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2021 Undergraduate Catalog 1.2 (SUMMER-FALL) 
2021 Undergraduate Catalog 1.2 (SUMMER-FALL) [ARCHIVED CATALOG - Consult with Your Academic Advisor for Your Catalog Year]

Computer Science (B.S.) - Hegis Code 0701

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(Bachelor of Science Degree)

The mission of the Bachelor’s of Science degree program in Computer Science is to develop a student’s ability to apply the distinctive processes of computer science theory, design, abstraction and implementation in order to solve problems across a wide range of subject areas within the discipline of computer science.

The major in computer science prepares students to design and develop systems in areas of science, industry, civil service, and education; to adapt to the continuous changes in technology, and to create new ones. For those desiring more specialization, the program is a sound preparation for graduate study in computer science.

There are three concentrations that can be taken to meet the major-related requirements of the computer science major.

The Scientific Concentration is intended for the science and technology-oriented student. The mathematical background obtained will prepare the graduate to handle analytical problems and systems requiring a scientific preparation and mathematical sophistication.

The Business Concentration is for the student intending to work primarily in areas applied to business or finances.

The Computer Security Concentration is intended for the student who is interested in pursuing a career that focuses on protecting information within both government and private sectors.

Total credit hours required for degree: 128

Learning Objectives

Students will:

  • Apply knowledge of computing and mathematics appropriate to the program’s student outcomes and to the discipline;
  • Analyze a problem, and identify and define the computing requirements appropriate to its solution;
  • Design, implement, and evaluate a computer-based system, process component, or program to meet desired
  • needs;
  • Apply mathematical foundations, algorithmic principles, and computer science theory in the modeling and design of computer-based systems in a way that demonstrate comprehension of the tradeoffs involved in design choices;
  • Apply design and development principles in the construction of software systems of varying complexity. 

Academic Requirements

See Core  section of this catalog.

Core: 34 - 55 Credit Hours

39 Credit Hours

9 Credit Hours


Students must choose one of three concentrations:


The student must compete sufficient elective courses to earn at least the minimum credit hours required for this degree, and at least 60 credit hours of the 128 required must be in the liberal arts and sciences.

Program Credits

Core 34-55 Credits
Major Course Requirements 39 Credits
Major Related Course Requirements 9 Credits
Concentration 15-17 Credits
College Electives 8-31 Credits
Total Credit Hours Required For Degree 128 Credits


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