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2016-2018 Undergraduate Catalog 
2016-2018 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Computing (BS) - Computer Science Concentration

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Computer Science Department


The Computer Science Concentration is the science of computing which deals with the theoretical and algorithmic foundations of computation. Students take an extensive core of computer science courses, as well as classes in mathematics. Traditionally, computer scientists work in designing and implementing software, devising new ways to use computers, and developing effective ways to solve computing problems. Growth in computer and communication technologies and their applications has been vigorous, resulting in a wide range of computer-related skills needed by business, industry and government. Today computer science graduates can find jobs as systems and application programmers, systems analysts/managers, network specialists, database experts, customer support personnel, technical writers and independent consultants to name a few.

Graduation requirements for all students pursuing the bachelor of science degree with the major of Computing: Computer Science include a minimum of 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 coursework completed at the university.

For transfer students to earn the bachelor of science degree with a major in Computing: Computer Science, the required coursework must include a minimum of four computer science courses (12 credits), at least two of which must be numbered 400 or above, completed at Slippery Rock University.

Requirements for the Major - Credits: 54

Computer Science Concentration Electives - Credits: 9

Select 3 courses in sequence from one of the following areas:

Mobile Graphics/Games:

Robotics & Computer Vision:

Data Analytics:

Concentration in BioInformatics (optional) - Computer Science - Credits: 19

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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