Jun 05, 2020  
2018-2019 Academic Catalog 
2018-2019 Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Bachelor of Science, Computer Science (Program Description)

Total Degree Credits: 120

The Computer Science program is a high-quality program focused on education and research. The program is a STEM education based program that yields highly skilled graduates who have strong knowlege in the fundamentals of Computer Science and who are able to apply that knowledge to design and implement solutions for arising problems. The program prepares students for clear and concises communication when working in a team environment and for careers in industry, government, and academia.

Program Educational Objectives

Updated, March 2019

  1. Graduates demonstrate growth in professional development through graduate study or professional training.
  2. Graduates demonstrate effective team work as members and leaders in professional environments.
  3. Graduates demonstrate employability in industry, government, and entrepreneurial endeavors.

Student Outcomes

a) An ability to apply knowledge of computing and mathematics appropriate to the program’s student outcomes and to the discipline

b) An ability to analyze a problem, and identify and define the computing requirements appropriate to its solution

c) An ability to design, implement, and evaluate a computer-based system, process, component, or program to meet desired needs

b) An ability to function effectively on teams to accomplish a common goal

e) An understanding of professional, ethical, legal, security and social issues and responsibilities

f) An ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences

g) An ability to analyze the local and global impact of computing on individuals, organizations, and society

h) Recognition of the need for and an ability to engage in continuing professional development

i) An ability to use current techniques, skills, and tools necessary for computing practice.

j) An 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.

k) An ability to apply design and development principles in the construction of software systems of varying complexity.


College Skills (1) & Co-Curricular

All majors are required to complete an approved internship/professional experience prior to graduation.

General Education (37)

Click here to view the complete list of General Education  offerings. The State of Florida requires a minimum of 36 credit hours of general education for the baccalaureate degree. The following are required for the B.S. in Computer Science.

Capstone Design Sequence (6)

Concentrations (12)

Students choose 12 credits from one concentration area.

Advanced Topics

Choose from courses in any concentration and/or from the list of Computer Science Electives.

Game Development & Simulation

All Game Development and Simulation students take these courses.

Information Assurance and Cyber Security

All Information Assurance and Cyber Security students take these courses.