The Department of Computer Science offers a major program of study in six areas: Computer Science, Computer Science with Business, Computer Science with Mathematics, Computer Science (Teacher Certification in Computer Science), Information Systems and Business Analytics. The department also co-directs the Cyber Criminology major in the Criminal Justice Department. 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 300-level courses (excluding CS/MA 345)
Remaining Electives must be numbered above 205 but excluding CS/MA345
Please note that computer science academic internships (CS 481 and CS 482) do not count as required electives. CS400 Independent Study and CS 450 Selected Topics in Computer Science will be considered for computer science credit on a case-by-case basis.
Students must also take one of the following:
- BU 121 - Business Statistics (or an approved statistics course)
- MA 170 - Calculus I
Students considering graduate school are strongly encouraged to consider CS310 Advanced Algorithmic Analysis, CS311 Theory of Computation, CS325 Operating Systems, CS343 Programming Paradigms, and MA180 Calculus II.