Computer Information Science (BA/BS)
The mission and goals of the Computer Science Department are stated in the Computer Science major. The Computer Information Science major provides computer training that can be utilized in many fields of employment. The major is structured in such a way that the student can easily earn a second major and thereby apply the computer expertise in another field of choice. Computer Information Science requires 34 core credits plus a 12-credit upper-level concentration in any applied field approved by the Dean of the College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics, such as business, computer security, education, internet computing, or mathematics.
credit hours (ba)
credit hours (bS)
Developing A Christian Mind
ENGL 1301 - Composition and Rhetoric I
ENGL 1302 - Composition and Rhetoric II
ENGL 2301 - World Literature I
ENGL 2302 - World Literature II
Foundations for Excellence
FOUN 1101 - Foundations for Excellence
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 toward these 15 credit hours.)
HIST 1301 - U.S. History to 1865
HIST 1302 - U.S. History Since 1865
HIST 2301 - World Civilization I
HIST 2302 - World Civilization II
KNES 1101 - Fitness for Living
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.
[Math Advising Tool (eMAT) required prior to registering for any Math class or any class for which the eMAT is a prerequisite.]
MATH 1303 - College Algebra
MATH 1307 - Finite Math for Business Analysis
MATH 1405 - Calculus and Analytic Geometry I
Natural Science (1000 or 2000 level courses only)
RELI 1301 - Old Testament Survey
RELI 1302 - New Testament Survey
three additional credit hours depending on credit hours transferred at time of initial enrollment
Social Science (1000 or 2000 level courses only)
POLS 2301 - American National Government
and an additional three credit hours may be selected from Economics, Philosophy, Political Science, Psychology, or Sociology.
TOTAL GENERAL STUDIES HOURS
Computer Information Science Major
COSC 1302 - Introduction to Computer Science and Programming
COSC 1405 - Foundations of Computer Science I
COSC 1408 - Foundations of Computer Science II
COSC 2306 - Data Structures and Introduction to Algorithms
COSC 2403 - Object-Oriented Analysis and Design
COSC 3301 - Database Management Systems
COSC 3305 - Computer Organization and Architecture
COSC 3306 - Networks and Telecommunication
COSC 4308 - Senior Project in Computer Science (S-L)
or three credit hours COSC upper-level electives not used in a selected concentration
COSC 4402 - Software Engineering (S-L)
PHSC 1402 - Physical Science II
Additional credit hours in selected concentration:
In addition, computer information science majors must take at least 12 upper-level credit hours in a concentration approved by the Dean of the College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics. Business, computer security, education, and mathematics are four of the approved areas of concentration
12 credit hours of upper-level business courses plus appropriate prerequisites
12 credit hours from COSC 3408, 4401, and 4408
12 credit hours in education courses as specified by the College of Education
12 credit hours from COSC 3410, COSC 4403, and COSC 4409
12 credit hours of upper-level mathematics courses including MATH 3301, 3307, and 4302 plus appropriate prerequisites
Lower or Upper-Level
TOTAL CREDIT HOURS REQUIRED
A 120-credit-hour minimum for a bachelor's degree is required, including 42 upper-level credit hours.
Minimum GPA Required for Graduation from Dallas Baptist University: DBU requires a minimum institutional cumulative, major, and minor GPA of 2.0.
(S-L) = Course(s) with field-based service-learning component.
There is no minor in Computer Information Science.
ACCELERATED DEGREES AVAILABLE
DBU also offers Accelerated Bachelor’s and Master’s degree program(s) for this degree available for qualifying undergraduate students. Refer to Accelerated Bachelor's and Master's Degree Program Requirements for additional information.
BA/BS in Computer Information Science/MBA (Business Innovation Strategy, Business Intelligence and Analytics, Cybersecurity, IT and Innovation, IT Security for Managers, Project Management)
BS in Computer Information Science/MS in Information Technology and Management
Refer to individual course descriptions for course requisites.
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