Bachelor of Science, Major in Computing Science (Information Systems, IS)

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Bachelor of Science, Major in Computing Science (Information Systems, IS)
Core Curriculum
Component Area I (Communication)6
Component Area II (Mathematics)3
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
Electives (Advanced)12
MATH 1420Calculus I 14
MATH 1430Calculus II4
MATH 2395Discrete Mathematics3
MATH (Advanced)3
STAT 3379Statistical Methds In Practice3
Science (In addition to Component Area III)8
Total Hours79

The Computing Science major requires a total of 44 hours of Computer Science coursework, which includes 26 hours of CS required courses and 18 hours of coursework within one of three concentrations. General degree requirements must also be met. The 44 hours of coursework for the Computer Science major should be distributed as follows (Note: CSTE courses may not be used to meet this requirement):

Required Courses
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
Total Hours26
Information Systems Concentration
COSC 2327Intro to Computer Networks3
COSC 2347Special Topics/Programming3
COSC 3337Infor Sys Design & Management3
COSC 4326Network Theory3
Advanced COSC/DFSC Electives6
Total Hours18

MATH 1420 satisfies the requirement for Component Area II and one hour of Component Area IX, and the degree specific requirements.


8 hours of science satisfies the requirement for Component Area III and the degree specific requirement.


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
COSC 14364COSC 14374
MATH 142014MATH 14304
ENGL 130123ENGL 130223
Component Area III4Component Area III4
 15 15
Second Year
COSC 23473COSC 23293
HIST 130133COSC 33183
POLS 230543HIST 130233
Component Area IV3POLS 230643
Component Area VIII3Component Area V3
 15 15
Third Year
COSC 33193COSC 23273
MATH 23953COSC 33373
Science beyond Component Area III (Degree Specific Requirement)4STAT 33793
ADV Electives6Science beyond Component Area III (Degree Specific Requirement)4
 Component Area IX3
 16 16
Fourth Year
COSC 43183COSC 43193
COSC 43273COSC 43493
ADV MATH3ADV Elective 3
ADV Electives3Elective1
 15 13
Total Hours: 120

 Satisfies Core Component Area II and one hour of Core Component Area IX.


 Satisfies Core Component Area I.


 Satisfies Core Component Area VI.


 Satisfies Core Component Area VII.