Feb 26, 2021  
2020-2021 Bulletin 
2020-2021 Bulletin [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Computer Science General Education

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The department offers curricula which leads to the degrees of Bachelor of Science in Computer Science with two concentrations: General Computer Science, and Information Systems, and Information Technology. The objective of this curriculum is to prepare students solidly in both hardware and software areas of Computer Science. This prepares students to work for industry, government, and for Graduate Studies. The curriculum is frequently updated to keep pace with the fast changing trends in Information technology for the global market.

The course offerings are supported by state of the art facilities. Currently, several computer labs including a multimedia lab, high performance computing lab, software engineering lab, information security lab, and special project lab, provide students with opportunities to use these systems for various courses, projects, and research. Each of the labs consists of thirty-five high performance computers which provide simultaneous access to both Windows and Linux environments. The special projects lab and High Performance Computing Lab are equipped with additional hardware such as, network routers and firewalls, forensics computers, and a cluster of computers with a VLAN, are used for research activities.

Incoming freshmen are placed in Computer Science and Mathematics courses based upon their scores from the Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) or American College Test (ACT). Presently, students take forty seven (IS option) to fifty (General option) semester hours of Computer Science courses. To make computer science students well rounded, they are required to take courses in Humanities, Social Science, Natural Science, and Mathematics. The information systems students concentrate more in Business courses than in Mathematics. All electives must be approved by the Department.

General Education Requirements

The general education requirements indicated below are 41 hours due to 4 credit hour natural science courses. This meets the 39 hours criteria required by the university.


Total: 14

Social Sciences

Total: 12

Mathematics, Natural Sciences, Computer Science

Total: 15

Other Non-Major Courses

  • Orientation 0100 Credits: 2
  • Orientation 0100 Credits: 2
  • Physical Education Credits: 2

Total: 14

Total: 41

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