The School of Arts & Sciences

Department of Computer Science & Mathematics

B.S. in Computer Science

The B.S. in Computer Science program gives students a fundamental understanding of the theoretical principles of software and digital systems within the context of current technology. It is designed for career-oriented students as well as for students who wish to pursue graduate studies.

The program is balanced between theoretical and applied courses. In addition to developing computing-related skills, students gain awareness of the human and social aspects of computer systems, and how computer science relates to other disciplines.

Students enrolled in the B.S. program have the opportunity to earn a minor either in Mathematics or in Actuarial Studies.

Graduates of this program become software designers and specialists, systems analysts, programmers, server and network administrators, and information technology managers. Career opportunities abound in various sectors — software companies, web development companies, financial institutions, schools and universities, and any organization that has an IT department.

Regardless of the paths they choose, all graduates are lifelong learners. They are equipped with fundamental knowledge and skills to pursue further studies and embark on personal and professional development.

Curriculum

The three-year program of study includes, in addition to a strong liberal arts core, courses in programming concepts, software design and development, software engineering, operating systems, database systems, logic design and architecture as well as computer networks and security. Students also choose elective courses to gain advanced knowledge in areas of their interest.

To graduate, students must complete 92 semester hours including three credits of independent capstone research.

I. Major Core requirements (35 credits)

Number Course Cr
CSC243 Introduction to Object Oriented Programming 3
CSC245 Objects and Data Abstraction 3
CSC310 Algorithms and Data Structures 3
CSC320 Computer Organization 3
CSC322 Computer Organization Lab 1
CSC326 Operating Systems 3
CSC375 Database Management Systems 3
CSC430 Computer Networks 3
CSC447 Prallel Progr. For Multicore and Cluster Systems 3
CSC480 Social and Professional Issues in Computing 3
CSC490 Software Engineering 3
CSC491 Professional Experience 1
CSC599 Capstone Project 3

Choose 5 courses from the following Computer Science electives (15 credits)

Number Course Cr
CSC323 Digital Systems Design 3
CSC440 Advanced Object Oriented Programming 3
CSC443 Web Programming 3
CSC412 Introduction to Bioinformatics 3
CSC420 Computer Architecture 3
CSC435 Computer Security 3
CSC460 Artificial Intelligence 3
CSC458 Game  Programming 3
CSC450 Computer Graphics 3
CSC495 IT Project Management 3
CSC498 Topics in Computer Science (may be repeated) 3

II. Mathematics (12 credits)

Number Course Cr
MTH201 Calculus III 3
MTH207 Discrete Structures I 3
MTH305 Probability and Statistics 3
MTH307 Discrete Structures II 3

Choose one course from the following Mathematics electives (3 credits)

Number Course Cr
MTH301 Linear Algebra 3
MTH303 Numerical Methods 3
MTH304 Differential Equations 3
MTH306 Non-Linear Dynamics and Chaos 3
MTH309 Graph Theory 3
MTH498 Topics in Mathematics (may be repeated) 3

III.  Science Requirement (3 credits)

Number Course Cr
BIO209 Basic Biology for Computer Science 3
CHM209 Essentials of Chemistry for Computer Science 3

 


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