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2023-2024 University Catalog 
  
2023-2024 University Catalog

Computer Science, B.S.


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Student Learning Outcomes

Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs) for BS Computer Science

1

 Ability to analyze a complex computing problem and to apply principles of computing and other relevant disciplines to identify solutions.

2

Ability to design, implement, and evaluate a computing-based solution to meet a given set of computing requirements in the context of the program’s discipline.

3

Ability to communicate effectively in a variety of professional contexts.

4

Ability to recognize professional responsibilities and make informed judgments in computing practice based on legal and ethical principles.

5

Ability to function effectively as a member or leader of a team engaged in activities appropriate to the program’s discipline.

6

Ability to apply computer science theory and software development fundamentals to produce computing-based solutions.

 

 

General Education Requirements


Science


  • BIOS Credits: 3 5
  • BIOS or Physical Science Credits: 6 5

Humanities


  • FORL Sequence Credits: 6 
  • Literature Credits: 3 

Social Sciences


  • Social Sciences Elective Credits: 6 4

Arts


  • Arts Elective Credits: 3 4

Total Credit Hours: 39


Other Requirements


Total Credit Hours: 49


Includes 1 credits of MATH listed in General Education Requirements section.

Total Credit Hours: 32


Total Credit Hours Required: 120


  1. “C” or better required
  2. 6 credits of MATH satisfy the general education requirements. Check General Education Courses to confirm what courses fulfill this requirement.
  3. Includes 1 credits of MATH listed in General Education Requirements section.
  4. For Social Science Electives, select from ANTH, ECON, GEOG, POLI, PSYC, SOC, or URBN. Check General Education Courses to confirm what courses fulfill this requirement.
  5. 9 hours in science to include a 6 hour sequence in one science and 3 hours in another. One of the sciences must be BIOS and the other must be CHEM, EES, or PHYS. Select the 6 hour sequence from BIOS 1073  and BIOS 1083 , or CHEM 1017  and CHEM 1018 , or EES 1000  and EES 2004 , or PHYS 1061  and PHYS 1062 .
  6. Select science labs that correspond with the 6 hour science sequence taken for general education requirements. Select from BIOS 1071  and BIOS 1081 , or CHEM 1007  and CHEM 1008 , or EES 1001  and EES 2005 , or PHYS 1063  and PHYS 1065 .
  7. MATH elective must have a prerequisite of at least MATH 2124 .
  8. Computer science electives must be chosen from computer science courses numbered 3000 or above.

Additional Requirement


Minimum grade of C in all science courses (BIOS, CHEM, CSCI, EES, MATH, PHYS, PSYC)

Four Year Plan of Study


BS in Computer Science, 4 Year Plan

Understanding Your Degree Program of Study 

 

Four Year Plan of Study Key

GE - General education

M - Major coursework

O - Other coursework

FE - Free electives

RE - Restricted electives

UR - University requirements

CR - College requirements

Program requirements - Some degree programs offer an opportunity to complete a Concentration (C) within the major. Some degree programs require that a Concentration (C) or an Option (OP) be completed as a part of the major.

First Year of Enrollment


First Year

Code

Course

Credit Hours

GE

 ENGL 1157 - English Composition 1  

3

GE

 ENGL 1158 - English Composition 2  or

 ENGL 1159 - English Composition 2 Honors  

 (C grade or higher required for ENGL 1158 or ENGL 1159.)

3

O

 MATH 1125 - Precalculus Algebra   or

 Free Elective

3

GE-RE

 Social/Behavioral Science -

 See General Education Menu

3

GE-RE

 Art - See General Education Menu

3

O

 CSCI 1581 - Software Design Lab I  and 

 CSCI 1583 - Software Design and Development I  

4

GE-RE

 Mathematics/Analytical Reasoning

 See General Education Menu

 Recommended: MATH 1126 - Precalculus Trigonometry  1

3

GE-RE

 Social/Behavioral Science -

 See General Education Menu

3

UR

 UNIV 1001 - University Success  

 (UNIV 1001 is required of all first-time students.)

