Computer Science Degree Requirements

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Required courses and the number of semester hours for either a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) or Bachelor of Science (B.S.) Degree in Computer Science are listed below. Click on a course number to read the course description.

 
B.A.
B.S.
Developing A Christian Mind
3
3
  DCM 2301
English  
12
9
  ENGL 1301, 1302, 2301, and/or 2302
Fine Arts  
3
3
  FINE 1306
Foreign Language 
6-14*
0
  *Six hours at the 2000 level if adequate prerequisites are met
Foundations for Excellence
0-1
0-1
  FOUN 1101 is required of all first year and transfer students with fewer than 15 credit hours (AP, CLEP, IB, or dual/concurrent credit earned while in high school does not count towards these 15 credit hours).
History
6
6
  HIST 1301, 1302, 2301, or 2302
Kinesiology
0-2
0-2
  KNES 1101 and one additional activity course (KNES 1102-1122); for veterans or those 25 years of age or older prior to enrollment at DBU, KNES courses are waived
Mathematics
3-4
3-4
  MATH 1303 or 1307 or 1405 [eMAT Advising Tool required prior to registering for any Math class or any class for which the eMAT is a prerequisite].
Natural Science (1000 or 2000 level courses only)
8
15
  PHYS 1401 and 1402 (B.A.) plus 7 hours (B.S.) from Biology, Chemistry, Environmental Science, Geology, or Physical Science
Religion
6-9
6-9
  RELI 1301, 1302, and three additional semester hours depending on semester hours transferred at the time of initial enrollment
Social Science (1000 or 2000 level courses only)
6
6
  POLS 2301 required for all students. An additional 3 credit hours may be selected from Economics, Philosophy, Political Science, Psychology, or Sociology
Total General Studies 53-68 51-58

Computer Science Major

46

46

 

A minimum of 34 core credit hours of computer science, including:
COSC 1302Introduction to Computer Science and Programming

COSC 1405Foundations of Computer Science I
COSC 1408Foundations of Computer Science II

COSC 2306Data Structures
COSC 2403Object-Oriented Analysis and Design
COSC 3301Database Management Systems
COSC 3305Computer Organization and Architecture
COSC 3306Networks and Telecommunication
COSC 4308Senior Project in Computer Science
(S-L)

COSC 4402   Software Engineering (S-L)

Along with 6 upper-level credit hours of COSC electives plus the following courses:
MATH 2309Introduction to Linear Algebra
MATH 3302Discrete Mathematics

Additional credit hours in selected concentration:
In addition, computer science majors must take at least 12 upper-level semester hours in an approved concentration. Business, computer security, education, and mathematics are four of the approved areas of concentration.

Business
12
12
 

12 semester hours of upper-level business courses plus appropriate prerequisites

OR
Computer Security
12
12
 

12 semester hours from COSC 3408, 4401, and 4408.

OR
   
Education
12
12
  12 semester hours in education courses as specified by the College of Education
OR
Mathematics
12
12
 

12 semester hours of upper-level mathematics courses including MATH 3301, 3307, and 4302 plus appropriate prerequisites

Electives
0-9
4-11
  Sufficient to complete 120-credit-hour minimum for bachelor's degree, including 42 upper-level semester hours    
TOTAL CREDIT HOURS REQUIRED
120
120

Minor in Computer Science

For a minor in computer science, the following courses are required: COSC 1405, COSC 1408, COSC 2403, COSC 3301, COSC 3305, COSC 3306, MATH 1303, PHSC 1402.

Minimum GPA Required for Graduation from Dallas Baptist University

DBU requires a minimum cumulative, major, and minor GPA of 2.0 (comprised of transfer and DBU hours).

(S-L) = Course(s) with field-based service-learning component.

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