2014-2015 Catalog


Computer and Information Science B.A.

Degree Requirements

A major in Computer and Information Science with a general concentration is achieved by completion of the following requirements, in addition to the General Education and electives required for a degree:

Exploratory distribution

Any two courses chosen from:
BUS 114Business App & Prog (CSC)

1 Course Credit

CSC 111Storytelling-Comp Animation

1 Course Credit

CSC 114Business App & Prog (BUS)

1 Course Credit

CSC 124Building Better Apps

1 Course Credit

CSC 126Intro to Robotics

1 Course Credit

CSC 186Special Topics

1/2 to 1 Course Credit

SENS 320Intro-Geographical Info System

1 Course Credit

TAD 130Design and Documentation

1 Course Credit

TAD 180Graphic Com and Design

1 Course Credit

TAD 330Comp Aided Drafting & Design

1 Course Credit

TAD 382Advanced Graphics

1 Course Credit

TAD 455Comp Integrated Manufacturing

1 Course Credit

TAD 460Digital Electronics

1 Course Credit

Also any upper level CSC course which is not needed to meet another requirement in the CIS major.

Required Core Courses

CSC 226Software Design & Implement

1 Course Credit

CSC 236Data Structures

1 Course Credit

Required Capstone Course

The capstone requirement may be met by completing either CSC 493 or CSC 495.  Note that selected UGR 010 or UGR 020 experiences may also satisfy the CIS major capstone requirement if approved by the CSC program.

CSC 493Senior Projects

1/2 Course Credit

or

CSC 495Internship

1 to 3 Course Credits

or

UGR 010Undergraduate Research (On-campus)

or

UGR 020Undergraduate Research (Off-Campus)

 

Upper Level Distribution Courses

Four (4) of the following upper-level courses with at least one course chosen from each of the following categories and at least one at the 400 level:

Design

CSC 330Database Systems

1 Course Credit

CSC 410Computational Intelligence

1 Course Credit

CSC 420Programming Languages

1 Course Credit

Foundations

 

CSC 303Theory of Computation

1 Course Credit

CSC 433/MAT 433Numerical Analysis (MAT)

1 Course Credit

CSC 440Design & Analysis of Algorithm

1 Course Credit

 

Systems

 

CSC 335Computer Organization

1 Course Credit

CSC 412Networking

1 Course Credit

CSC 425Operating Systems & VMs

1 Course Credit

 

Required Collateral Course

MAT 105Intro to Discrete Math

1 Course Credit

or

MAT 312Operations Research

1 Course Credit

and

TAD 265Electricity and Electronics

1 Course Credit

or

TAD 460Digital Electronics

1 Course Credit

Exploring the Major— Students considering the Computer and Information Science major should begin exploring CSC courses as soon as possible. CSC 111, CSC 114, CSC 124, and CSC 126 are all courses that are specifically designed for early exploration. These courses are not sequential—CSC 126 can be taken without first having completed CSC 111, CSC 114 or CSC 124. CSC 111 and CSC 126 are typically offered every Fall Term and CSC 114 and 124 in every Spring Term. In addition, up to two of these exploratory courses may be used to satisfy major requirements.

Admission to the Major— Each applicant to the major is reviewed and careful consideration of his or her overall performance in the Program is the primary criteria determining admittance.

Course Sequencing Considerations (in order to complete degree requirements within eight terms)— A student with an interest in this major is advised to register for CSC 226 in his/her first or second year as this course is the prerequisite for all upper-level courses. Students who wait too long to take CSC 226 may find completion of the major essentially impossible to complete in eight regular terms. To give students maximum flexibility, it is important to begin the sequence as early as possible since most upper-level CIS major courses are taught in alternating years.

Proficiency Requirements for Completion of the Major— Students in this major must have a major GPA of 2.0 or higher to complete the degree.

Other Considerations or Recommendations— Students in this major should work carefully with their Academic Advisor to choose electives supportive of their career aspirations. Students must choose either the major in Computer and Information Science or the minor in Computer Science but are prohibited from completing both. However, students may choose to add a Computer Science option to the major in Computer and Information Science (see Computer Science Optional Concentration).