Computer Science and Information Technology Degrees

 

Mission Statement

Our mission is to provide a fundamental core that establishes the scientific foundation necessary for life long learning and graduate education, and an appropriate variety of educational and research experiences that provide the skills necessary for careers in the information technology industry and to sustain our recognized excellence in teaching and service to students and the community.


Bachelor of Science in Computer Science


The Computer Science program is accredited by the Computing Accreditation Commission of ABET, http://www.abet.org. This program is designed to provide the foundation necessary for computer science graduates to succeed in the computing profession as well as in graduate school. The Computer Science degree offers two concentrations: Scientific and Pre-MBA. Interested in an internship?

 

Program Educational Objectives
  • Graduates will be competent professionals, able to

    • employ a pallet of multiple hardware platforms and software development environments, integrated with the appropriate theoretical constructs, to develop practical solutions to technological problems

    • deploy those solutions and

    • provide for their maintenance and administration.

  • Graduates will be able to effectively integrate research methods, appropriate theory, mathematics, and computational technology to analyze and solve problems encountered in the development of technological solutions.

  • Graduates will be able to assimilate new methodologies and advances in computer technology in an ever-evolving discipline.

  • Graduates will be effective in the elicitation of requirements for a software specification, and the written and oral communication of results to technical and non-technical colleagues and clients.

  • Graduates will be able to work independently and in collaboration with colleagues.

  • Graduates will be able to integrate the ethical standards of the profession and their professional knowledge and skills to contribute to society.

 

The Program Educational Objectives are linked to Student Learning Outcomes which have been mapped to each course in the curriculum.

 
Scientific Concentration

CSBSThe Scientific Concentration provides a comprehensive computer science foundation that prepares students to design and implement software to solve computing problems. It covers applied topics, but emphasizes theoretical understanding of computer science, including an ability to use advanced mathematics to solve scientific problems and to work closely with other scientists to devise new ways of using computers. This concentration is especially appropriate for students wishing to pursue a graduate degree in computer science, leading ultimately to a career in academic or industrial research.

Scientific Concentration Prerequisite Chart

Scientific Previous Curriculum Sheets
2008-2009, 2009-2010, 2010-2011, 2011-2012, 2012-2013, 2013-2014, 2014-2015

 

Pre-MBA Concentration (Previously called Information Systems)

 ISThe Pre-MBA Concentration is intended for students who want to apply computer science in a management setting. Having grown out of a business perspective, this concentration focuses on managing information, projects, and other technical professionals. Although it still contains a significant core of theoretical and applied computer science, the curriculum also includes business and management courses to educate students in the organizational side of computer science, as well as fairly advanced mathematics, enabling students to manage scientific computing projects and personnel more effectively. Upon graduation, students can earn an MBA degree from Southeastern within one year, assuming they take BLAW 231 their graduating semester and meet the admissions requirements for graduate school. 

Pre-MBA (Information Systems) Concentration Prerequisite Chart

Pre-MBA (previously called Information Systems) Previous Curriculum Sheets
2008-2009, 2009-2010, 2010-2011, 2011-2012, 2012-2013, 2013-2014, Pre-MBA: 2014-2015


 

Bachelor of Science in Information Technology

 

BSITThe Bachelor of Science in Information Technology prepares students with practical, hands-on expertise to solve everyday computing problems. This program is accredited by the Computing Accreditation Commission of ABET, http://www.abet.org. High achieving students can apply for the ACE program (Accelerated Computing Engagement) program which is a pathway to earning the Bachelor's in Information Technology in three years and includes several perks including a direct opportunity to an internship experience.

The curriculum includes theoretical computer science topics and enough mathematics for graduates to successfully converse with other computing professionals. However, this concentration focuses much more on the the applications of computer science, and as such does not require as many higher mathematics courses as the other concentrations. As part of this applied focus, students in this concentration satisfy an application area component, a series of electives designed to enable a deeper study of one particular computing application. Careers in this concentration focus on developing, supporting, and administrating the computing technology that has become critical to all organizations.

 

Program Educational Objectives
  • Graduates will be competent professionals, able to:

    • Employ a pallet of multiple hardware platforms and software development environments, integrated with the appropriate theoretical constructs, to develop practical solutions to technological problems,

    • Deploy those solutions, and

    • Provide for their maintenance and administration.

  • Graduates will be able to effectively integrate research methods, appropriate theory, and computational technology to analyze and solve problems encountered in the development of technological solutions.

  • Graduates will be able to assimilate new methodologies and advances in computer technology in an ever-evolving discipline.

  • Graduates will be effective in the elicitation of requirements for a software specification, and the written and oral communication of results to technical and non-technical colleagues and clients.

  • Graduates will be able to work independently and in collaboration with colleagues.

  • Graduates will be able to integrate the ethical standards of the profession and their professional knowledge and skills to contribute to society.

 

The Program Educational Objectives are linked to Student Learning Outcomes which have been mapped to each course in the curriculum.

Curriculum Sheet
2013-2014, 2014-2015 

This program features an Application Area which is essentially a free elective pool; however, students are encouraged to take courses in the following Example Application Areas

 

 

 

 

Information Technology Concentration in CS Degree(Discontinued after 2012-2013)


NOTE: This only affects students who entered the program in Fall 2013.  

Starting in the Fall semester of 2013, the Information Technology Concentration in the Computer Science degree program has been discontinued and replaced with the Bachelor of Science in Information Technology degree program (see below).

Information Technology Concentration Prerequisite Chart

Information Technology Previous Curriculum Sheets 
2008-20092009-20102010-20112011-20122012-2013 (Discontinued after 2012-2013)