Feb 06, 2023  
Undergraduate Day Catalog 2021-2022 
    
Undergraduate Day Catalog 2021-2022 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Computer Science: Concentration in Business, B.S.


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.

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. A student meeting the requirements for a degree in Computer Science: Concentration in Business will demonstrate his interest and expertise in basic business concepts.
  4. 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.

Graduation Requirements


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.

Visit this program’s information page  for additional program-specific requirements.

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 Courses


Business 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