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Course Requirements: Catalog 2016-17

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[ Presentation on Graduation ]

Course Requirements for Previous Catalog Years

The Bachelor of Computer Science requires the successful completion of a minimum of 120 semester credits in the areas listed below. The computer science and math requirements have been chosen to provide exposure, balance and competence in concepts as well as in chosen applications.

  • Computer Science Required Courses (46 credits) - A grade of C (2.0) or better is required for each class listed in the List of required courses beginning with the 2000 catalog.
      CS 150 - Introduction to Programming
      CS 170 - Fundamentals of Computer Organization
      CS 250 - Problem Solving and Programming
      CS 252 - Introduction to Unix for Programmers
      CS 270 - Introduction to Computer Architecture
      CS 300T - Computers in Society
      CS 330 - Object Oriented Programming Design
      CS 350 - Introduction to Software Engineering
      CS 355 - Principles of Programming Languages
      CS 361 - Advanced Data Structures and Algorithms
      CS 381 - Introduction to Discrete Structures
      CS 390 - Introduction to Theoretical Computer Science
      CS 410 - Professional Workforce Development I - Capstone course
      CS 411W - Professional Workforce Development II Capstone Course
      CS 417 - Computational Methods and Software
      CS 471 - Operating Systems

    The major emphasis categories for these courses follows:
      Programming: CS 150, 250, 361, 350, 330, 355
      Computer Architecture: CS 170, 270, 471
      Applied Technology: CS 300T, 410, 411W
      Computational Mathematics: CS 381, 390, 417

  • Computer Science Electives (9 credits)
    CS 300/400-level electives excluding CS 333,334, & 382. Up to six credits of work experience (CS 367 or 368) may be used in place of electives.

    • Database:
    • Network:
      • CS 455 - Introduction to Networks and Communications
      • CS 486 - Introduction to Parallel Computing
      • CS 487 - Applied Parallel Computing
    • Systems:
    • Game Development:
      • CS 480 - Introduction to Artificial Intelligence
    • Cybersecurity:
      • CS 462 - Cybersecurity Fundamentals
      • CS 463 - Cryptography for Cybersecurity
      • CS 464 - Networked Systems Security
    • Miscellaneous:
      • CS 478 - Computational Geometry, Methods and Applications
      • CS 488 - Principles of Compiler Construction

  • Mathematics/Statistics (14 credits)
      MATH 211 - Calculus I
      MATH 212 - Calculus II
      MATH 316 - Linear Algebra
      STAT 330 - Introduction to Statistics

    Note: CS 381, 390, and 417 are fundamentally mathematics courses

  • Prerequisite Structure -- See structure.

  • Technical Electives (6 credits)
    Designed to broaden the student technical background in quantitative methods. Courses may be chosen from "N" science courses or from Accounting 201 and 202. Courses taken in an approved minor may be used here with departmental approval. Here is a short presentation on choosing technical electives.

  • General Education -- See appropriate catalog.

Additional Requirements

  • Students must achieve a minimum grade of a C or better in any CS course used as a prerequisite to another CS course.

  • Students must achieve a minimum C or better in all required Computer Science Math courses and all Math prerequisite courses.

  • Students must pass the CS Exit exam in order to graduate.

  • Students must successfully complete a minimum of 120 credits including transfer credits with a minimum grade point average of 2.0 both overall and in the major.

  • Students must achieve a passing grade on the exit exam of writing proficiency.
    • Undergraduate students must passs ENGL 110C with a grade of C (2.0) or better in order to qualify to register for ENGL 211C for ENGL 221C or ENGL 231C
    • Student must also pass ENGL 211C or ENGL 221C or ENGL 231C with a grade of C (2.0) or better to qualify to register for a writing intensive (W) course
    • Student must achieve a mininmum grade of C in CS 411W

  • Students must participate in and pass the University Senior Assessment Test.

  • Students must formally apply for graduation with the Registrar by the published deadline.


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