BA/MS in Computer Science

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Years 1-4 (BA)

College Core 58 – 63 Credits
Major Prerequisites 10
Major Requirements 37
Open Electives 10 -15
Total Credits in BA Degree 120

Year 5

Graduate Computer Science Courses 15
Total BA/MS 135 Credits

Graduate Credits

Taken as an Undergraduate 18
Taken in Fifth Year 15
Total MS Credits 33 Credits

College Core

Course Title Credits
CS 201 Computer Science I 4
MTH 134 or MTH 231 Brief Calculus or Calculus I 3 or 4

Major Prerequisites

Course Title Credits
CS 202 Computer Science II 4
MTH 163 or MTH 310 Applied Discrete Mathematics or Discrete Mathematics 3
MTH 270 Applied Statistics 3
Total Major Prerequisites 10 Credits

Major Requirements

Course Title Credits
CS 231 Programming in a UNIX Environment 3
CS 301 Data Structures and Algorithm Analysis 3
CS 311 Computer Organization and Assembly Language 4
CS 321 Database Organization and Design 3
CS 481 Software Project Development: Design 3
CS 482 Software Project Development: Implementation 3

Graduate Level Courses taken as an Undergraduate

CS 650 Operating Systems 3
Five CS Graduate Electives 15
Total Major Requirements 37 Credits

Open Electives 10-15 Credits

Total BA Credits 120 Credits

Fifth Year MS Requirements

Course Title Credits
CS 980 Thesis Preparation Seminar 3
CS 981 Thesis 3
Three CS Graduate Electives   9
Total Fifth Year MS Requirements 15 Credits

Total BA/MS 135 Credits

Index Requirement
CS 201, CS 202 and all other courses counted toward the major must be completed with a grade of “C” or better. To continue in the major, students who fail to earn a grade of “C” or better in a required course must repeat that course before taking additional courses.