Bachelor of Science in Computer Science
The Bachelor of Science in Computer Science degree offers a curriculum in the study of the software aspects of computer systems including the study of algorithms and data structures, programming languages, software methodology and tools, data management and analysis.
- EXPERT: Graduates of the Computer Science program are employable as computing professionals and will be recognized by their employers as well-prepared for their career in computing
- AGILE: Graduates understand that education is a lifelong process and are well prepared for continuing studies, including graduate studies.
- ENGAGED: Graduates demonstrate appreciation for the professional, social, ethical and leadership roles of computing professionals.
- FOCUSED: Graduates have a set of software theory and development skills that emphasizes software construction, team-based project management, and experience with contemporary software development tools/paradigms.
Computer Science Courses (20 hours)
- CS 1180 Computer Science I or CS 1161 Intro to Computer Programming II
- CS 1181 Computer Science II
- CS 3100 Data Structures and Algorithms
- CS 3180 Comparative Languages
- CS 4000 Social Implications of Computing
- CS 2210 Logic for Computer Scientists or CS 3200 Theoretical Foundations of Computing
Computer Engineering Courses (20 hours)
- CEG 2350 Operating Systems Concepts and Usage
- CEG 3310 Computer Organization
- CEG 4410 Introduction to Software Engineering
- CEG 4350 Operating Systems Internals and Design
- CEG 4980 Team Projects I
- CEG 4981 Team Projects II
CS/CEG Electives (18 hours)
- At least 12 hours must be at the 4000 level
Mathematics and Statistics Courses (9-11 hours)
- MTH 2530 Elementary Linear Algebra
- MTH 2570 Discrete Math for Computing or CS 2200 Discrete Structures and their Algorithms
- STT 3600 Applied Statistics I or ISE 2211 Statistics for Engineers
General Electives (11 hours)
- Electives from any area of study approved by the Department of Computer Science and Engineering
Wright State Core (40-42 hours)
Students who complete the BS in computer science will have:
- 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.
- an ability to design and conduct experiments, coupled with an ability to analyze and interpret data, and report the results of the interpretation.
- an ability to apply design and development principles to design, implement, and evaluate software systems (computer-based systems, processes, components, or programs) of varying complexity to meet desired needs.
- an ability to function effectively on teams to accomplish a common goal.
- an ability to identify, formulate, and solve computer oriented problems as appropriate to the discipline of computer science.
- an understanding of professional, ethical, legal, security and social issues and responsibilities.
- an ability to communicate effectively in written (prose as well as mathematical, scientific,and engineering notations in technical reports), graphical (diagrams, charts, visualizations, animations), and oral (discussions with colleagues, group meetings, and formal presentations) forms.
- the broad education necessary to understand the impact of science and technology in a contemporary global and societal context: relevant to being a productive and contributing citizen at the local, national, and international levels.
- a recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in life-long learning of computer science and related topics.
- an ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern tools necessary for professional computing practice such as software development environments, modern programming languages, and computer hardware components.