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Computer Studies Degree Requirements

Software Engineering & Information Management Major - 48 Credit Hours

The student must complete all of the following:

COMP 141 Hardware Organization

COMP 165 Operating Systems

COMP 221 Foundations of Computing Systems

COMP 235 Python Programming

COMP 270 Web Page Programming I .

COMP 321 Adv. Programming with Visual Basic

COMP 333 Software Engineering

COMP 360 Introduction to Networking

COMP 365 Routing and Switching Essentials for Networks

COMP 380 Database Management Systems I

COMP 430 Visual Basic Application

COMP 434 Management Information Systems

COMP 495 Computer Studies Capstone Project

The student must complete three of the following:

COMP 240 Introduction to Linux

COMP 335 Advanced Python Programming

COMP 375 Web Page Programming II

COMP 433 Software Engineering II

COMP 470 Database Management Systems II

Network Management & System Administration Major-48 Credit Hours

The student must complete all of the following:

COMP 141 Hardware Organization

COMP 165 Operating Systems

COMP 221 Foundations of Computing Systems

COMP 235 Python Programming

COMP 240 Introduction to Linux

COMP 321 Adv. Programming with Visual Basic

COMP 360 Introduction to Networks

COMP 365 Routing and Switching Essentials for Networks

COMP 434 Management Information Systems

COMP 455 Server and Network Management

COMP 458 Virtualized Systems

COMP 463 Scaling Networks

COMP 483 Connecting Networks

COMP 484 Fundamentals of Network Security

COMP 495 Computer Studies Capstone Project

EMGT 305 Cyberwarfare

Network Management & System Administration with Emphasis in Forensic Computing Major- 48 Credit Hours

The student must complete all of the following:

COMP 141 Hardware Organization

COMP 165 Operating Systems

COMP 221 Foundations of Computing Systems

COMP 235 Python Programming

COMP 240 Introduction to Linux

COMP 305 Foundations of Computer Forensics

COMP 335 Advanced Python Programming

COMP 360 Introduction to Networks

COMP 365 Routing and Switching Essentials for Networks

COMP 495 Computer Studies Capstone Project

CRIM 200 Criminal Law

CRIM 205 Criminal Procedures

CRIM 230 Crime & Delinquency

CRIM 305 Criminal Investigation

EMGT 210 Risk Analysis

EMGT 305 Cyberwarfare

Computer Technology Minor- 18 Credit Hours

A student seeking a Computer Technology Minor will complete 18 credit hours of any courses with a COMP prefix.  The student may only take six credit hours at the 100 level.

Computer Programming Minor- 15 Credit Hours

The student must complete all of the following:

COMP 131 Foundations of Computing Systems

COMP 231 Adv. Programming with Visual Basic

COMP 225 Java Programming

        or COMP 235 Python Programming

COMP 331 C++ Programming

COMP 431 C++ Programming II

Database Management Minor- 15 Credit Hours

The student must complete all of the following:

COMP 131 Foundations of Computing Systems

COMP 200 Information Mgmt. & Data Analysis

COMP 231 Advanced Programming w/Visual Basic

COMP 380 Database Management Systems I

COMP Non-Application Computer Elective

         or BSHS 210 Statistical Analysis

Web Page Administration Minor- 18 Credit Hours

The student must complete all of the following:

ARTS 115 Foundation of Graphic Applications

ARTS 335 Web Design

COMP 131 Foundations of Computing Systems

COMP 270 Web Page Programming I

COMP 375 Web Page Programming II

COMP 380 Database Management Systems

Science & Technology Minor- 17-19 Credit Hours

Students will take one course from each of the three subject areas in science:

Life Sciences:
BIOL 110* General Biology: The Study of Life and Our Role in It 

BIOL 102* Environmental Awareness

Physical Sciences:
CHEM 120* Concepts in Chemistry

CHEM 123 General Chemistry I

PHYS 118 Introduction to Physical Science

PHYS 221 General Physics I

Earth and Space Science:
PHYS 145 General Geology

PHYS 119 Earth-Space Science

PHYS 133 Astronomy

Students will choose (6) six hours from Statistics, the Computer Studies Department or from a related technology-rich application. Only four hours of application courses will count towards the minor. The requirements may be met from any of the following:

  • A Statistics Course
  • Any courses from the Computer Studies Dept.
  • Technology-related courses (with approval from the Computer Studies Dept.)