About this Bachelor's Degree
The baccalaureate program of study, offered only at the university’s Gulf Park campus, provides a curriculum based on courses in the liberal arts and sciences and culminating in upper-division computer science courses.
The program requires 62 credit hours of non-computer science courses and 62 major-area credit hours (a minimum of 42 hours with CS prefix) for a total of 124 credit hours.
The purpose of the program is to prepare the graduates for entry-level positions in a variety of software engineering/information technology industries and provide the foundation for graduate study as well.
The curricula prepare students to become software professionals and strengthen the overall technological workforce on the Gulf Coast.
- Students will develop abilities to apply their knowledge of computing and mathematics
- Students will acquire knowledge, skills and abilities to analyze a problem and identify and define the computing requirements that are appropriate to its solution.
- Students will acquire knowledge, skills and abilities to design, implement and evaluate a computer-based system, process, component, or program to meet desired needs
- Students will develop an ability to function effectively on teams to accomplish a common goal
- Students will develop an understanding of professional, ethical, legal, security, and social issues and responsibilities
- Students will develop an ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences.
- Students will develop an ability to analyze local and global impacts of computing on individuals, organizations and society.
- Students will recognize the need for, and develop an ability to engage in, continuous professional development.
- Students will develop an ability to use current techniques, skills and tools necessary for computing practices.
- Students will develop an ability to apply mathematical foundations, algorithmic principles, and computer science theory in modeling and design of computer-based systems in a way that demonstrates comprehension of the tradeoffs involved in design choices.
- Students will develop an ability to apply design and development principles in the construction of software systems of varying complexity.