Bachelor of Science
Accreditation & Degree Programs Information
The Computer Science Department offers the Bachelor of Science and Master of Science degrees in Computer Science. The B.S. program is accredited by the Computing Accreditation Commission of ABET, http://www.abet.org. Faculty members teach all of the Computer Science classes. Graduate and undergraduate teaching assistants provide assistance in scheduled computer laboratories.
B. S. Admission Policies
Actual admission into the Computer Science Undergraduate Program is coordinated through the NC A&T State University Admissions Office. Students must first apply to the University and support his/her application for admission with the following evidence of qualification in order to be considered for admission into the Computer Science Undergraduate Program:
- English – 4 units emphasizing grammar, composition and literature
- Science – 3 units (including at least one unit in a biological or life science, one unit in a physical science, and one unit in Chemistry. At least one unit should have a laboratory component.)
- Mathematics - 4 units (including Algebra I, Algebra II, Geometry, and an additional unit beyond Algebra II - e.g., Trigonometry, Math Analysis, etc.).
- Social Sciences - 2 units (including at least one unit in United States History)
- Foreign Language 2 units are recommended in one foreign language.
- Electives - 3 units (no more than 2 units in vocational subjects and 2 units in the disciplines of Music and Physical Education)
An applicant's high school record, class rank, and Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) or Admission College Test (ACT) scores are used in the admission decision process.
|Required Computer Science & Computer Programming Courses||57 credit hours|
|Computer Science Electives||3 credit hours|
|Mathematics||20 credit hours|
|Science||12 credit hours|
|General Education Requirements (Cluster/Business electives)||32 credit hours|
|Total Credit Hours||124 credit hours|
Policy for Changing Your Major to Computer Science
If you are currently undecided or in another major at North Carolina A&T State University, and you wish to change your major to Computer Science, you must meet the following criteria.
1. Complete GEEN163 with a grade of C or better.
2. Complete MATH131 or MATH123 or COMP180 with a grade of C or better.
3. Must have a cumulative grade point average of 2.5 or better.
Program Educational Objectives
The educational objectives of the Computer Science Undergraduate Program are:
Each graduate of the program should be able to:
1. Perform effectively in a computer science related position in industry.
2. Perform effectively in graduate programs where an undergraduate degree in computer science is required.
3. Communicate ideas and interact effectively with others to accomplish desire goals.
The Computer Science Undergraduate Program enables students to achieve the following outcomes by the time of graduation:
a. An ability to apply knowledge of computing and mathematics appropriate to the discipline.
b. An ability to analyze a problem, and identify and define the computing requirements appropriate to its solution.
c. An ability to design, implement and evaluate a computer-based system, process, component, or program to meet desired needs.
d. An ability to function effectively on teams to accomplish a common goal.
e. An understanding of professional, ethical, and social responsibilities.
f. An ability to communicate effectively.
g. An ability to analyze the impact of computing on individuals, organizations, and society, including ethical, legal, security, and global policy issues.
h. Recognition of the need for and an ability to engage in continuing professional development.
i. An ability to use current techniques, skills, and tools necessary for computing practice.
j. An ability to apply mathematical foundations, algorithmic principles and computer theory in modeling and design of computer-based systems.
k. An ability to design and development principles in construction go software systems of varying complexity.
l. An understanding the basics of computer hardware and how software interacts with computer hardware.