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Lake Superior State University

Computer Science

Program Description

This degree provides an initial framework in computer science which allows you to branch into many career paths. Students complete a capstone real-world project in their sophomore year. You will often choose a project that relates to your specific interests, such as Web page design, database administration, and applications or systems programming.

Program Learning Outcomes:

Design and develop computer programs to meet specifications given to them. (

Assist in analyzing, implementing, and integrating appropriate solutions for networking, database, and coding to applications and systems frameworks. (Implementation)

Use current software technologies and accepted best practices in software and systems design to help solve business and industrial problems. (Best Practices)

Communicate technical information relative to problems and solutions to professionals in the field. (Communication)

Degree Requirements

Departmental Courses (33 credits)

  • CSCI103 Survey of Computer Science 3
  • CSCI105 Intro. to Computer Programming 3
  • CSCI121 Principles of Programming 4
  • CSCI163 Troubleshooting/Repair of Personal PCs 3
  • CSCI415 Computer Organization and Architecture 3
  • CSCI201 Data Structures and Algorithms 4
  • CSCI211 Database Applications 3
  • CSCI221 Computer Networks 3
  • CSCI291 Computer Science Project 4
  • MATH111* College Algebra 3
  • MATH207 Principles of Statistical Methods 3

Support Courses (3 credits)

  • BUSN121 Introduction to Business 3

Free Electives (8 credits)

General Education: All LSSU Associate’s degree candidates must complete the LSSU General Education Requirements.

A minimum of 62 credits (at the 100 level or higher) must be earned for graduation with a cumulative gpa of 2.00 or higher.  A gpa of 2.00 or higher is also required in your General Education Requirements.  A gpa of 2.50 or higher is required in the Major.

*May be used for general education credit.

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