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Bachelor of Science in Computer Science (BSCS)


The Bachelor of Science in Computer Science (BSCS) program focuses on the concepts and techniques used in the design and development of advanced software systems. Students in this program explore the conceptual underpinnings of Computer Science -- its fundamental algorithms, programming languages, operating systems, and software engineering techniques. In addition, students choose from a rich set of electives that includes » data science, computer graphics, artificial intelligence, database systems, computer architecture, and computer networks, among other topics. As with the introductory sequence, these advanced courses stress "hands-on" learning by doing.

A generous allotment of free electives allows students to combine study in Computer Science with study in another field either by taking a well-defined specialized minor in another discipline or by working with an advisor to formulate a program that combines experiences across disciplines.

Below, course numbers "300+" refer to courses at the 300-level and above. The titles and descriptions of courses marked (C): Communications General Education, (H): Humanities, (N): Natural Sciences (Psychology only), (S): Social & Behavioral Sciences, and (T): CS Technical Electives can be found in the » Undergraduate Bulletin.

The Bachelor of Science in Computer Science degree is accredited by the » Computing Accreditation Commission of ABET, 111 Market Place, Suite 1050, Baltimore, MD 21202-4012 - telephone: (410) 347-7700.

» Objectives for the BS in Computer Science Program

» Math Education Certification (Minor)


» Specializations


Program Requirements 

» Required Courses

» Sample Curriculum

» Introductory Course Sequence

» Core and Advanced Courses


Enrollment History

Full Time Undergraduates
(includes visiting)
F09 F10 F11 F12 F13 F14
Computer Science 153 145 150 182 201 221
BS Degrees Conferred 2009-2010 2010-2011 2011-2012 2012-2013 2013-2014 2014-2015
Computer Science 43 36 34 45 32 NA