Jul 03, 2020
A Bachelor of Science with a major in computer science provides a high-quality education by balancing the theoretical and experimental aspects of hardware and software issues. Computer science is considered to be at or near the top in terms of BS degrees in demand for job prospects.
The Bachelor of Science degree with a major in computer science is a professional degree designed to prepare the student for a career of further studies in the technology and application of computers.
The Bachelor of Science degree with a major in computer science is accredited by the Computing Accreditation Commission (CAC) of ABET (abet.org), (111 Market Place, Suite 1050, Baltimore, MD 21202, 410-347-7700).
- Pursue graduate studies in computer science or related disciplines, and/or a career in a technology field utilizing skills from the computer science areas studied during the undergraduate program.
- Act responsibly and ethically in their professional conduct and successfully engage in life-long learning.
- Work effectively in multi-disciplinary teams and exhibit the ability to communicate effectively.
- Complete professional work assignments that exhibit the ability to design, develop and implement software while applying computer science principles and practices to the solution of real problems.
Hours required and general/college requirements
A minimum of 120 semester hours, of which 42 must be advanced, and fulfillment of degree requirements for the Bachelor’s degree as specified in the “University Core Curriculum ” in the Academics section of this catalog and the College of Engineering requirements.
A minimum of 55 semester hours, including:
6 hours chosen from CSCE core courses:
6 hours chosen from CSCE breadth courses:
Laboratory science, 16 hours
Required courses, 8 hours
Choose 8 hours from the following courses
3 hours selected from
Any 4000-level TECM course.
Hours required for electives may vary based on course selection and the University Core Curriculum requirements. Electives may be required to satisfy the advanced hour requirement (42) and/or the minimum total hours required for the degree. For specific information see an academic advisor in the College of Engineering.
A grade point average of at least 2.0 is required for all advanced computer science and engineering courses.