Learning beyond the classroom

math studentIn the classroom, you can delve into new fields of mathematics or the latest security protocols for computer system, but it is what you do outside the classroom that truly completes your education.

That’s our philosophy at Lander. The campus-wide Experience Your Education program provides opportunities to move beyond the traditional classroom setting and into area businesses and industries where you can apply your skills in real-world settings while earning academic credit – and, sometimes, a paycheck. You might:

  • Complete a co-op assignment writing computer programs for a local industry, or intern at area companies.
  • Help others sharpen their skills with a campus job in the Peer Tutoring Center or the Math Lab.
  • Earn EYE credits (Experience Your Education) through service learning projects.

You can also meet other students who share your interests by getting involved with the Lander Math and Computing Club. The group regularly holds social events and problem sessions, and it sponsors special speakers and field trips.

 

Get Involved

The Department of Mathematics and Computing sponsors several student organizations that provide mathematics and CIS majors with opportunities to meet others who share their interests.

  • Lander Math and Computing Club: This group regularly holds social events and problem sessions, and it sponsors special speakers and field trips. The club is open to all students, whether or not they are math majors.
  • Student Chapter of the Mathematical Association of America: This national organization is the words largest community of mathematicians, students and math enthusiasts.
  • Lander University Technology Club: Open to all students, this club aims to promote enjoyment and appreciation of mathematics and computer information systems outside of the classroom.

 

computer science gradLife after Lander

Employers today are looking for graduates who know how to think and solve problems – two skills you will have polished before you leave Lander’s math or computer information systems programs. 

Math graduates have pursued various careers, including: high school teachers; industrial engineers with textile firms; quality control statisticians with chemical companies; and naval flight trainers.

Computer information systems graduates have options including: business information systems; technical careers with computer manufacturers and software companies; scientific computing careers in laboratories; programming careers; and academic careers at universities, secondary schools and industries.

In addition, some of our majors choose to continue their studies in graduate school, using their degrees from Lander as springboards into programs across the country.

 

Department Awards

Awards are granted annually to outstanding university students from all disciplines during a ceremony

each spring.

The following are awards presented by the university's Department of Mathematics and Computing:

  • Computer Information Systems Discipline Award
    Given annually by the discipline faculty to an upperclassman majoring in computer information systems who has completed at least 60 hours overall, including upper level computer science courses. The selection is based on grade point average and promise in the major.
  • Mathematics Discipline Award
    Given annually to an upperclassman majoring in mathematics who has completed at least 60 hours overall, including upper level mathematics courses. The selection is based on grade point average and promise in the major.
  • The Mathematical Association of America Award
    Given by the mathematics faculty to a junior or senior mathematics major based on promise in the field of mathematics. The award includes a one year membership in the Mathematical Association of America.
  • Mathematics or Computing and Engineering Dual-Degree Award
    Given annually by the mathematics/computer science faculty to an outstanding student majoring in computer science or mathematics and intending to earn an engineering degree at Clemson University. The recipient should be in the final year of study at Lander University prior to matriculating to Clemson University. The selection is based on grade point average and potential for success in the field of engineering.