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B.S. Degree in Computer Science {20-21}

B.S. Degree in Computer Science

Description
Students completing a BS in Computer Science at MSUM will be able to competently develop computer software and will be able to communicate, to technical and non-technical audiences, about computers and computation through writing and speech. To receive the B.S. Degree in Computer Science, the student must meet the minimum university requirements and specific requirements for the program. Completion of 120 credits is required for this degree which includes the Liberal Arts and Sciences Core (42 credits).

Student Learning Outcomes

  • Students will be able to competently develop computer software.
  • Students will be able to communicate, to technical and non-technical audiences, about computers and computation through writing and speech.
  • Students will possess competitive and comprehensive discipline-specific content knowledge.
  • Students will be able to solve problems in their careers.

Core Requirements ( 44 credits )

CSIS 152 Introduction to Computers and Programming I-a (3)
CSIS 153 Introduction to Computers and Programming I-b (3)
CSIS 252 Introduction to Computers and Programming II (3)
CSIS 304 Databases (3)
CSIS 316 Ethics in the Information Age (3)
CSIS 320 Architecture (4) 
CSIS 340 Software Engineering (3) 
CSIS 349 Networks and Data Communications (3)
CSIS 349L Networks and Data Communications Lab (1)
CSIS 352 Advanced Concepts in Programming (3) 
CSIS 430 Operating Systems (4) 
CSIS 455 Compilers (4)
CSIS 446 Intelligent and Predictive Systems (3)
CSIS 450 Programming Languages (3) 
CSIS 492 Senior Seminar (1)

Program Requirements

A student must complete an Experiential Learning Component before graduation.  This learning component will be automatically met by taking either CSIS 469 or CSIS 492. Other ways to complete it include:

  • Participation in Academic Competitions (example: programming contest)
  • Participation in the Student Academic Conference (poster or presentation)
  • Faculty/Student Research Projects
  • Study Abroad
  • Military Service with CSIS related experience
  • Employment related to the student’s major
  • Job Shadowing
  • Community volunteer work related to the student’s major (example: through ACM)

Related Requirements ( 20 credits )

COMM 100 Speech Communication (3)
ENGL 387 Technical Report Writing (3)
MATH 261 Calculus I (4) or
MATH 229 Topics in Calculus (3) 
MATH 210 Concepts from Discrete Mathematics (3)
MATH 234 Introduction to Probability and Statistics (3) or 
MATH 335 Intermediate Probability and Statistics I (3) 
CHEM 150/CHEM 150L General Chemistry I and Lab (4) or
PHYS 160 College Physics I and Lab (4) or 
PHYS 200 General Physics I and Lab (4)

Restricted Electives ( 12 credits )

Students must choose twelve elective credits from the listed courses. At least nine of the twelve elective credits must be at or above the 300 level.

CSIS 241 Introduction to Web Design & Development (3)
CSIS 290 Special Topics (1-3)
CSIS 311 Server-Side Scripting (3)
CSIS 335 Graphical User Interface Programming (3)
CSIS 336 C#.Net Programming (3)
CSIS 341 System and Network Administration (3)
CSIS 360 Linux Programming and Development Tools (3)
CSIS 365 Mobile Application Development & Programming
CSIS 405 E-Commerce Technology (3)
CSIS 433 Design, Implementation and Support of Information Systems (3)
CSIS 441 Network Security (3)
CSIS 469 Internship (up to 3 applied)
CSIS 490 Topics in Computer Science and Information Systems (1-3)
CSIS 494 Undergraduate Research (1-3)