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  Sep 27, 2022
 
2015-2016 Undergraduate Bulletin 
  
2015-2016 Undergraduate Bulletin [Archived Catalog]

Computer Science, B.S.C.S.


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Learning Outcomes Department of Computer Science and Engineering  
Curriculum College of Engineering and Computing  

Accreditation

The Computer Science Program is accredited by the Computing Accreditation Commission of ABET, www.abet.org.

Program Educational Objectives for the Computer Science Program
 

A few years after graduation, computer science graduates should be:

• contributing to economic development and society through the development and management of computer systems for industry and research
• advancing in their careers through knowledge of computer science, communication skills, and understanding of computer systems and contemporary technological issues
• continuing their professional development through professional study and research
 

Learning Outcomes

At the time of graduation students should satisfy the following Learning Outcomes.


  • Students will demonstrate an ability to apply knowledge of computing and mathematics appropriate to the discipline.
  • Students will demonstrate an ability to analyze a problem and identify and define the computing requirements appropriate to its solution.
  • Students will demonstrate the ability to design, implement, and evaluate a computer based system, process, component, or program to meet desired needs.
  • Students will demonstrate the ability to function effectively on teams to accomplish a common goal.
  • Students will demonstrate an understanding of professional, ethical, legal, security, and social issues and responsibilities associated with computing.
  • Students will demonstrate the ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing, with a range of audiences.
  • Students will demonstrate the ability to analyze the local and global impact of computing on individuals, organizations, and society.
  • Students will demonstrate recognition of the need for and be able to engage in continuing professional development.
  • Students will demonstrate the ability to use current techniques, skills, and tools necessary for computing practice.
  • Students will demonstrate the ability to apply mathematical foundations, algorithmic principles, and computer science theory in the modeling and design of computer-based systems in a way that demonstrates comprehension of the tradeoffs involved in design choices.
  • Students will demonstrate the ability to apply design and development principles in the construction of software systems of varying complexity.

Curriculum


See College of Engineering and Computing  for entrance requirements, progression requirements, and special academic opportunities.

In addition to the general education and progression requirements of the College of Engineering and Computing, a grade of C or better is required in MATH 374 and all CSCE courses applied to the degree. All required CSCE courses and courses taken as major electives are major courses and may not be counted toward a minor or application area. All other required courses and electives may be used for a minor or application area as appropriate. CSCE 101 and 102 are not major courses and may not be counted for major credit.

Curriculum (122-131 Hours)


  1. Carolina Core (35-44 Hours)
  2. Other General Education (29 Hours)
  3. Lower Division Computing (19 Hours)
  4. Computer Science Major (30 Hours)
  5. Application Area (9 Hours)

1. Carolina Core (35-44 hours)


CMW: Effective, Engaged, and Persuasive Communication: Written Component (6 hours)


ARP: Analytical Reasoning and Problem-Solving (8 hours)


AIU: Aesthetic and Interpretive Understanding (3 hours)


  • Any approved Carolina Core AIU course

GFL: Global Citizenship and Multicultural Understanding: Foreign Language (0-6 hours)


  • Score two or better on foreign language placement test; or complete the 109 and 110  courses in FREN, GERM, LATN or SPAN; or complete the 121 course in another foreign language.

GHS: Global Citizenship and Multicultural Understanding: Historical Thinking (3 hours)


  • Any approved Carolina Core GHS course

GSS: Global Citizenship and Multicultural Understanding: Social Sciences (3 hours)


  • Any approved Carolina Core GSS course

CMS: Effective, Engaged, and Persuasive Communication: Spoken Component (3 hours)


VSR: Values, Ethics, and Social Responsibility (1 hour)


INF: Information Literacy (0-3 hours)


  • USC ENGL 102 or any approved overlay or stand-alone Carolina Core INF course

2. Other General Education (29 hours)


Required Courses (13 hours)

Laboratory Science Elective (4 hours)

A list of acceptable Laboratory Science courses is maintained in the department office and on its website. These include: BIOL 101 and BIOL 101L, CHEM 111 and CHEM 111L,  GEOL 101, GEOL 201, GEOL 202, MSCI 101, MSCI 102, or PHYS 211 and PHYS  211L.

 

English Elective (3 hours)

Choose from ENGL 462 - Technical Writing   or ENGL 463 - Business Writing .

 

Liberal Arts Electives (9 hours)

A list of acceptable Liberal Arts Elective courses is maintained in the department office and on its website.

4. Computer Science Major (30 hours)


Major Elective (9 hours)


Choose from CSCE 317 or other approved CSCE courses numbered 500 and higher. A list of acceptable Major Elective courses is also maintained in the department office and on its website.

5. Application Area (9 hours)


An application area consists of three courses (9 hours) in a single area offered by another department. This coursework must display a distinct curriculum pattern. If a defined minor exists in the discipline of the application area, then a good set of suggested courses for the application area would be a subset of the minor. Students should consult their advisor to ensure their application area courses will meet this graduation requirement.

Academic Standards


Entrance Requirements
See the College of Engineering and Computing section of this bulletin for entrance requirements, progression requirements, and special academic opportunities.

 

Minimum Course Grades
The Computer Science B.S.C.S. program requires that a grade of “C” or better be earned in each of the following courses: ENGL 101, ENGL 102, MATH 141, MATH 142, MATH 374, CHEM 111 or PHYS 211, and all CSCE courses applied to the degree.

 

Progression Requirements
Progression requirement policies are described in the College of Engineering and Computing section of this bulletin. For the purpose of these policies, Lower Division Courses for the Computer Science B.S.C.S. program consist of: ENGL 101 and 102, MATH 141, 142 and 374, CHEM 111 or PHYS 211, and all Lower Division Computing courses. Upper Division Courses consist of: all CSCE courses number 300 and above.

 

Major GPA
Major GPA requirement policies are described in the College of Engineering and Computing section of this bulletin. For the purpose of these policies, the following courses are used to determine the Major GPA for the Computer Science B.S.C.S. program: all Lower Division Computing, Computer Science Major, and Computer Science Elective courses, and CSCE 390.

 

Exclusions
No Lower Division Computing, Computer Science Major, or Computer Science Elective  course may be counted toward a minor or application area. All other degree-required courses and electives may be used for a minor as appropriate. CSCE 101 and 102 are not major courses and may not be used for degree.

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