Bachelor of Science in Computer Science

The B.S. degree offers students robust exposure to the core areas of computer science and provides the requisite background for graduate study or careers involving software development.

The required courses give students a firm foundation in computer science and a choice of related areas in business analytics, GIS (Graphical Information Systems,  physics, economics, and mathematics;  electives allow them to tailor their program to their specific interests.

Students are encouraged to meet with computer science faculty early in their program in order to choose courses that will best prepare them for their future goals.

Course Requirements

COMPUTER SCIENCE FOUNDATION: 6 courses

  • CS 110 Introduction to Programming (Fall and Spring)
  • CS 111 Data, File Structures, and OOP (Spring)
  • CS 222 Web Application Development (Fall)
  • CS 240 Theory of Algorithms (Alternate with CS 220 Spring semesters)
  • CS 340 Programming Languages (Alternate with CS 230 Fall semesters)
  • CS 341 Software Engineering (Fall)

COMPUTER SCIENCE ELECTIVES: Choose 3 courses

  • CS 220 Computer Architecture and Assembly Language (Alternate with CS 240 Spring semesters)
  • CS 223 Game Programming AI (Alternate with CS 323 Spring semesters)
  • CS 230 Operating Systems (Alternate with CS 340 Fall semesters)
  • CS 301 Business Analysis with Excel (Fall and Spring)
  • CS 323 Mobile Programming (Alternate with CS 223 Spring semesters)
  • CS 330 Database Management (Spring)

RELATED FIELD REQUIREMENTS: Choose 5 courses

  • SBUG 410 Data Ethics for Business (Credited toward M.S. Business Analytics*)
  • SBUG 420 Data Science Foundations (Credited toware M.S. Business Analytics*)
  • GIS 411 Fundamentals of Geographic Information (Credited toward a M.S. GIS degree**)
  • GIS 467 Project Concept & Scope (Credited toward a M.S. GIS **)
  • PHYS 220 Fundamentals of Physics I or  PHYS 231 General Physics I
  • PHYS 221 Fundamentals of Physics II or PHYS 232 General Physics II
  • PHYS 310 Electronics Applications
  • ECON 350 Microeconomic Theory
  • ECON 400 Intro to Econometrics
  • Elementary Statistics (MATH 111 or POLI 202  or PSYC 250)
  • MATH 311 Probability
  • MATH 312 Mathematical Consulting
  • MATH 201 Discrete Mathematical Structures
  • MATH 204 Conjecture and Proof in Discrete Mathematics
  • MATH 205 Cryptography
  • MATH 231 Math Modeling
  • MATH 331 Numerical Analysis

COMPUTER SCIENCE CAPSTONE: 

  • CS 450 Computer Science Senior Project (Spring)

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*B.S. CS Students are eligible to apply for admission to the M.S. Business Analytics program during their junior and senior years. Students participating in this program will earn both a B.S. in Computer Science and a M.S. in Business Analytics in a total of five years. 

** B.S. CS students are eligible to apply for admission to the M.S. GIS program during the end of their junior year.  Students can earn a B.S. CS degree while concurrently pursuing the M.S. GIS degree.