College of Engineering, Forestry, and Natural Sciences2014-2015
Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
Applied Computer Science, Bachelor of Science
What Can I Do with a Bachelor of Science in Applied Computer Science?
If you're seeking a career in smaller scale, hands-on applied programming, our program might just get you there. Prepare to hit the career-ground running with our innovative Design4Practice Program. This sequence of team-based design courses focuses on implementation of real-world projects, simulating the highly integrated and globally distributed software development environments emerging in the modern corporate world. Work on project design teams with students from other disciplines to create software, building the technical and professional skills necessary for success in the expanding universe of high-tech. Thinking of studying abroad to take advantage of global career trends? We strongly encourage international study and facilitate internships in other countries. Wherever your imagination takes you, a computer science education at Northern Arizona University will open new doors.
Career opportunities that might be pursued:
- Software consulting
- Bio-informatics and data management
- Graphics and game development
- Defense software analysis
With further education, one of these paths is possible:
- University professor
To receive a bachelor's degree at Northern Arizona University, you must complete at least 120 units of credit that minimally includes a major, the liberal studies requirements, and university requirements as listed below.
- All of Northern Arizona University's liberal studies, diversity, junior-level writing, and capstone requirements.
- All requirements for your specific academic plan(s).
- At least 30 units of upper-division courses, which may include transfer work.
- At least 30 units of coursework taken through Northern Arizona University, of which at least 18 must be upper-division courses (300-level or above). This requirement is not met by credit-by-exam, retro-credits, transfer coursework, etc.
- A cumulative grade point average of at least 2.0 on all work attempted at Northern Arizona University.
In addition to University Requirements:
- At least 22 units of preprofessional requirements (some of which also count towards liberal studies requirements)
- At least 59 units of major courses
- Up to 9 units of major prefix courses may be used to satisfy Liberal Studies requirements; these same courses may also be used to satisfy major requirements
- Elective courses, if needed, to reach an overall total of at least 120 units
Please note that you may be able to use some courses to meet more than one requirement. Contact your advisor for details.
|Minimum Units for Completion||120|
|Highest Mathematics Required||MAT 226|
|Additional Fees/Program Fees||Required|
|University Honors Program||Optional|
|Progression Plan Link||View Progression Plan|
Take the following 81 units with a Grade of "C" or better in each CS Core course and CS 486C:
Preprofessional Requirements (22 units)
- MAT 136, MAT 226 (7 units)
- STA 270 or STA 275 (3 units)
- Technical electives at the 200-level or above, select from: EE, MAT, PHY, CHM, GSP, BIO, and CS general elective courses. (You may use technical/science courses with other prefixes, with the department chair's approval.) (9 units)
- ENG 302W (3 units)
- CS Core: CS 110, CS 112, CS 122, CS 122L, CS 126, CS 126L, CS 136, CS 136L, CS 200, CS 212, CS 248, CS 249, CS 301, CS 345, CS 386, CS 480 (40 units)
- CS 486C (4 units)
- CS electives at the 300-level or above. It is possible to petition the department chair for approval to substitute other computing-intensive courses to fulfill this elective category. (15 units)
Additional coursework is required, if, after you have met the previously described requirements, you have not yet completed a total of 120 units of credit.
You may take these remaining courses from any academic areas, using these courses to pursue your specific interests and goals. We encourage you to consult with your advisor to select the courses that will be most advantageous to you. (Please note that you may also use prerequisites or transfer credits as electives if they weren't used to meet major, minor, or liberal studies requirements.)
No more than one "D" is allowed in CS electives and technical electives.
Be aware that some courses may have prerequisites that you must also take. For prerequisite information click on the course or see your advisor.
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