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B.S.C.S. in Computer Science

Description

The goal of the B.S.C.S. program is to give each student a thorough professional education in contemporary computer science while allowing sufficient flexibility for the student to pursue individual interests in related technical fields.

Minimum Total Credit Hours: 127

Goals/Mission Statement

The Department of Computer and Information Science has established the following educational objectives for the B.S.C.S. program as effecitve members of the computer science profession:

  1. Graduates demonstrate the ability to solve computing problems commensurate with their levels of professional experience.
  2. Graduates demonstrate the ability to contribute effectively to the benefits of teams.
  3. Graduates continue to update their professional knowledge and skills to adapt to the changes in technology and the evolving needs of society and the workplace.

To accomplish these objectives, the department has defined the following program outcomes for the B.S.C.S. program. That is, the program seeks to develop the following capabilities in its students:

The goals and objectives of the B.S.C.S. program are consistent with the mission statement of The University of Mississippi.

General Education Requirements

Candidates for the B.S.C.S. degree must successfully complete the following general education requirements: 6 hours from Writ 100/101 and Writ 102/Liba 102; 3 hours of literature chosen from Engl 221-226; 8 hours of laboratory science chosen from Chem 105, 106, 115, 116 or Phys 211, 212, 221, 222 or Bisc 160, 161, 162, 163; 6 hours from Math 261 and 262; 3 hours from Spch 102 or Spch 105; 6 hours of social science chosen from anthropology, economics, political science, psychology, and sociology; 3 hours of humanities chosen from classics, English, history, modern languages (200 level and above), philosophy, religion, and Southern studies; 3 hours of fine arts chosen from courses in the history, appreciation, and criticism of art, dance, music, and theatre arts (Courses emphasizing the enhancement of skills and performance are not acceptable.); 3 additional hours of fine arts or humanities.

Course Requirements

Candidates for the B.S.C.S. degree must successfully complete the following requirements in addition to the general education requirements: 12 hours from Math 301, 302, 375, and either 263 or 319; 6 additional hours of science electives chosen from the laboratory science courses listed above or from Astr 103, 104, Chem 221, 222, Geol 101, 102, 103, 104, 105 (except not both Geol 101 and 104), and biology, chemistry, physics, and geology courses at the 300-level and above; (If a science course has a separate, but coordinated laboratory course, the student is strongly encouraged to enroll for the laboratory section as well as the lecture section.) 4 hours from El E 235, 236; 31 hours from Csci 111, 112, 211, 223, 300, 311, 387, 423, 433, 450, and 487; 15 hours of computer science electives chosen from 300 level and above or other approved electives; 18 hours of course work for an approved minor or other technical electives chosen in consultation with the academic advisor.

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