Due to the tremendous growth in the technological sector, the need for graduates with marketable computer skills has grown exponentially. The major goal of the faculty in the Division of Computer and Technical Sciences is to provide students with advanced conceptual framework and the technical expertise required to meet these new developing markets. Within this academic division, students may pursue a master’s degree in Computer Science Technology; or a baccalaureate degree in Computer Science. Graduates of each of these programs are prepared to continue their education or enjoy many career opportunities in corporations, industry, government, or the military. Future University graduates must adapt to the continually evolving, worldwide technological environment. Graduates of these programs develop the life-long computer skills that enable them to advance in this and future professional markets.
The Computer Science program offers courses leading to the Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science, and Masters in Computer Science Technology. Students pursuing a bachelor’s degree select an option from Computer Information Systems, Mathematics, Computer Gaming or Information Security. Courses in these options focus on computer programming, hardware organization, systems design and analysis, databases, algorithmic development, computer networks and telecommunications, computer security, network security, data storage, data mining, computer graphics, game design and development, and information processing.
Curriculum guides are designed to help students stay on track for timely graduation. In order to remain on track, students must complete the minimum requirements for each tracking semester, known as milestones. Milestones may include successful completion of specified courses and/or attainment of a minimum GPA.
Following the sample academic plan and its milestones will help students stay on track to graduate in four years. Students will need to refer to and/or print both the appropriate Liberal Studies Requirements AND the appropriate major sheet in order to view the complete degree program requirements.
- Liberal Studies General Core Requirements
- Liberal Studies Requirements: Whitney Young School Honors Program
- BS – Computer Science Gaming
To satisfy the requirements for the Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science with Computer Gaming option, students must complete a minimum of 121 semester credit hours. The required core courses are COS 101, 108, 109, 200, 232 or 242, 275, 300, 301, 302, 303, 310, 340, 375, 385, 410, 420, 470, 475, 492 and 6 semester credit hours of computer science or CIT electives at the 300/400 level. Students will also take 6 semester credit hours of free electives (1 or 3 could be University Orientation course); ENG 216; 6 semester credit hours in the natural sciences; and MAT 125. Natural Science requirements can be met by taking BIO 101,111 or 112; CHE 101 or 102, PHY 211 or 212.
Six (6) hours of free 300/400-level electives in each option may be used for internship course which may be repeated once, or for any other upper-level course to strengthen students’ technological skills.
Students must also complete 41 University- required Liberal Studies credits and nine hours of IGS.