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Lake Superior State University

Computer Science: Bachelor of Science

Program Description

This degree provides a solid background in computer science with supporting coursework in applied mathematics and business. Adding an appropriate minor field of study can complement the program, as well as give the graduate a competitive edge in the work force.

Program Learning Outcomes:

Analyze the needs of a user, design a computer software system to satisfy those needs, and write and debug computer programs needed for that system. (
Analyze Needs)

Evaluate and implement solutions to programming problems using appropriate algorithms, programming languages, user interfaces, and utilities. (Implement)

Evaluate changes in technology, software, and user needs based on accepted and updated best practices in the field. (Best Practices)

Communicate technical information relative to problems and solutions to both other professionals in the field as well as involved non-technical persons. (Communication)

Degree Requirements

Departmental Requirements (62 credits). Departmental GPA minimum of 2.50 or higher.

  • CSCI103 Survey of Computer Science 3
  • CSCI105 Intro. to Computer Programming 3
  • CSCI121 Principles of Programming 4
  • CSCI201 Data Structures and Algorithms 4
  • CSCI211 Database Applications 3
  • CSCI221 Computer Networks 3
  • CSCI263 Managing Computer Security 3
  • CSCI291 Computer Science Project 4
  • CSCI321 Computer Graphics 3
  • CSCI325 Web Applications w PHP & Javascript 3
  • CSCI326 Web Applications w ASP.NET 3
  • CSCI341 Discrete Structures for Computer Science 4
  • CSCI342 Advanced Programming Techniques 4
  • CSCI351 Mobile Applications Development 3
  • CSCI371 Multi-Platform Application Development 3
  • CSCI411 Adv Database & Project Management 3
  • CSCI415 Computer Organization & Architecture 3
  • CSCI434 Operating Systems Concepts 3
  • CSCI418 Senior Project I 3
  • CSCI419 Senior Project II 3

Mathematics Requirements (10 credits)

  • MATH131 College Trigonmetry 3
  • MATH112 Calculus for Business & Life Science 4
  • MATH151 Calculus I 4
  • MATH207 Prin. of Statistical Methods 3
Other Requirements (6 credits)

Free Electives (13-16 credits)

General Education: All LSSU bachelor's degree candidates must complete the LSSU General Education Requirements.

A minimum of 124 credits (at the 100 level or higher) must be earned for graduation with a cumulative gpa of 2.00 or higher.  A gpa of 2.50 or higher is required in your Major, and a gpa of 2.00 or higher is required in your General Education Requirements.

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