Bachelor of Science, Major in Computing Science (IS): 4+1 MS Computing and Data Science

Bachelor of Science, Major in Computing Science (Information Systems): 4+1 MS Computing and Data Science
Core Curriculum
Component Area I (Communications)6
Component Area II (Mathematics) 13
Component Area III (Life and Physical Science)8
Component Area IV (Language, Philosophy, and Culture)3
Component Area V (Creative Arts)3
Component Area VI (U.S. History)6
Component Area VII (Political Science/Government)6
Component Area VIII (Social and Behavioral Sciences)3
Component Area IX (Component Area Option) 4
Degree Specific Requirements
MATH 1420Calculus I 1,24
MATH 1430Calculus II4
MATH 2395Discrete Mathematics3
MATH (Advanced)3
STAT 3379Statistical Methds in Practice3
Science (In addition to Component Area III)8
Major: Foundation
COSC 1436Programming Fundamentals I4
COSC 1437Programming Fundamentals II4
COSC 2329Comp Organiz & Machine Lang3
COSC 3318Data Base Management Systems3
COSC 3319Data Structures and Algorithms3
COSC 4318Advanced Language Concepts3
COSC 4319Software Engineering3
COSC 4349Professionalism and Ethics3
Major: Concentration
COSC 2327Intro to Computer Networks3
COSC 2347Special Topics/Programming3
COSC 3337Infor Sys Design & Management3
COSC 4326Network Theory3
COSC 4149Seminar in Computer Science1
COSC/DFSC Advanced Electives6
Electives: Advanced General
Advanced General Electives 12
4+1 Master of Science in Computing and Data Science 3
COSC 5340Special Topics (taken twice)6
COSC 5318Database Systems3
COSC 5319Algorithm Design and Analysis3
COSC 6319Software Engineering3
Track Electives 9
Thesis OR Internship Option6
Thesis
Thesis
Thesis
Total Hours150
1

MATH 1420 satisfies the Core Curriculum requirement for Component Area II (Mathematics), one semester credit hour of the Core Curriculum requirement for Component Area IX (Component Area Option), and the Degree Specific requirement.

2

Students who are not eligible for enrollment in MATH 1420 will have additional mathematics requirements. 

3

Students planning to pursue the 4+1 CDS option must complete the Graduate Application process and be accepted to the MS in CDS program. In order to apply to the 4+1 CDS program students must complete all undergraduate degree plan requirements (minimum of 120 semester credit hours) and all admission requirements.  Once a student is accepted to the graduate CDS program, students are eligible to begin the CDS program upon completion of all admission requirements.  The graduate program will begin in the Summer I semester term each year and will run as a cohort model.  Students may apply to the program while coursework is in-progress but may not begin the graduate CDS program until the 120 semester credit hours are completed.

Notes

Students must earn a 2.0 minimum overall GPA in all coursework. 

Students must meet a 2.0 minimum overall major GPA in all major coursework.

Students must earn a 2.0 minimum SHSU GPA in all coursework.

Students must meet a 2.0 minimum SHSU major GPA in all major coursework.

Students who are preparing to apply to graduate CDS programs should earn a "C" or better in their coursework.  All CS majors and/or minors must earn a "C" or better for all COSC/DFSC courses and all CDS prospective students must earn a "C" or better in all pre-requisite courses. 

The minimum number of credit hours required for a baccalaureate degree is 120. The minimum number of advanced credit hours for a baccalaureate degree is 42. Students may take free elective courses beyond the hours identified in the recommended 4-year plan to meet the overall credit hour and advanced credit hour requirements.

First Year
FallHoursSpringHours 
Component Area III4Component Area III4 
COSC 14364COSC 14374 
ENGL 130113ENGL 130213 
MATH 142024MATH 14304 
 15 15 
Second Year
FallHoursSpringHours 
Component Area IV3Component Area V3 
Component Area VIII3COSC 23293 
COSC 23473COSC 33183 
HIST 130133HIST 130233 
POLS 230543POLS 230643 
 15 15 
Third Year
FallHoursSpringHours 
COSC 33193Component Area IX3 
Degree Specific Requirement: Science4COSC 23273 
Advanced General Electives6COSC 33373 
MATH 23953Degree Specific Requirement: Science4 
 STAT 33793 
 16 16 
Fourth Year
FallHoursSpringHoursSummerHours
COSC 43183COSC 43193COSC 534056
COSC/DFSC Advanced Elective3COSC 43493 
COSC 43263COSC/DFSC Advanced Elective3 
Advanced General Elective3COSC 41491 
MATH (Advanced)3Advanced General Elective3 
 15 13 6
Fifth Year
FallHoursSpringHoursSummerHours
COSC 53183COSC 53193Track Elective3
Track Electives6COSC 63193Thesis OR Internship3
 Thesis OR Internship Option 3Thesis
 Thesis
 
 Internship
 Internship
 
  
 9 9 6
Total Hours: 150
1

Satisfies Core Curriculum requirement for Component Area I (Communications).

2

Satisfies the Core Curriculum requirement for Component Area II (Mathematics), one semester credit hour of the Core Curriculum requirement for Component Area IX (Component Area Option), and the Degree Specific requirement. Students who are not eligible for enrollment inMATH 1420MATH 1420 will have additional mathematics requirements.

3

Satisfies Core Curriculum requirement for Component Area VI (U.S. History).

4

Satisfies Core Curriculum requirement for Component Area VII (Political Science/ Government).

5

Students planning to pursue the 4+1 CDS option must complete the Graduate Application process and be accepted to the MS in CDS program. In order to apply to the 4+1 CDS program students must complete all undergraduate degree plan requirements (minimum of 120 semester credit hours) and all admission requirements.  Once a student is accepted to the graduate CDS program, students are eligible to begin the CDS program upon completion of all admission requirements.  The graduate program will begin in the Summer I semester term each year and will run as a cohort model.  Students may apply to the program while coursework is in-progress but may not begin the graduate CDS program until the 120 semester credit hours are completed.

Notes

Students must earn a 2.0 minimum overall GPA in all coursework. 

Students must meet a 2.0 minimum overall major GPA in all major coursework.

Students must earn a 2.0 minimum SHSU GPA in all coursework.

Students must meet a 2.0 minimum SHSU major GPA in all major coursework.

Students who are preparing to apply to gradate CDS programs should earn a "C" or better in their coursework.  All CS majors and/or minors must earn a "C" or better for all COSC/DFSC courses and all CDS prospective students must earn a "C" or better in all pre-requisite courses. 

The minimum number of credit hours required for a baccalaureate degree is 120. The minimum number of advanced credit hours for a baccalaureate degree is 42. Students may take free elective courses beyond the hours identified in the recommended 4-year plan to meet the overall credit hour and advanced credit hour requirements.

The Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board (THECB) marketable skills initiative is part of the state’s 60x30TX plan and was designed to help students articulate their skills to employers.  Marketable skills are those skills valued by employers and/or graduate programs that can be applied in a variety of work or education settings and may include interpersonal, cognitive, and applied skill areas.

The BS in Computing Science (Information Systems, IS): 4+1 MS in Computing and Data Science is designed to provide graduates with the following marketable skills:

  • Software design.
  • Database management.
  • Complex problem-solving.
  • Application of theoretical principles to the solution of technological problems.
  • Technical communication.
  • Identify and solve complex computing problems in information technology, business, medicine, and other essential industries.
  • World-class soft skills in complex problem-solving, communication, and creative thinking.
  • Strong technical skills and interpersonal skills to work as a group.
  • Superior technical writing skills to document and publish their findings.