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2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog 
2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Computer Science and Technology, B.S. (R, L)

Students seeking the Bachelor of Science in Computer Science and Technology must complete the University’s REAL 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 five concentrations within the major: Computer Science, Database, Networks, Software Engineering, and Secure Software Development (an online only transfer program).

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, Networks, Software Engineering, and Secure Software Development concentrations provide graduates with a breadth of technical experience and a depth of knowledge in a particular application area.

REAL Curriculum

This major fulfills the R and L areas of the REAL Curriculum. Students fulfill the R area through classes though the skills and knowledge gained in a calculus class, programming classes and a discrete math course.

Students fulfill the L area through classes developing and reflecting on their professional skills, experience and abilities in a number of classes teaching skills in area such as networks, web site development, databases and software development.

Students need majors and/or minors to fulfill the E and A areas to complete the REAL Curriculum requirements.

REAL Foundational Requirements

REAL Cornerstone Requirements

Writing Intensive (WI) Courses (6 credits)

Writing Intensive courses are denoted below with a (WI). Two writing intensive courses are required to graduate, with at least one at the 300- or 400-level.

General Education Requirements

General Education courses will be denoted below with a (GE). Students are required to take at least 30 credit hours of general education designated courses within their degree requirements. The Computer Science major includes 12-26 general education credits.

Major Requirements (67-82 credits)

B.S. Requirements (6-8 credits)

For the Computer Science concentration: At least two courses totaling 7-8 credit hours and including at least one lab based class, from the following list: BIOL 105 , BIOL 131 , BIOL 132 , BIOL 231 , BIOL 310 , BIOL 311 ; CHEM 111 , CHEM 112 ; GEOL 120 , GEOL 121 , GEOL 105 , GEOL 106 ; PHYS 111 ; PHYS 112 , PHYS 221 , PHYS 222 ; ASTR 151 , ASTR 152 , ASTR 220 .


For the Database, Network, Software Engineering and Secure Software Development Concentrations: Two courses (each 3-4 hours), one of which must include a lab, chosen from: any Astronomy; any Biology (except BIOL 301 , BIOL 302 ); any Chemistry; any Geology; any Physics.


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

Concentration Requirements

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

Computer Science Concentration (47 credits)

Database Concentration (42-43 credits)

Networks Concentration (42-43 credits)

Software Engineering Concentration (39 credits)

Secure Software Development Concentration (48 credits)

Additional Degree 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.

Open Credit Hours (38-53 credits)

These credits can be used to fulfill additional courses, majors, minors, and/or REAL Curriculum requirements, including Foundational Writing and Foundational Math.

Total Credit Hours Needed for Degree 120

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.