High school students planning to major in Computer Science should have a solid math background (four years preferred), along with science and humanities courses that promote reasoning and good communication skills.
We have planned for the varying needs of students who desire an IT-oriented career. Computer Science is involved in many innovative methodologies in delivering the coursework.
- Major: Computer Science - Bachelor of Arts
The B.A. program is very flexible and allows students to choose other areas of emphasis such as Information Sciences.
- Major: Computer Science - Bachelor of Science
The B.S. places an emphasis in Integrated Mathematics and includes a built in minor in Mathematics.
- Minor: Computer Science
The bachelor's degree programs in Computer Science have been designed with the following educational objectives for students:
- Become competent software developers, understand how computer software and hardware work, and understand and apply computer science theory.
- (For the B.A. degree) Obtain a broad-based liberal arts education, while being prepared adequately in science, mathematics, and computer science; this could involve, for example, learning a foreign language or receiving a minor in a social science discipline.
- (For the B.S. degree) Obtain the strongest mathematical and scientific background needed to compete for technically oriented computer science jobs at both the regional and national levels in business, science, government, and industry.
- Be able to communicate technical subject matter effectively both orally and in writing in the workplace with colleagues, clients, and customers.
- Be prepared to engage in lifelong learning by exploring new principles and practices in computing as the field advances.
- Become familiar with social and ethical issues that arise from the increased use of technology in the society.
Note: For a Computer Science Course to be counted toward fulfilling requirements for the major degree or minor, a grade of "C" or higher is required. Wherever a Computer Science course indicates prerequisites, a grade of "C" or higher in a prerequisite course is required. The department will not grant CSC credits for any job-related training without associated course descriptions, detailed syllabi, and assessment documentation, along with an academic transcript showing the grade that the student received.
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