Nov 11, 2019  
2010-2012 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2010-2012 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Computer Science (BS)


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Computer Science Department

 

The major in computer science emphasizes modern approaches to software and hardware development and requires mastery of abstract concepts. Theoretical subjects are included for essential conceptual foundations along with practical applications of theory. Computer science majors are offered an entrance to all facets of the dynamic computer field. This degree offers solid preparation for graduate study in computer science or applied areas involving computing.

SRU Computer Science is accredited by the Computing Accreditation Commission of ABET, 111 Market Place Suite 1050, Baltimore, MD 21202, (410) 347-7700.

Graduation requirements for all students pursuing the bachelor of science degree with the major of computer science include a minimum 2.000 quality point average in courses taken at Slippery Rock University that will fulfill the major requirements stated below under Required Courses and Required Electives, and a minimum 2.000 quality point average in all course-work completed at Slippery Rock University.

For transfer students to earn the bachelor of science degree with a major in computer science, the required course work for the major must include a minimum of six computer science courses (18 credits) at the 200 level or above, at least two of which must be at the 400 level, and completed at Slippery Rock University.

New Concentration in BioInformatics - Computer Science is available as an optional component to the B.S. Computer Science.

 

Requirements for the Major


Required Electives - Credits: 9


(Maximum of 3 credits from CPSC 236 and CPSC 217)

Required Mathematics Courses - Credits: 15


 Taking MATH131 will require an additional math course to bring this block up to 15 credits. Recommended courses are MATH231, 235, or 240.

Required Science Courses - Credits: 7-8


Choose a two course sequence in Chemistry, Biology, Physics or Environmental Geoscience. See Major Curriculum Guide for course selections.

Additional Mathematics or Science Courses


Select additional Mathematics or Science courses to total 30 credits of combined Math/Science courses. See Major Curriculum Guide for course selections.


 

Concentration in BioInformatics - Computer Science


Advances in genetics and molecular biology, and the impetus of the genome project, has generated a need for using computational sciences to understand biochemical processes. The proposed concentration is to prepare students in the interdisciplinary area of BioInformatics consisting of coursework from biology, computer science, chemistry and mathematics. The concentration in BioInformatics will allow students to either obtain jobs or pursue graduate school in the areas of bioinformatics, cellular and systems biology, genomics and proteomics, molecular structural biology, biochemistry, drug discovery, drug design, protein structure, gene finding and genome assembly to name a few.

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