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2015-2016 Undergraduate Bulletin 
    
2015-2016 Undergraduate Bulletin [Archived Catalog]

Computer Science (B.S.)


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Program: B.S.
Department of Computer Science
College of Engineering, Technology, and Computer Science

Engineering, Technology, and Computer Science Building 125 ~ 260-481-6803 ~ ipfw.edu/cs


The student learning outcomes for the degree are as follows:

  • An ability to apply knowledge of computing and mathematics appropriate to the discipline.
  • An ability to analyze a problem, and identify and define the computing requirements appropriate to its solution.
  • An ability to design, implement, and evaluate a computer-based system, process, component, or program to meet desired needs.
  • An ability to function effectively on teams to accomplish a common goal.
  • An understanding of professional, ethical, legal, security and social issues and responsibilities.
  • An ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences.
  • An ability to analyze the local and global impact of computing on individuals, organizations, and society.
  • Recognition of the need for and an ability to engage in continuing professional development.
  • An ability to use current techniques, skills, and tools necessary for computing practice.
  • 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 apply design and development principles in the construction of software systems of varying complexity.

This program helps you prepare for a career in computer science and for possible graduate study.

The B.S. program in computer science is accredited by the Computing Accreditation Commission of ABET Inc., 415 North Charles Street, Baltimore, MD 21201, telephone, 410-347-7700. In addition to satisfying the requirements of IPFW (see Part 8 ) and the College of Engineering, Technology, and Computer Science (see Part 4 ), you must complete the following courses. Only computer science courses in which you have earned a grade of C or better can be applied to the degree or used to satisfy prerequisites. A maximum of 10 credits with a grade of D will be accepted in non CS courses.
 

IPFW General Education Requirements Credits: 33


See Part 2 General Education Requirements for approved courses 

Contact the Department of Computer Science for more information.

Category A: Foundational Intellectual Skills


2. Speaking and Listening Credits: 3


3. Quantitative Reasoning Credits: 4


Category B: Interdisciplinary or Creative Ways of Knowing


4. Scientific Ways of Knowing Credits: 3-5


See Part 2 General Education Requirements for approved courses

(at least 3 credits and all outcomes in approved courses)

  • Recommended
  • Select one course from Laboratory Science Sequences (Cr. 3-5).

5. Social and Behavioral Ways of Knowing Credits: 3


See Part 2 General Education Requirements for approved courses

(at least 3 credits and all outcomes in approved courses)

6. Humanistic and Artistic Ways of Knowing Credits: 3


See Part 2 General Education Requirements for approved courses

(at least 3 credits and all outcomes in approved courses)

7. Interdisciplinary or Creative Ways of Knowing Credits: 3


See Part 2 General Education Requirements for approved courses

(at least 3 credits and all outcomes in approved courses)

General Education Electives Credits: 3-5


See Part 2 General Education Requirements for approved courses

(at least 3 credits and all outcomes in approved courses)

Category C: Capstone


See Part 2 General Education Requirements for approved courses

(at least 3 credits and all outcomes in approved courses)

8. Capstone Experience Credits: 3


See Part 2 General Education Requirements for approved courses

(at least 3 credits and all outcomes in an approved course)

Concentration Area Credits: 15


To satisfy the Concentration Area requirement, at least 9 credit hours must be chosen from one concentration. The 6 remaining credit hours may be distributed among the other concentration areas.  With prior written approval from the Department, 3 credit hours may be chosen from CS 49200, CS 49400 or CS 49500.

Advanced Communication Credits: 3


(The advanced communication requirement may be satisfied by any communication or English course with a prerequisite of COM 11400 or ENG W13100.)

Approved Science Courses Credits: 12


A total of 12 credit hours in approved science courses including the Laboratory Science sequence are required. The Scientific Ways of Knowing requirement may be satisfied by taking an appropriate course for the Laboratory Science I or Science elective requirement.

  • Laboratory Science I Cr. 4-5.
  • Laboratory Science II Cr. 4-5.
  • Science Elective Cr. 3-5.

The following Laboratory Science sequences may be used to satisfy the Laboratory Science I and II:

Electives Credits: 5


  • Approved Electives

Total Credits: 120


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