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  Nov 18, 2017
 
 
    
2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog

Computer Science, (B.S.)


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The Department of Computer Science offers courses leading to a B.S. degree with a major in computer science, or a second major in computer science, or a minor in computer science. Our B.S. degree program is accredited by the Computing Accreditation Commission of the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (CAC/ABET).

University General Education Program (41 hours)


See Graduation from the University  for the University General Education Program requirements. Note the following requirements specified for the Computer Science major: Mathematics - MATH 1910 ; Natural Science - PHYS 2110 /PHYS 2111 , PHYS 2120 /PHYS 2121  or CHEM 1110 /CHEM 1111 , CHEM 1120 /CHEM 1121 , or BIOL 1110 /BIOL 1111 , BIOL 1120 /BIOL 1121 ; ECON 2020  is strongly recommended for the Social Science requirement.

Electives in the Major (12 hours)


Second Major in Computer Science (34 hours)


Completion of 34 semester hours in computer science courses including

Note:


COMP 4001 , COMP 4005  and COMP 4014   may not be used to fulfill any of these requirements. Coursework must be chosen in consultation with approval of an advisor in the Department of Computer Science.

Electives


Electives may be chosen to bring the total number of semester hours to 120. At least three of these elective hours must be from upper division courses. Students should talk to their advisors to determine most suitable courses for them.

Computer Science Honors Designation


A student will earn the designation “with Honors in Computer Science” upon graduation having complied with the following requirements:

  1. Be admitted into the Computer Science Honors Program by the Department upon formal request for consideration by the student;
  2. Have a cumulative GPA of at least 3.0 and a GPA of at least 3.60 in Computer Science (COMP) courses satisfying degree requirements;
  3. Complete fifteen (15) credit hours in courses designated “Honors” in the the Computer Science program and satisfying degree requirements;
  4. Take honors sections of both COMP 1900  and COMP 2150  (core sequence);
  5. Take at least three (3) credit hours from the following courses taken as honors sections: COMP 4901  (independent study), COMP 4996  (senior thesis), and COMP 4882  (capstone software project).

Typical 4 Year Sequence Computer Science


Semester Totals: 29 hrs


Sophomore Year


Semester Totals: 30 hrs


Junior Year


Semester Totals: 31 hrs


Senior Year


Semester Totals: 30 hrs


Total Hours: 120


Total Hours Required for Graduation: 120


*Must satisfy University General Education Program Requirement

**Natural Science - One sequence and one additional course/lab from: PHYS 2110 /PHYS 2111 , PHYS 2120 /PHYS 2121 ; OR CHEM 1110 /CHEM 1111 , CHEM 1120 /CHEM 1121 ; OR BIOL 1110 /BIOL 1111 , BIOL 1120 /BIOL 1121 .

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