Apr 16, 2024  
2023-2024 Academic Catalog 
  
2023-2024 Academic Catalog

Computer Science, B.S.

Location(s): Main Campus


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Engineering Technology Building
Telephone: (203) 576-4145
Fax: (203) 576-4765

Curriculum and Program Requirements

Today, computing is an enormously vibrant field. From its inception just half a century ago, computing has become the defining technology of our age. Computers are integral to modern culture and are the primary engine behind much of the world’s economic growth. The field, moreover, continues to evolve at an astonishing pace. New technologies are introduced continually, and existing ones become obsolete in the space of a few years. The rapid evolution of the discipline has a profound effect on computing education, affecting both content and pedagogy.

Computer science core courses provide basic coverage of algorithms, data structures, software design, concepts of programming languages, and computer organization and architecture. Theoretical foundations, problem analysis, and solution design are stressed within the program’s core materials. Students are exposed to a variety of programming languages and systems and become proficient in more than one higher-level language. A total of 122 semester hours is required for graduation.

Program Objectives

Our Computer Science Students will:

  1. Be proficient in defining and solving problems appropriate to computer science’
  2. Achieve expertise at developing software systems;
  3. Be effective communicators and team players;
  4. Appreciate diversity of opinion, understand ethical issues and demonstrate a commitment towards profession. Be prepared for lifelong careers and professional growth.

Learning Outcomes

Our Computer Science Students will:

  1. Demonstrate comprehension of math, science, and basic computer science topics;
  2. Have the ability to apply mathematical foundations, algorithmic principles, and computer science theory in the modeling and design of computer-based systems;
  3. Exhibit problem solving skills;
  4. Have the ability to use techniques, skills, and modern software tools necessary for professional practice;
  5. Work effectively in teams;
  6. Demonstrate the ability to identify and apply concepts of engineering economics and project planning;
  7. Demonstrate knowledge of contemporary global and societal issues and their relationship to professional ethics and engineering solutions;
  8. Demonstrate the ability to plan and conduct laboratory experiments and interpret and report the results;
  9. Exercise strong oral and written communication skills including those needed for technical writing;
  10. Have an awareness of the need for and demonstrate the ability to keep learning throughout life along with an appreciation of diversity in the world and in intellectual areas.

Summary of Requirements - 122 Credit(s)


General Education Requirements - 31+7 Credit(s) **


Additional Information


* Credits counted under General Education Requirements.

** FYS & CAPS General Education Requirements are met by Engineering Core and Program Requirements.

Suggested Program - 122 Credit(s)


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Eighth Semester


CPSC Elective *


* This elective must be chosen from any senior level / graduate level course in CPEG/CPSC

Technical Elective *


* This elective must be chosen from any senior level/graduate level course in CPEG/CPSC/ELEG/Math.

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