May 19, 2024  
2017-2019 Academic Catalog 
2017-2019 Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Computer Science, B.S.

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The mission of the program in Computer Science is to provide students with knowledge of the design, modeling, analysis, and applications of computer-related systems. The program provides education at the undergraduate level necessary to understand, design, implement, and use the software and hardware of digital computers. It provides comprehensive and strongly related studies of subjects in computer system architecture, computer network modeling and analysis, programming languages and systems, artificial intelligence, computer science theory, database management systems, systems analysis and design, web site design and development, and scientific computing.

The Computer Science program seeks to provide its majors with a deep knowledge of the core principles of computer science skills necessary to use computers to solve real-world problems, and experiences in implementing solutions with modern computing tools. The program prepares students for graduate school or for entry-level positions in the computer related job markets.

  • Prepare students for computer related jobs in private, public or governmental sectors of the global marketplace.
  • Prepare students for placement in advanced training in specialized computer related areas.
  • Support the computing needs of students in non-computer science fields of study.

Student Learning Outcomes

  • Understand and apply the principles of computer science.
  • Apply theoretical knowledge and analytical skills in problem solving.
  • Demonstrate proficiency in data structures, algorithm design and research methodologies.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of elements of computer hardware, architecture, software, programming languages, operating systems, data communications, database management, and systems analysis and design.

Requirements for Bachelor of Science in Computer Science

Complete a total of 123 credit hours of coursework for graduation.

General Education Core - 41 credit hours
Major Requirements - 52 credit hours
Additional Coursework - 30 credit hours

Computer Science Curriculum

First Year

Second Year

Third Year

Fourth Year

Total Required Hours: 123

*Service Learning: Students will earn a total of 30 service learning hours after successful completion of FYS 101  & FYS 102  .

**Community Service: Students must contact the Center for Career and Professional Development for pre-approved community service project to earn a total of 90 hours of community service by the end of their junior year.

***Writing Proficiency Examination: Students must complete ENG 111  and ENG 112  with a minimum grade of ‘C’ to register for ENG 199 - Writing Proficiency Examination . Students who fail to take or do not pass ENG 199  must take ENG 200 - Review of Writing Strategies  (3 credit hours).

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