Computer Information Science (BA/BS)

The mission and goals of the Computer Science Department are stated in the Computer Science major. The Computer Information Science major provides computer training that can be utilized in many fields of employment. The major is structured in such a way that the student can easily earn a second major and thereby apply the computer expertise in another field of choice. Computer Information Science requires 38 core credits plus a 12-credit upper-level concentration in any applied field approved by the Dean of the College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics, such as business, computer security, education, internet computing, or mathematics.

DEGREE REQUIREMENTS

courses

credit hours (ba)

credit hours (bS)

Developing A Christian Mind
DCM 2301 - Developing a Christian Mind

3

3

English

12

9

ENGL 1301 - Composition and Rhetoric I

ENGL 1302 - Composition and Rhetoric II

ENGL 2301 - World Literature I

and/or

ENGL 2302 - World Literature II

Fine Arts
FINE 1306 - Introduction to Fine Arts

3

3

Foreign Language
*Six hours at the 2000 level if adequate requisites are met

14*

0

Foundations for Excellence

1

1

FOUN 1101 - Foundations for Excellence

is required of all first-year and transfer students with fewer than 15 credit hours. (AP, CLEP, IB, or dual/concurrent credit earned while in high school does not count toward these 15 credit hours.)

History

6

6

Choose two:

HIST 1301 - U.S. History to 1865

HIST 1302 - U.S. History Since 1865

HIST 2301 - World Civilization I

HIST 2302 - World Civilization II

Kinesiology

2

2

KNES 1101 - Fitness for Living

and one additional activity course (KNES 1102-1122); for veterans or those 25 years of age or older prior to enrollment at DBU, KNES courses are waived.

Mathematics

3

3

Choose one:

MATH 1303 - College Algebra

MATH 1307 - Finite Math for Business Analysis

MATH 1405 - Calculus and Analytic Geometry I

Natural Science (1000 or 2000 level courses only)
(BS only) 11 hours from Biology, Chemistry, Geology, Environmental Science, Physical Science, or Physics

0

11

Religion

9

9

RELI 1301 - Old Testament Survey

RELI 1302 - New Testament Survey

and

three additional credit hours depending on credit hours transferred at time of initial enrollment

Social Science (1000 or 2000 level courses only)

6

6

POLS 2301 - American National Government

and an additional three credit hours may be selected from Economics, Philosophy, Political Science, Psychology, or Sociology.

TOTAL GENERAL STUDIES HOURS

59

53

Computer Information Science Major

Core Courses

38

38

COSC 1302 - Introduction to Computer Science and Programming

COSC 1405 - Foundations of Computer Science I

COSC 1408 - Foundations of Computer Science II

COSC 2306 - Data Structures and Introduction to Algorithms

COSC 2403 - Object-Oriented Analysis and Design

COSC 3301 - Database Management Systems

COSC 3305 - Computer Organization and Architecture

COSC 3306 - Networks and Telecommunication

COSC 4308 - Senior Project in Computer Science (S-L)

or three credit hours COSC upper-level electives not used in a selected concentration

COSC 4402 - Software Engineering (S-L)

PHSC 1402 - Physical Science II

Additional credit hours in selected concentration:

12

12

In addition, computer information science majors must take at least 12 upper-level credit hours in a concentration approved by the Dean of the College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics. Business, computer security, education, and mathematics are four of the approved areas of concentration

Business

12 credit hours of upper-level business courses plus appropriate requisites

or

Computer Security

12 credit hours from COSC 3408, 4401, and 4408

or

Education

12 credit hours in education courses as specified by the College of Education

or

Internet Computing

12 credit hours from COSC 3410, COSC 4403, and COSC 4409

or

Mathematics

12 credit hours of upper-level mathematics courses including MATH 3301, 3307, and 4302 plus appropriate requisites

Electives

Upper-Level

Lower or Upper-Level

14

0

14

3

TOTAL CREDIT HOURS REQUIRED

123

120

A 120-credit-hour minimum for a bachelor's degree is required, including 42 upper-level credit hours.

Minimum GPA Required for Graduation from Dallas Baptist University: DBU requires a minimum institutional cumulative, major, and minor GPA of 2.0.

(S-L) = Course(s) with field-based service-learning component.

There is no minor in Computer Information Science.

ACCELERATED DEGREES AVAILABLE

DBU also offers Accelerated Bachelor’s and Master’s degree program(s) for this degree available for qualifying undergraduate students. Refer to Accelerated Bachelor's and Master's Degree Program Requirements for additional information.

Refer to individual course descriptions for course requisites.

COURSE DESCRIPTIONS

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