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Bachelor of Science in Computer Science

The Computer and Mathematical Sciences Department offers Bachelor of Science degrees in computer science and computer information systems, management information systems as well as mathematics. The degrees provide a liberal arts education while emphasizing preparation for either graduate school or a rewarding career. Students are provided with a rigorous theoretical background coupled with practical and essential skills to begin either a rewarding career in the computer field or advanced studies in graduate school. The programs reflect important trends and developments in the computer field.

The computer degree programs are based on Computing Curricula 2001 prepared by the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) and the IEEE Computer Society. The computer science degree has a significant mathematics component while the computer information systems and management information systems degrees require several business courses. The degrees provide a wide variety of elective courses that allow the student to tailor a program of study to match their interests.

Students majoring in Computer Science, Computer Information Systems or Management Information Systems are required to purchase a laptop computer no later than the semester in which they enroll in CISS 245 Advanced Programming.


Degree Requirements:

A. General Education Requirements 38-41 sem. hrs
  Ethics Course Requirement: 3 hrs
  PHIL 330View Syllabus Ethics 3 hrs
B. Multicultural Requirement 3 sem. hrs
C. Core Requirements 46 sem. hrs
  (All courses must be completed with a grade of C or higher. Courses in the major cannot be taken as Pass/Fail.)
  CISS 240View Syllabus Introduction to Programming 4 hrs
  CISS 245View Syllabus Advanced Programming 4 hrs
  CISS 350View Syllabus Advanced Algorithms and Data Structures or 3 hrs
  CISS 358View Syllabus Algorithm Analysis 3 hrs
  CISS 360View Syllabus Computer Systems and Assembly Language 3 hrs
  CISS 420View Syllabus Computer Architecture 3 hrs
  CISS 430View Syllabus Introduction to Database Systems 3 hrs
  CISS 445View Syllabus Programming Languages 3 hrs
  CISS 465View Syllabus Software Engineering 3 hrs
  CISS 494View Syllabus Senior Seminar in Computer Science 3 hrs
  MATH 180View Syllabus Precalculus 3 hrs
  MATH 201View Syllabus Calculus and Analytic Geometry I 5 hrs
  MATH 225View Syllabus Discrete Mathematics I 3 hrs
  MATH 250View Syllabus Statistics I 3 hrs
  MATH 325View Syllabus Discrete Mathematics II 3 hrs
D. Computer Science Electives 15 sem. hrs
  Fifteen hours selected from the following elective courses:
  CISS 145View Syllabus Introduction to Python Programming or 3 hrs
  CISS 234View Syllabus Visual Basic or
  CISS 236View Syllabus COBOL Programming or
  CISS 238View Syllabus Java Programming
  CISS 285View Syllabus Structured Systems Analysis and Design 3 hrs
  CISS 355Syllabus Not Available Directed Study 3 hrs
  CISS 362View Syllabus Introduction to Automata Theory, Languages and Computation 3 hrs
  CISS 370View Syllabus Operating Systems 3 hrs
  CISS 375Download PDF Compiler Construction 3 hrs
  CISS 380View Syllabus Computer Graphics 3 hrs
  CISS 410View Syllabus Computer Networks and Communications 3 hrs
  CISS 433Syllabus Not Available Topics in Information Systems 1-3 hrs
  CISS 438View Syllabus Object-Oriented Analysis and Design 3 hrs
  CISS 450View Syllabus Artificial Intelligence 3 hrs
  CISS 451View Syllabus Introduction to Cryptography & Computer Security 3 hrs
  CISS 455Syllabus Not Available Directed Study 3 hrs
  CISS 472View Syllabus Data Warehousing and Decision Support Systems 3 hrs
  CISS 499View Syllabus Internship 1-6 hrs
E. Electives 15-18 sem. hrs
  120 sem. hrs
F. CISS 494 Senior Seminar in Computer Science, is the culminating evaluative course for the Computer Science Program and includes the assessment of outcomes of the program. All students majoring in Computer Science must pass this course.


The Bachelor of Science in Computer Science degree is available at the following locations:

Main Campus, Day Program
Main Campus, Evening Program


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