Computer Science, B.S. - General

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The graduation requirements are listed below. In addition, students select free electives to reach 120 credits overall required for the degree. The department website provides an overview of the program, admission requirements for the major (when applicable), faculty biographies, learning outcomes, and careers:


All bachelor’s degree programs include liberal education (LEP) and writing (W) course requirements. To review more detailed information, please visit General Education (LEP) Degree Requirements.   

Up to three courses in the major/cognate may also satisfy LEP requirements and will be indicated below; no more than two courses in the same subject may be used towards LEP Explorations. 

Computer Science Requirements (28 Credits)
CSC 152 – CS1: Programming Fundamentals 
CSC 207 – Computer Systems
CSC 212 – CS2: Data Structures 
CSC 229 – Object-Oriented Programming 
CSC 235 – Web and Database Development
CSC 265 – Computer Networking and Security I
CSC 324 – Computer Ethics
CSC 330 – Software Design and Development
Select one from:
CSC 400 – Computer Science Project Seminar   
CSC 491 – Research in Computer Science II     
HON 495 – Honors Thesis

General Concentration (24 Credits)
CSC 321 – Algorithm Design and Analysis
CSC 421 – Theory of Programming Language
CSC 425 – Operating Systems
CSC 463 – Distributed and Parallel Computing

Select 4 additional courses from the following list with no more than 2 courses at the 300-level:
  CSC 305 – Computer Organization
  CSC 334 – Human-Computer Interaction
  CSC 335 – Database Systems
  CSC 341 – Digital Imaging
  CSC 398 – Special Topics
  CSC 424 - System Administration  
  CSC 431 – Computer Graphics
  CSC 443 – Internet Programming
  CSC 451 – Fundamentals of Deep Learning
  CSC 453 – Information Security
  CSC 465 – Computer Networking and Security II
  CSC 476 – Fundamentals of Data Warehousing
  CSC 477 – Data Mining
  CSC 481 – Artificial Intelligence
  CSC 490 Research in Computer Science I
  CSC 497 – Computer Science Internship


MAT 150 – Calculus I (T1QR)
MAT 151 – Calculus II
MAT 178 – Elementary Discrete Mathematics
MAT 221 – Intermediate Applied Statistics

Select one from (T2LE):
BIO 100 – General Zoology
BIO 101 – General Botany
BIO 103 – Biology I
BIO 120 – Microbiology
BIO 200 – Human Biology I 
CHE 121 – General Chemistry II 
ESC 201 – History of Earth and Life

Select one from (T2PR): 
CHE 120 – General Chemistry I
ESC 200 – Physical Geology
PHY 200 – General Physics I
PHY 230 – Physics for Scientists and Engineers I


Students with an overall 3.0 GPA may be approved to complete an accelerated pathway. Graduate courses may be completed during their senior year when a student has earned at least 90 credits. Courses successfully completed with a grade of 'C' or higher will earn dual credit to be applied to both the undergraduate and graduate transcript. Approval to start graduate coursework does not guarantee admission to the graduate program.

Accelerated Pathway to Graduate Program
In consultation with their advisor, students may select up to 9 credits of graduate level coursework (500-level or higher) appropriate to their intended graduate program of study; an additional 3 credits may be selected if approved as a course substitution in the major or concentration.