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College of Arts and Sciences

BA in Computer Science

The Bachelor of Arts in Computer Science gives you the flexibility to tailor your curriculum to satisfy your individual talents and goals. The program combines a set of required core courses with a wide variety of elective courses in the various areas of computer science.

About the Major

 

The Bachelor of Arts in Computer Science gives you the flexibility to choose from a wide variety of electives in the various areas of computer science, while completing a set of core courses.  

Degree Requirements  

You must complete a total of 44 credits that includes a combination of courses in computer science, mathematics, and electives.

Required Courses

Among the required courses are:

  • Fundamentals of Computing I and II
  • Architecture and Assembly Language  
  • Concepts of Programming Languages  
  • Software Development  
  • Calculus I

For more information, and to see a complete list of degree requirements, visit the Course Catalog.

Additional Requirements

You are required to complete 15 additional credits with at least one course taken in two of the three breadth areas of Systems, Applications, and Theory. Examples include:

  • Computer Networks  
  • Introduction to Internet Programming
  • Data Mining  
  • Computer Graphics  
  • Formal Languages and Automata  
  • Algorithms and Complexity 

For more information, and to see a complete list of additional requirements, visit the Course Catalog.

Learning Outcomes

 

Bachelor of Arts in Computer Science students will be able to:

  • Analyze a complex computing problem and to apply principles of computing and other relevant disciplines to identify solutions.

  • Design, implement, and evaluate a computing-based solution to meet a given set of computing requirements in the context of the program’s discipline.

  • Apply computer science theory and software development fundamentals to produce computing-based solutions.

  • Communicate and function effectively in a variety of professional contexts and team-based roles.

     

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