Lake Superior State University

Computer Science: Bachelor of Science

Program Description


This degree provides a solid background in computer science with supporting coursework in applied mathematics and business. Adding an appropriate minor field of study can complement the program, as well as give the graduate a competitive edge in the work force.

Available degrees (see specific degree requirements further down the page):



Degree Requirements


Bachelor of Science Computer Science

Departmental Requirements (65 credits)
Departmental GPA must be 2.50 or higher

  • CSCI103 Survey of Computer Science 3
  • CSCI105 Intro. to Computer Programming 3
  • CSCI121 Principles of Programming 3
  • CSCI122 Programing Tools & Techniques 3
  • CSCI201 Data Structures and Algorithms 3
  • CSCI211 Database Applications 3
  • CSCI221 Computer Networks 3
  • CSCI291 Computer Science Project 4
  • CSCI312 File and Database Management 3
  • CSCI315 Computer Organization & Architecture 3
  • CSCI321 Computer Graphics 3
  • CSCI333 Systems Programming 3
  • CSCI334 Operating Systems Concepts 3
  • CSCI341 Discrete Structures for Computer Science 4
  • CSCI342 Advanced Programming Techniques 3
  • CSCI418 Senior Project I 3

    and
  • CSCI419 Senior Project II 3

    or
  • CSCI428 Computer Science Co-operative Education I 3

    and
  • CSCI429 Computer Science Co-operative Education II 3

    or
  • CSCI438 Computer Science Research Project I 3

    and
  • CSCI439 Computer Science Research Project II 3
  • MATH140 Precalculus Mathematics 5
  • MATH112 Calculus for Business & Life Science 4

    or
  • MATH151 Calculus I 4
  • MATH207 Prin. of Statistical Methods 3
Other Requirements (11 credits)
  • ACTG132 Principles of Accounting I 4
  • ACTG133 Principles of Accounting II 4
  • BUSN121 Introduction to Business 3

Free Electives (or minor) (12-17 credits)

General Education:  All LSSU bachelor's degree candidates must complete the LSSU general education core requirements, or have earned the MACRAO Stamp (Michigan Community College transfer students), or have completed the general education certification (Sault College transfer students), or have already earned a bachelor's degree (honors bachelor degree from a Canadian University).

A minimum of 124 credits (at the 100 level or higher) must be earned for graduation with a cumulative gpa of 2.00 or higher.  A gpa of 2.50 or higher is required in your Major, and a gpa of 2.00 or higher is required in your General Education Core Requirements



Bachelor of Science Computer Science, Secondary Teaching

Departmental Requirements (53 credits)
Departmental GPA must be 2.70 or higher

  • CSCI103 Survey of Computer Science 3
  • CSCI105 Intro. to Computer Programming 3
  • CSCI106 Web Page Design and Development 3
  • CSCI121 Principles of Programming 3
  • CSCI122 Programing Tools and Techniques 3
  • CSCI163 Troubleshooting and Repair of Personal Computers 3
  • CSCI201 Data Structures and Algorithms 3
  • CSCI211 Database Applications 3
  • CSCI221 Computer Networks 3
  • CSCI271 Network Hardware and Software 3
  • CSCI281 Network Design and Implementation 3
  • CSCI312 File and Database Management 3
  • CSCI341 Discrete Structures of Computer Science 4
  • CSCI418 Senior Project I 3
    and
  • CSCI419 Senior Project II 3
    or
  • CSCI428 Computer Science Co-operative Education I 3
    and
  • CSCI429 Computer Science Co-operative Education II 3
    or
  • CSCI438 Computer Science Research Project I 3
    and
  • CSCI439 Computer Science Research Project II 3
  • MATH151 Calculus I 4
  • MATH207 Principles of Statistical Methods 3


Professional Educational Requirements and Education Cognates - see Secondary Teaching.

 

Teaching Minor (20 credits)

General Education:  All LSSU bachelor's degree candidates must complete the LSSU general education core requirements, or have earned the MACRAO Stamp (Michigan Community College transfer students), or have completed the general education certification (Sault College transfer students), or have already earned a bachelor's degree (honors bachelor degree from a Canadian University).

A minimum of 124 credits (at the 100 level or higher) must be earned for graduation with a cumulative gpa of 2.70 or higher.  A gpa of 2.70 or higher is also required in your Major, and a gpa of 2.00 or higher is required in your General Education Core Requirements.

 


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