Learning Goals:

Students will be able to design and implement algorithms using appropriate data structures.

Students will be able to analyze algorithms and determine their complexity.

Students will be able to design and implement threedimensional graphical scenes, applying mathematical concepts.

Students will be able to understand the theoretical and applied aspects of databases and will be able to design and interact with a database.

Students will be able to use the TCP/IP protocol suite in managing network communications.

Students will be able to understand processes and threads and will be able to apply this knowledge to designing and implementing concurrent algorithms.

Students will be able to use programming languages in a variety of paradigms.

Students will be able to communicate computing concepts both in writing and orally.

Students will be able to read technical computing material.
Assessment Criteria:
Students will acquire a coherent and broadbased knowledge of the discipline of computing. Graduates should develop a reasonable level of understanding of each subject area and of the processes that define the discipline, as well as an appreciation for the interrelationships that exist among them. The areas of study will include:

algorithms and data structures

architecture/computer organization

database and information retrieval

humancomputer interaction

graphics

operating systems

programming languages

numerical and symbolic computation
MAJOR REQUIREMENTS
Four COS electives chosen from the following: 16
(at least three must be numbered above 300)
COS 120 
Internet Computing 
4 
COS 241 
Computer Organization 
4 
COS 377 
Intermediate Topics in Computer Science 
24 
COS 477 
Advanced Topics in Computer Science 
24 
COS 497 
Independent Study in Computer Science III (varies) 
24 
Subtotal: 48
Supporting Mathematics Courses (16 credits):
One MAT elective chosen from the following:
Total Credits for the Major: 64
Note: An equivalent COS 377 can be taken for COS 372; an equivalent COS 377 can be taken for COS 455.
FOREIGN LANGUAGE REQUIREMENT
One year of one foreign language at the college level or two years of one foreign language at the high school level.
GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS
For specific information about general education requirements and expectations, see the General Education Requirements in the Academic Programs section of this catalog.
MINIMUM TOTAL CREDITS FOR THE DEGREE: 128