Dec 19, 2018  
2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog

Computer Science, General Concentration (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 minor in computer science. The 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.

The Major (63)


Students pursuing the major in computer science have an option to concentrate in cybersecurity.

Core Requirement (51 hours)


In addition to the specific General Education courses listed above majors are required to take the following courses:

General Concentration (12 hours)


Completion of COMP 4040 Programming Languages COMP 4601 Models of Computation , and two COMP (6) electives which may not be any of COMP 1000 ,  COMP 1100 ,  COMP 1800 ,  COMP 3050 ,  COMP 4001 ,  COMP 4005  or COMP 4014 .

Cybersecurity Concentration Requirement (12 hours)


Completion of COMP 4410    (3), COMP 4420    (3), COMP 4430    (3) and one COMP elective (3) , which can be either COMP 4302   or COMP 4310    or COMP 4432   .

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 an inclusive GPA of at least 3.0 and a cumulative 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 4980   (senior thesis), and COMP 4882  (capstone software project).

Typical 4 Year Sequence Computer Science-General Concentration


Semester Totals: 28 hrs


Sophomore Year


Semester Totals: 31 hrs


Junior Year


Semester Totals: 30 hrs


Senior Year


Semester Totals: 31 hrs


Fifth Year* (for Accelerated B.S./M.S.)


First Semester

  • COMP 7xxx (3)
  • COMP 7xxx (3)
  • COMP 7xxx (3)
  • COMP 7xxx (3)

Total hours 12

Second Semester

  • COMP 7980(6)
  • COMP 7xxx (3)
  • COMP 7xxx (3)

Total hours 12


+ May be taken as a 6000-level course to count towards M.S. requirements, for a maximum total of 6 hours of 6000-level courses. The following courses may not be used in this way: COMP 6001, 6005, 6014, 6030, 6040, 6270, 6601, 6901, and 6911.

 

*Accelerated B.S./M.S. students have up to 6 semesters to complete COMP 7980 (Masters Project), after the Senior Year. In each semester, they must register for COMP 7980 for either 1 hour, 3 hours, or 6 hours.

Total Hours: 120


Total Hours Required for Graduation: 120


*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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