As part of my job search, I've come into contact with universities that are beginning to offer new majors at their university such as applied mathematics or computer science. A frequent interview question is, "What kind of classes would you require for such a major?"
I usually tell them that I would look at other universities that have established programs and try to use them as a template, together with my own experience. However, I was wondering:
Is there any published research, news articles, or other reliable sources which indicate which mathematical skills are most important/most used in typical computer programmer positions in industry?
While I appreciate colloquial advice, I am specifically looking for published information.