Spring 2021 Update 
    Dec 07, 2023  
Spring 2021 Update [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Mathematics and Computer Science: Undergraduate

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Science Building, Room 413
Salvatore Petrilli, Chair
p – (516) 877-4488
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e – petrilli@adelphi.edu
w – http://math-computer.adelphi.edu/



Robert Emmett Bradley
William Quirin
Robert M. Siegfried
Lee Stemkoski
Tuval Foguel

Associate Professors

David Chays
Salvatore Petrilli
Lee Stemkoski
Christopher Storm

Assistant Professors

Joshua Hiller
Kees Leune
Xiaoxing Liu

Visiting Assistant Professor

Saleh Aliyari
Peter Maceli
Salvatore Giunta
Gabriel Zapata

Professors Emeriti

David Lubell
Walter Meyer


Monica Morales-Hernandez

Mathematics is the systematic study of structure, process, and relation. The quintessence of rational thinking, it is a discipline in its own right, while also providing the analytical tools and much of the language of the sciences. New developments in mathematics engendered by the computer revolution have informed the associated field of computer science, where structure, process, and relation reappear as system, algorithm, and interface. The concerns of computer science are not only mathematical and electronic but also philosophical, linguistic, and psychological, and at times closely tied to the business world.

The curricula of mathematics and computer science are progressive. Intermediate-level courses build upon the logic and knowledge gained from the elementary courses, and the advanced courses build upon the foundations of the intermediate courses. The major in mathematics prepares a student for graduate study in mathematics, as well as for a career in teaching, business or a high-tech industry. The computer science major equips a student for both graduate work in computer science and a career in a computer-related industry. The computer and management information systems major prepares a student for a career in the technological side of the business world, with ample training in both computer science and management.

GPA Requirements for Graduation

To graduate with a degree in mathematics or computer science, majors must have a GPA of at least 2.0 in all mathematics and computer science courses, with at most one grade lower than a C–. This applies to those courses that have been taken at Adelphi in fulfillment of degree requirements. Majors in computer and management information systems are required to maintain an average of 2.0 in all courses applied to the major.

Advanced standing may be granted at the discretion of the department.

Honors in Mathematics and Computer Science

The Department of Mathematics and Computer Science offers departmental honors to majors who achieve a high GPA in the respective major courses. Students must maintain excellent grades through the upper level courses. 

Scholar Teacher Education Program (STEP)

The Mathematics and Computer Science Department in association with the Adelphi University College of Education and Health Sciences offers a unique combined baccalaureate/master’s five year program (B.A./M.A.) which allows a student to major in Mathematics and also fulfill courses in education that will lead to New York State teaching certification. See The Master of Arts Programs in English, Mathematics, Science and Social Studies Education, College of Education and Health Sciences .

Joint Degree Program in Engineering

Together with the Departments of Biology, Chemistry, and Physics, the Department of Mathematics and Computer Science offers selected students a joint degree program in Engineering with Columbia University.

  • Adelphi University/Columbia University, 3/2 B.A./ B.S. or 4/2 Combined Plan M.S.

Please see the Pre-Professional Preparation section  of this Bulletin for more information about this and other joint degree/early assurance programs.


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