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  Sep 25, 2017
 
 
    
2017 - 2018 Undergraduate Catalog

Computer Science and Technology, B.S.



Students seeking the Bachelor of Science in Computer Science and Technology must complete the University’s Core Curriculum Requirements, the Degree Core Requirements, the Bachelor of Science Requirements, and the courses required for at least one concentration. Students must choose at least one of the four concentrations within the major: Computer Science, Database, Software Engineering, and Networks.

The Computer Science concentration prepares students for a variety of technology careers or graduate study by building a broad foundation in the computer science core and developing additional depth in an elective area. The Database, Software Engineering, and Networks concentrations provide graduates with a breadth of software development experience and a depth of knowledge in a particular application area.

Core Curriculum Requirements


Some major requirements meet Core Curriculum requirements and students are advised to take them as part of their Core Curriculum requirements. All students in the Information Technology Department are required to take a Natural Science course to fulfill the College Core B Mathematical or Natural Science requirement.

Degree Core Requirements (27 credits)


Note(s):


* A grade of “C” or better is required in these courses for all department majors.

**This course has been approved for Core Curriculum credit in Mathematical Sciences.

Concentration Requirements


Students must choose one of four concentrations from the following list: Computer Science, Database, Software Engineering, and Networks. See below for specific concentration requirements.

B.S. Requirements (6-8 credits)


Student concentrating in Computer Science must choose two courses from the following list (for a total of 7 or 8 credit hours): ASTR 111 :ASTR 112 ; any Biology (except BIOL 301 :BIOL 302 ); any Chemistry; any Geology; any Physics (except PHYS 111 :PHYS 112  and PHYS 221 :PHYS 222  and PHYS 231 ); PHSC 301 .

Students concentrating in Database, Software Engineering, or Networks must choose two courses from the following list: Any 200-level, 300-level, or 400-level  ITEC course (except ITEC 281 , ITEC 301 , ITEC 304 , ITEC 307 , ITEC 381 , ITEC 398 , and ITEC 498 ) or any 500 or 600-level ITEC course approved by the Department Chair; MATH 152 ; any 200-level or above Math course; ASTR 111 , ASTR 112 , any Biology (except BIOL 301  and BIOL 302 ); any Chemistry; any Geology, GEOS 250  or ITEC 250 , any Physics, or PHSC 301 .

Electives


Students should consult with their academic advisors in selecting elective courses to complete the 120 semester hours required for graduation.

Total Credit Hours Needed for Degree 120


Major GPA Requirement


All majors require a minimum 2.0 GPA in the major in order to be eligible for graduation. The major GPA for all concentrations is calculated using all ITEC, MATH, and STAT courses applied toward the major, excluding any courses used to fulfill the B.S. requirements. In addition, students in the Computer Science concentration must earn a “C” or better in all ITEC courses applied toward the major. (See graduation requirements for the Computer Science concentration below).

Concentrations


Computer Science Concentration


In addition to the Core Curriculum, Degree Core, B.S. requirements, and electives, students in the Computer Science Concentration are required to complete the following:

Graduation Requirements


Each student majoring in the Computer Science Concentration of the Computer Science and Technology degree must take the Major Field Test in Computer Science or an equivalent exam as determined by the department during her or his last semester. Each student majoring in the Computer Science Concentration of the Computer Science and Technology degree must earn a grade of “C” or better in each information technology course applied toward the major. All majors require a minimum 2.0 GPA in the major in order to be eligible for graduation.

Database Concentration


In addition to the Core Curriculum, Degree Core, B.S. requirements, and electives, students in the Database concentration are required to complete the following:

Information Technology (27 credits)


Software Engineering Concentration


In addition to the Core Curriculum, Degree Core, B.S. requirements, and electives, students in the Software Engineering Concentration are required to complete the following:

Information Technology (27 credits)


Networks Concentration


In addition to the Core Curriculum, Degree Core, B.S. requirements, and electives, students in the Networks Concentration are required to complete the following:

Teacher Licensure


Computer Science Teaching Certification Add-On Endorsement


A student may pursue an add-on endorsement in computer science while pursing another endorsement for licensure in a different area or after receiving initial licensure. The add-on endorsement may not be used for initial licensure.

The applicant seeking an add-on endorsement in computer science shall complete a minimum of 15 semester hours of course work according to the guidelines below. Courses may be counted toward multiple categories where appropriate. Each course applied to the endorsement must be passed with a grade of “C” or better.