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Begin Date: Fall Semester 1998
End Date: Summer Session 2000

Computer Science (COMP) - ARCHIVE

PROFESSOR M. SUSAN RICHMAN, Program Coordinator

This program is designed to prepare students for employment as computer scientists in engineering, scientific, industrial, and business environments as software developers, programmers, and systems analysts. While most students will enter the job market directly upon graduation, graduate school in computer science or related areas is also an option. Selection of electives can be tailored for students pursuing this path.

The COMP major provides a solid foundation in the areas of systems programming, algorithm design, artificial intelligence, and engineering large software systems using state-of-the-art methodologies and programming languages.

Students may expect to: develop a solid foundation in mathematical studies relevant to computer science; master skills in computer science; enjoy possibilities for internships and part-time employment with local companies; and become problem solvers. These goals are consistent with the goals outlined by the Association of Computing Machinery.

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

GENERAL EDUCATION: 46 CREDITS
(6 of these 46 credits are included in the REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR

See description of General Education in Front of Bulletin.)

Semester 1-4 completed at another location.
ENGL 015 GWS(3), SPCOM 100 GWS(3) (Sem: 1-2)
ENGL 202A, B, C, D GWS(3) (Sem: 3-4)
ARTS GA (6 credits) (Sem: 3-8)
HUMANITIES GH (6 credits) (Sem: 3-8)
SOCIAL and BEHAVIORAL SCIENCES GS (6 credits) (Sem: 3-8)
HEALTH SCIENCES/PHYSICAL EDUCATION
GHS/GPE (4 credits) (Sem: 1-4)
SCIENCES GN (9 credits) (Sem: 1-4)

REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR: 80 credits
(This includes 6 credits of General Education courses: 6 credits of GQ courses.)

QUANTIFICATION (12 credits)[98]
Select 4 credits from MATH 140 GQ(4) or 14OA GQ(4) (Sem: 1-2)
Select 4 credits from MATH 141 GQ(4) or 141A GQ(4) (Sem: 3-4)
Select 4 credits from the following: MATH 017 GQ(3) or 018 GQ(3) or 220 GQ(2) (Sem: 3-4)

COMPUTER SCIENCE FUNDAMENTALS (9 credits)[98]
Select 3 credits from the following: CMPSC 101 GQ(3) or 201 GQ(3) or 203 GQ(3) or CSE 103 GQ(3) (Sem: 3-4)
Select 6 credits from the following: CMPSC 102 GQ(3) or CSE 120 GQ(3) or 154 GQ(3) (Sem: 3-4)

ELECTIVES (17 credits) (Sem: 1-4)

COMPUTER SCIENCE PRESCRIBED COURSES (33 credits)
COMP 402(3), 410(3), 432(3), 401(3), 411(3), (Sem: 5-6)
COMP 403(3), 408(3), MA SC 370(3), 460(3) (Sem: 5-6)
COMP 412(3), 413(3), 416(3), 419(3), (Sem: 7-8)
COMP 420(3), 441(3), MA SC 420(3), 477(3) (Sem: 7-8)

COMPUTER SCIENCE CORE
Select 9 credits from the following: MA SC 421(3) or 425(3) or 440(3) or 441(3) or 461(3) or MA SC 477(3) or COMP 406(3) or 408(3) or 409(3) or COMP 416(3) or 418(3) or 419(3) or 420(3) or 421(3) or COMP 430(3) or 497(3) (Sem: 5-8)

[98]Cum gpa of 2.40 is required.

 


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The University reserves the right to change the requirements and regulations listed here and to determine whether a student has satisfactorily met its requirements for admission or graduation, and to reject any applicant for any reason the University determines to be material to the applicant's qualifications to pursue higher education. Nothing in this material should be considered a guarantee that completion of a program and graduation from the University will result in employment.

Effective Date: Fall Semester 1998

Review Date: 7/1/98

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