Bachelor of Science
Computer Science majors must complete one of the following concentrations:
Computational Data Analytics: CSE 4502 or 5717 and three of the following: CSE 4095 (as Dynamic Data Visualization) or OPIM 3804, CSE 4701 or 5701 or OPIM 3221, CSE 4705, CSE 4820 or 5819 or 5820, CSE 5095 (as Social Media Mining and Analysis), CSE 5825 or 5830 or 5835, CSE 5707 or OPIM 3803, CSE 5713 or OPIM 3802.
Naval Science and Technology: The concentration in Naval Science and Technology is designed to expose students to engineering concepts and topics of importance to the Navy and industries that support naval science and technology. It is focused on facilitating interactions between students and naval professionals as well as hands-on and experiential activities related to senior design projects or independent study projects that have naval science and technology connections.
All Computer Science majors must also complete nine credits of Naval Science and Technology Coursework topics, distributed as follows:
- At least three credits of ENGR 3109.
- Six credits from the following courses with at least one course outside the senior design sequence: CSE 4095, 4099, 4939W, 4940.
Students electing to complete the concentration must do so in their primary major, and as such select elective coursework from their primary discipline. Students electing to use their Senior Design course sequence must have their project topic approved by both their departmental senior design coordinator and either the director of the Navy STEM Program or the Associate Dean for Undergraduate Education.
Students electing to use Special Topics courses or Independent Study/Research courses must have the course or research topic approved by both their department and either the director of the Navy STEM Program or the Associate Dean for Undergraduate Education. Other courses relevant to naval science and technology may be considered for the concentration by petition to the director of the Navy STEM Program or the Associate Dean of Undergraduate Education. Students may not apply courses used in this concentration to fulfill requirements for other concentrations or minors. The concentration in Naval Science and Technology is restricted to U.S. citizens.
Individually Designed: Students may propose an individually designed concentration to fit their academic or career interests. This will be a minimum of 12 credits at the 2000 level or above, proposed by the student and approved by the student’s advisor and the CSE Department Undergraduate Committee. The expectation is that such a concentration will have a strong unifying theme. This may include non-CSE courses, but the student will still be subject to the required 43 CSE credits.
All Computer Science majors must also complete the following:
- MATH 2210Q and either MATH 2110Q or 2410Q;
- Either STAT 3025Q or 3375Q;
- One two-semester laboratory course sequence from either chemistry or physics: Chemistry: CHEM 1127Q–1128Q, 1137Q–1138Q, or 1147Q–1148Q; Physics: PHYS 1401Q–1402Q, 1501Q–1502Q, or 1601Q–1602Q
- One additional science course from the following list (but not in the same department as the two semester sequence): BIOL 1107, 1108, or 1110; CHEM 1127Q, or 1128Q; PHYS 1401Q, 1402Q, 1502Q, 1601Q, or 1602Q
- Additional CSE courses as required to reach 43 credits in CSE courses;
- Elective courses to reach a minimum of 120 credits.
Further details and course sequences are given in the Computer Science Guide to Course Selection.
The Computer Science program combines a rigorous education in computer science with added coursework in an area outside of computing, in the sciences, business or humanities. With a background that combines computer science and a non-computing discipline, our graduates have the breadth of understanding to apply computer science to other disciplines, which is particularly valuable as computing has become a key aspect of nearly all endeavors.
The Computer Science undergraduate program educational objectives are that our alumni/ae: practice and grow as computing professionals, conducting research and/or leading, designing, developing or maintaining projects in various technical areas of computer science; utilize knowledge and skills in Computer Science effectively for improving the society; and use new technical advancements of Computer Science to produce tangible contributions in the profession.
The Computer Science program is accredited by the Computing Accreditation Commission of ABET, www.abet.org.