Sep 20, 2019  
2019-2020 General Catalog 
    
2019-2020 General Catalog

Computer Science (B.S.)


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Program Information

  • All courses must be passed with a “C” (2.0) or better to be counted in the major.
  • All prerequisite courses must be passed with a “C” (2.0) or better.
  • Credits older than 10 years must be approved by the CSIS Department Chair before being allowed to count towards the degree due to the rapid change in the industry.
  • Computer Science majors must take the approved comprehensive national examination in computer science during their senior year, passing with a score in at least the 25th percentile. This test is generally taken during CS 4800 - CS Capstone Project .
  • Computer Science is recommended for students who seek careers in computer science or who wish to pursue graduation education.

Program Prerequisites

The Department of Computer Science and Information Systems strongly recommends that students complete the following courses as part of their General Education  requirements, as they are prerequisites for required major courses. Students who do not complete these courses as part of General Education can potentially add additional credits and time to their degree.

* Note: Students who are not prepared for this math course may need additional math credits/preparation. Please consult your Student Success Advisor for more information.

General Education Requirement (30-37 Credits)


See General Education  for course options.

  • Core Course Requirements (12-15 Credits)
  • Knowledge Area Requirements (18-22 Credits)

Bachelor of Science (B.S.) Degree Requirement (12 Credits*)


  • Bachelor of Science Degree - Math or Science minimum requirement 12 Credits

* Note: A portion of the B.S. requirements may be met by fulfilling the General Education  Core and Knowledge Areas. Because of this, these credits are typically not counted in the degree total at the bottom of page. Some students majoring in non-science fields may need additional math/science courses to reach the minimum 12 credits. Consult your Student Success Advisor for details. 

Computer Science Curriculum Summary (87-88 Credits)


Select One of the Following Pairs (4-5 Credits)


Select a pair to complete a full year of science sequence (12+ credits of science):

Computer Science Electives (3 Credits)


Select 3 credits from the following:

Free Electives (0-1 Credits)


Total elective credit is determined by General Education courses taken, degree type selected, additional credits earned, and any additional math or other prerequisite courses needed. For a bachelor’s degree, students must earn a minimum of 40 upper-division credits (courses numbered 3000-4999). Students may need to select additional upper-division courses not included in their major requirements in order to reach this minimum. Please consult your Student Success Advisor for details.

Total Credits, B.S. Degree: 120-125


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