The Department of Computer Science offers four majors. The Computer Science major prepares graduates to enter positions as software specialists in industry or commerce, or to enter graduate programs in computer science or related fields. The Software Engineering major equips students to employ sound engineering principles in the design, development, testing, and maintenance of large, complex software systems. The Computer Information Systems Analyst and Computer Network and Security Analyst majors are designed to prepare graduates for positions such as business analyst, requirements engineer, and network engineer or administrator.
Five year programs are offered to specially qualified students and may combine one of the computing majors with a minor in Business Administration and a Masters of Business Administration degree. These programs are designed to prepare graduates for positions in computer and information systems management that require strong technical backgrounds, good communication skills, and an in-depth understanding of the business world. Applicants to the program must have a 3.0 minimum GPA. Those applicants with a cumulative GPA less than a 3.4 will be expected to take the GMAT exam prior to applying to the program. Interested students are strongly encouraged to contact the director of the MBA program in the spring semester of their sophomore year.
A student majoring or double majoring in Computer Science, Software Engineering, Computer Information Systems Analyst, or Computer Network and Security Analyst may not use a minor in Computer Science, Computer Information Systems, Computer Programming, Network Administration, Web Programming, or Software Engineering for their minor required by the University core requirements. While completion of one of these minors will appear on the student’s transcript if declared, the student will need to complete a minor other than these to meet the minor requirement of the core.
Interested in Web Design?
Please see the Digital Media and Design: Graphic Design, B.A. or Digital Media and Design: Interactive Design, B.A. major.
Computer Science Advanced Placement Equivalencies
A student scoring 3 or better on an AP Computer Science examination will be awarded credit as follows:
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