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Bachelor of Science in Computer Information Systems
Bachelor of Science in Computer Science
Bachelor of Science in Mathematics
Minor in Computer Information Systems
Minor in Computer Science
Minor in Mathematics
Minor in Applied Information Processing
Master of Science in Computer Systems and Software Design
Master of Science in Mathematics


B.S. - MATHEMATICS

The Mathematics major consists of prescriptive common courses, prescriptive concentration courses, and elective courses. Three concentrations are available:
Theoretical - emphasizes course work to prepare the student for graduate work and a career in mathematics (39 hours)
Applied - emphasizes course work to prepare the student for graduate work in applied mathematics and a career supported by significant applied mathematics (39 hours)
General - emphasizes course work designed to give the student sound fundamental skills and to integrate these fundamental skills into a broad knowledge of the content and methods of mathematics as a liberal art (39 hours).

Each concentration requires completion with a "C" or better of the following common courses: MS 125, 126, 227, 300, 344, 352 and 415.

Each concentration requires completion of the following concentration courses with a grade of "C" or better:
Theoretical: MS 416, 441, and any two of 442, 451, 480, or 484;
Applied: MS 304, 309, 390, 416, and any one of 403, 404, 451, 480, 484, or 499;
General: MS 302, 305 or 309, 323, 441, and 475.

Certain concentrations require completion of elective courses selected from the departmental list of approved mathematics electives as follows:
Theoretical: at least one additional MS course numbered above 300, excluding 322;
General and Applied: none required.

In addition to the common, concentration, and elective courses, each concentration requires the following support courses: CS 230 and 231, and the physics sequence PHS 211 and 212 with the associated labs.

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B.S. - COMPUTER SCIENCE

The Computer Science major emphasizes the development of large software systems. It consists of prescriptive courses and elective courses. The prescriptive courses are CS 230, 231, 232, 304, 310, 331, 333, 334, 350, 450, 462, 488, and 491, and must be completed with a "C" or better. Three concentrations are available based on elective courses pursued:
Information Assurance: CS 307, 322, 425, and 470
Game Development: CS 339, 432, 439, and 430 or 444
General: Four elective courses must be completed from the departmental list of approved computer science electives: two numbered 300 or above, and the others numbered 400 or above.

Courses in the major may not be taken until all prerequisites are completed with a grade of "C" or better.

In addition to the major courses, support courses required are MS 125, 126, 227, 302, 352, one of the following natural science sequences - the physics sequence PHS 211 and 212 with the associated labs, or the chemistry sequence CY 105 and 106 with the associated labs, or the biology sequence BY 101 and 102 with the associated labs - and one additional science course with a lab component emphasizing the scientific method, either in physics, chemistry, or biology. Note that a minimum of twelve hours of natural science needs to be taken.

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B.S. - COMPUTER INFORMATION SYSTEMS

The Computer Information Systems major emphasizes the development and maintenance of business software systems. It consists of prescriptive courses and elective courses. The prescriptive courses are CS 230, 231, 232, 304, 310, 311, 333, 334, 350, 370, 450, 462, 488, and 491, and must be completed with a "C" or better. Three concentrations are available based on elective courses pursued: 
Information Assurance: CS 307, 309, 322, and 425; 
Web Development: CS 309, 315, 425, and 415; and 
General: Four elective courses must be completed from the departmental list of approved computer information systems electives: two numbered 300 or above, and the others numbered 400 or above. Courses in the major may not be taken until all prerequisites are completed with a grade of "C" or better.

In addition to the major courses, support courses required are ACC 200, EC 221, FIN 301, MGT 301, MKT 301, MS 120 or MS 125, and MS 304.

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Minors

The Mathematics minor requires a minimum of 21 hours in courses numbered MS 125 or above. The minor includes the calculus sequence and three courses numbered 300 or above. The Computer Science minor requires 21 hours consisting of CS 230, 231, 232, 310, 333, 350, and 488. The Computer Information Systems minor requires 21 hours consisting of CS 230, 231, 232, 310, 311, 370, and 488. The Applied Information Processing minor requires 21 hours consisting of CS 230 and six CS courses selected out of CS 231, 300, 302, 303, 305, 307, 309, 310, 315, 322, and 339. Note that all prerequisites will be strictly enforced.

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M.S. - MATHEMATICS

Non-Thesis Option:
Course requirements include a total of 30 graduate semester hours in approved mathematics courses, including four of the following five courses: MS 451G, 515, 516, 541, and 542. Only two of the following courses can be counted toward the 30 hours of course work: MS 504, 523, 526, 528, 530, 533, 535, 537, and 549.

Thesis Option:
Course requirements include a total of 30 graduate semester hours - a minimum of 24 hours in approved mathematics courses, including four of the following five courses: MS 451G, 515, 516, 541, and 542; plus six hours of approved thesis. Only two of the following courses can be counted toward the 24 hours of course work: MS 504, 523, 526, 528, 530, 533, 535, 537, and 549. See "Thesis Options and Procedures" in the graduate catalog.

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M.S. - COMPUTER SYSTEMS AND SOFTWARE DESIGN

Studio Option:

A total of 30 semester hours in graduate computer science courses is required. There will be a core of 15 graduate semester hours required for all concentrations (CS 501, 521, 523, 550, and 570). In addition to the core, students are required to take a concentration-specific Studio Component consisting of six semester hours (CS 595 and 596). The remaining nine semester hours would consist of a concentration-specific course and/or electives per the requirements for each concentration.
General Concentration: nine hours of electives
Information Security and Assurance Concentration: CS 545 plus two additional electives.

Non-Studio Option:

A total of 33 semester hours in graduate computer science courses is required. There will be a core of 15 graduate semester hours required for all concentrations (CS 501, 521, 523, 550, and 570). In addition to the core, students are required to take 18 graduate credit hours of a concentration-related course and/or elective per the requirements for each concentration.
General Concentration: 18 hours of electives
Information Security and Assurance Concentration: CS 545 plus three courses from the following list: EM 505, CS 525, CS 530, CS 565 plus two additional electives.

 

Students accepted into the MS with a major in computer systems and software design with the Non-Studio option must successfully complete both written and oral comprehensive examinations.



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