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2021-2022 Catalog 
    
2021-2022 Catalog

Computer Science, B.S.


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Computer Science, B.S. 

  1. Satisfy Core Curriculum Requirements for students entering college in Fall 1999 or after. See “General Requirements for a Bachelor’s Degree.”
  2. Satisfy the requirements for the Bachelor of Science.
    • Natural sciences with lab (for a total of 11 semester hours of natural sciences).
  3. General Requirements:
    • Lower Division - Speech ^, Computer Literacy ^
    • Upper Division - ENGL 3430 Professional Writing; COSC 3317 Object Oriented Programming; COSC 3331 Data Structures and Algorithms I; COSC 3333 Data Structures and Algorithms II; COSC 4339 Telecommunication and Networks; MATH 3362 Discrete Structures 
  4. Program Requirements
  • Lower Division – 8 semester hours of calculus I and II; 8 hours of programming fundamentals with labs: COSC 1136, COSC 1336, COSC 1137, COSC 1337.
  • Upper Division- COSC 3332; COSC 3335; COSC 4320 Software Engineering; COSC 4336 Database Systems; COSC 4337 Operating Systems; COSC 4350 Information Security, Privacy and Ethics; COSC 4331 Structure of Programming Languages; MATH 3391 Probability and Statistics; MATH 3361; COSC 4360.

  5. Students seeking secondary certification should see the section on “Secondary Education Teacher Certification Programs”.

  6. Free electives - Enough electives to fulfill the 121 semester hour requirement and the 36 semester hours of upper-division courses.

  7.  Students must earn a grade of C or better in any computer science or math course to fill prerequisite requirements.

  8.  Students may not transfer any course in computer science or math with a grade of D or F.

These requirements are summarized below:

Degree Requirements


The following requirements apply to all candidates for the Bachelor of Arts or the Bachelor of Science. The Bachelor of Arts option is available to those who choose plans in Communication, Humanities, Mathematical Sciences, or Psychology. The Bachelor of Science option is available to those who choose plans in Biology, Communication, Computer Science, Computer Information System, Criminal Justice, Mathematical Sciences or Psychology.

  1. Satisfy all university requirements for a bachelor’s degree as found in the ”University Degree Requirements“ section of this catalog.
  2. Satisfy Core Curriculum Requirements for students entering college in Fall 1999 or after. Note: Students who transfer from a Texas public community college or public university and are certified as core complete shall have satisfied the core requirements of UHV.
  3. Satisfy the requirements for either the Bachelor of Arts or the Bachelor of Science, as follows:

Bachelor of Arts
(1) Lower or Upper Division: 3 semester hours of speech and satisfy Computer literacy/proficiency requirement (See [**] below); Foreign Language: 6 semester hours at the sophomore level in one foreign language. Students submitting an acceptable score on a standard foreign language proficiency test approved by the School of Arts and Sciences may substitute 6 semester hours of electives.

Bachelor of Science
(1) Lower Division: 3 semester hours of speech and satisfy Computer literacy/proficiency requirement (See [**] below); Natural Sciences: 11 semester hours in natural sciences, at least 2 semester hours of which must be in laboratory courses. Natural sciences include biology, biophysical sciences, chemistry, geology, and physics.

[**] May be satisfied within core curriculum. However, 3 semester hours of both speech and Computer literacy/proficiency are still required even if the student is certified as core complete by way of transfer from a Texas public community college or public university.

    4.  Satisfy course requirements for the plan: At least 24 semester hours in one plan of which at least 18 semester hours must be advanced.

Core Curriculum Requirements


(42 total core hours required).

  • Core 010 Communication
  • Core 020 Mathematics
  • Core 030 Life and Physical Science
  • Core 040 Language, Philosophy and Culture
  • Core 050 Creative Arts
  • Core 060 American History
  • Core 070 Government/Political Science
  • Core 080 Social and Behavioral Sciences
  • Core 090 Component Area Option: Speech
  • Core 090 Component Area Option: Computer Literacy

Plan Program Requirements


Electives


Electives (UD COSC or MATH - excluding COSC 3325 and COSC 4305)

Total: 120 s.h.


Total must be minimum of 120 s.h. with minimum of 36 s.h. at upper-division level.
Students seeking secondary certification may be required to take additional hours.
^ May be satisfied within core curriculum. However, 3 semester hours of both speech and computer literacy/proficiency are still required even if the student is certified as core complete by way of transfer from a Texas public community college or public university.

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