This course may be taken prior to or during the same term.
|Degree:||Bachelor of Science (B.S.)|
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|College:||Hal Marcus College of Science and Engineering|
|Semester Hours Required For Degree: 120|
The B.S. in Computer Science (CS) degree program emphasizes analytical thinking and problem solving involving scientific applications. The degree includes the theoretical foundations of computer science in the study of algorithms, data structures, computer architecture, programming languages, and net-centric computing. Concentration areas include intelligent systems, software engineering, and cybersecurity.
In addition to the university’s general requirements, students seeking the B.S. in Computer Science must meet the requirements listed below.
A minimum grade of "C-" is required for all major and major-related courses with a cumulative major GPA of 2.5 or higher. Students should consult with their academic advisor for courses which may satisfy both the General Studies requirements and common prerequisites.
Graduates of the Computer Science degree program will be known for their accomplishments in the early stages on their careers and they should:
- Develop computerized solutions to important problems either individually or through interdisciplinary teams within a global and societal context.
- Professionally and ethically engage in technical or business activity through computer science ability, communication skills and knowledge.
- Engage in continuing professional growth through post-graduate education, continuing education, or professional activity.
- Contribute to the economic development of the Northwest Florida region and the state of Florida.
In addition to the General Education requirements listed on this page, students must satisfy all additional University requirements, including the Gordon Rule, multicultural, and foreign language requirements. With appropriate planning and coordination with an academic advisor, students may satisfy some of the general University requirements through the General Education curriculum. For a complete listing of general degree requirements, refer to the "University Requirements" section of this catalog.
General Education Curriculum:
The following courses are recommended to complete general education requirements:
|PHI 2603||Ethics in Contemporary Society||3|
|MAC 2311||Analytic Geometry and Calculus I||4|
|MAC 2312||Analytic Geometry and Calculus II||4|
|PHY 2048+L||Calculus-Based Physics I (+Lab)||4|
|PHY 2049+L||Calculus-Based Physics II (+Lab)||4|
|Social Science: Socio-political|
|ECO 2013||Principles of Economics Macro||3|
Civic Literacy Requirement
The 2017 Florida Legislature amended Section 1007.25, Florida Statutes, to require students initially entering a State University System (SUS) and/or Florida College System (FCS) institution in 2018-2019 and thereafter to demonstrate competency in civic literacy. The 2021 Legislature further amended Florida Statutes, requiring students to complete both a civic literacy course and an exam. As a result, there are three cohorts of students currently matriculating at Florida public institutions subject to varying requirements. As demonstrated in the table below, the exact civic literacy requirements are based on the academic term in which a student first enrolled in a Florida public institution.
|Students Included in Cohort||Civic Literacy Competency Requirement|
|Cohort 1: Students first entering the SUS or FCS prior to fall 2018||None|
|Cohort 2: Students first entering the SUS or FCS in fall 2018 – summer A 2021||Complete a course or exam |
|Cohort 3: Students first entering the SUS or FCS in summer B 2021 (on or after July 1, 2021) and thereafter||Complete both a course and exam|
Additionally, the 2021 Legislature made two additional exceptions: approving the use of accelerated mechanisms for meeting the course competency requirement and exempting high school students who pass the Florida Civic Literacy Exam in high school from the postsecondary exam requirement. These two changes are in effect for Cohort 3.
There are multiple ways to satisfy this requirement. Students should work with their academic advisor to determine which option is best for their degree requirements/degree plan.
Additional information can be found on our Civic Literacy website.
State-mandated common prerequisites must be completed prior to graduation, but are not required for admission to the program. See the Common Prerequisite Manual for course substitutions from Florida colleges and universities.
|COP XXXX||Introductory programming in C, C++, Java, or equivalent language *||3|
|MAC 2311||Analytic Geometry and Calculus I *+||4|
|MAC 2312||Analytic Geometry and Calculus II *+||4|
|PHY 2048+L||Calculus-Based Physics I (+Lab) *+||4|
|PHY 2049+L||Calculus-Based Physics II (+Lab) *+||4|
|Two science courses for science majors, please choose from the list below *||6|
|Fundamentals of Ecology|
|Anatomy and Physiology I|
|Anatomy and Physiology II|
|Introduction to Oceanography and Marine Biology|
|General Chemistry I|
|General Chemistry II|
|Introduction to Earth Science|
|Introduction to Environmental Science|
|Fundamentals of Microbiology|
Indicates common prerequisites which can be used to satisfy General Education requirements.
A minimum grade of C- is required for COP XXXX, MAC 2311, MAC 2312, PHY 2048/L, and PHY 2049/L, and the two science courses for science majors.
Lower Division Electives
|Students must complete sufficient 1000/2000 level electives to satisfy at least 57 sh in the lower division. Current UWF students may use elective courses at any level (1000-4000) to meet this elective requirement.||0-12|
|CDA 3101||Introduction to Computer Organization +||3|
|COT 3100||Discrete Structures +||3|
|CEN 3031||Software Engineering I +||3|
|CIS 4592||Capstone Project +||3|
|COP 4710||Database Systems +||3|
|COP 3014||Algorithm and Program Design +||3|
|COP 3530||Data Structures and Algorithms I +||3|
|COP 4534||Data Structures and Algorithms II +||3|
|COP 3022||Intermediate Computer Programming +||3|
|COP 4027||Advanced Computer Programming +||3|
|COP 4020||Programming Languages +||3|
|COP 4634||Systems & Networks I +||3|
|COP 4635||Systems & Networks II +||3|
|COT 4420||Theory of Computation +||3|
|Choose one group of courses from the following groupings||6|
|Introduction to Artificial Intelligence +|
|Introduction to Big Data Analytics +|
|Software Engineering II +|
|Software Engineering Management +|
|Malware Analysis +|
|Secure Software Development +|
|List of pre-approved elective courses available in the department *, +||6|
Courses included in the major GPA
|Choose one course from the following course list:||3|
|Set Theory and Mathematical Logic|
|STA 4321||Introduction to Mathematical Statistics I||3|
Two courses must be selected from Computer Science approved upper-level electives. Students should consult with the CS academic advisor, or their assigned CS faculty advisor, for selecting the upper-level Computer Science electives.
Computer Science Minor
The Computer Science Minor provides students with knowledge of basic software aspects of computer systems. Fundamentals of programming experience utilizing procedural and object-oriented paradigms prepare students in this minor for software development on a variety of computing platforms. Computer Science majors may not earn this minor.
|COT 3100||Discrete Structures||3|
|COP 3014||Algorithm and Program Design||3|
|COP 3530||Data Structures and Algorithms I||3|
|Choose one of the following:||3|
|Introduction to Computer Organization|
|Choose one of the following:||3|
|Intermediate Computer Programming|
|Data Structures and Algorithms II|
|Systems & Networks I|
|Theory of Computation|
|Digital Logic and Computer Systems|