Bachelor of Science in Computer and Information Sciences Program (CISC)
Skilled programmers and system analysts choosing to major in computer & information sciences helps the student to gain the core knowledge of information sciences that enables the ability to integrate business and real-world perspectives, interpersonal and team skills, and the specific skills that lead to a career in computer and information sciences. The ability to devise a solution and execute it is the heart of the practice of this program. The design of such solutions is what we call “creating a computation,” which involves the integration of few key design notions of data representation, algorithms, programming, knowledge in systems, data security, and software engineering in one unified framework. The ultimate goal is to enable the graduate to understand a problem and build a general-purpose computer system from the ground up through a very well thought out sequence of courses of a firm computer information system engineering design experience.
Graduates of the Bachelor of Science in Computer and Information Sciences program have to:
- Apply theoretical constructs of mathematical analysis and sound reasoning to develop and deploy practical solutions for real world problems.
- Evaluate computing system requirements sufficient for developing efficient computational solutions for real world problems.
- Assimilate new methodologies and advances in computer technology in an ever-evolving discipline.
- Master the elements of effective written and oral communication of results to technical and non-technical audience.
- Work independently and in collaboration with colleagues.
- Live up to the ethical standards of the profession and professional knowledge and skills to contribute to society.
- Develop an understanding of the code of ethics of the software industry (social contract); and, therefore a sense of what it means to be a good citizen.
Computer and Information Science Requirements – This program requires a total of 50 semester hours: 1) 27 semester hours from the core courses listed below and 2) 23 semester hours completed in one of the following concentrations: Computer Science, Cyber Security, Software Engineering and Analysis, Computational Biology, and Machine Learning. The semester hour value of each course appears in parentheses( ).
Complete all of the following Core courses – 27 semester hours:
The student must also complete at least 23 semester hours in one of the following concentrations.
Computer Science Concentration
Cyber Security Concentration
Software Engineering and System Analysis Concentration
Computational Biology Concentration
Machine Learning Concentration