Administered by the Department of Computer Sciences within the College of Arts and Sciences. The Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science gives students the opportunity to obtain a thorough understanding of computers and their applications, and in the design and analysis of software and hardware systems for use in scientific and/or business environments.
Faculty in Computer Science may allow transferred credits to count towards a major or a minor in Computer Science. The number of credit hours required, at the upper-level or in total, can not be reduced except by academic petition.
Administered by the Department of Mathematical and Computing Sciences within the College of Arts and Sciences.
The overall goal of the Information Systems program is to provide its graduates with basic information systems and computing skills. This much is in common with computer science, though the computing skill set is somewhat different. The program is distinguished from computer science in that it provides a background in business skills, including an emphasis on how information systems fit into a modern business organization.
Relationship of Information Systems and Computer Science
It is not possible to double major in information systems and in computer science or to major in information systems and minor in computer science or vice-versa. Students interested in the computer science major with an information systems emphasis may elect to complete the computer science major while completing the essential business core for information systems. This option requires that the mathematics taken follow the requirements of the computer science program and that the general business minor be completed. Interested students should consult with a computer science advisor as early in the program as possible.