2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
    May 06, 2021  
2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Computer Science with Business Focus, B.S.


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This program is designed for persons who wish to pursue careers in information systems, operations research, and database management. The content of this program is designed to train students in the theory and application of computer science and its application in business disciplines. Courses include Software Engineering, Operations Research, Computer Organization, Data Structures and Algorithms, Theory of Computation, Programming Languages, Databases and Operating Systems. Courses in accounting and other business areas augment the Computer Science curriculum. It is highly recommended that students take 300 and 400 level computer science, natural sciences, and engineering and technology courses relevant to the field of interest. The program requires 120 credit hours, with a grade of “C” or better in the required major courses, electives, and in the mathematics courses.

Objectives

  • Provide students with the necessary knowledge and skills (both theoretical and practical) that enable them to analyze and solve real life problems and to adapt to rapidly changing computer science and information systems environment.
  • Provide students with knowledge of the qualitative and algorithmic aspects of computer science to think clearly and critically.
  • Provide students with knowledge and experience in analysis, design, implementation, testing, and application of software systems of varying complexity.
  • Provide students with knowledge and experience in ethical and social issues in computer science and information systems.
  • Provide students with knowledge and skills that reflect an up-to-date curriculum in Computer Science and Information Science.
  • Provide students with opportunities to participate in professional student organizations and pre-professional employment.
  • Provide students with knowledge and skills to pursue a career in industry and /or continue their education in a graduate program.
  • Provide students with experiences working in a team environment and develop speaking and writing skills.

Career Opportunities for Computer Science Towards Business

Students completing the degree requirements in Computer Science Towards Business are prepared for a range of career opportunities in industrial, government, business, and educational environments. Students have accepted employment from companies such as International Business Machines (IBM), Deposit Trust Clearing Corporation (DTCC), United Parcel Service (UPS), Walmart, Lockheed Martin, Bank of America, and others.

Required Courses


General Education Requirements


All students are expected to complete a common body of academic course work. The General Education Requirements are designed to promote the development of a comprehensive educational base which will effectively support a student’s choice of a major concentration.

Curriculum Area I - Arts and Humanities: Credits 9


Select two courses from any of the courses within Disciplines A - D, and ENGL 203 from Discipline E:

Curriculum Area II - Social and Behavioral Sciences: Credits 6


Select two courses from any of the courses within Social and Behavioral Sciences:

Curriculum Area III - Biological and Physical Sciences: Credits 8


Students must select two science courses two science laboratory courses from the following:

Curriculum Area IV - Mathematics: Credits 4


Curriculum Area V - English Composition: Credits 9


Curriculum Area VI - Emerging Issues: Credits 4


Total Required for General Education: Credits 40


1Students must pass ENGL 101  and ENGL 102  with grade of “C” or above before taking ENGL 203 .

2Honors students should take honors courses.

Program Core Requirements


Mathematics Courses: Credits 9


(In addition to courses satisfying Curr Area IV)

Curriculum Guide for Computer Science with Business Focus


 

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