Computer Science Degree (B.S.), Part-time

Why Study Computer Science Part-time?

We are proud to offer a part-time course schedule designed for today’s busy student. Our part-time programs allow students to complete their degree on a timeline that fits their schedules. Courses may be offered year-round in the fall, winter, spring, and two summer sessions.

*Note: For programs that may require day courses Graduate and Continuing Education students register during cross registration or add/drop period.

Requirements for the Computer Science Degree

Requirements for the Computer Science Major

The COMS program of study requires 83 credits in the major, to include 51 credits of direct CAIS study, and 32 credits in the supporting areas of mathematics, physical science, and technical writing (of which, 16 credits simultaneously fulfill four core course requirements). The requirements are as follow:

    Direct CAIS Study - 51 Credits

     

    • CAIS 0102 - Computer Science Principles
    • CAIS 0120 - Computer Science/Program Design I
    • CAIS 0220 - Computer Science/Program Design II
    • CAIS 0230 - Data Structures/Algorithm Analysis
    • CAIS 0236 - Computer Organization and Architecture
    • CAIS 0240 - Software Engineering
    • CAIS 0265 - Introduction to Digital Electronics and Microprocessors
    • CAIS 0302 - Computer Science Seminar
    • CAIS 0305 - Elements of Systems Programming
    • CAIS 0307 - Organization of Programming Languages
    • CAIS 0310 - Database Management
    • CAIS 0339 - Operating Systems
    • CAIS 0347 - Introduction to Networking
    • CAIS 0351 - Introduction to the Theory of Computation
    • CAIS 0363 - Computer Science Senior Project

    One of the following (CAIS A Elective) - 3 Credits:

     

    • CAIS 0301 - Compiler Design
    • CAIS 0337 - Networking and Client/Server Computing
    • CAIS 0341 - Computer Graphics
    • CAIS 0350 - Artificial Intelligence

    One of the following (CAIS B Elective):

     

    • CAIS 0290 - Introduction to Computer Security
    • MATH 0333 - Applied Statistical and Experimental Design
    • Any 3 credit or more 0300-level CAIS-labeled course, excluding CAIS 0353, CAIS 0396, and CAIS 0397, that otherwise is not required of the major.

    Non-CAIS Background and/or Core Courses - 32 credits

     

    • MATH 0105 - Calculus I
    • MATH 0106 - Calculus II
    • MATH 0220 - Discrete Structures
    • MATH 0340 - Mathematical Statistics I
    • ENGL 0392 - Business and Technical Writing
    • Lab Science Elective from the following - 8 credits:BIOL 0128 General Biology II Credits: 4 BIOL 0129 General Biology I Credits: 4 OrCHEM 0109 General Chemistry I Credits: 4 CHEM 0111? General Chemistry II Credits: 4 OrPHSC 0125 Physics I Credits: 4 PHSC 0127 Physics II Credits:4

    Additional Graduation Requirements

    All students must meet the University Graduation Requirements and complete a common core of studies, distributed among the different academic areas as detailed in the Common Core .