DEPARTMENT OF COMPUTER SCIENCE 

Quoc-Nam Tran, Department Head

 

Computer Science and Information Technology

The Department of Computer Science offers a four-year program leading to the Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science and a four-year program leading to the Bachelor of Science in Information Technology. Both programs are accredited by the Computing Accreditation Commission of ABET, http://www.abet.org. These programs are designed to provide the foundation necessary for computer science graduates to succeed in the computing profession as well as in graduate school.

 

The department also offers courses in computing applications designed to meet the needs of students in other disciplines.

 

Majors

Students wishing to major, or co-major, in Computer Science or Information Technology must complete the following:

  1. Forty-eight or more hours of computer science course work as specified in the curriculum below.
  2. Six or more semester hours of mathematics course work as specified in the curriculum below.
  3. Fifteen or more semester hours of science course work as specified in the curriculum below.
  4. Thirty or more semester hours of broad, general education course work.

 

In addition, students must complete a departmentally specified comprehensive computer science examination in their final semester.

 

Progression Requirements for the Discipline

Students intending to major in Computer Science or Information Technology should inform the Department of Computer Science of their intention as early as possible in their academic career. By the time they have earned 45 hours at Southeastern,* students wishing to continue a major in Computer Science or Industrial Technology must pass Computer Science 161 with a “C” or better, or they must declare another major. Students who have declared a Computer Science major must pass Mathematics 200 with a “C” or better by the time they have earned 60 hours at Southeastern.*  If they are unable to achieve this milestone, they can change their major to Information Technology. Students with exceptional circumstances must have an alternative progression plan approved by the Department Head.

*Note that credit hours transferred from other institutions are not included in these total hours earned.

 

Honors Diploma in the Discipline

For information on earning Sophomore Honors Distinction, Upper Division Honors Distinction, or the Honors Diploma, please consult The University Honors Program section of this catalogue, the Director of the Honors Program, and/or your Department Head. 

 

Minors

The Computer Science minor consists of the following eighteen semester hours of course work in Computer Science: CMPS 161, CMPS 257 or MATH 223, CMPS 280, CMPS 285, CMPS 390 and three credits from CMPS 401, 411, 439, or 450.

 

The Information Technology minor consists of eighteen semester hours of course work in Computer Science: CMPS 161, 280, 285, 294 and six credits from CMPS 315, 329, 339, or 394.

 

The Computer Technology minor consists of eighteen semester hours of course work in Computer Science. CMPS 101, 110, 120 and three courses from: CMPS 204, 209, 210, 225, 233, 235, 333, and 335.