Program Overview

Computer science (CS) is undoubtedly a fast-paced and evolving field. In today’s digital age the modern workplace relies heavily on complex software and computer systems to operate, communicate and conduct business. Industry demands graduates who have the skills and capacity to not only design and develop advanced software and systems, but also create and integrate new computing technologies that enhance effective business operation. The CS program focuses on what makes technology work. It deals with using hardware and software to design and build systems to solve complex problems.

Admission to the Computer Science or Information Systems programs takes place upon the completion of MATH 110 with a university GPA of 2.0 or higher.

Transfer equivalencies from ABET accredited programs (http://abet.org) or equivalent will be considered. We also accept transfer from non-accredited programs for the courses that do not fall under the prefixes CSIS.
 

Program educational objectives are broad statements that describe the career and professional accomplishments that a program is preparing its graduates to achieve.

The CS program prepares students to:

  1. Succeed in a computer science related career by demonstrating leadership and ability to grow professionally in competence; and/or pursue and successfully complete advanced degrees.
  2. Apply principles of computer science and industry computing practices to analyze, design, and implement computer-based solutions.
  3. Communicate and work effectively with professionals from different areas of specialization.
  4. Function ethically and responsibly in the profession and society.

Graduates of the Bachelor of Science in Computer Science will have acquired the following abilities:

  1. Analyze a complex computing problem and apply principles of computing and other relevant disciplines to identify solutions.
  2. Design, implement, and evaluate a computing-based solution to meet a given set of computing requirements in the context of the program's discipline.
  3. Communicate effectively in a variety of professional contexts.
  4. Recognize professional responsibilities and make informed judgments in computing practice based on legal and ethical principles.
  5. Function effectively as a member or leader of a team engaged in activities appropriate to the program's discipline.
  6. Apply computer science theory and software development fundamentals to produce computing-based solutions.