Undergraduate Degrees and Minor in Computer Science
Due to the tremendous growth in the technological sector, the need for graduates with marketable computer skills has grown exponentially. The goal of the faculty in the Division of Computer Science is to provide our graduates with the advanced conceptual framework and the technical expertise required to meet these growing market needs. To achieve this goal, we offer the following undergraduate degrees:
Bachelor of Science in Digital Gaming, Entertainment, and Simulation
The Bachelors in Digital Gaming, Entertainment, and Simulation concentrates on creating video games with a focus on development and simulation.
Bachelor of Science in Computer Science
The Bachelors in Computer Science offers the following options as Majors:
Bachelors degrees require the following core classes:
General Education: UNV102; BIO101/CHE109 + a Natural Science elective; ENG101, 102, 216; Foreign Language I & II; Fine Arts and Letters; IGS200, 201, COS303; MAT115, 125**; SPE103; Social/Behavioral Science (6 hours of each); and one or more General electives
Computer Science Core: COS107, 108, 109, 275**, 301, 302, 340, and 470
(Please check with your advisor to confirm actual degree requirements. Note that ‘**’ courses are not required for the B.S. – Math Option)
Option-specific information can be found using the links above.
Additional Degree Offerings
Double Major: Computer Science and Mathematics
Students may also pursue a double major in Computer Science and Mathematics by completing 133 credit hours. Graduates from this option receive a degree appropriate for the first major (B.S. or B.A.) with a notation of the second major.
Minor in Computer Science
Students may also choose a Minor in Computer Science by completing 21 semester credit hours. Specific course requirements include: COS 101, 108, 109, 301, 310 and 340 and three credit hours of advised electives.
Secondary Education Teaching Endorsement
Any student pursuing a degree in Secondary Education may elect to obtain an endorsement valid in grades 5-12 for teaching Computer Science. This requires the completion of 23 semester credit hours. This teaching endorsement satisfies the Kentucky Department of Education requirements (704 KAR 20:340).
Certificate in Cyber Security
We also offer a certificate program in Information Security. This certificate can be completed by any person without any computer science background by taking 12-13 credit hours.
The core requirement is COS 281 – Introduction to Information Security & Assurance (3 hours)
Three (3) other courses may be selected from the following four (4) courses:
COS 334 – Cyber Forensics (4 hours)
COS 332 – Management of Information Security & Assurance (3 hours)
COS 435 – Advanced Topics in Cyber Security (3 hours)
COS 484 – Introduction to Network Security (3 hours)
Please feel free to contact us with any questions or concerns you may have regarding our undergraduate programs and offerings. You may contact us by completing the “More Info” form, by e-mailing us at CompSci@kysu.edu, or by calling (502) 597-6384.