School of Natural Science and Mathematics
On the ground floor of Coad Science Building, there is a state-of-the-art laboratory reserved exclusively for the use of students taking courses in the department. It is equipped with 16 Dell Pentium III Multimedia PCs networked with a Windows 2000 server and a Hewlett-Packard 5si laser printer. It also features a SmartBoard projection system.
Software installed on these computers includes Windows XP, Microsoft Office, Maple, Visual Studio and other curriculum-specific packages.
A constantly expanding campus network includes five computer labs, Linux servers, laser printers and an Internet node. Wireless connectivity to campus computing resources is available in all classrooms, the library, the student center, residence halls and other locations.
Declaring a Major
Although students can indicate to the dean's office as early as freshman year their intent of majoring in a particular discipline, students can delay declaring their majors until spring semester of their sophomore year.
The declaration of major form is due in the dean's office by the end of April. This process is designed to emphasize to students the importance of the declaration of major process, and to provide them with an advisor from the department in which they intend to major.