Academic Catalog - 2018-2019

College of Engineering, Informatics, and Applied Sciences

School of Informatics, Computing and Cyber Systems

Computer Science, Bachelor of Science in Computer Science


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The Bachelor of Science in Computer Science, offered by the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, provides opportunities for focused study and opens doors toward a more complex understanding of both foundations of the subject and current thought.

This program is accredited by the Computing Accreditation Commission of ABET, www.abet.org.

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Academic Catalog - 2018-2019

College of Engineering, Informatics, and Applied Sciences

School of Informatics, Computing and Cyber Systems

Computer Science, Bachelor of Science in Computer Science


Careers

What Can I Do with a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science?

Unleash your imagination. Picture yourself rolling out your own breakthrough software to be the next Google or YouTube, working on the next generation of computer gaming engines, or developing new applications at Microsoft, IBM, or Intel. Whether you start a career right away or pursue graduate study first, we'll help build a platform for your high-tech dreams.

Work on project design teams with students from other disciplines to create software, and build the technical and professional skills necessary for success in the expanding universe of high technology. 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:
  • Statistician
  • Engineer
  • Researcher
  • University professor

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Academic Catalog - 2018-2019

College of Engineering, Informatics, and Applied Sciences

School of Informatics, Computing and Cyber Systems

Computer Science, Bachelor of Science in Computer Science


University Requirements

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Academic Catalog - 2018-2019

College of Engineering, Informatics, and Applied Sciences

School of Informatics, Computing and Cyber Systems

Computer Science, Bachelor of Science in Computer Science


Overview

In addition to University Requirements:

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 316
Additional Fees/Program Fees Required
University Honors Program Optional
Accelerated Undergraduate/Graduate Plan Optional
AZ Transfer Students complete AGEC-S Recommended
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Purpose Statement 

The BSCS degree is accredited by the Computing Accreditation Commission of ABET and provides exceptional career flexibility and a broad range of opportunities in programming and software development. According to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, software developers are among the fastest growing and most rewarding occupations with an exceptionally strong job outlook through 2024 (17% growth).

Graduates with this degree are well-qualified to work for large software development companies like Microsoft, Apple, Google, IBM, Lockheed Martin, Intel, Honeywell, and other software-centric companies and startups. This degree provides a strong foundation for further graduate study in an MS or PhD program; students who are not planning on graduate study may also be interested in the BSACS program.


Student Learning Outcomes
Upon completion of the degree, students will have the ability to:

  1. Analyze a complex computing problem and to apply principles of computing and other relevant disciplines to identify solutions.
  2. Design, implement, and evaluate a computing-based solution to meet a given set of computing requirements in the context of the program’s discipline.
  3. Communicate effectively in a variety of professional contexts.
  4. Recognize professional responsibilities and make informed judgments in computing practice based on legal and ethical principles.
  5. Function effectively as a member or leader of a team engaged in activities appropriate to the program’s discipline.
  6. Apply computer science theory and software development fundamentals to produce computing-based solutions.

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Academic Catalog - 2018-2019

College of Engineering, Informatics, and Applied Sciences

School of Informatics, Computing and Cyber Systems

Computer Science, Bachelor of Science in Computer Science


Details

Major Requirements
General Electives
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Academic Catalog - 2018-2019

College of Engineering, Informatics, and Applied Sciences

School of Informatics, Computing and Cyber Systems

Computer Science, Bachelor of Science in Computer Science


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