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B.S.C.S. in Computer Science


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

Mission Statement

The Department of Computer and Information Science at the University of Mississippi seeks to provide high-quality programs of instruction, research, and service and to refine them continuously to meet the evolving needs of its students and society. Toward this end, the Department shall: * enable its undergraduate students to master the fundamental principles of computing and to develop the skills needed to solve practical problems using contemporary computer-based technologies and practices; * empower its graduate students to understand advanced concepts, develop new technologies and methods, and expand the base of fundamental knowledge; * cultivate a community of professionals that encourages scholarship and facilitates both applied and theoretical research; * serve its constituents in government, industry, and the public as a resource on state-of-the-art computing science and information technology.

BSCS Program Educational Objectives

As effective 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 benefit of teams
  3. Graduates continue to update their professional knowledge and skills to adapt to changes in technology and the evolving needs of society and the workplace

BSCS Student Outcomes

In keeping with the accreditation of the BSCS program by ABET, Inc., the Department helps students have the ability to:

General Education Requirements

Candidates for the B.S.C.S. degree must successfully complete the following general education requirements:

Course Requirements

Candidates for the B.S.C.S. degree must successfully complete the following requirements in addition to the general education requirements:


Students can earn an emphasis in either computer security or data science by completing the 15 hours of required Csci 300+ electives as follows:

Computer Security Emphasis:

Data Science Emphasis:

*Note that a student may earn at most ONE emphasis on the B.S.C.S. degree.


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