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2008-2009 College Catalog 
2008-2009 College Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Computer Science Major, B.S.

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The department offers a complete degree program in computer science that follows the guidelines of the Computing Curricula 2001 for Computer Science, a joint undertaking of the Computer Society of the Institute for Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE-CS) and the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM). Students are encouraged to contact the department for further details (303-556-3208). The program is accredited by the Computing Accreditation Commission of ABET, 111 Market Place, Suite 1050, Baltimore, MD 21202-4012, telephone 410-347-7700. The Senior Experience course in computer science is CS 4260. The CS program includes a required mathematics minor. A grade of “C” or better is required in all CS courses included in the major as well as in all courses included in the required mathematics minor. Please note that the CS prefix replaces the old prefix of CSI.

Subtotal: 44


*CS 1050 is a required course and part of the mathematics minor.

Additional credit hours:

A minimum of 6 additional credit hours selected from upper division CS courses or MTH 4480.

Subtotal for the major (including CS 1050): 50

Subtotal: 23-25

Subtotal: 21

(not including CS 1050, 4 hours)


* CS 1050 is part of the mathematics minor.

** MTH 3140 may be substituted for MTH 2140.

Additional Course Requirements:

Subtotal: 24-26


*These courses along with CHE 1800, 1810, 1850 or PHY 2311, 2321, 2331, 2341 or BIO 1080, 1090, 1081, 1091, PHI 3370, and SPE 1010, count as General Studies courses. The Multicultural graduation requirement of 3 credit hours must also be satisfied.

Total: 120


As an alternative to the B.S. degree program, the Department works with the Center for Individualized Learning to provide students with programs customized to their educational needs. Currently we have guidelines for degrees in computer game development, immersive technologies, and computer crime and security.

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