Aug 22, 2019  
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,, 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 .