The Department of Computer Science offers a major program of study in four areas: Computer Science, Computer Science with Business, Computer Science with Mathematics, and Computer Science (Teacher Certification in Computer Science). Our degree programs prepare students: to work effectively in industry and government jobs, to teach K-12 computer science education, and to enter graduate programs.
Computer Science Major Programs
The B.A. in Computer Science provides students with a strong foundation in the fundamentals of computer science, on both theoretical and application levels. Students take courses that teach them to analyze and solve computing problems and acquaint them with both software and hardware.
Major requirements include:
- CS 111 - Computing I
- CS 112 - Computing II
- CS 115 - Discrete Mathematics
- CS 213 - Data Structures and Algorithms
- CS 220 - Computer Architecture
5 Computer Science electives:
Two electives should be numbered 300 or above
Remaining Electives must be numbered above 205
Students must also take one of the following:
- BU 121 - Business Statistics (or an approved statistics course)
- MA 170 - Calculus I
At least one elective from the following:
- CS 310 - Advanced Algorithmic Analysis
- CS 311 - Theory of Computation
- CS 343 - Programming Paradigms
- CS 370 - Database Management
Students considering graduate school are strongly encouraged to take MA180 Calculus II in addition to the above requirements.