BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN COMPUTER SCIENCE TECHNOLOGY DEGREE
Due to the tremendous growth in the technological sector, the need for graduates with marketable computer skills has grown exponentially. The goal for faculty in the Department of Computer Science is to provide students with the advanced conceptual framework and the technical expertise required to meet these new developing markets.
Bachelor of Science Degree
The Computer Science baccalaureate degree program is modeled in accordance with guidelines established by the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET). Students select one of three options: Business, Information Security or Mathematics. The total number of semester hours required for graduation is 128 for the Business and Information Security options and 132-136 for the Math option.
Students desiring to minor in Computer Science must complete 21 semester credit hours. Specific course requirements include COS 107, 108, 109, 301, 310 and 340.
Students desiring a minor in Computer Information Systems must complete 21 semester credit hours. Specific course requirements include COS 101, 107, 200, 232, 300, 410, and two 1-credit courses from COS 120-130.
Any student pursuing a secondary teacher education major may elect to obtain an endorsement valid in grades 5-12 for teaching Computer Science. This requires the completion of 23 semester credit hours. This teaching endorsement satisfies the Kentucky Department of Education requirements (704 KAR 20:340).
Graduates develop a high level of programming and systems analysis skills using microcomputer hardware. The faculty members are committed to providing high quality instruction with small class size, individualized tutoring and academic counseling. Internships and cooperative work-related experiences with regional computerized industries are encouraged. Graduates have found employment in the fields of government, banking, insurance, telecommunications, and computer technology. Students may move into the Masters program offered at KSU which also offers three options. They have also chosen to continue studying for advanced degrees at Ph.D. granting institutions across the country.