Departmental Undergraduate Degree Programs
The Department offers coursework and study in all areas fundamental to Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Information Technology, and Cybersecurity. Four undergraduate programs are offered within the Department which lead to the Bachelor of Science in Computer Science, Bachelor of Science in Computer Engineering, Bachelor of Science in Information Technology, and Bachelor of Science in Cybersecurity. The Computer Engineering program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET. The Computer Science program is accredited by the Computing Accreditation Commission of ABET. The program flowcharts are provided as a guide for the student.The undergraduate catalog remains the definitive reference for all requirements. Departmental electives for the four undergraduate programs are described here. The Department also offer a minor in Computer Science, minor in Information Technology, and certificate in Foundations of Cybersecurity.
The Computer Science program focuses on the design, development, and application of software systems and on the theory of computation. Additional course work in algorithms, discrete structures, object oriented design, data structures, operating systems, digital logic design, computer architecture, and a wide range of advanced electives extend and supplement the core. Program flowcharts are available for the following catalog years: 2008/2009, 2009/2010, 2010/2011, 2011/2012, 2012/2013, 2013/2014, 2014/2015, 2015/2016, 2016/2017, and 2017/2018.
The Computer Engineering program emphasizes the application of engineering principles to the design of computer hardware and software and devotes additional time to issues of computer architecture and advanced topics in hardware design, including extensive laboratory work. Students in this program also acquire a broad background in engineering topics through related coursework in the College. Program flowcharts are available for the following catalog years: 2008/2009, 2009/2010, 2010/2011, 2011/2012, 2012/2013, 2013/2014, 2014/2015, 2015/2016, 2016/2017, and 2017/2018.
The Information Technology program focuses on programming, databases, networking, human-computer interaction, web systems, and cybersecurity to meet the technology requirements of business, government, healthcare, education, and other organizations. Students in this program acquire a combination of fundamental knowledge and practical expertise to solve computing technology problems and meet user needs. Most Information Technology courses are online. Program flowcharts are available for the following catalog years: 2014/2015, 2015/2016, 2016/2017, and 2017/2018.
The Cybersecurity program focuses on technology, people, information, and processes to enable assured cyber operations in the context of adversaries. The program is built on a technical foundation of computing and information technology. Students in this program acquire a background in cybersecurity related to information, software, systems, users, and organizations including aspects of policy, human factors, risk management, ethics, and impact on society. Many Cybersecurity courses are online. The program flowchart is available from the Department Advisor, John Morgan.
Computer Science Minor
The Department offers a minor in Computer Science. Information about the minor can be found in the undergraduate catalog.
Information Technology Minor
The Department offers a minor in Information Technology. Information about the minor can be found in the undergraduate catalog.
Foundations of Cybersecurity Certificate
The Department offers a certificate in Foundations of Cyber Security. Information about the certificate can be found in the undergraduate catalog.