You are a problem solver.

Math classYou get a thrill out of unraveling a good mathematical or technological mystery. It’s time you turn that passion into a degree from Lander University.

You’ll study under a faculty committed to providing a quality undergraduate education that enhances your development as a student and prepares you for a successful career. The department faculty are distinguished professionals and accomplished scholars who weave years of study and life experiences into their teaching styles – guaranteeing a varied, challenging look at the fields of mathematics and computing.

You’ll have access to a wealth of resources, including modern computer facilities and state-of-the-art classrooms, lecture halls and laboratories. And because of Lander’s small size, you’ll enjoy a comfortable openness within those settings. You will get to know both the faculty and your fellow students because you’ll have opportunities to interact with one another and grow intellectually.

If you are fascinated by mathematics or computers, we’ve got the perfect course of study for you at Lander.


Why study mathematics at Lander?

Mathematics is fundamental to both the theoretical and the practical problem-solving components of virtually every field of study – meaning your love of numbers, formulas and equations, coupled with your analytical skills, will make you an asset on any think-tank or project team.

As a math major at Lander, you will build a solid foundation in calculus, differential equations and fundamentals of logic before progressing to studies in linear and abstract algebra, mathematical analysis and statistics. An honors program in mathematics is also available.


Why study computer information systems at Lander?

Computer information systems (CIS) is one of the most exciting and rapidly evolving fields of study. As a computer information systems major, you’ll develop the knowledge and skills required to understand the varied, complex computer systems of today, including their design and implementation.

Unlike computer science, which tends to have a curriculum requiring intensive mathematics study, CIS programs focus on the underlying theories and hands-on application of current computer technology to business needs. The programs also incorporate associated “soft skills,” including writing, communication, team work and business knowledge.

The CIS major has three components: core courses, an emphasis within CIS, and a minor (application area) outside CIS. The core includes sequences in problem solving, programming skills, productivity tools and information management, along with courses in data communications, computer organization, software design and analysis, and database design. The program includes hands-on computer projects and a senior capstone experience.

Your emphasis – in software development, networking or computer engineering – allows you to develop a specialization within the CIS program. Your minor provides a domain where your skills can be put into practice.


Dual degree with Clemson University

It sounds almost too good to be true – two very marketable degrees from two excellent schools. That’s Lander’s engineering dual degree program, offered in cooperation with Clemson University’s prestigious College of Engineering and Science.

In this course of study, you will spend three years at Lander majoring in mathematics or CIS. Then you begin two years of study at Clemson in an engineering field of your choice.