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  Nov 20, 2017
 
 
    
2017 Undergraduate Catalog

Computer Science (43-281) - Option 2 - Computer Science, BS


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Major, Bachelor of Science Degree

Program Educational Objectives - Within a few years of graduation, a graduate with a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science will use the knowledge and skills obtained in the program to:

  • Demonstrate the ability to create solutions to computing problems in industry, government or academia appropriate to their levels of professional experience.
  • Be capable of gauging the impact of computing on society, and possess knowledge of the ethical, social and professional responsibilities of their work.
  • Demonstrate effective oral and written communication skills and the ability to contribute to the benefit of teams.
  • Continue to update their professional knowledge and skills to adapt to innovation and change, and be successful in their professional work and/or graduate studies.

Additional, graduates with a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science will demonstrate the following specific student outcomes:

  • An ability to apply knowledge of computing and mathematics appropriate to the program’s student outcomes and to the discipline.
  • An ability to analyze a problem, and identify and define the computing requirements appropriate to its solution.
  • An ability to design, implement, and evaluate a computer-based system, process, component, or program to meet desired needs.
  • An ability to function effectively on teams to accomplish a common goal.
  • An understanding of professional, ethical, legal, security and social issues and responsibilities.
  • An ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences.
  • An ability to analyze the local and global impact of computing on individuals, organizations, and society.
  • Recognition of the need for and an ability to engage in continuing professional development.
  • An ability to use current techniques, skills, and tools necessary for computing practice.

In addition, students in Option 2 Computer Science will demonstrate the following extra student outcomes:

  • An ability to apply mathematical foundations, algorithmic principles, and computer science theory in the modeling and design of computer-based systems in a way that demonstrates comprehension of the tradeoffs involved in design choices.
  • An ability to apply design and development principles in the construction of software systems of varying complexity.

Computer Science Major (Option 2: Computer Science), BS (43-02281) (4 Year Guide)  

Option 2 Computer Science: 28-29 Sem. Hours


Minimum 8 credit hours math and 8 credit hours science, from the following list, must be selected in Option 2. Total math and science, from the following list, combined must be at least 22 credit hours.

General Education Requirements: 35-44 Semester Hours


All students must complete a minimum of 42 credit hours in general education. See The General Education Program Requirements  for full listing of requirements. The following general education classes are required by this major:

Additional Required General Education Courses for Option 2


Free Electives: 12-18 Sem. Hours


Minimum Total: 120 Sem. Hours


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