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Computer Science Emphasis

This emphasis focuses on the fundamental practical and theoretical foundations of computer science, providing an in-depth understanding of both the software and hardware components of computer systems. It is appropriate for students preparing for careers in scientific computing or research, and for students planning to pursue graduate degrees.

This emphasis is accredited by the Computing Accreditation Commission of ABET, 111 Market Place, Suite 150, Baltimore, MD 21202-4012, telephone: (410) 347-7700.

 

Requirements in addition to the computer science core:

Course

Credits

Comp Sci 310 Computer Architecture

3 cr.

Comp Sci 321 Algorithms

3 cr.

Comp Sci 381 Theory of Computing

3 cr.

Comp Sci 421 Operating Systems

4 cr.

Comp Sci 431 Compilers

4 cr.

Comp Sci 499 Computer Science Assessment

0 cr.

Math 171 Calculus I

4 cr.

Math 172 Calculus II

4 cr.

Math 301 Introduction to Probability and Statistics

3 cr.

Electives: 6 credits from elective list A. The chosen electives must not appear above as requirements for the computer science emphasis.

6 cr.

Total

34 cr.

Important Notes:

  1. The Computer Science Emphasis is open only to students pursuing the B.S. degree.
  2. The math and science requirements of the CS emphasis necessitate completion of Mathematics 171, 172, 212, 301; Computer Science 381; Physics 311; plus an additional 11 units (crs.) from other math and science courses. In selecting courses for these additional 11 units (crs.), science courses must be chosen to insure the student meets the general university natural science requirement for a B.S. degree, and math courses must be chosen from elective List C.

 

Software Engineering Emphasis

This emphasis focuses on knowledge and skills for the design, development, maintenance, and management of software, including software for the operation of instrumentation. It is appropriate for students preparing for careers as systems programmers, systems analysts, software engineers, or computer-based instrumentation specialists.

 

Requirements in addition to the computer science core:

Course

Credits

Comp Sci 321 Algorithms

3 cr.

Comp Sci 341 Software Engineering I

3 cr.

CompSci 342 Software Engineering II

3 cr.

Comp Sci 361 Database Systems

3 cr.

Either Comp Sci 421 Operating Systems or Comp Sci 431 Compilers

4 cr.

Either Math 171 Calculus I or Math 206 Mathematics for Business Analysis II

4 cr.

Either Math 201 Applied Statistics, Math 301 Introduction to Probability and Statistics, or Econ 210 Economic and Business Statistics

3 cr.

Electives: 3 credits from elective list A, and 6 credits from list B and list C combined. The chosen electives must not appear above as requirements for the Software Engineering emphasis.

9 cr.

Total

32 cr.

Important Notes:

  1. The College of Business (COBA) has a grade point restriction for enrolling in upper level business courses. Therefore if your overall GPA falls below that restriction level, you must either postpone taking MIS courses until your GPA improves, or you must change your emphasis.
  2. For prerequisite purposes only, COBA permits the following substitutions of CompSci courses for COBA courses:

 

MIS Prerequisite Course

Computer Science Substitute

Bus 314: Sys Analys & Design

Comp Sci 341: Software Engineering

Bus 315: DataBase Sys in Business

Comp Sci 361: Database

Bus 355: Networking & Data Com

Comp Sci 391: Data Com & Computer Networks

 

 

Computer Information Systems Emphasis

This emphasis focuses on knowledge and skills for designing, implementing, and administering application software, including network administration and database administration, computerization plan preparation, and user requirement specification preparation. It is appropriate for students preparing for careers as systems administrators, network managers, or application programmers.

 

Requirements in addition to the computer science core:

Course

Credits

Comp Sci 341 Software Engineering I

3 cr.

Comp Sci 346 Web Software Development

3 cr.

Comp Sci 361 Database Systems

3 cr.

Either Math 206 Mathematics for Business Analysis or Math 171 Calculus I

4 cr.

Either Math 201 Applied Statistics, Math 301 Introduction to Probability and Statistics, or Econ 210 Economic and Business Statistics

3 cr.

Electives: 9 credits from elective list A, and 6 credits from list B. The
chosen electives must not appear above as requirements for the computer
information systems emphasis.

15 cr.

Total

31 cr.

Important Notes:

  1. The College of Business (COBA) has a grade point restriction for enrolling in upper level business courses. Therefore if your overall GPA falls below that restriction level, you must either postpone taking MIS courses until your GPA improves, or you must change your emphasis.
  2. For prerequisite purposes only, COBA permits the following substitutions of CompSci courses for COBA courses:

 

MIS Pre-Requisite Course

Computer Science Substitute

Bus 314: Sys Analys & Design

Comp Sci 341: Software Engineering

Bus 315: DataBase Sys in Business

Comp Sci 361: Database

Bus 355: Networking & Data Com

Comp Sci 391: Data Com & Computer Networks

by schrod69 — last modified Jul 10, 2013 12:32 PM
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