2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog 
    Jan 21, 2019  
2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Computer Science B.S.

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Bachelor of Science Degree
College of Science and Mathematics,
Department of Computer Science
(770) 423-6005


The B.S. in computer science program is fully accredited by ABET, the Accreditation Board for Engineers & Technology.

The Bachelor of Science in Computer Science program (BSCS) provides a blend of the foundations of computer science (CS) and applications in the information technology (IT) industry. The BSCS program emphasizes the study of computer systems architecture, software development, and data communications. Core technology areas include programming, computer architecture, operating systems, data communication, database systems, and software engineering. These areas are supported by a strong foundation in computing principles such as the design of programming languages, data structures, and operating system principles. The program includes a mathematics component and mathematics concepts are incorporated into many of the major courses.

Graduates of the CS program are prepared for a variety of careers in CS and IT, especially in the development of software for distributed systems. Example job titles from KSU graduates of the CS program include information technology specialist, programmer analyst, software engineer, network administrator, and software consultant. This program also prepares students for graduate studies in  computing-related fields.


General Education (42 Credit Hours)

General Education Requirements  

Students majoring in the BSCS program must take a science course sequence (total 8 credit-hours) in Area D:
PHYS221 and PHYS2211L; PHYS2212 and PHYS2212L
BIOL1107 and 1107L; BIOL1108 and BIOL1108L
CHEM1211 and CHEM1211L; CHEM1212 and CHEM1212L

Lower Division Major Requirements (Area F) (18 Credit Hours)

Additional Requirements (12 Credit Hours)

Nine (9) hours of required courses plus one three (3) credit hour upper division math elective.

Upper Division Math Elective:

Choose one (3 credit hours):

Free Electives (5 Credit Hours)

Any courses in the university curriculum.

Program Total (120 Credit Hours)

University-Wide Degree Requirements

See listing of requirements.   

Note: Program is exempt from the WELL 1000 course requirement 

Graduation Credit Hour Total (120 Credit Hours)

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