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2017 - 2019 UTPB Undergraduate Catalog 
2017 - 2019 UTPB Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Computer Science, BS

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Degree Requirements

The total credits required for a B.S. in Computer Science are 120. At least 48 sch must be from upper level courses.

General Education Requirements (42 sch)

Communication (6 sch)

Mathematics (4 sch)

Political Science (U.S., State of Texas and Local Government) (6 sch)

Component Area (3 sch)

Computer Use (8 sch)

All majors must demonstrate a basic use of JAVA.

Major Requirements

All beginning students are expected to take COSC 1430 and 2430 or the equivalent before starting the major courses.  These courses introduce general computer concepts and applications and develop programming skills.  To complete the major program language requirements, the student will be expected to demonstrate programming competence in a second general purpose high level language.  This competency can be demonstrated through the successful completion of a course in an approved language.

Common Core (17 sch)

All plnas of study in Computer Science include a common core of courses:

Additional Requirements (15 sch)

In addition to the common core, the student majoring in Computer Science is required to complete five advanced Computer Science courses including 3-6 hours of COSC 4395  . These courses will be determined in consultation with the Computer Science faculty.

Mathematics Requirement (14 sch)

Capstone Courses (3 sch)


Students at U. T. Permian Basin majoring in Computer Science are required to have a minor. The choice of the minor is up to the student but should be selected to further the student’s education objectives.

Teacher Certification and TExES Requirements

Candidates for TExES tests in computer science must complete the courses listed below, or equivalent courses as approved by a computer science advisor.

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