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Computer Science - 2010-2011
Please refer to the Computer Science graduate program section for information including departmental contact information, list of graduate faculty members, program description, and course descriptions.
Requirements for Enrollment
Admission into the integrated program in Computer Science requires a minimum of an overall GPA and a major GPA of 3.25.
Integrated Degree Program Description
Students in the integrated program are allowed to use nine semester hours to satisfy both the Bachelor of Science in Computer Science degree and the Master of Science in Computer Science degree.
Integrated Degree Requirements
Undergraduate students in the integrated program may choose three of the following bridge courses to satisfy the requirements of both the bachelor’s and master’s degrees in computer science:
I. Core Courses: 18 s.h.
CS 410G/B Operating
CS 420G/B Computer Communication and Networks* (3)
CS 460G/B Artificial Intelligence Methods*(3
CS 465G/B Computer Graphics* (3)
CS 470G/B Database Systems* (3)
CS 560 Computer Architecture (3)
(Note: 400-level courses taken once the bridge (“B”) courses have been completed must have the “G” designation.)
II. Depth Courses (Select one class from each of two different subject areas): 6 s.h.
A. Subject Area 1
CS 512 Advanced Operating
CS 513 Topics in Operating Systems (3)
B. Subject Area 2
CS 522 Advanced Database
Design and Administration (3)
CS 523 Topics in Database Systems (3)
C. Subject Area 3
CS 548 Advanced Artificial
CS 549 Topics in Artificial Intelligence (3)
D. Subject Area 4
CS 556 Advanced Computer
CS 557 Topics in Computer Networks (3)
E. Subject Area 5
CS 561 Advanced Computer
CS 562 Topics in Computer Architecture (3)
F. Subject Area 6
CS 566 Advanced Computer
CS 567 Topics in Computer Graphics (3)
III. Plans of study (Select one): 9 s.h.
CS Electives (3)
CS 600 Research (3)
CS 601 Thesis (3)
CS Electives (6)
CS 599 Master’s Project (3)
TOTAL PROGRAM: 33 s.h.
* Up to 9 s.h. of bridge or “B” courses may be used at the undergraduate level to satisfy the requirements of both the Bachelor of Science in Computer Science and the Master of Science in Computer Science degrees. If taken after the undergraduate degree has been completed, 400-level courses must have the “G” designator.
2010-2011 Graduate Catalog
Table of Contents
- General Information
- Campus and Facilities
- University Services
- Special Programs
- Academic Guidelines
- Graduate School Policies
- Costs and Financial Assistance
- Programs of Study
- Integrated Baccalaureate/Master's Degrees
- Post-Baccalaureate Certificates
- Other Departments Offering Courses for Graduate Credit