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  Oct 21, 2017
 
2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog

Applied Computer Science, BA


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College of Computing and Software Engineering
Department of Computer Science
http://cs.kennesaw.edu/

 

The Bachelor of Arts in Applied Computer Science program (BA-ACS) provides a blend of the foundations of computer science (CS) and applications with interdisciplinary study.   The BA-ACS program emphasizes the study of programming, theory, and computer  systems. Core computer science areas include programming, computer architecture, operating systems, web development, social media and computing security. These areas are supported by a strong foundation in computing principles such as the design of programming languages, data structures, and operating system principles. The program includes the mathematics needed to understand computer science and to interact with the science disiplines.  

As a BA program, a formal minor and foreign languages are required, which broaden the opportunities and career possibilities for graduates.   Students may select from a set of pre-approved minors and concentraions having connections with computer science, or may propose an alternative minor or concentration.

Graduates of the BA-ACS program are prepared for a variety of traditional careers in CS, and also including emerging interdisciplinary areas such as social media and High Performance Cluster Computing (HPCC), and integrations through the minor with computing security, GIS, data science, chemistry, biology and others.

General Education (44 Credit Hours)


See listing of requirements.   

Specific General Education requirements for this major:


Additional Requirements


Additional mathematics needed in statistics for understanding the probabilistic algorithms used for managing computing resources. One hour is used in Area F. 

Interdiciplinary Concentration (25-29 Credit Hours)


Select one concentration:

Interdisciplinary Computing and Natural Sciences (25-28 Credit Hours)


Please select one of the following minors and complete the required coruses listed below: 

Chemistry Minor   (16 Credit Hours) 

Environmental Science Minor   (15 Credit Hours) 

Biology Minor   (18 Credit Hours)

Physics Minor   (15 Credit Hours) 

Interdisciplinary Computing and Mathematical Sciences (29 Credit Hours)


Please select one of the following minors and complete the required courses listed below: 

Mathematics Minor  (15 Credit Hours) 

Applied Statistics and Data Analysis Minor   (15 Credit Hours)

Interdisciplinary Applied Computing (25-26 Credit Hours)


Please select one of the following minors/certificates and complete the required courses listed below: 

High Performance Computing Certificate   (18 Credit Hours)*

*ACS Majors must take due to overlap with the Major: CSE 2300  , CSE 4983  , and IS 3260  

Software Engineering Minor   (16 Credit Hours) 

Computer Game Design & Development Minor   (18 Credit Hours)

Interdisciplinary Computing in the Arts and Humanities (25-28 Credit Hours)


Please select one of the following minors/certificates and complete the required courses listed below: 

Music Minor   (18 Credit Hours)

Art History Minor   (18 Credit Hours)

Digital Wrtiting and Media Arts Minor (15 Credit Hours)

Environmental Studies Minor   (15 Credit Hours)

Geographic Information Sciences Certificate - Stand-Alone and Embedded     (15 Credit Hours)

Leadership Studies Certificate - Embedded  (15 Credit Hours) + 1 Leadership Elective 

Interdisciplinary Computing and Business (28 Credit Hours)


Please select one of the following minors and complete the required courses listed below: 

Information Security and Assurance Minor   (18 Credit Hours)

Information Systems Minor   (18 Credit Hours) 

Free Electives (0-4 Credit Hours)


Program Total (120 Credit Hours)


University-Wide Degree Requirements


  

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