Sep 25, 2018  
2015-16 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2015-16 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Computer Science, Professional Computer Science Concentration, B.S.


Department of Computer Science 
615-898-2397
Chrisila Pettey, program coordinator
Chrisila.Pettey@mtsu.edu
 

A major in Computer Science consists of 41 hours of General Education  requirements, 44 semester hours of computer science courses, and 35 hours of supporting and elective courses. Specifically a major must have

  1. a core of   CSCI 1170 , CSCI 2170 , CSCI 3080 , CSCI 3110 CSCI 3130 CSCI 3240 , and CSCI 4700 ;
  2. a mathematics core of MATH 1910 , MATH 1920 , and MATH 2050 ;
  3. additional math courses (4 hours) that can be counted toward a math major;
  4. COMM 2200 
  5.  ;
  6. additional courses as described below.

A maximum of 3 hours in the major may come from  CSCI 4280 , CSCI 4600 , and CSCI 4910 . Credit in secondary computer languages toward the major is limited to 3 hours. In order to take any computer science course having a prerequisite, the student must have earned a grade of C (2.00) or better in the prerequisite. Each course counted toward the 44 credit hours of required Computer Science courses must be completed with a grade of C (2.00) or higher. CSCI 1150  is considered a service course and does not count toward a major or minor.

The Professional Computer Science concentration which is accredited by the Computing Accreditation Commission of ABET, http://www.abet.org, requires the following in addition to the core requirements:

  1. CSCI 3210  and CSCI 4160 ;
  2. 3 hours in an approved high-level language;
  3. upper-division computer science electives (9 hours);
  4. a two-semester sequence in a laboratory science for Science majors (8 hours);
  5. 4 additional hours in science for Science majors and/or courses with strong emphasis on quantitative methods with a different rubric than the 8-hour science sequence required above.
  6. 30 semester hours of humanities, social sciences, and other disciplines (excluding science, mathematics, computer science, and physical education).

Curriculum: Professional Computer Science


Curricular listings include General Education  requirements in Communication, History, Humanities and/or Fine Arts, Mathematics, Natural Sciences, and Social/Behavioral Sciences categories.

Subtotal: 29 hours


Sophomore


Subtotal: 31 Hours


Junior


Subtotal: 32 Hours


Senior


Subtotal: 28 Hours


Total hours in program: 120


NOTE:


*Professional Computer Science concentration students choose one year-long sequence from BIOL 1110 /BIOL 1111 , BIOL 1120 /BIOL 1121 CHEM 1010 /CHEM 1011 , CHEM 1020 /CHEM 1021 CHEM 1110 /CHEM 1111 , CHEM 1120 /CHEM 1121 PHYS 2010 /PHYS 2011 PHYS 2020 /PHYS 2121 PHYS 2110  /PHYS 2111 PHYS 2120 /PHYS 2121 .

**Professional Computer Science concentration students choose one course with different prefix from that chosen in sophomore year from BIOL 1110  /BIOL 1111 CHEM 1010  /CHEM 1011 , CHEM 1110 /CHEM 1111 PHYS 2010 /PHYS 2011 PHYS 2110 /PHYS 2111 .

Academic Map


Following is a printable, suggested four-year schedule of courses:

Computer Science, Professional Computer Science, B.S., Academic Map