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2013-2014 Academic Catalogue [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Computer and Information Sciences, B.S.


The degree in computer and information sciences requires 137 semester hours which includes a minimum of 43 semester hours of computer and information sciences courses.   A minimum 2.00 GPA must be maintained in the computer and information sciences courses.  The following outline gives minimum requirements.  Additional courses to complete the requirements must be chosen by the cadet with the approval of his/her department advisor.  No single course may be used to satisfy requirements in two major areas.

Major Electives: 15 credits (300 Level or Above) and Free Electives: 21 Credits


Five major departmental elective courses required, each 300 level or above. Six free electives to provide sufficient opportunities for minors in other departments as well as completion of Civilizations and Cultures course requirements.

Elective Tracks


Track 1:    Emphasizes computer and network security.

Track 2:    Emphasizes software and user interface development and assessment.

Recommended:  Minor in business or psychology.

Descrete math topics and basic psychology information embedded when needed, for example: Induction with recursion and modulo arithmetic with cyber security; HCI and usability can include the psychology materials needed, Data structures introduced in introductory course and programming classes.

Synopsis of the B.S. Curriculum in Computer and Information Sciences


Fourth (Freshman) Class


First Semester


Total Semester Hrs: 17.5


Second Semester


Total Semester Hrs: 17.5


Third (Sophomore) Class


First Semester


Total Semester Hrs: 16.5 - 17


Second Semester


Total Semester Hrs: 17.5 - 19


Second (Junior) Class


First Semester


Total Semester Hrs: 18.5


Second Semester


Total Semester Hrs: 17.5


First (Senior) Class


First Semester


Total Semester Hrs: 17.5


Second Semester


Total Semester Hrs: 17


Total Hours: minimum 137


*Minimum Grade of "C" required
#Cadet must choose a science sequence with Lab in biology, chemistry or physics.