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Combined Computer Science, BA & Computer Engineering, MS


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The combined B.A.in Computer Science/M.S in Computer Engineering program allows students to earn a B.A. in Computer Science and an M.S. in Computer Engineering in 5 years. Up to 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 M.S degree requirements.

Admission Requirements

  • Full-time student
  • Computer science major
  • Have accumulated between 60 and 90 credit hours toward 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 Engineering.

B.A. Program Learning Objectives

Three to five years after matriculation, graduates of our Bachelor of Arts in Computer Science program will be:

  • Expert: Graduates of the Computer Science program are employable as computing professionals and will be recognized by their employers as well-prepared for their career in computing.
  • Adaptive: Graduates understand that education is a lifelong process and are well prepared for continuing studies.
  • Engaged: Graduates demonstrate an appreciation for the professional, social, ethical, and leadership roles of computing professionals.
  • Applied: Graduates can apply computing and software development principles to a diverse range of domains, such as analytics, data science, informatics, management, etc.

M.S. Program Learning Objectives

Graduates of the Master's of Science program in Computer Engineering will:

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

B.A. Program Learning Outcomes

  • Analyze a complex computing problem and to apply principles of computing and other relevant disciplines to identify solutions.
  • Design, implement, and evaluate a computing-based solution to meet a given set of computing requirements in the context of the program’s discipline.
  • Communicate effectively in a variety of professional contexts.
  • Recognize professional responsibilities and make informed judgments in computing practice based on legal and ethical principles.
  • Function effectively as a member or leader of a team engaged in activities appropriate to the program’s discipline.
  • Apply computer science theory and software development fundamentals to produce computing-based solutions.

M.S. Program Learning Outcomes

Graduates of the Master's of Science program in Computer Engineering can:

  • Apply abstract reasoning to complex problems in computer engineering
  • Solve a broad range of problems through the application of current computer engineering techniques

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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


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


At least 9 hours at the 2000 level or higher

       *CEG 3320 required prerequisite for M.S. Computer Engineering

At least 6 hours must be at the 4000 level

       *CEG 4350 required prerequisite for M.S. Computer Engineering

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 Engineering 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 CEG 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 Engineering 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 Engineering 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 CEG 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 CEG 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 Engineering 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 CEG Master’s thesis

Total: 141 hours


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