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Computing Technology and Science (C T S) - Archive

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Begin Date: Summer Session 1999
End Date: Summer Session 2001

Computing Technology and Science (C T S) - Archive

PROFESSOR CAROLINA P. S. MCCLUSKEY, in charge
Berks-Lehigh Valley College

This major imbues students with the knowledge, skills, and personal qualities necessary to ensure immediate and continuous productivity in today�s information driven and technology intensive workplace. Students will be prepared to competently address the needs of organizations that rely on computing and technologies to remain competitive. The program instills students with oral and written communication skills, and problem solving and critical thinking abilities necessary to adapt to the ever-changing technological world. There is an emphasis placed on completion of projects in team settings, selecting appropriate tools, working with clients, and planning, managing, and documenting the development of computer systems. In addition to team projects, an internship and a senior capstone project are also required. This program engages students in collaborative and active student centered learning in preparation for lifelong learning. Employers can expect graduates to conduct themselves in accordance to the code of ethics as set forth by the Association of Computing Machinery (ACM).

For the B.S. degree in Computing Technology and Science, a minimum of 126 credits is required.

Scheduling Recommendation by Semester Standing given like (Sem: 1-2)

GENERAL EDUCATION: 45 credits
(15-23 of these 45 credits are included in the REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR. In addition, 3 of these 45 credits are included in the Information Systems Management option and 8 of these 45 credits are included in the Software Development option.)

FIRST-YEAR SEMINAR:
(Included in ELECTIVES or GENERAL EDUCATION course selection)

INTERCULTURAL AND INTERNATIONAL COMPETENCE:
(Included in GENERAL EDUCATION course selection)

WRITING ACROSS THE CURRICULUM:
(Included in ELECTIVES, GENERAL EDUCATION course selection, or REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR)

ELECTIVES: 0-4 credits

REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR: 92-103 credits
(For all options, this includes 15 credits of General Education courses: 3 credits of GH courses; 3 credits of GS courses; 6 credits of GQ courses; 3 credits of GWS courses. In addition to the 15 credits, the Information Systems Management option includes 3 credits of GS courses; the Software Development option includes 8 credits of GN courses.)

COMMON REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR (ALL OPTIONS): 53-56 credits

PRESCRIBED COURSES (48-50 credits)
CSE 103 GQ(4)[1], CSE 120(3)[1], ECON 002 GS(3), MATH 140 GQ(4) (Sem: 1-2)
CMPSC 174(2), CMPSC 175(1), CSE 231(3), CSE 260(3)[1], ENGL 202C GWS(3), M I S 204(2)[1] (Sem: 3-4)
B A 321(1-3), B A 322(3), CMPBD 350(3)[1], CSE 465(3)[1] (Sem: 5-6)
B A 243(4) (Sem: 5-8)
CMPBD 495(6) (Sem: 7-8)

ADDITIONAL COURSES (5-6 credits)
PHIL 104 GH(3), PHIL 107 GH(3), PHIL 110 GH(3), or PHIL 221 GH(3) (Sem: 1-8)
B A 421(2) or CSE 413(3) (Sem: 7-8)

REQUIREMENTS FOR THE OPTION: 39-47 credits

INFORMATION SYSTEMS MANAGEMENT OPTION: 45 credits

PRESCRIBED COURSES (34 credits)
ECON 004 GS(3), MATH 111 GQ(2) (Sem: 1-2)
ACCTG 211(4), B LOG 301(3), CMPBD 210(3), CMPBD 411(3), CMPBD 450(3)[1], CSE 441W(3)[1], MGMT 301(3)[1], MS&IS 200(4) (Sem: 5-6)
B LOG 301(3)[1] (Sem: 5-8)

SUPPORTING COURSES AND RELATED AREAS (11 credits)
Select 11 credits in consultation with adviser (Sem: 5-8)

SOFTWARE DEVELOPMENT OPTION: 47 credits

PRESCRIBED COURSES (40 credits)
MATH 141 GQ(4), PHYS 201 GN(4), PHYS 202 GN(4) (Sem: 1-2)
CSE 271(3), CSE 275(1), STAT 301 GQ(3) (Sem: 3-4)
CSE 331(3), CSE 411(3)[1], CSE 418(3), CSE 420W(3)[1], CSE 421(3)[1], CSE 428(3)[1], CSE 481(3) (Sem: 5-8)

SUPPORTING COURSES AND RELATED AREAS (7 credits)
Select 7 credits in consultation with adviser (Sem: 5-8)

INDIVIDUALIZED OPTION: 39 credits

ADDITIONAL COURSES (2-4 credits)
Select MATH 111 GQ(2) or MATH 141 GQ(4) in consultation with adviser (Sem: 1-4)

SUPPORTING COURSES AND RELATED AREAS (35-37 credits)
Select 35-37 credits, which may include CSE 496 and CSE 497, in consultation with adviser (Sem: 5-8)

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[1] A student enrolled in this major must receive a grade of C or better, as specified in Senate Policy 82-44.

Last Revised by the Department: Summer Session 1999

Blue sheet Item #: 27-01-063

Review Date: 01/19/00 (General Education information updated)

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