Feb 06, 2023
120 Credit Hours
Program Learning Outcomes
“Expected student learning outcomes specify the knowledge, skills, values, and attitudes students are expected to attain in courses or in a program.” Page 69. Resource Manual for the Principles of Accreditation: Foundations for Quality Enhancement, Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC), 2018.
- A student meeting the requirements for a degree in Computer Science: Concentration in Business will critically analyze, apply concepts and select appropriate tools and techniques in solving information systems problems.
- A student meeting the requirements for a degree in Computer Science: Concentration in Business will develop (i.e. plan, implement and deploy) an Internet-based multitier application with multiple databases.
- A student meeting the requirements for a degree in Computer Science: Concentration in Business will demonstrate his interest and expertise in basic business concepts.
- A student meeting the requirements for a degree in Computer Science: Concentration in Business will demonstrate a sound understanding of computing skills and their applications in business activities, with an ability to exercise critical judgment across a range of issues.
Conferral of a Baccalaureate degree in this program of study is determined by successful completion of the Baccalaureate Graduation Requirements outlined here .
NOTE: Students must earn 42 upper level (3000-4000) credit hours in order to graduate. A total of at least 21 of these upper level credit hours must be completed in the selected major.
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Faith, Roots, and Reason (General Education) Requirements - 43 Credit Hours
Computer Science majors must meet the Baccalaureate Degree Requirements as set out in the Faith, Roots, and Reason (General Education) Program . The Faith, Roots, and Reason (General Education) Mathematics and Global Studies requirements are fulfilled through other courses in this major. Only 37 of the 43 credit hours of Faith, Roots, and Reason (General Education) will still be required for the completion of this program.
Computer Science: Concentration in Business, B.S. Program - 81 Credit Hours
Computer Science Core Requirements - 42 Credit Hours
Computer Science Senior Requirement - 4 Credit Hours
Computer Science Electives (3000 or 4000 level) - 6 Credit Hours
Please select two (2) of the following upper-level Computer Science courses:
Business Core Requirements - 15 Credit Hours
Business Elective (Upper-Level) - 3 Credit Hours
Please select one (1) of the following upper-level Business courses:
Mathematics Courses - 6 Credit Hours
School of Arts and Sciences Additional Natural Science Requirements - 5 Credit Hours
Students in the School of Arts and Sciences must take five additional hours of natural science: PHY 2013 with PHY 2111 as the accompanying lab are required and fulfill the Faith, Roots, and Reason (General Education) Science requirement. Students must also complete one additional natural science course and accompanying lab. The second natural science course and accompanying lab must be in a different area (both cannot be in physical science). In sum, students are required to take a minimum of 8 hours of natural science courses: two natural science courses (in two different areas) along with the labs associated with each.
Additional Required Credit Hours - 2 Credit Hours
These additional hours may be fulfilled by a minor, second major, general electives taken concurrently, previous coursework taken at PBA or through transfer credits.
Early Graduate Admission (EGA)
Students seeking Early Graduate Admission (EGA) to PBA’s Master of Computer Science Degree
Applicants should have either Junior or Senior status and are expected to have taken and successfully passed the following prerequisite courses (or equivalents) before entering the program. Conditional admission may be granted subject to completion of these courses (3 credits per course).
CSC 2203 Programming I
CSC 2303 Programming II
CSC 3003 Programming III
CSC 2403 Algorithm Design and Analysis
CSC 2603 Database Systems
CSC 3103 Computer Organization
CSC 3403 Introduction to Operating Systems