Jan 25, 2020  
2018-19 Undergraduate Catalog 
2018-19 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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

Computer Science 
615-898-2397, program
Medha Sarkar, program coordinator

The Computer Science major offers preparation for computing careers in business, government, education, and industry as well as for graduate school.

Academic Map

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

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

Degree Requirements

General Education (41 hours)

General Education  requirements (shown in curricular listings below) include courses in Communication, History, Humanities and/or Fine Arts, Mathematics, Natural Sciences, and Social/Behavioral Sciences.

The following General Education course is required for this major:

  • MATH 1910 (Math)
  • Natural Science: BIOL 1110/1111; CHEM 1010 or CHEM 1110/1111; PHYS 2010/2011 or PHYS 2110/2111* **

Major Requirements (44 hours)

Professional Computer Science Concentration (18 hours)

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:

Supporting Courses (19 hours)

Electives (16 hours)

  • At least 4 credits must be upper division


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.

Total hours in program: 120

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


Subtotal: 31 Hours


Subtotal: 32 Hours


Subtotal: 28 Hours


*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 .