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  Nov 18, 2017
 
 
    
2017-2018 Undergraduate Bulletin

Computer Science (B.S.)


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

Engineering, Technology, and Computer Science Building 125 ~ 260-481-6803~www.ipfw.edu/cs


Introduction:

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

The student learning outcomes for the degree are as follows:

  • An ability to apply knowledge of computing and mathematics appropriate to the program’s student outcomes and 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.

Accreditation:

  • The B.S. program in computer science is accredited by the Computing Accreditation Commission of ABET Inc., 415 North Charles Street, Baltimore, MD 21201, telephone, 410-347-7700.

Program Delivery:

  • The Computer Science program is mainly delivered through on-campus courses. However, limited number of courses are available as hybrid courses.

Declaring This Major:

General Requirements:

Program Requirements:

  • In addition to satisfying the requirements of IPFW (Regulations ) and the College of Engineering, Technology, and Computer Science (Colleges ), you must complete the following courses. 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 with a grade of D will be accepted in non CS courses.

IPFW General Education Requirements Credits: 30


General Education Requirements    

Contact the Department of Computer Science for more information.

Category A: Foundational Intellectual Skills


2. Speaking and Listening Credits: 3


3. Quantitative Reasoning Credits: 4


Category B: Interdisciplinary or Creative Ways of Knowing


4. Scientific Ways of Knowing Credits: 3-5


General Education Requirements  

  • The Scientific Ways requirement may be satisfied by taking an appropriate course for the Lab Science I or Science Elective requirement. See the approved list of Category B Competency 4 courses on the IPFW General Education Program web page.

5. Social and Behavioral Ways of Knowing Credits: 3


General Education Requirements  

  • See the approved list of Category B Competency 5 courses on the IPFW General Education Program web page. To avoid taking multiple courses, the Department recommends choosing a course that covers all learning outcomes.

6. Humanistic and Artistic Ways of Knowing Credits: 3


General Education Requirements  

  • See the approved list of Category B Competency 6 courses on the IPFW General Education Program web page. To avoid taking multiple courses, the Department recommends choosing a course that covers all learning outcomes.

7. Interdisciplinary or Creative Ways of Knowing Credits: 3


General Education Requirements  

  • See the approved list of Category B Competency 7 courses on the IPFW General Education Program web page. To avoid taking multiple courses, the Department recommends choosing a course that covers all learning outcomes. Some courses also satisfy the Advanced Communication requirement.

Category C: Capstone


8. Capstone Experience Credits: 3


General Education Requirements  

  • The Capstone requirement may be satisfied by taking an appropriate Computer Science course. See the approved list of courses in Category C Competency 8 on the IPFW General Education Program web page. The Capstone requirement may be satisfied by taking an appropriate Computer Science course.

Advanced Communication Credits: 3


The Advanced Communication requirement may be satisfied by any COM or ENG course with a prerequisite of COM 114 or ENG W131. Any of ENG W233, COM 303, 318, 310, or 320 is recommended.

Approved Science Courses Credits: 12-15


A total of 12 credit hours in approved science courses, including the Lab Science sequence, are required. In addition to the courses identified in the Lab Science I and II requirements, any 3- or 4-credit course in Astronomy, Biology, Chemistry, Geology or Physics may be chosen to fulfill this requirement.

  • Laboratory Science I Cr. 4-5.
  • Laboratory Science II Cr. 4-5.
  • Science Elective Cr. 3-5.

The following Lab Science sequences may be used to satisfy the Lab Science I and II requirements:

Lab Science I Lab Science II
BIOL 11700   - Principles of Ecology & Evolution - Cr. 4 BIOL 11900   - Principles of Structure and Function - Cr. 4
CHM 11500    - General Chemistry - Cr. 4 CHM 11600    - General Chemistry - Cr. 4

GEOL G103  - Earth Science: Materials and Processes or
GEOL G100  - General Geology - Cr. 3

GEOL G104    - Earth Science: Evolution of the Earth - Cr. 3 
GEOL G211  - Introduction to  Paleobiology - Cr. 3
GEOL G103    - Earth Science: Materials and Processes or
GEOL G100  - General Geology - Cr. 3
GEOL G221    - Introductory Mineralogy - Cr. 3-4 &
GEOL G222  - Introduction to Petrology - Cr. 3-4
PHYS 22000   - General Physics - Cr. 4 PHYS 22100    - General Physics - Cr. 4
PHYS 21800   - General Physics - Cr. 4 PHYS 21900    - General Physics II - Cr. 4
PHYS 15200   - Mechanics - Cr. 5 PHYS 25100    - Heat, Electricity, and Optics - Cr. 5

 

Areas of Concentrations: 15 Credit Hours


To satisfy the Concentration Area requirement, at least six credit hours must be chosen from one area. CS 465 is required for all areas. The remaining credits may be distributed among the other Areas. With Departmental approval, up to six hours may be chosen from CS 492, CS 494 or CS 495.

Theoretical Foundations Concentration


Minor in Computer Science


Approved Electives:


Courses selected with approval of advisor to meet 120 credit hour requirement, if necessary.

GPA Requirement


You must satisfy the IPFW and the College of Engineering, Technology, and Computer Science Cumulative GPA requirement for graduation.

Special Academic Regulations Specific to the Program


  • 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.
  • Only courses with a grade of C- or better count to satisfy the IPFW general education requirements.
  • A maximum of 10 credits with a grade of D will be accepted in non-CS courses.
  • No credit toward graduation will be given for courses or sequences with overlapping content.
  • Preparation courses ENGL W129/W130/R150/R190/P131 and MA 109/113/153/154 do not count for credit towards the CS degree.

 

Student Responsibilities


You are responsible for satisfying the graduation requirements specified for your selected program. Thus, it is essential that you develop a thorough understanding of the required courses, academic policies, and procedures governing your academic career. All requests for exceptions to specific requirements must be made in writing and may be granted only by written approval from the appropriate chair or dean.

Total Credits: 120


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