The general education requirements for the B.S. degree are outlined in the Undergraduate Degrees and Specialized Programs section of the catalog. The Department of Computer Science offers a wide range of computer science courses to support the B.S. degree with a major in computer science (6610) and cybersecurity (6640). These courses are designed to prepare students for computing careers in business, education, government, and industry. The courses also provide the foundation for graduate study in computer science. The courses blend theory and practice to prepare the students for careers in a rapidly changing field.
In order to prepare students for current and future computing demands in varied industries, the major in computer science is offered with one of the following concentrations:
Software and Systems Concentration (6611)
Data Science Concentration (6612)
Digital Hardware and Embedded Systems Concentration (6613)
Students enrolled in the Digital Hardware and Embedded Systems concentration (6613) should take University Physics (PHYS 220 , PHYS 221 ) as one of their science sequences in order to fulfill the Coreq: PHYS 221 or ENGR 232 . If a student is not prepared to enter calculus as the first mathematics course, he/she may be required to take college algebra and/or pre-calculus.
Graduation and Continuation Requirements for All Majors
A computer science or cybersecurity major must earn a minimum grade of C in all computer science, cybersecurity, and mathematics courses that are prerequisites for another course in the curriculum prior to taking the course that requires the prerequisites. E.g., A student may not take CSCI 325 (Data Structures) until the student has earned a C or better in CSCI 222 (Programming Concepts and Problem Solving II). Prior to graduation a grade of C or better must be earned in all computer science, cybersecurity, and mathematics courses used to fulfill the degree requirements of a Computer Science major.
In the event of a grade lower than a C in a computer science, cybersecurity, or mathematics course used to fulfill a requirement for the major in computer science or cybersecurity, that course may be repeated twice. After a third attempt of a required computer science, cybersecurity, or mathematics course the student must submit a written appeal to the Department of Computer Science for approval before enrolling in the course.
In addition to the course requirements for the major, all general education requirements for the Bachelor of Science degree must be met.