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This question has been around a while, but I keep getting in arguments on whether math or how much math should be involved in getting CIS degrees. I'm looking for some more ammo to use in my argument. The university where I received my current BS degree only required Algrebra I, but the university where I'm about to do graduate study requires trig, discrete, and calculus for their BS degree.

I know programmers use varying degrees of math depending on the type of job they do (web programming, scientific programming, game programming, etc). But with web programming (which is what I do) is it totally out-of-the-norm to be able to apply advanced math web programming with perl? How much math do you guys use on the job and do you think math or advanced math should be a requirement for a CIS degree? I realize that CIS covers a broad range of degrees but I'm trying to be somewhat concise.

Also, I've noticed that many CIS students where I've attended lack analytical skills. If the college I attended would have required more math I think at least indirectly it would have helped the students by building better analytical skills (even if they didn't need the advanced math concepts to use directly in their programs.) But I would still like to know how (and if) people are using advanced mathematical concepts in web programming scenarios and if you think adv. math should be included in CIS degrees.

In reply to (OT) Should math (or adv. math) be required in CIS degrees? by japhif

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