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Undergraduate Bulletin 2016-2017 PDF

Computer Science

Faculty/Staff

Daryl D. Thomas, Chair; Miguel Espinosa, Judith F. Miles

Aims of the Department

The primary mission of the Department of Computer Science is to prepare students for professional work in the field of computer science, within a Christian context. A secondary mission of the Department is to provide service courses in computer science to the University community at-large.

The Department of Computer Science offers a bachelor of science degree program. The Bachelor of Science in Computer Science, is intended for students who wish to pursue careers in computer science, either in industry or in academia.  The Department also offers a minor in Computer Science.

In addition to the course requirements set forth below, each student majoring in Computer Science or in Computer Information Systems must successfully develop and release a useful program under an open-source model.

Computer Science, B.S.

     
CSIS 110, 111 Principles of Computer Programming I, II 6
CSIS 125 Discrete Structures I 3
CSIS 201 Information Literacy for CS Majors 1
CSIS 211 Data Structures & Algorithms 3
CSIS 215 Object-Oriented Programming in C++ 3
CSIS 225 Discrete Structures II 3
CSIS 245 Introduction to LAN Technology 4
CSIS 275 Introduction to Robotic Systems 4
CSIS 301 Issues and Practices in Information Security 3
CSIS 315 Application Development for Event-Driven GUI Applications 3
CSIS 360 Operating Systems 3
CSIS 405 Formal Languages and Automata 3
CSIS 445 Internetwork Architectures 3
CSIS 450 Principles of Database Design 3
CSIS 490 Software Engineering 3
PHYS 305 Digital Electronics 4
CSIS Elective  upper division 3
  Total: 55

Required Cognates:

     
PHYS 121    General Physics I 4
PHYS 122 General Physics II 4
MATH 121 Precalculus 3
MATH 181 Calculus I 4
MATH 241 Intro to Probability & Statistics 3
COMM 115 Discussion Techniques 3
  Total: 21

We strongly suggest that students seeking a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science or the Composite Major in Computer Information Systems and Business plan to take their major courses in the following sequence:

     
Freshman - Fall Semester CSIS 110
  - Spring Semester CSIS 111, CSIS 125
Sophomore - Fall Semester CSIS 211, CSIS 225, CSIS 275
  - Spring Semester CSIS 201, CSIS 215, CSIS 245
Junior - Fall Semester CSIS 301, CSIS 360
  - Spring Semester CSIS 450, CSIS upper division elective, PHYS 305
Senior - Fall Semester CSIS 315, CSIS 445
  - Spring Semester CSIS 405, CSIS 490

All students pursuing majors or minors in this department should plan on enrolling in MATH 121 in the fall semester of their Freshman year.

Programs

  • B.S. Computer Science
  • Minor in Computer Science
     

Minor in Computer Science

     
CSIS 110   Principles of Computer Programming I 3
CSIS 111 Principles of Computer Programming II 3
CSIS 125 Discrete Structures I 3
CSIS 211 Data Structures & Algorithms 3
CSIS 215 Object-Oriented Programming in C++ 3
CSIS 225 Discrete Structures II 3
CSIS 245 Introduction to LAN Technology 4
CSIS 315 Application Development for Event-Driven GUI Applications   3
CSIS 445 Internetwork Architectures 3
  Total: 28

 

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