BS Four-Year Degree Plan: Computer Science Option (ABET Accredited) effective Fall 2020

Sample Schedule

This is only a sample schedule. An advisor will be able to customize the best plan for you.

All students must complete a total of at least 120 credit hours.

The following degree plan is based on the 2020-21 catalog and Missouri State general education requirements.

The following degree plan is based on the general education program instituted in fall 2014. For the previous general education requirements, please access these Student Transition Resources.

First semester (fall)

CoursesHours
CSC 130 The World of Computer Science 3
GEP 101 or UHC 110 (GenEd First Year Seminar) 2
ENG 110 (GenEd Written Commun. & Info Literacy) 3
MTH 137 or MTH 138 (GenEd Quantitative Literacy) 3-5
Total hours11-13

Second Semester (spring)

CoursesHours
CSC 131 Computational Thinking 4
MTH 314 Discrete Math or MTH 315 Algebraic Structures 3
COM 115 (GenEd Oral Communication) 3
HST 121 or HST 122 (GenEd US & MO Constitution) 3
BIO 121 or BMS 110 (GenEd Life Sciences) 3-4
Total hours16-17

Third semester (fall)

CoursesHours
CSC 232 Data Structures 4
CSC 244 Computer Architecture 3
MTH 261 Analytic Geometry and Calculus I 5
GenEd (Social & Behavioral) 3
Total hours15

Fourth semester (spring)

CoursesHours
CSC 325 Algorithms and Advanced Data Structures 3
CSC 335 Database System Concepts 3
CSC 360 Operating Systems 3
MTH 280 Analytic Geometry and Calculus II 5
GenEd (Humanities) 3
Total hours17

Fifth semester (fall)

CoursesHours
CSC 333 Languages and Machines 2
CSC 365 Internet Programming 3
CSC Elective 3
PHY 123 or PHY 203 (GenEd Physical Science) 4-5
PLS 101 (GenEd US & MO Constitution) 3
Total hours15-16

Sixth Semester (spring)

CoursesHours
CSC 388 Introduction to Secure Computing 3
CSC Elective 3
MTH 345 Stats for Sci & Eng or MTH 540 Stat Theory 3
ENG 310 Writing for Grad and Prof Schools or ENG 321 Writing II 3
GenEd (Cultural Competence) 3
Total hours15

Seventh semester (fall)

CoursesHours
CSC 482 Seminar in Computer Science 1
CSC 565 Computer Networks 3
CSC Elective 3
Elective upper division 3
GenEd (Public Issues) 3
Total hours13

Eighth semester (spring)

CoursesHours
CSC 450 Introduction to Software Engineering 4
Elective upper division 3
Elective upper division 3
GenEd (Social & Behavioral) 3
GenEd (Arts) 3
Total hours16
Degree plan last reviewed 04-13-2020.