2017-2018 Academic Catalog 
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2017-2018 Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Computer Science, BSCS

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Program Description:

The Bachelor of Science degree program in computer science is accredited by the Computing Accreditation Commission of ABET, www.abet.org. (http://www.abet.org/)

The Bachelor of Science in Computer Science degree offers a curriculum in the study of the software aspects of computer systems including the study of algorithms and data structures, programming languages, software methodology and tools, data management and analysis.

In addition to offering well-equipped educational laboratories, excellent faculty, and flexible programs for working professionals, both degree programs afford students with unique opportunities for research in the local area.

Three to five years after graduation, graduates of the BSCS program will:

  • 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
  • AGILE: Graduates understand that education is a lifelong process and are well prepared for continuing studies, including graduate studies.
  • ENGAGED: Graduates demonstrate appreciation for the professional, social, ethical and leadership roles of computing professionals.
  • FOCUSED: Graduates have a set of software theory and development skills that emphasizes software construction, team-based project management, and experience with contemporary software development tools/paradigms.

Program Learning Outcomes:

  • 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 design and conduct experiments, coupled with an ability to analyze and interpret data, and report the results of the interpretation.
  • An ability to apply design and development principles to design, implement, and evaluate software systems (computer-based systems, processes, components, or programs) of varying complexity to meet desired needs.
  • An ability to function effectively on teams to accomplish a common goal.
  • An ability to identify, formulate, and solve computer oriented problems as appropriate to the discipline of computer science.
  • An understanding of professional, ethical, legal, security and social issues and responsibilities.
  • An ability to communicate effectively in written (prose as well as mathematical, scientific and engineering notations in technical reports), graphical (diagrams, charts, visualizations, animations), and oral (discussions with colleagues, group meetings, and formal presentations) forms.
  • The broad education necessary to understand the impact of science and technology in a contemporary global and societal context: relevant to being a productive and contributing citizen at the local, national, and international levels.
  • A recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in life-long learning of computer science and related topics.
  • An ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern tools necessary for professional computing practice such as software development environments, modern programming languages, and computer hardware components.

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Program Requirements:

I. Wright State Core: 40 Hours

Mathematics: 4 Hours

Global Traditions: 6 hours


Arts/Humanities: 3 hours

Social Science: 6 hours

Natural Science: 8 Hours

Select two of the following laboratory science courses:

Additional Core Courses: 7 Hours

  • Credit Hour(s): 4
  • Additional course Credit Hour(s): 3
  • (Additional course in MTH, STT, CHM, BIO, PHY, or EES appropriate for science or engineering majors)

II. Computer Science and Engineering Courses: 58 Hours

A. Required Computer Science Courses: 17 Hours

B. Required Computer Engineering Courses: 20 Hours

C. CS/CEG Electives (3000 level or higher): 21 Hours

At least 15 hours must be at the 4000 level

III. Mathematics and Science Courses: 12 Hours

A. Required Mathematics/Statistics Courses: 10 Hours

B. Science and Mathematics Electives: 2

Additional courses in MTH, STT, CHM, BIO, PHY, or EES appropriate for science or engineering majors.

The total number of math and science credits must be 30 or more, including MTH 2300 , MTH 2310 , and the two lab science courses from the Wright State Core.

IV. General Electives: 10 Hours

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

Total: 120 Hours

Graduation Planning Strategy

The Graduation Planning Strategy (GPS) has been created to illustrate one option to complete degree requirements within a particular time frame. Students are encouraged to meet with their academic advisor to adjust this plan based on credit already earned, individual needs or curricular changes that may not be reflected in this year’s catalog.

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