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Columbus State University

Bachelor of Science
Computer Science - Software Systems 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

Software Engineers/Architects,Computer Programmers, Web Developers, Network and Security Specialists

Admission Requirements

There are no program specific admission requirements.

Learning Outcomes

Graduates in the BS in CS Software Systems Track program will:

  • be able to use an integrated development environment to code and implement an executable program
  • have a basic understanding of theoretical aspects of computer science
  • be able to produce a software solution using an object-oriented programming architecture
  • 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 scientific or engineering problems
  • be familiar with methods used to design and access databases
  • be able to demonstrate knowledge of social and ethical impact of computers

Additional Program Requirements

Students 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:

Take 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

Area G Program Requirements Required Hours: 18

Area H Track Requirements Required Hours: 28

Note: Extra Math hour from Area F

Area I General Electives Required Hours: 14

Total Hours Required: 123

4 Year Course Schedule

Suggested four year course schedule