Degree Requirements

University Degree Requirements (120-124 Credit Hours)

To earn a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science degree, students must complete at least 120 credit hours. Students are required to complete a minimum of 30 credit hours of upper-level courses (300-level or above) at AUK, of which at least 18 credits hours need to be taken in the major.

  • General Education Requirements, composed of: (45-49)
    • Related field requirements applicable to Gen Ed requirements (16)
    • Remaining Gen Ed requirements (29-33)
  • Related field requirements not applicable to Gen Ed (17)
  • Major Requirements composed of: (58)
    • Computer Science Core (49)
    • Computer Science Electives (9)

Computer Science Core Course Requirements (49 credit hours)

Students should earn a grade of “C-” or better in individual courses in the CS major. A cumulative major GPA of at least 2.00 in the major requirements is needed to earn an undergraduate degree in computer science. 

CSIS 130 Computer Programming II (4) [T]
CSIS 150 Professional and Ethical Issues in CSIS (3)
CSIS 210 Data Structures and Algorithms (3)
CSIS 220 Computer Architecture and Assembly Language (3)
CSIS 250 Database Systems (3)
CSIS 255 Web Technologies (3)
CSIS 310 Introduction to Operating Systems (3)
CSIS 320 Theory and Implementation of Programming Languages (3)
CSIS 322 Computer Networks and Data Communication (3)
CSIS 329 Introduction to Parallel and Distributing Computing (3)
CSIS 330 Software Engineering (3)
CSIS 401 Mobile Computing (3)
CSIS 405 Analysis of Algorithms (3)
CSIS 476 Computer Security and Information Assurance (3)
CSIS 490 CSIS Capstone I (3)
CSIS 491 CSIS Capstone II (3)

Computer Science Elective Courses (9 credit hours)

Students must complete three CSIS courses (9 credit hours) with a grade of “C-” or better, selected in consultation with the academic advisor to fulfill the CSIS Electives requirement. Two courses must be 300 level or higher and the remaining course can be 200 level or higher. The three courses must be from CSIS.

CS students are also expected to complete 33 credit hours of related field requirements, of which (16 credit hours) are applicable to Gen Ed. The passing grade in related field requirements is “C-”. The related field requirement component is composed of CSIS, MATH, science, and business.

CSIS Requirements (4 credit hours)

CSIS 120 Computer Programming I (4) [T]

Computer science and information systems majors do not need to take CSIS 101 to fulfill their general education requirements, as CSIS 120 will automatically fulfill that requirement.

Math Requirements (15 credit hours*)

MATH 201 Calculus I (3) [M]
MATH 213 Discrete Mathematics (3) [M]
STAT 201 Statistics (3)
MATH 203 Calculus II (3)
Any other 200 or 300-level Math course (3)
*The total credit hours for the Math requirements MUST be 15 credit hours.

Science Requirements (8 credit hours)
BIOL 101 General Biology I (3) [P]
BIOL 101L General Biology I Laboratory (1) [P]
BIOL 102 General Biology II (3) [P]
BIOL 102L General Biology II Laboratory (1) [P]
PHYS 115 General Physics I (3) [P]
PHYS 115L General Physics I Laboratory (1) [P]
PHYS 116 General Physics II Laboratory (3) [P]
PHYS 116L General Physics II Laboratory (1) [P]

Business Requirements (6 credit hours)

MGMT 201 Principles of Management (3)
ENTR 201 Principles of Entrepreneurship (3)