1

Total hours - Year One: 26

  1. General Education note: The General Education requirement may be met by completing other courses on the Gen Ed menu; however, Recommended courses must be completed to meet degree requirements if not completed as general education requirements and may be prerequisites for other required courses in the degree program. 
  2. The 9-hour General Education Science requirement includes a 6-hour sequence in one science selected from BIOS, CHEM, EES, and PHYS. 3 hours of the 9-hour requirement must be BIOS and 3 hours of the 9-hour requirement must be a Physical Science. CSCI recommends that students select the 6 hour sequence from BIOS 1073 and BIOS 1083, or CHEM 1017 and CHEM 1018, or EES 1000 and EES 2004, or PHYS 1061 and PHYS 1062Recommended courses must be completed to meet degree requirements if not completed as general education requirements and may be prerequisites for other required courses in the degree program.

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Second Year of Enrollment


 

Second Year

Code

Course

Credit Hours

O

 CSCI 2120 - Software Design II  and

 CSCI 2121 - Software Design Lab II  

4

O

 CSCI 2450 - Machine Structure and Assembly Language Programming  

3

GE-RE

 Humanities - English Literature -

 See General Education Menu

3

GE-RE

 Mathematics/Analytical Reasoning -

 See General Education Menu

 Recommended: MATH 2114 - Calculus I  1

4

GE-RE

 Humanities -

 See General Education Menu

 Recommended: 

 PHYS 1061 - Physics Sci Engr I 1

 

PHYS 1061 - Physics Sci Engr I 

 

PHYS 1061 - Physics Sci Engr I 

 

PHYS 1061 - Physics Sci Engr I Humanities -

PHYS 1061 - Physics Sci Engr I 

PHYS 1061 - Physics Sci Engr I 

 Foreign Language 21

 

PHYS 1061 - Physics Sci Engr I 

 

O

 PHYS 1061 - Physics Sci Engr I  

PHYS 1061 - Physics Sci Engr I 

 

M

 PHYS 1061 - Physics Sci Engr I  

PHYS 1061 - Physics Sci Engr I 

 

O

 PHYS 1061 - Physics Sci Engr I  

PHYS 1061 - Physics Sci Engr I 

 

O

 PHYS 1061 - Physics Sci Engr I  

4

Total hours - Year One: 33

 

  1. General Education note: The General Education requirement may be met by completing other courses on the Gen Ed menu; however, Recommended courses must be completed to meet degree requirements if not completed as general education requirements and may be prerequisites for other required courses in the degree program. 
  2. The 9-hour General Education Science requirement includes a 6-hour sequence in one science selected from BIOS, CHEM, EES, and PHYS. 3 hours of the 9-hour requirement must be BIOS and 3 hours of the 9-hour requirement must be a Physical Science. CSCI recommends that students select the 6 hour sequence from BIOS 1073 and BIOS 1083, or CHEM 1017 and CHEM 1018, or EES 1000 and EES 2004, or PHYS 1061 and PHYS 1062Recommended courses must be completed to meet degree requirements if not completed as general education requirements and may be prerequisites for other required courses in the degree program.

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Third Year of Enrollment


First Term


Total Credit Hours: 15

Second Term


Total Credit Hours: 15

Fourth Year of Enrollment


 

  1. General Education note: The General Education requirement may be met by completing other courses on the Gen Ed menu; however, Recommended courses must be completed to meet degree requirements if not completed as general education requirements and may be prerequisites for other required courses in the degree program. 
  2. The 9-hour General Education Science requirement includes a 6-hour sequence in one science selected from BIOS, CHEM, EES, and PHYS. 3 hours of the 9-hour requirement must be BIOS and 3 hours of the 9-hour requirement must be a Physical Science. CSCI recommends that students select the 6 hour sequence from BIOS 1073 and BIOS 1083, or CHEM 1017 and CHEM 1018, or EES 1000 and EES 2004, or PHYS 1061 and PHYS 1062Recommended courses must be completed to meet degree requirements if not completed as general education requirements and may be prerequisites for other required courses in the degree program.

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First Term


Total Credit Hours: 16

Second Term


Total Credit Hours: 15

Total Credit Hours Required: 120


  1. Required for all first-time full-time students.

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