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Columbus State University

Bachelor of Science
Computer Science - Applied Computing Track

Turner College of Business

TSYS School of Computer Science

Program Description

Graduates will be able to design and implement software, devise new ways to use computers, and develop effective ways to solve computing problems.

Career Opportunities

Computer Programmers, Mainframe Programmers,Web Developers, Network and Security Specialists

Admission Requirements

There are no program specific admission requirements.

Learning Outcomes

Graduates in the BS in CS Applied Computing Track program will:

  • be able to use an integrated development environment to code and implement an executable program
  • be able to produce a web-based software solution using high-level development tools
  • be familiar with standard CPU architectures
  • understand the major differences among modern programming languages
  • be able to analyze, design and implement a solution to real-world information processing problems
  • be familiar with the theory and application of transaction processing
  • be familiar with methods used to design and access databases
  • be able to demonstrate knowledge of the social and ethical impact of computers

Additional Program Requirements

Student must earn a C or better in all CPSC courses in Areas F, G, and H.

Program Of Study

Area A Essential Skills Required Hours: 9
ENGL 1101 (with a grade of "C" or better)
ENGL 1102 (with a grade of "C" or better)
MATH 1113

Note: MATH (1) is used in Area I

Area B Institutional Options Required Hours: 4
COMM 1110
Select one of the following courses:

Select one of the following courses:
Foreign Language 1001, 1002, 2001, or 2002
Any Area C-E course with a study abroad component.

Note: the two extra hours may be used as electives.

Area C Humanities/Fine Arts/Ethics Required Hours: 6
Select one of the following humanities courses:

Select one of the following fine arts courses: *ITDS 1145, though listed under both humanities and fine arts, may be taken only once.

Area D Science/Math/Technology Required Hours: 11
Select two lab science courses from below:

Select the following course:
STAT 1127

Area E Social Sciences Required Hours: 12
Select one course from the following two courses:
HIST 2111
HIST 2112

Take the following course:
POLS 1101
Select one behavioral science course from the following courses:

Select one world cultures course from the following courses:

Wellness Requirement Required Hours: 3
PHED 1205
Select any one PEDS course.

Area F Courses Related to Major Required Hours: 18

Note: extra math hour(s) applied to Area H

Area G Program Requirements Required Hours: 18

Area H Program Electives Required Hours: 28
CPSC 2125 Internet Programming
CPSC 3111 Structured Programming with COBOL 1
CPSC 3121 Assembly Language Programming
CPSC 3156 Transaction Processing
CPSC 4125 Server-Side Web Development
CPSC 5135U Programming Languages
CPSC 5165U Web Development Projects

Select six hours from CPSC courses (3000 level or above)
Note extra hour MATH from Area F

Area I General Electives Required Hours: 14
At least three hours must be 3000 level or above
MATH from Area A (1)

Total Hours Required: 123

4 Year Course Schedule

Suggested four year course schedule