Bachelor of Science in Computer Science

The Bachelor of Science in Computer Science has four basic components:

  1. General Education & Institutional Requirements
  2. Core Discipline Requirements
  3. Discipline Elective Requirements
  4. Electives: college-level courses from any prefix to meet Graduation Requirements

Institutional Requirement in Computer Literacy

The DSU Computer Literacy requirement is fulfilled by successfully completing the Computer Science Core Requirement courses CS 1400 Fundamentals of Programming and CS 1410 Object Oriented Programming.

DSU General Education & Institutional Requirements

All DSU General Education and Institutional requirements must be fulfilled. A previously earned degree may fulfill those requirements, but courses must be equivalent to DSU’s minimum General Education standards in American Institutions, English, and Mathematics.

Institutional Requirement in Computer Literacy
Computer Literacy0-6
General Education Core Requirements
English3-7
Information Literacy0-1
Mathematics3-5
American Institutions3-6
Life Sciences 3-10
Physical Sciences3-5
Laboratory Science0-1
Fine Arts3
Literature/Humanities3
Social & Behavioral Sciences3
Exploration 3-5
Two (2) Global & Cultural Perspectives Courses0-6
Computer Science Core Requirements
CS 1400Fundamentals of Programming3
CS 1410Object Oriented Programming3
CS 2420Introduction to Algorithms and Data Structures3
CS 2450Software Engineering3
CS 2810Computer Organization and Architecture3
CS 3005Programming in C++3
CS 3200Web Application Development I3
CS 3400Operating Systems 13
or CS 3410 Distributed Systems
CS 3510Advanced Algorithms/Data Structures3
CS 3520Programming Languages3
CS 3530Computational Theory3
CS 3600Graphics Programming3
CS 4300Artificial Intelligence3
CS 4307Database Design & Management3
CS 4550Compilers3
CS 4600Senior Project3
Math & Science Core Requirements
CS 3310Discrete Mathematics3
MATH 1210Calculus I4
MATH 1220Calculus II4
BIOL 1610
BIOL 1615
Principles of Biology I
and Principles of Biology I Lab
5
PHYS 2210
PHYS 2215
Physics/Scientists Engineers I
and Physics/Scientists Engineers Lab
5
Math & Science Elective Requirements
Complete eight (8) credits from the following, one of which must have a MATH prefix:
MATH 2210Multivariable Calculus4
MATH 2270Linear Algebra3
MATH 2280Ordinary Differential Equation3
MATH 3400Probability & Statistics3
BIOL 1620
BIOL 1625
Principles of Biology II
and Principles of Biology II Lab
5
CHEM 1210
CHEM 1215
Principles of Chemistry I
and Principles of Chemistry I Lab
5
CHEM 1220
CHEM 1225
Principles of Chemistry II
and Principles of Chemistry II Lab
5
PHYS 2220
PHYS 2225
Physics/Scientists EngineersII
and Physics/Scientists Engineers II Lab
5
Computer Science Elective Requirements
Complete at least nine (9) credits from the following (courses used to complete Core Discipline Requirements may not be repeated here):
CS 3010Mobile Application Development for Android3
CS 3020Mobile Application Development: iOS3
CS 3400Operating Systems 13
or CS 3410 Distributed Systems
CS 3440Software Practices3
CS 3500Application Development3
CS 4200Web Application Development II3
CS 4920RInternship1-3
CS 4990Sem in Computer Science3
CS 4991RCompetitive Programming0.5
IT 3100Systems Design and Administration I3
IT 3110Systems Design and Administration II3
IT 4200Advanced Web Delivery3
IT 4500Information Security3
WEB 1400Web Design I: Fundamentals3
WEB 3400Web Design II: Essentials3
1

If not used to fulfill core requirement.

NOTE: A course may only be used to fulfill one program requirement. Dual-listed courses may only be used once to fill requirements. Consult course descriptions in this catalog to verify dual-listed courses.

Graduation Requirements

  1. Complete a minimum of 120 college-level credits (1000 and above).
  2. Complete at least 40 upper-division credits (3000 and above).
  3. Complete at least 30 upper-division credits at DSU for institutional residency.
  4. Cumulative GPA 2.0 or higher.
  5. Grade C- or higher in each Core Discipline and Elective Requirement course.

Graduation Plan 

Plan of Study Grid
1st Year
Fall SemesterHours
CIT 1001 FYE: Computer & Information Technology 1
CS 1400 Fundamentals of Programming ( CS 1400 & CS 1410 meet Computer Literacy requriement) 3
ENGL 1010 Introduction to Writing 3
LIB 1010 Information Literacy 1
MATH 1210 Calculus I meets General Education (Mathematics) 4
CS Elective (WEB 1400) 3
 Hours15
Spring Semester
BIOL 1610
BIOL 1615
Principles of Biology I
and Principles of Biology I Lab meets General Education (Life Sciences & Lab Science)
5
CS 1410 Object Oriented Programming ( CS 1400 & CS 1410 meet Computer Literacy) 3
MATH 1220 Calculus II 4
ENGL 2010 Interm Writing Selected Topics: 3
 Hours15
2nd Year
Fall Semester
PHYS 2210
PHYS 2215
Physics/Scientists Engineers I
and Physics/Scientists Engineers Labmeets General Education (Physical Sciences)
5
CS 2810 Computer Organization and Architecture 3
CS 3005 Programming in C++ 3
CS 2420 Introduction to Algorithms and Data Structures 3
General Elective 2
 Hours16
Spring Semester
CS 2450 Software Engineering 3
CS 3600 Graphics Programming 3
Math/Science Core 5
Math/Science Elective 3
 Hours14
3rd Year
Fall Semester
CS 3410 Distributed Systems 3
CS 3520 Programming Languages 3
CS 3310 Discrete Mathematics 3
General Education (American Institutions) 3
General Education (Literature/Humanities) 3
 Hours15
Spring Semester
CS 3510 Advanced Algorithms/Data Structures 3
CS 4550 Compilers 3
CS 3000, 4000, or 4010 3
General Education (Social & Behavioral Sciences) 3
General Education (Fine Arts) 3
 Hours15
4th Year
Fall Semester
CS 3530 Computational Theory 3
CS 4300 Artificial Intelligence 3
CS 4307 Database Design & Management 3
General Education (Global & Cultural Perspectives) 3
General Education (Exploration) 3
 Hours15
Spring Semester
CS 4600 Senior Project 3
CS 4550 3
CS Elective 3
General Education (Global & Cultural Perspectives) 3
General Elective 3
 Hours15
 Total Hours120