Begin Date: Summer Session 1998
End Date: Fall Semester 2006
University Park, College of Engineering (2CPSC)
PROFESSOR DHUSHY SATHIANATHAN, Interim Head, School of Engineering Design, Technology, and Professional Programs, Penn State University Park
The primary objective of the two-year Computer Science major is to prepare graduates for immediate and continuing employability as application programmers, associate systems designers, or associate systems programmers.
To meet this objective, the major is designed to ensure a thorough knowledge of the techniques of programming general-purpose digital computers, and includes extensive practice—using contemporary programming technologies—in the analysis, organization, validation, and documentation of effective computer code. The major also includes practical knowledge of the logical organization of modern digital computers and related peripheral equipment, the structure of operating systems and compilers, and considerations in the design of information systems.
The General Education component provides the student with an extension to the basic educational foundation. The general ‘Requirements for the Major’ give the graduate technical competence in the computing and data processing field. The Application Specialization provides a practical knowledge of an area of application within which the graduate may profitably utilize the acquired computing talent.
For the Associate in Science degree in Computer Science, a minimum of 64 credits is required.
Scheduling Recommendation by Semester Standing given like (Sem: 1-2)
GENERAL EDUCATION: 21 credits
(9 of these 21 credits are included in the REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR)
(See the description of General Education in this bulletin.)
REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR: 52 credits
(This includes 9 credits of General Education courses: 3 credits of GQ courses; 6 credits of GWS courses.)
PRESCRIBED COURSES (34 credits)
CAS 100 GWS(3), CMPSC 100(3), CMPSC 101 GQ(3), CMPSC 102(3), CMPSC 140(3), ENGL 015 GWS(3) (Sem: 1-4)
CMPSC 142(3), CMPSC 144(4), CMPSC 154(3), CMPSC 164(3), CMPSC 174(2), CMPSC 175(1) (Sem: 3-4)
ADDITIONAL COURSES (6 credits)
ENGL 202C GWS(3) or ENGL 202D GWS(3) (Sem: 1-4)
Select 3 credits from MATH 021 GQ(3) or above (Sem: 1-4)
SUPPORTING COURSES AND RELATED AREAS (12 credits)
Select 9 credits of related courses in a technical specialization in consultation with adviser (Sem: 1-4)
Select 3 credits in MATH (above MATH 021 GQ), MS&IS, or STAT (Sem: 1-4)
Last Reviewed by the Department: Summer Session 1988
Blue Sheet Item #: 16-10-056
Review Date: 10/8/02