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Begin Date: Summer Session 2003
End Date: Fall Semester 2006 -UCA

Computer Science - ARCHIVE

Capital College (COMP)

PROFESSOR THANG N. BUI, Program Chair

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 Computer Science 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.

For a B.S. degree in Computer Science, a minimum of 120 credits is required.

Entry to Major Requirements:
Entry to the Computer Science major requires that the student has completed: MATH 140 GQ(4), MATH 141 GQ(4), CMPSC 201(3) or CSE 103(4). A 2.00 or higher cumulative grade-point average is required.

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

GENERAL EDUCATION: 45 credits
(9 of these 45 credits are included in the Requirements for the Major.)
(See description of General Education in front of Bulletin.)

FIRST-YEAR SEMINAR:
(Included in ELECTIVES)

UNITED STATES CULTURES AND INTERNATIONAL CULTURES:
(Included in ELECTIVES, GENERAL EDUCATION course selection or REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR)

WRITING ACROSS THE CURRICULUM:
(Included in REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR)

ELECTIVES: 5-6 credits

REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR: 78-79 credits
(This includes 9 credits of General Education courses: 3 credits of GWS courses, 6 credits of GQ courses.)

PRESCRIBED COURSES (51 credits)
MATH 140 GQ(4)[2], MATH 141 GQ(4)[2](Sem: 1-2)
ENGL 202C GWS(3) (Sem: 3-4)
MATH 017 GQ(3)[2] (Sem: 3-4)
SSET 295(1) (Sem: 4)
COMP 401(3), COMP 402(3)[1], COMP 404(3)[1], COMP 410(3)[1], COMP 411(3)[1], COMP 412(3), COMP 413W(3), COMP 416(3), COMP 432(3) (Sem: 5-8)
MA SC 370(3)[1], MA SC 420(3), MA SC 460(3) (Sem: 5-8)

ADDITIONAL COURSES (9-10 credits)
Select 3-4 credits[2] from the following: CMPSC 201C GQ(3) or CSE 103 GQ(4) (Sem: 3-4)
Select 6 credits[2] from the following: CSE 120 GQ(3), CSE 260(3), CSE 271(3) (Sem: 3-4)

SUPPORTING COURSES AND RELATED AREAS (18 credits)
Select 12 credits from the following: COMP 403(3), COMP 406(3), COMP 408(3), COMP 409(3), COMP 414(3), COMP 418(3), COMP 419(3), COMP 420(3), COMP 421(3), COMP 430(3), COMP 435(3), COMP 497(1-9), MA SC 421(3), MA SC 425(3), MA SC 440(3), MA SC 441(4), MA SC 461(3), MA SC 475W(3), MA SC 477(3) (Sem: 5-8)
Select 6 credits of 300-400 level courses in consultation with an academic adviser and in support of the student's interests. (Sem. 5-8)

[1] A student enrolled in this major must receive a grade of C or better, as specified in Senate Policy 82-44.
[2] Cumulative GPA of 2.40 required for these courses.

Last Revised by the Department: Summer Session 2003

Blue Sheet Item #: 31-07-041

Review Date: 3/8/04

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