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2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Computer Science B.S.


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Program Description

The Bachelor of Science with a major in Computer Science program (BSCS) provides a blend of the foundations of computer science (CS) and applications in the information technology (IT) industry. The BSCS program emphasizes the study of computer systems architecture, software development, and data communications. Core technology areas include programming, computer architecture, operating systems, data communication, database systems, and software engineering. 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 a mathematics component and mathematics concepts are incorporated into many of the major courses.

Graduates of the CS program are prepared for a variety of careers in CS and IT, especially in the development of software for distributed systems. Example job titles from KSU graduates of the CS program include information technology specialist, programmer analyst, software engineer, network administrator, software developer, artificial intelligence engineer, back-end engineer/full stack developer, and software consultant. This program also prepares students for graduate studies in computing-related fields.

This program is a part of the College of Computing and Software Engineering .

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Accreditation

The Bachelor of Science with a major in Computer Science program is accredited by the Computing Accreditation Commission of ABET, https://www.abet.org/

 

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Admission, Enrollment, and Graduation Policies

Admission Requirements

This program does not have specific admission requirements and only admission to Kennesaw State University is required.

Enrollment Requirements

Progression through the program requires students to successfully complete or transfer the equivalent of CSE 1321 , CSE 1321L CSE 1322 , and CSE 1322L  with a grade of ‘B’ or better in all four courses.

Graduation Requirements

Each student is expected to meet the requirements outlined in Academic Policies: 5.0 PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS & GRADUATION   

 

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Program Course Requirements

General Education Core Curriculum (Areas A-E) (42 Credit Hours)


General Education Core Curriculum   

General Education Core Curriculum Requirements Specific to This Major:


Science Majors must take MATH 1113 or higher in Area A2 and MATH 1179 or higher in Area D1 .

Science and Engineering Majors must take two four-hour laboratory sciences in Area D2. Students must choose from CHEM 1211/L, CHEM 1212/L, PHYS 1111/L*, PHYS 1112/L, PHYS 2211/L*, PHYS 2212/L, BIOL 1107/L, or BIOL 1108/L.

* Students cannot take both PHYS 1111/L and PHYS 2211/L nor PHYS 1112/L and PHYS 2212/L.

Major Electives (15 Credit Hours)


Complete 15 credit hours from Major Electives list with at least 9 credit hours within the discipline, OR select one concentration area and complete its requirements.

Free Electives (5 Credit Hours)


Any courses in the university curriculum.

Program Total (120 Credit Hours)


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