2018-2019 Academic Catalog 
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2018-2019 Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Computer Science, BACS

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Program Description:

The Bachelor of Arts in Computer Science program prepares students for careers in computer systems analysis and design, such as data analytics, web development, and system administration.  The Bachelor of Arts program allows for maximum flexibility of course study with fewer requirements in high level math and science.

Three to five years after graduation, graduates of the BACS 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.
  • 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.

Program Learning Outcomes:

  • An ability to apply knowledge of mathematics.
  • An ability to apply knowledge of science.
  • An ability to apply knowledge of theory of computation.
  • An ability to design and conduct experiments.
  • An ability to analyze and interpret data and report the results of the interpretation.
  • An ability to identify, formulate, and solve computer oriented problems as appropriate to the discipline of computer science.
  • An ability to design software to meet desired needs.
  • An ability use the techniques, skills, and modern tools necessary for professional practice.
  • An ability to communicate effectively in written, graphical and oral forms.
  • An understanding of professional and ethical responsibility.
  • A knowledge of contemporary issues: social and ethical, as well as technical issues in local, regional, national and international context.
  • The broad education necessary to understand the impact of science and technology in a global and societal context: relevant to being a good citizen at the local, national, and international
  • levels.

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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

Additional Core Courses: 7 Hours

II. Computer Science and Engineering Courses: 58 Hours

A. Required Computer Science Courses: 17 Hours

C. CS/CEG Electives (3000 level or higher): 24 Hours

At least 15 hours must be at the 4000 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

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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