Bachelor of Science, Major in Software Engineering

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Bachelor of Science, Major in Software Engineering
Core Curriculum
Component Area I (Communication)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 3379Statistical Mthods in Practice3
3 ADV MATH hours3
COSC 1436Programming Fundamentals I4
COSC 1437Programming Fundamentals II4
COSC 2327Intro to Computer Networks3
COSC 2329Comp Organiz & Machine Lang3
COSC 3312Numerical Methods3
COSC 3318Data Base Management Systems3
COSC 3319Data Structures and Algorithms3
COSC 3321Digital System Design3
COSC 3327Computer Architecture3
COSC 4314Data Mining3
COSC 4318Advanced Language Concepts3
COSC 4319Software Engineering3
COSC 4320System Modeling and Simulation3
COSC 4332Computer Graphics3
COSC 4340Spc Tpcs in Computer Sci3
COSC 4349Professionalism and Ethics3
COSC or DFSC Electives (3 hours must be advanced)6
General Electives9
Total Hours120
First Year
Component Area III4Component Area III4
COSC 14364COSC 14374
ENGL 130113ENGL 130213
MATH 14202, 34MATH 14304
 15 15
Second Year
Component Area IV3Component Area V3
Component Area VIII3COSC 33123
COSC 23293COSC 33183
HIST 130143HIST 130243
POLS 230553POLS 230653
 15 15
Third Year
Component Area IX3COSC 33273
COSC 23273COSC 43143
COSC 33193COSC 43183
COSC 33213Elective 3
MATH 23953MATH 33793
 15 15
Fourth Year
COSC 43193COSC 43403
COSC 43203COSC 43493
COSC 43323COSC/DFSC Advanced Elective3
Elective 3COSC/DFSC Elective3
MATH (Advanced)3Elective3
 15 15
Total Hours: 120

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 Software Engineering 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.