Program Requirements

In order to receive a degree in computer science, you must satisfy the University General Baccalaureate Degree Requirements and the required courses for the major. A minimum of 120 hours is required for graduation for both the Computer Science-Computer Science option and the Computer Science-Software Development option. The ability to communicate ideas to colleagues and clients is important in computer science, so taking additional communication courses is often advised.


Computer Science (Non-Comprehensive)

Bachelor of Science
  1. General Education Program and Requirements

  2. Major Requirements
    1. CSC 130(3), 131(4), 232(4), 335(3), 338(2), 344(3), 365(3), 388(2), 450(4), 482(1)
    2. Select nine additional hours from CSC 300 and CSC courses numbered higher than 303, with no more than three hours in CSC 399 and no more than three hours in CSC 596.
    3. Related science requirements: select at least four hours from the following: BIO 121(4)*; BMS 110(3)* and BMS 111(1)*; CHM 116(4) and CHM 117(1); CHM 160(4) and CHM 161(1); GLG 110(4), GRY 135(4), GRY 142(4). Other science and mathematics courses may be acceptable with department approval.
    4. Public Affairs Capstone Experience will be fulfilled by completion of CSC 335(3), 365(3), and 482(1).
    5. Select one of the following options:
      1. Computer Science Option
        1. CSC 325(3), 333(2)
        2. Mathematics requirements: MTH 261(5)*; 280(5); MTH 314(3) or 315(3); MTH 345(3) or 540(3). Note: These required mathematics courses automatically satisfy the requirements for a minor in Mathematics.
        3. PHY 203(5)
        4. Select five additional hours of science or mathematics from the following: BIO 121(4)*; BMS 110(3)* and BMS 111(1)*; CHM 116(4) and CHM 117(1); CHM 160(4) and CHM 161(1); GLG 110(4), GRY 135(4), GRY 142(4); PHY 204(5); and MTH courses numbered 302 or higher that count toward the Mathematics major. Other science and mathematics courses may be acceptable with department approval.
      2. Software Development Option
        1. CSC 455(3)
        2. Select three additional hours from eligible CSC courses numbered 500 or higher excluding CSC 596.
        3. ECO 165(3); PSY 121(3); ENG 321(3). Each of these courses may also count toward General Education requirements.
        4. Select three additional hours in science courses from the following: BIO 121(4)*; BMS 110(3)* and BMS 111(1)*; CHM 116(4) and CHM 117(1); CHM 160(4) and CHM 161(1); GLG 110(4), GRY 135(4), GRY 142(4), PHY 203(5); and MTH courses numbered 302 or higher that count toward the Mathematics major. Other science or mathematics courses may be acceptable with department approval.
        5. Select one of the following: MKT 350(3), MGT 340(3), COM 315(3), PSY 305(3), PSY 481(3). Other courses may be acceptable with department approval.
        6. Mathematics requirement: MTH 261(5)* or 314(3) or 315(3)

          *May also count toward General Education requirements
  3. Minor Required (Note: The "Computer Science" option contains courses that satisfy the requirements for a minor in Mathematics.)

  4. General Baccalaureate Degree Requirements

Accreditation

The BS in Computer Science-Computer Science option is accredited by the Computing Accreditation Commission of ABET http://www.abet.org/.

Completing your minor

The computer science degree is non-comprehensive; however, students automatically complete the requirements for a minor in mathematics by completing the required computer science courses. It is recommended that you do not complete your general education courses first, but instead take a mixture of general education and major required courses. Meet with your advisor often to make sure you stay on track to graduate.