2021-2022 Academic Catalog 
    
    Nov 30, 2021  
2021-2022 Academic Catalog

Combined Computer Science, BA & Computer Science, MS


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The combined B.A.in Computer Science/M.S in Computer Science program allows students to earn a B.A. in Computer Science and an M.S. in Computer Science in a total of 5 years.  Up to nine (9) semester credit hours of graduate electives at the CS/CEG 6000/7000 may be double-counted and applied to both the B.A and the M.S degree requirements.

Admission Requirements:

  • Full-time student
  • Computer Science major
  • Have between 60 and 90 credit hours toward your degree
  • Minimum cumulative GPA of 3.2
  • Overall GPA in Computer Science and Engineering courses of at least 3.2

Complete the admission application.

Once admitted to the program the student must complete a program of study for the M.S. in Computer Science.

Program Learning Outcomes:

Students who complete the B.A. in computer science will have:

  • An ability to apply knowledge of computing and mathematics appropriate to the discipline.
  • An ability to analyze a problem, and identify and define the computing requirements appropriate to its solution.
  • An ability to design, implement, and evaluate a computer-based system, process, component, or program to meet desired needs.
  • An ability to function effectively on teams to accomplish a common goal.
  • An understanding of professional, ethical, legal, security and social issues and responsibilities.
  • An ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences. 
  • An ability to analyze the local and global impact of computing on individuals, organizations, and society.
  • Recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in continuing professional development.
  • An ability to use current techniques, skills, and tools necessary for computing practice.
  • An ability to apply mathematical foundations, algorithmic principles, and computer science theory in the modeling and design of computer-based systems in a way that demonstrates comprehension of the tradeoffs involved in design choices.
  • An ability to apply design and development principles in the construction of software systems of varying complexity.

Graduates of the Master's of Science program in Computer Science shall:

  • Have the ability to apply abstract reasoning to complex problems in computer science, and
  • Have the ability to solve a broad range of problems through the application of current computer science techniques.

For additional information:

 

Program Requirements:


I. Wright State Core: 40 Hours


Mathematics: 4 Hours


Global Traditions: 6 hours


Required

Arts/Humanities: 3 hours


Social Science: 6 hours


Natural Science: 8 Hours


Additional Core Courses: 7 Hours


II. Computer Science and Engineering Courses: 58 Hours


A. Required Computer Science Courses: 17 Hours


B. Required Computer Engineering Courses: 17 Hours


C. CS/CEG Electives (2000 level or higher): 15 Hours


At least 6 credit hours must be at the 4000 level

        *CEG 4350 is required


D. B.A. - M.S. Dual Credit Electives: 9 hours


9 credit hours must be at the CS/CEG 6000/7000 level

III. Quantitative Reasoning: 4 Hours


IV. General Electives: 18 Hours


Electives may be from any area of study approved by the Department of Computer Science and Engineering

V. Non-Thesis Option: 21 hours


The 9 credit hours of the B.A. - M.S. Dual Electives may be M.S Computer Science core classes or Computer Science/Computer Engineering Electives.

A. Program Requirements:


Minimum 30 CS/CEG graduate credit hours. This includes credit hours taken as Dual Credit Electives. At least 16 credit hours must be in CS courses.

6 credit hours of CS/CEG core classes

12 additional credit hours of CS/CEG courses at the 7000/8000 level

Maximum of 12 credit hours of CS/CEG 6000 level courses, including a maximum of 3 credit hours of independent study

Completion of all requirements in 6 years

B. CS/CEG core courses:


The 9 credit hours of the B.A. - M.S. Dual Electives may be M.S Computer Science core classes or Computer Science/Computer Engineering Electives.

C. CS/CEG 7000/8000 level courses


Total of 12 credit hours at the CS/CEG 7000/8000 level required including those taken as Dual Credit Electives

D. CS/CEG 6000 level courses


Maximum of 12 credit hours at the 6000 level, including a maximum of 3 credit hours of independent study

CS/CEG 6000 level courses may include Dual Credit Electives

V. Thesis Option: 21 hours


The 9 credit hours of the B.A. - M.S. Dual Electives may be M.S Computer Science core classes or Computer Science/Computer Engineering Electives.

A. Program Requirements:


Minimum 30 CS/CEG graduate credit hours. This includes credit hours taken as Dual Credit Electives. At least 16 credit hours must be in CS courses.

6 credit hours of CS/CEG core classes

6 additional credit hours of CS/CEG courses at the 7000/8000 level

Maximum of 9 credit hours of CS/CEG 6000 level courses, including a maximum of 3 credit hours of independent study

Maximum of 9 credit hours of thesis

Submission of an approved CS Master’s thesis

Completion of all requirements in 6 years

B. CS/CEG core courses:


The 9 credit hours of the B.A. - M.S. Dual Electives may be M.S Computer Science core classes or Computer Science/Computer Engineering Electives.

C. CS/CEG 7000/8000 level courses


Total of 6 credit hours at the CS/CEG 7000/8000 level required including those taken as Dual Credit Electives

D. CS/CEG 6000 level courses


Maximum of 9 credit hours at the 6000 level, including a maximum of 3 credit hours of independent study

CS/CEG 6000 level courses may include Dual Credit Electives

E. Thesis: 9 hours maximum


Submission of an approved CS Master’s thesis

Total: 141 hours


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