B.S. Degree in Computer Science

Overview

A degree in Computer Science provides instruction in core courses as well as advanced courses in Computer Science and Mathematics. OC's program prepares you for advanced studies in Computer Science working technologies like AI, Machine Learning, and Big Data, developing applications in the complex world of the Internet, mobile devices, internet-of-things, and cloud computing, or working in technical fields that require more mathematics.

This degree is eligible for the dual degree program that would allow you to earn bachelor’s and master’s degrees at the same time.

An OC graduate with a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science will:

  1. Demonstrate an understanding of and ability to apply core Computer Science principles, knowledge, and skills to problem solve using computers.
  2. Apply a Christian worldview in the practice of Computer Science.
  3. Be prepared for a career and/or vocation using Computer Science.

Related Careers

Nearly every industry needs Computer Scientists: technology, finance, retail, manufacturing, energy, healthcare, aerospace, government, education, and entertainment. Each industry provides opportunities to work with a wide range of solution technologies like the Internet, user interfaces, gaming, mobile apps, visualization, embedded systems, database, AI, big data, operating systems, and security.

Expect entry level jobs like Computer Scientist, Programmer, Software Engineer, System Analyst, or Quality Assurance Analyst that can lead to more senior positions like Technical Manager, Product Manager, Project Manager, System Architect, or Database Administrator.



77 Hours

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An OC graduate with a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science will:

  1. Demonstrate understanding of and ability to apply core Computer Science principles, knowledge and skills to solve problems using computers.
  2. Apply a Christian worldview in the practice of Computer Science.  
  3. Be prepared for a career and/or vocation using Computer Science.

Student must complete a minimum of 126 hours including the major, core, and minor if required. Elective hours may be needed to reach 126 hours.

Computer Science Core (45 hours)

Lower Division Courses (24 hours)
CMSC 1113  Programming I
CMSC 1123  Programming II
CMSC 1313  Software Engineering I - Intro
CMSC 2133  Object Oriented Programming
CMSC 2213  Internet Application Development
CMSC 2233  Data Structures and Algorithm Analysis
CMSC 2323  Software Engineering II - Practice
CMSC 2413  Assembly Language

Upper Division Courses (21 hours)
CMSC 3313  Software Engineering III - Ethics
CMSC 3443  Computer Organization & Architecture
CMSC 4123  Software Engineering IV - Tools
CMSC 4213  Software Engineering V - Projects
CMSC 4323  Database Systems
CMSC 4413  Operating Systems
CMSC 4513  Programming Languages

Communication (3 hours)
ENGL 3493  Technical Writing OR
COMM 3113  Business & Professional Communication

Mathematics (17 hours)
MATH 1623  Intro to Discrete Mathematics
MATH 2913  Statistical Methods
MATH 2114  Calculus I with Analytical Geometry
MATH 2214  Calculus II with Analytical Geometry
MATH 3513  Linear Algebra

Computer Science Upper Division (12 hours)

12 hours of any 4000 or 5000 level CS course not used above
CMSC 4103  Data Communications and Networking
CMSC 4113  Human Computer Interaction
CMSC 4423  Computer Graphics
CMSC 4223  Computer Simulation
CMSC 4233  Mobile Application Development
CMSC 4443  Information System Security
CMSC 4713  Artificial Intelligence

Related Careers

  • Actuary
  • Software Engineer
  • Systems Administrator
  • Systems Analyst

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