Computing Technology BS
The B.S. in Computing Technology is designed for those interested in broad and deep computing education but without some traditional advanced courses. This program is designed for students who want to focus on technologies, tools, and applications and transition to fulfilling careers. Students completing this degree can also further specialize by completing one of the certificates and find in-demand careers in many related areas such as cybersecurity, networks, internet programming, software and mobile apps development, data science, AI, graphics, or pursue additional graduate studies. The program can be completed in the evening, and most courses can also be completed online.
General Education Requirements
All department majors must satisfy the university and appropriate school or college general education requirements. All mathematics courses may be used to meet the university’s general education breadth of study requirement in natural sciences and mathematics.
All department majors may not take mathematical and computer sciences courses on a satisfactory/unsatisfactory basis. Students considering graduate study should consult with their advisers about taking work on a satisfactory/unsatisfactory basis.
All courses of the department presented to meet the degree requirements must be completed with a grade of C- or better. At least four courses numbered 3000 or above must be taken in residence. Students must have a 2.0 grade point average in the computer science courses completed.
A minimum grade of C- is required to meet the prerequisite requirement for any course except with permission of the department.
Students who are ready to begin their program with CMP SCI 2250 Programming and Data Structures, will be granted credit for CMP SCI 1250, Introduction to Computing, once they complete CMP SCI 2250 with a grade of C- or better.
Note: Courses that are prerequisites for higher-level courses may not be taken for credit or quality points if the higher-level course has been satisfactorily completed.
Candidates for the B. S. Computing Technology degree must complete the following courses:
|CMP SCI 1000||Computer Science Experiences||1|
|CMP SCI 1250||Introduction to Computing||3|
|CMP SCI 2250||Programming and Data Structures||3|
|CMP SCI 2261||Object-Oriented Programming||3|
|CMP SCI 2700||Computer Organization and Architecture||3|
|CMP SCI 2750||Linux Environment and Programming||3|
|CMP SCI 3010||Web Full Stack Development||3|
|CMP SCI 3702||Introduction to Cyber Threats and Defense||3|
|or CMP SCI 3780||Software Security|
|CMP SCI 4010||Web Development with Java||3|
|CMP SCI 4500||Introduction to the Software Profession||3|
|CMP SCI 4610||Database Management Systems||3|
|INFSYS 3820||Introduction to Systems Administration||3|
|INFSYS 3844||Developing Business Applications in .NET||3|
|Computer Science Electives|
|Select six CMP SCI courses, numbered 2000 and above. May use up to two INFSYS courses as part of this requirement with permission of the department chair.)||18|
|Mathematics and Statistics|
|MATH 1320||Introduction to Probability and Statistics||3|
|MATH 3000||Discrete Structures||3|
|MATH 1100||Basic Calculus||3-5|
|or MATH 1800||Analytic Geometry and Calculus I|
|ENGL 3130||Technical Writing||3|
There are no related area requirements for majors in Computing Technology.
Upon completion of the program, graduates will be able to:
- Apply algorithmic principles to solve a variety of computational problems
- Analyze computing problems, their size and scope, and input-output requirements
- Compare alternative solutions to computing problems
- Use multiple general-purpose programming languages for solving computational problems
- Design, implement (code) and document solutions to computational problems, especially for business applications
- Design, evaluate, and manage information technology infrastructure in an organization
- Create secure software systems that meet specified needs
- Work effectively in teams to design and implement solutions to computational problems
- Effectively communicate computing technology concepts and solutions, verbally and in writing
- Recognize and promote the professional, social, ethical and legal issues and responsibilities in the computing / software profession
Sample Four Year Plan
|INTDSC 10031||1||CMP SCI 1000||1|
|ENGL 1100||3||CMP SCI 1250||3|
|MATH 1030||3||MATH 1800||5|
|MATH 1035||2||CORE - American History and Government||3|
|EXPLORE - Humanities and Fine Arts||3||EXPLORE - Social Sciences||3|
|EXPLORE - Social Sciences||3|
|CMP SCI 2250||3||CMP SCI 2261||3|
|CMP SCI 2700||3||CMP SCI 2750||3|
|MATH 1320||3||CMP SCI 3010||3|
|MATH 3000||3||CORE - Communication Proficiency||3|
|Cultural Diversity Course||3||EXPLORE - Social Sciences||3|
|CMP SCI 4010||3||CMP SCI 3702||3|
|CMP SCI 3000-level course||3||INFSYS 3868||3|
|INFSYS 3844||3||CMP SCI or INFSYS 3000-level course||3|
|ENGL 3130||3||EXPLORE - Humanities and Fine Arts||3|
|EXPLORE - Humanities and Fine Arts||3||Elective or minor||3|
|Elective or minor||3|
|CMP SCI 4610||3||CMP SCI 4500||3|
|CMP SCI or INFSYS 3000-level course||3||CMP SCI 3000-level course||3|
|CMP SCI 3000-level course||3||CMP SCI 3000-level course||3|
|Elective or minor||3||Elective or minor||3|
|Elective or minor||3||Elective or minor||1|
|Total Hours: 121|
INTDSC 1003 is required only for first-time freshmen and transfer students with less than 24 college credits.
Please Note: This plan is an example of what a four year plan could look like for a typical student. Placement exam scores in math as well as the completion of coursework may change the plan. It should not be used in the place of regular academic advising appointments. All students are encouraged to meet with their advisor each semester. All requirements are subject to change.