Discrete Math


Discrete Math Table


Bristol Community College (BCC) and UMass Dartmouth (UMD) both offer two-semester sequences in Discrete Mathematics. Bridgewater State University (BSU) has recently changed from a two-semester sequence to a single one-semester course.  Neither Massasoit Community College (MCC), nor Cape Cod Community College (CCCC) currently offers Discrete Math courses.

The sequences at BCC and UMD are quite similar. Both are aimed at similar clienteles. At BCC, the courses are intended for students in the Computer Science (transfer) program, while at UMD and BSU they are aimed at Computer Science majors. Consequently, all three use similar texts that cover similar topics.

At all three schools, these courses are typically taught by full time faculty, so little is provided to faculty beyond minimal syllabi. Grading methods are also fairly uniform across the three schools. Not surprisingly, existing transfer compacts have the BCC and UMD sequences (as well as the previous Bridgewater two-semester sequence) listed as transfer equivalents.

BSU, as previously noted, has recently condensed its course to one semester, removing much of its Probability and Combinatorics content to Probability and Statistics (MATH 200), another required course for Computer Science majors.  This also limits the amount of Graph Theory covered, although that material is in the required Analysis of Algorithms course.


For further information about the Discrete Mathematics Track, please contact:


Glenn Pavlicek