Dec 08, 2023  
2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog 
2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog

Computer Science, B.S.

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Computer Science is the study of the theoretical foundations of computing and their applications in computer systems. It involves the study and implementation of algorithmic processes that describe and transform information. Computer Science is intended for students with career objectives in a wide range of computing and computer-related professions, e.g., computer programmers, system analysts, software developers, database administrators, cybersecurity analysts, etc. Students interested in computer science has the option of choosing the Cybersecurity concentration.

Computer Science is a broad discipline that encompasses many areas of specialization, with an ever-growing array of opportunities. The B.S. in Computer Science at Fairmont State has been designed to provide students with an understanding of the field that is broad enough for them to find employment in a wide spectrum of private companies or government agencies and make them competitive for graduate school and advanced study. In addition to receiving the necessary skills in computer science, the students also receive a well-balanced mathematics and general studies curriculum.

NOTES: It is highly recommended that students attempt to complete COMP 1120 , COMP 1130 , and MATH 2501  by the end of their freshman year.

Degree Requirements

Core Curriculum Courses (30-33 Credit Hours)

For details on the required courses, refer to the Core Curriculum   program. For students in this major, the following courses satisfy both core curriculum and major requirements:

Major Electives (9-10 Credit Hours)

Select least one COMP and at least one MATH course from the list below

Degree Total = 120 Credit Hours