Bachelor of Science in
Applied Computer Science

New program starting Spring 2017

An Applied Computer Scientist works in fields related to the creation and management of software, big data, analytics, computing, and structure of information systems In an age of data and information-driven economies, computing skills are critical to success in almost all fields of endeavor, as they embody the principles of logic, mathematics, and critical thinking. The applied nature of this program is offered by industry-focused faculty, relevant course work, and supported through internships in local and regional industry.

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Freshman Year


Fall Semester Credits Spring Semester Credits
CPTR1100 Computer Programming I 3 MATH2200 Statistics 3
PSYC1001 Introduction to Psychology 3 MATH2001 Pre-Calculus and Functions 3
CORE1001 Managing Transitions: Change as a Norm 3 CORE-ENGL The New Normal: Exploring Unstructured Problems 3
MGMT1000 EXPLORE: Introduction to Business Models 3 CPTR1400 Computer Programming II 3
MATH1200 College Algebra 3 CPTR2XXX Systems and Architectures 3
15 15

Sophomore Year

Fall Semester Credits   Spring Semester Credits
ENGL1003 Writing About Literature 3 DATA2001 Data Science Tools and Techniques 3
CPTR2800 Information Security and IT Fundamentals 3 MGMT1805 Introduction to Project Management 3
CPTR2400 Database Management 3 Program Elective 3
CORE2003 Needfinding: Uncovering Opportunity in Human Need 3 Open Elective 3
CPTR2XXX Analysis of Algorithms & Data Stucture 3 HU/SS Elective 3
15 15

Junior Year

Fall Semester Credits   Spring Semester Credits
CORE3004 Entrepreneurial Mindset: Creating and Capturing Value 3 Practicum or Program Elective 3
CPTR3600 Networking 3 Concentration Elective 3
Concentration Elective 3 Program Elective 3
Science Elective w/ Lab 4 History Elective 3
Open Elective 3 Science Elective 3
16 15

  Senior Year

Fall Semester Credits   Spring Semester Credits
MGMT3XXX Lean Entrepreneurship 3 CORE4005 Agile Mindset Capstone 3
Concentration Elective 3 CPTR4XXX Capstone 3
Program Elective 3 Concentration Elective 3
Open Elective 3 Global Awareness and Diversity Elective 3
Open Elective 3 Open Elective 3
15 15
Total Credits: 121


Learning Outcomes

  • Develop industry skills in Applied Computer Science (Software Engineering, Game development, or Security) by assessing advantages and disadvantages of algorithms, data structures, and software design.  Proving proficiency in software design, and programming, which are clear, concise, and efficient.
  • Use theoretical and concrete concepts, and perspectives to analyze, explain, evaluate and solve hardware and software problems in various settings.
  • Critically evaluate and assess software and hardware design and identify the elements that are likely to make for effective development of software.
  • Ability to demonstrate a mastery of programming concepts, algorithm complexity, problem solving skills and reasoning to a variety of well-known Computer Science problem sets.


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