2020-2021 Undergraduate/Online Catalog 
    
    Sep 22, 2020  
2020-2021 Undergraduate/Online Catalog

Computer and Information Science, Individualized Concentration/Computer Information Science, Scientific Computing Concentration, B.S. /M.S.


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The undergraduate hours consist of: 1) 18 semester hours of Foundations courses, 2) 30 semester hours of General Education, 3) 13 semester hours of Experiential Learning, and 4) 35 semester hours of Computer & Information Science program courses, and 5) 15 semester hours of Computer Science concentration courses. The graduate hours consists of: 1) 15 semester hours of Computer Information Science core courses, 2) 6 semester hours of Computer Information Science Experiential Learning, and 3) 15 semester hours of Scientific Computing courses.

BS Computer and Information Science Requirements (35 semester hours):


BS Individualized Concentration Requirements (15 semester hours):


  • 300-400 level CISC courses (not required in Core) (9 semester hours)
  • 400 level CISC courses (not required in Core) (6 semester hours)

MS Computer Information Science Requirements (15 semester hours):


  • CISC 520 - Data Engineering & Mining (3 semester hours)
  • CISC 525 - Big Data Architecture (3 semester hours)
  • CISC 530 - Computing Systems Architecture (3 semester hours)
  • CISC 603 - Theory of Computation (3 semester hours)
  • CISC 610 - Data Structures & Algorithms (3 semester hours)

MS Scientific Computing Concentration Requirements (15 semester hours):


  • CISC 600 - Scientific Computing I (3 semester hours)
  • CISC 601 - Scientific Computing II (3 semester hours)
  • CISC 614 - Computer Simulation (3 semester hours)
     
  • Elective (3 semester hours)
    or
  • CISC 691 - Current Topics in Scientific Computing (3 semester hours)
     
  • Elective (3 semester hours)
    or
  • CISC 681 - Special Topics in Scientific Computing (3 semester hours)

MS Experiential Learning Requirements (6 semester hours):


  • GRAD 695 - Research Methodology and Writing (3 semester hours)
     
  • GRAD 699 - Graduate Thesis (3 semester hours)
    or
  • CISC 699 - Applied Project in CISC (3 semester hours)

Recommended Sequence for the Full-time Student


The sequence that appears below was developed based upon the availability of specific courses each semester and the successfuL completion of course prerequisites.

First Year


Total semester hours: 13

Spring Semester


Total semester hours: 16

Summer Semester


Optional

Second Year


Total semester hours: 16

Spring Semester


Total semester hours: 16

Summer Semester


Optional

Third Year


Fall Semester


Total semester hours: 15

Spring Semester


Total semester hours: 16

Summer Semester


Optional

Fourth Year


*Graduate courses (see Graduate Catalog for course descriptions)

Fall Semester


  • CISC 300-400 Level Elective (3 semester hours)
  • CISC 400 Level Elective (3 semester hours)
  • (3 semester hours)
  • CISC 530 - Computing Systems Architecture (3 semester hours) *
  • CISC 610 - Data Structures and Algorithms (3 semester hours) *
Total semester hours: 15

Spring Semester


Total semester hours: 16

Summer Semester


Optional

Fifth Year


Fall Semester


  • CISC 525 - Big Data Architecture (3 semester hours)
  • CISC 601 - Scientific Computing II (3 semester hours)
  • GRAD 695 - Research Methodology & Writing (3 semester hours)
     
  • Elective (3 semester hours)
    or
  • CISC 691 - Current Topic in SCMP (3 semester hours)
Total semester hours: 12

Spring Semester


  • CISC 520 - Data Engineering & Mining (3 semester hours)
  • CISC 614 - Computer Simulation (3 semester hours)
     
  • GRAD 699 - Graduate Thesis (3 semester hours)
    or
  • CISC 699 - Applied Project in CISC (3 semester hours)
     
  • Elective (3 semester hours)
    or
  • CISC 681 - Special Topic in SCMP (3 semester hours)
Total semester hours: 12

Summer Semester


Optional

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