May 25, 2018  
Undergraduate Bulletin 2009-2010 
Undergraduate Bulletin 2009-2010 [Archived Catalog]

Computer Science (B.S.)

Program: B.S.
Department of Computer Science
College of Engineering, Technology, and Computer Science

Engineering, Technology, and Computer Science Building 125 ~ 260-481-6803 ~

The student learning outcomes for the degree are as follows:

  • An ability to apply knowledge of computing and mathematics appropriate to the discipline.
  • An ability to analyze a problem, and identify and define the computing requirements appropriate to its solution.
  • An ability to design, implement, and evaluate a computer-based system, process, component, or program to meet desired needs.
  • An ability to function effectively on teams to accomplish a common goal.
  • An understanding of professional, ethical, legal, security and social issues and responsibilities.
  • An ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences.
  • An ability to analyze the local and global impact of computing on individuals, organizations, and society.
  • Recognition of the need for and an ability to engage in continuing professional development.
  • An ability to use current techniques, skills, and tools necessary for computing practice.
  • An ability to apply mathematical foundations, algorithmic principles, and computer science theory in the modeling and design of computer-based systems in a way that demonstrates comprehension of the tradeoffs involved in design choices.
  • An ability to apply design and development principles in the construction of software systems of varying complexity.

This program helps you prepare for a career in computer science and for possible graduate study.

The B.S. program in computer science is accredited by the Computing Accreditation Commission of ABET Inc., 111 Market Place, Suite 150, Baltimore, MD 21202-402, telephone, 410-347-7700. In addition to satisfying the requirements of IPFW (see Part 8 ) and the College of Engineering, Technology, and Computer Science (see Part 4 ), you must complete the following. Only computer science courses in which you have earned a grade of C or better can be applied to the degree or used to satisfy prerequisites. A maximum of 10 credits of D grades will be accepted in other courses.

IPFW General Education Requirements (40 Credits)

Area II—Natural and Physical Sciences (12 Credits)

Laboratory Science Sequence (8-10 Credits)

One of the following lab science sequences must be taken.

Course Number Course Title Credits
BIOL 108/109 Biology of Plants and Biology of Animals 8
BIOL 117/119 Principles of Ecology and Evolution and Principles of Structure and Function 8
CHM 115/116 General Chemistry I and II 8
GEOL G103/G104/G211  Earth Science: Materials and Processes, Earth Science: Evolution of the Earth, and 
Introduction to Paleobiology
PHYS 152/251 Mechanics and Heat, Electricity and Optics 10
PHYS 201/202 General Physics I and II 10
PHYS 218/219 General Physics I and II 8
PHYS 220/221 General Physics I and II 8

Area III—The Individual, Culture, and Society (6 Credits)

See Part 2 General Education Requirements for approved courses 

Area IV—Humanistic Thought (6 Credits)

See Part 2 General Education Requirements for approved courses 

Area V—Creative and Artistic Expression (3 Credits)

See Part 2 General Education Requirements for approved courses 

Area VI—Inquiry and Analysis (3 Credits)

See Part 2 General Education Requirements for approved courses 

  • CS 306 may not be used to fulfill this requirement.

Concentration Area (15 Credits)

To satisfy the Concentration Area requirement, at least 9 credit hours must be chosen from one concentration. The 6 remaining credit hours may be distributed among the other concenration areas.  With prior written approval from the Department, 3 credit hours may be chosen from CS 492, CS 494 or CS 495.

Electives (14 Credits)

Approved Electives (11 Credits)

Total Credits: 124