2019-2020 Academic Catalog 
    Jan 17, 2022  
2019-2020 Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Computer Science, BSCS

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Program Description:

As a computer science major, you will learn to solve problems using technology. A degree in computer science will give you a solid foundation in programming and software development. You will work with software and software systems across multiple application areas including machine learning, artificial intelligence, cyber security, mobile applications, web development, and databases.

This ABET accredited program (Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, www.abet.org) is ideal for anyone. We pride ourselves on having well-equipped educational laboratories, excellent faculty, small class sizes, opportunities for undergraduate participation in funded research projects, and a flexible program for working professionals. You will have the opportunity to truly reach your fullest potential here.


The Computer Science and Engineering Department (CSE) is nationally recognized for its high quality of education and research. Our energetic, innovative, and multidisciplinary faculty is committed to excellence in teaching and innovative research programs at the leading edge of computer science and engineering. We have long-standing collaborations with vibrant local, state, and national computer industries including Wright Patterson Air Force Base.

Come and explore the small campus atmosphere where you can feel the sense of community, diversity, and intellectual vigor.

Educational Objectives:

Within five years after graduation, graduates of our Bachelor of Science in Computer Science program shall

  • Demonstrate employer and peer-recognized expertise as computing professionals with the ability to analyze, design, and evaluate solutions to complex computational problems.
  • Demonstrate adaptability to evolving technology and workforce needs through sustained learning applicable to the computer science discipline through self-study, professional training programs, and graduate education.
  • Demonstrate engagement in social, ethical, professional, and leadership responsibilities to the discipline through professional societies and computing and engineering-related activities within the greater community.
  • Demonstrate an in-depth understanding focused on software theory and development skills, project management, and contemporary software development tools/paradigms.
  • Demonstrate a commitment to teamwork and working with others of diverse cultural and interdisciplinary backgrounds.

Student Outcomes:

Students who complete the B.S. 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 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 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.

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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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