Bachelor of Science, Major in Computing Science (Computing Science, CS)

Bachelor of Science, Major in Computing Science (Computing Science, CS)
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) 14
Degree Specifics 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 (Computing Science, 31 hours)
COSC 2347Special Topics/Programming3
COSC 3327Computer Architecture3
COSC 4149Seminar in Computer Science1
COSC 4316Compiler Design & Construction3
COSC 4327Computer Operating Systems3
Major: Prescribed Electives
COSC/DFSC Advanced Electives6
Electives: Advanced General
Advance General Electives 12
Minor: Not Required 3
Total Hours120
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

A minor is not required for this degree program; however, a student has the option to add a minor, but to do so additional semester credit hours may be needed above the degree program’s stated total semester credit hours. 

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.

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 33183
COSC 23293COSC 23473
HIST 130133HIST 130233
POLS 230543POLS 230643
 15 15
Third Year
FallHoursSpringHours
COSC 33193Component Area IX3
Degree Specific Requirement: Science4COSC 33273
MATH 23953COSC 43273
General Advanced Electives6Degree Specific Requirement: Science4
 STAT 33793
 16 16
Fourth Year
FallHoursSpringHours
COSC 43183COSC 41491
COSC 43163COSC 43193
COSC/DFSC Advanced Elective3COSC 43493
MATH (Advanced)3 COSC/DFSC Advanced Elective3
General Advanced Elective3General Advanced Elective3
 15 13
Total Hours: 120
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 in MATH 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).

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.

A minor is not required for this degree program; however, a student has the option to add a minor, but to do so additional semester credits hours may be needed above the degree program’s stated total semester credit hours. 

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 (Computing Science, CS) is designed to provide graduates with the following marketable skills:

  • Software design.
  • Database management.
  • Complex problem-solving.
  • Application of theoretical principles to the development of technological problems.
  • Technical communication.