Computer Information Systems in Criminal Justice and Public Administration (BS)
**Please note: The revised version of this program is Computer Science and Information Security BS. As of Fall 2014, students are no longer being admitted to this program. However, students who are currently in this major will have the opportunity to complete this program as described below and in the 2013-2014 Undergraduate Bulletin.
The major in Computer Information Systems in Criminal Justice and Public Administration focuses on software development, information systems design and the modeling of public systems, using the techniques of operations research. In addition to fulfilling basic requirements in computer science, operations research and mathematics, students must complete an applied specialization in computer applications in either criminal justice or public administration.
Credits required: 42 Four Year Academic Plan
* Students with a strong high school mathematics background that includes trigonometry and pre-calculus may be exempt from MAT 141. In such cases, consultation with the Department of Mathematics and Computer Science is suggested.
Coordinator. Professor Spiros Bakiras, (Department of Mathematics and Computer Science) (212-484-1181, firstname.lastname@example.org)
Advisors. Department of Mathematics and Computer Science Professors:
1. Spiros Bakiras (212-484-1181, email@example.com)
2. Ping Ji (212-237-8841, firstname.lastname@example.org
3. Shaobai Kan (646-557-4866, email@example.com)
4. Jin Woo Kim (212-237-8927, firstname.lastname@example.org)
5. Bilal Khan (212-237-8843, email@example.com)
6. Douglas Salane (212-237-8836, firstname.lastname@example.org)
7. Peter Shenkin (212-237-8925, email@example.com)
For the Public Administration Specialization Professors:
Senior-level requirement: A senior seminar and an internship in the specialization selected by the student are required.
PART 1. COMPUTER FOUNDATION COURSES
Subtotal: 18 credits
MAT 271 Introduction to Computing and Programming*
MAT 272 Object-Oriented Computing
MAT 373 Advanced Data Structures
MAT 374 Programming Languages
MAT 375 Operating Systems
MAT 377 Computer Algorithms
PART 2. OPERATIONS RESEARCH REQUIREMENT
Subtotal: 6 credits
PART 3. MATHEMATICS, STATISTICS &
Subtotal: 6 credits
Select two. Early consultation with a major coordinator is recommended.
MAT 231 Linear Programming
MAT 243 Calculus III
MAT 301 Probability and Mathematical Statistics I
MAT 302 Probability and Mathematical Statistics II
MAT 310 Linear Algebra
MAT 351 Introduction to Ordinary Differential Equations
MAT 352 Applied Differential Equations
MAT 371 Numerical Analysis
MAT 410 Abstract Algebra
ECO 275 Games, Decisions and Strategy
MAT 265 Data Processing Mastery
MAT 270/ SEC 270 Security of Computers and their Data
MAT 273 Graphics and Interface Programming
MAT 276 Systems Analysis and Design
MAT 277 Computers for Administrative Decision Making
MAT 278 Software Applications for Office Management
MAT 376 Artificial Intelligence
MAT 379 Computer Networking
PART 4. APPLIED SPECIALIZATION
Subtotal: 12 credits
Select one sequence: Public Administration or Criminal Justice
* Required of all students unless they have sufficient experience with at least one computer language. Qualified individuals may substitute one computer course from Part Three with the approval of the chairperson of the Department of Mathematics and Computer Science.
**Students with appropriate experience, such as individuals who are working with criminal justice agencies and already possess computer experience, may be exempt from the internship with the approval of the chairperson of the Department of Mathematics and Computer Science.