Computer Science B.A. Eight-Semester Degree Program

The following sections contain the list of courses required for the Bachelor of Arts in Computer Science (B.A.) degrees with a suggested sequence below.

Not all courses are offered every semester, so students who deviate from the suggested sequence must pay careful attention to course scheduling and course prerequisites. Students wishing to follow the eight-semester degree plan should see the Eight-Semester Degree Policy in the Academic Regulations chapter for university requirements of the program.

Scholarship students may need to take General Elective hours in First Year, Fall and Spring Semesters, as well as the Third Year, Spring Semester for 15 semester hours.

First YearUnits
FallSpring
ENGL 1013 Composition I (ACTS Equivalency = ENGL 1013) (Satisfies General Education Outcome 1.1)3  
MATH 2554 Calculus I (ACTS Equivalency = MATH 2405) (Satisfies General Education Outcome 2.1)14  
Social Sciences Elective Satisfies General Education Outcomes (3.3 and 4.1) 23  
Select one of the following Satisfies General Education Outcomes (3.2 and 4.2)3  
HIST 2003 History of the American People to 1877 (ACTS Equivalency = HIST 2113)
HIST 2013 History of the American People, 1877 to Present (ACTS Equivalency = HIST 2123)
CSCE 2004 Programming Foundations I  4
CSCE 2114 Digital Design  4
ENGL 1023 Composition II (ACTS Equivalency = ENGL 1023) (Satisfies General Education Outcome 1.1)
or ENGL 1033 Technical Composition II (ACTS Equivalency = ENGL 1023)
  3
MATH 2603 Discrete Mathematics  3
Year Total: 13 14
 
Second YearUnits
FallSpring
CSCE 2014 Programming Foundations II4  
CSCE 2214 Computer Organization4  
Fine Arts Elective (Satisfies General Education Outcome 3.1)33  
Social Sciences Elective (Satisfies General Education Outcome 3.3)43  
General Elective3  
CSCE 3193 Programming Paradigms  3
COMM 1313 Public Speaking (ACTS Equivalency = SPCH 1003) (Satisfies General Education Outcomes 1.2 and 5.1)  3
STAT 2303 Principles of Statistics (ACTS Equivalency = MATH 2103)  3
Two General Electives  6
Year Total: 17 15
 
Third YearUnits
FallSpring
CSCE 3513 Software Engineering (Satisfies General Education Outcome 6.1)3  
ENGL 3053 Technical and Professional Writing (ACTS Equivalency = ENGL 2023)3  
Science Elective (Meets State Minimum Core and Satisfies General Education Outcome 3.4)4  
Two General Electives6  
PHIL 3103 Ethics and the Professions5  3
CSCE 3613 Operating Systems  3
Social Science Elective (Satisfies General Education Outcome 3.3)3  3
Two General Electives  5
Year Total: 16 14
 
Fourth YearUnits
FallSpring
Two CSCE electives (3000 level or higher)6  
Science Elective (Meets State Minimum Core and Satisfies General Education Outcome 3.4)4  
Two General Electives (3000 level or higher)6  
Two CSCE electives (3000 level or higher)  6
Three General Electives (3000 level or Higher)  9
Year Total: 16 15
 
Total Units in Sequence:  120