Math, Physics, and Computer Science
Mathematics provides tools used by scientists to explore the universe, tools used by engineers to design devices that shape our society, and the language both scientists and engineers use to describe their results and designs. To understand our society and help shape its future, one must understand the influence of science and technology. This requires understanding mathematics and its uses. The mission of the Mathematics program is to promote and implement this philosophy.
Each area has a set of 10 committee members engaging the department or program to be supported. If committee positions are open, the Wildcats for Education Committee is looking for more enthusiastic alumni and friends of Baker University fo foster the liberal arts in these targeted ways.
COMPUTER SCIENCE PROGRAM OBJECTIVES
The Computer Science program is responsible for the design, implementation, and periodic updating of a high-quality educational environment in computer science. It is also committed to contributing to knowledge in both fundamental and applied areas of computer science. In performing these tasks, the program maintains an awareness of current needs and anticipated future needs of the community that it serves. It also recognizes the growing interdisciplinary nature of computer science. Overall, the program is committed to providing a strong background in the fundamentals of computer science to foster intellectual maturity, to emphasize knowledge that is relevant to technological and business needs, and to prepare the student for advanced studies.
Physics is both a body of knowledge and a process for investigating and understanding the natural world. The courses within the Physics program aim to communicate both of these facets to all students. Further, the programs aim to develop the quantitative reasoning and analytical skills of students. Such skills are vital for our graduates to fully participate in an increasingly technological society.