, Dalton Skerlec, Joseph Smith, Tyler Tokos and Eric Watts.

Thank you for spending your college career with us. We wish you all the best in your future endeavors....Read more

2020 Math and Computer Science Annual Honors Reception

The 2020 Honors Reception for the Math and Computer Science Department was held on April 29, 2020 via Zoom. Students were awarded for a GPA of 3.5 in their Math and Computer Science Courses. In addition, there were outstanding student awards, graudates, scholarship recipients, Pi Mu Epsilon new inductees, ACM officers, MAA officers, UPE officers, PME officers, student presentations and student participation recognition.

The following students received outstanding student awards.

Carpenter Award for Outstanding Calculus Student: Kayla Neyra

Wendling Award for Outstanding Discrete Mathematics Student: Shawn Brady

Poorman Award for Outstanding Introductory Computer Programming Student: Kane Feldhake

Outstanding Sophomore: Hannah Smigel

Outstanding Juniors: Brittany Close, Logan Hurst, Josiah Moore, Benjamin Schlemmer and Emily Schordock.

Outstanding Seniors: Camryn Bickerstaff, Daria Kochis, Lingxi Li, Renee Lucas and Kelly Luck.

Congratulations to all students who were awarded.

...Read more

PME 2020 Inductees and Graduates

On Wednesday, April 22, the AU Ohio Rho chapter of Pi Mu Epsilon, the mathematics honorary, held its 17th induction. This was held virtually via Zoom, ad was conducted by the chapter advisor, Dr. Gordon Swain, and the chapter officers Logan Pottorf, Julia Hines, Emily Schordock and Daria Kochis. Eight new members were inducted: Hannah Balliett, Camryn Bickerstaff, Tawny Hetsler Caudill, Michael Homan, Logan Hurst, Faith Lewis, Lingxi Li and Joseph Smith.

The 2020 PME graduates were: Kyle Ackert, Camryn Bickerstaff, Julia Hines, Daria Kochis, Lingxi Li, Kelly Luck, Logan Pottorf, Clay Shreve, Dalton Skerlec and Joseph Smith....Read more

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.

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