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  Sep 25, 2017
 
Xavier University Undergraduate and Graduate Catalog 2017-2018 
  
Xavier University Undergraduate and Graduate Catalog 2017-2018

Computer Science, B.S.


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Computer technology has revolutionized society’s methods for processing information and making decisions.  The growth in the use of computers has increased the demand for professionals in computer science.  Typical computer careers include programming and application in such areas as accounting, engineering, law, mathematics, medicine, and the sciences.  Other positions include research in computer science, computer design, computer product marketing and sales, technical writing, and teaching.

Xavier’s program is designed to develop, within the framework of a liberal education, the knowledge, skills, and creative analytical ability required for a productive career in computer-related fields and for graduate work in computer science or other areas.  Computer science students may elect to participate in a cooperative education experience.  The cooperative education program is designed to complement students’ classroom training in theoretical computer science by providing actual work experience in a real software engineering environment.  In addition to gaining a deeper appreciation of classroom theory, students also make valuable professional contacts and learn more about career options in computer science.

Requirements for the Computer Science Major, BS


Core Curriculum Requirements:


48-63 Credit Hours dependent on courses taken, including

Sciences:


At least 8 hours in one science, chosen from the following three options:

Major Requirements:


39 credit hours, as follows

6 hours of computer science electives selected from:


Note(s):


  • A 2.000 cumulative average must be attained in the computer science courses.
  • Fulfill the current senior comprehensive requirements.

TOTAL Minimum Hours Required for Degree: 120 Semester Hours


B.S. Computer Science


This block serves as a guideline for progress toward a degree. See your academic advisor.

Freshman Year


Sophomore Year


Total (16)

Second Semester


Total (15)

Junior Year


First Semester


Total (16)

Second Semester


Total (16)

Senior Year


First Semester


Total (15)

Second Semester


Total (12)

Note(s):


* Elective may need to be a flagged course fulfilling Diversity, E/RS requirement, Oral, Quantitative, or Writing requirement.

** Students taking Senior Seminar and Project should contact the chair of the Computer Science Department one semester before enrolling in this course.

 

Scheduling Notes:


  • Consult the “Undergraduate Core Curriculum ” requirements of the Catalog.
  • E/RS Focus Elective requirement may be used to satisfy another element of the core or the major.
  • ** Courses filling other core requirements may also fulfill the Diversity Curriculum Requirement.

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