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Computer Science

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Program Overview

The major in Computer Science enables a student to develop an understanding of the theory and practice of computing within the context of a liberal arts and sciences education.

In addition to computer programming, majors in computer science study computer languages, logic, data structures, and applications of computing.  The art and science of problem-solving are emphasized.

Students who desire a more scientific emphasis will complete the College of Arts and Sciences requirements for a B.S. degree; the computer science requirements for the B.A. and B.S. degrees are the same.

All programs are to be planned in careful consultation with a departmental advisor and be approved by that advisor.


B.A. Degree Requirements

The Bachelor of Arts degree is intended for students who desire less of a scientific emphasis.  Students who desire more of a scientific emphasis should consider the Bachelor of Science degree.  All programs are to be planned in careful consultation with a departmental advisor and be approved by that advisor.

Course Credit Hours
Core Courses 23
CS 065 - Introduction to Computer Science I 3
CS 066 - Introduction to Computer Science II 3
CS 130 - Computer Organization and Assembly Language Programming 3
CS 135 - Programming Languages 3
CS 137 - Data Structures or CS 139 - Theory of Computation 3
CS 191 - The Capstone Course 1
MATH 050 - Calculus I 4
MATH 054 - Discrete Mathematics 3
Upper Division Component 18
Computer Science Upper Division Component - 12 hours from the following: 12
Other computer science courses numbered 100 or above, excluding CS 140, the tutoring course, and the Capstone course
IS 145 - Website Technology
IS 150 - Network Management
IS 160 - Database Management
Additional Upper Division Component - 6 hours from the following:  6
Other computer science courses numbered 100 or above, excluding CS 140, the tutoring course, and the Capstone course
IS 145 - Website Technology
IS 150 - Network Management
IS 160 - Database Management
Upper-division courses in mathematics, statistics, actuarial science, or quantitative methods
(MATH 101 and CS 114 may not both be counted for the major)
(Neither MATH 140, CS 140, the tutoring course, nor the MATH/CS Capstone courses may not be counted)
Total 41

B.S. Degree Requirements

The Bachelor of Science degree is intended for students who desire more of a scientific emphasis.  Students who desire less of a scientific emphasis should consider the Bachelor of Arts degree.  All programs are to be planned in careful consultation with a departmental advisor and be approved by that advisor.

Course Credit Hours
Core Courses 23
CS 065 - Introduction to Computer Science I 3
CS 066 - Introduction to Computer Science II 3
CS 130 - Computer Organization and Assembly Language Programming 3
CS 135 - Programming Languages 3
CS 137 - Data Structures or CS 139 - Theory of Computation 3
CS 191 - The Capstone Course 1
MATH 050 - Calculus I 4
MATH 054 - Discrete Mathematics 3
Upper Division Component 18
Computer Science Upper Division Component - Select 12 hours from the following: 12
Other computer science courses numbered 100 or above, excluding CS 140, the tutoring course, and the Capstone course
IS 145 - Website Technology
IS 150 - Network Management
IS 160 - Database Management
Additional Upper Division Component - Select 6 hours from the following:  6
Other computer science courses numbered 100 or above, excluding CS 140, the tutoring course, and the Capstone course
IS 145 - Website Technology
IS 150 - Network Management
IS 160 - Database Management
Upper-division courses in mathematics, statistics, actuarial science, or quantitative methods
(MATH 101 and CS 114 may not both be counted for the major)
(Neither MATH 140, CS 140, the tutoring course, nor the MATH/CS Capstone courses may not be counted)
Total 41

Computer Science Minor

Students who choose a minor in computer science must have a departmental minor advisor and complete a minimum of 21 hours of computer science and related courses.

Course Credit Hours
CS 065 - Introduction to Computer Science I 3
CS 066 - Introduction to Computer Science II 3
CS 130 - Computer Organization and Assembly Language Programming 3
CS 135 - Programming Languages 3
Two additional upper-division computer science courses (excluding CS 140 - the tutoring course, and the Capstone course), or IS 145 - Website Technology, IS 150 - Network Management, or IS 160 - Database Management
MATH 054 - Discrete Mathematics 3
Completion of MATH 080 - Linear Algebra is strongly recommended and is a prerequisite for CS 147 - Computer Graphics, CS 150 - Discrete Structures, and CS 165 - Introduction to Numerical Analysis  
Total 21
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