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Bachelor of Arts in Computer Science

The Bachelor of Arts in Computer Science is less theory intensive than the B.S. degree and integrates a wider variety of liberal arts courses. The B.A. provides flexibility to allow students to tailor their majors to satisfy individual talents and goals. It combines a set of required core courses with the opportunity to choose from among a wide variety of elective courses in the various areas of computer science.

Course Requirements for the BA Major


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Learning Outcomes for the BA in Computer Science

Students will:

  1. Demonstrate understanding of object-oriented programming paradigm;
  2. Demonstrate understanding of algorithm analysis and data structures;
  3. Demonstrate understanding of theoretical foundations of computing;
  4. Demonstrate understanding of theory of programming languages;
  5. Demonstrate understanding of the principles of software engineering;
  6. Demonstrate understanding of domain-specific theory;
  7. Demonstrate understanding of the hardware/software interface;
  8. Demonstrate understanding of computer operating systems;
  9. Demonstrate facility with basic programming constructs;
  10. Demonstrate ability to design and implement object-oriented solutions;
  11. Demonstrate ability to develop domain-specific programs;
  12. Demonstrate professionalism in teamwork; and 
  13. Demonstrate effective oral and written communication.