Bachelor of Science in Computer Science

Introduction

The Bachelor of Science in Computer Science (BSCS) program combines foundational computer science theory with deep immersion in current software development technologies and methods. The project- and problem-based curriculum focuses on the skills most valued by today’s employers. Graduates of this program will be well-versed in the modern software methodologies, coding practices, and quality assurance metrics required to succeed in the software development industry. The curriculum is designed to emphasize collaboration and communication skills along with a rich and deep technology focus. 

In addition to earning the Bachelor of Science in Computer Science degree, graduates will accumulate significant experience in large-scale projects both individually and in teams. This project focus includes an individual capstone project and culminates with Enterprise Projects where students develop software in teams under the direction of industry-leading organizations.

Graduates are prepared for entry level positions that are closely tied to software development including business analyst, project manager, software engineer, quality assurance professional, and database administrator. 

Program Overview

Students participate in courses which are taught using active learning methods. Teaching techniques include lectures, class discussions, debates, student presentations, individual and group activities, creative assessments, various labs and assignments, and more. Additionally, students work individually and in teams on supervised projects in which they apply related concepts. The program is 12 quarters in length and requires a minimum of three years to complete.

Program Objectives

Graduates of the Bachelor of Science in Computer Science program are expected to be able to:

  • Model best practices and processes involved in all aspects of the software development life cycle
  • Design software and system architectures
  • Develop software using modern languages and integrated development environments
  • Employ a variety of algorithms and data structures
  • Demonstrate an understanding of established and emerging software standards
  • Create software using a variety of software development methodologies
  • Prepare software applications for deployment using a variety of techniques
  • Recognize the impact of business decisions and implications in software development
  • Effectively communicate in a professional setting
  • Produce professional-quality specifications, models, and other documents
  • Utilize technical and non-technical expertise in team-based, collaborative environments
  • Demonstrate effective problem solving and critical thinking skills

Graduation Requirements

(Students enrolled in the BSCS program beginning Fall Quarter 2017)

To qualify for graduation with a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science degree, students are required to accomplish the following:

  • Complete a minimum of 180 quarter credit hours with an average grade of ‘C’ (Cumulative Grade Point Average of 2.0) or higher for all courses taken at Neumont
  • Complete a minimum of 118 credit hours in required degree courses, including projects
  • Complete a minimum of 62 credit hours in required general education courses
  • Abide by all school rules and regulations
  • To earn credits for a course, a student must earn a passing grade. For General Education required courses, and for all Core courses, a passing grade is a ‘C’ or better. For General Education elective courses including General Education courses selected from a “choose one/two from the following” category, a passing grade is a ‘D-' or better.
  • No unresolved disciplinary matters
  • No outstanding financial obligations to the institution.

Students enrolled prior to Fall 2017 should refer to the prevailing Course Catalog during their initial period of enrollment.

BSCS Program Plan

Minimum General Education Credits Required

62 Credits

Minimum Computer Science Credits Required

118 Credits

Total Required for BS in Computer Science

180 Credits

General Education (62 credits)

Foundational Courses (19 credits)

BUS101Personal Finance

3 credits

BUS110Principles of Finance

1 credit

FAC105Leadership & Problem Solving

3 credits

FAC299Marketing Your Personal Brand

2 credits

HUM106Freshman Seminar

4 credits

HUM150Logic

3 credits

HUM205Ethics

3 credits

Communications (6 credits)

FAC120Spoken Communications

3 credits

FAC125Collaborative & Interpersonal Communications

3 credits

English (8 credits)

ENG110Introduction to English Composition

4 credits

ENG210Persuasive & Professional Writing

4 credits

Mathematics (12 credits)

MAT105College Algebra

3 credits

MAT110Sets, Probability & Number Systems

3 credits

MAT250Calculus

3 credits

And choose one of the following

MAT125Geometry

3 credits

MAT150Trigonometry

3 credits

MAT200Math-Based Codes, Cyphers & Secrets

3 credits

MAT260Statistics

3 credits

MAT305Problem Solving

3 credits

Social and Behavioral Science (5 credits)

SSC250Human Relations & Personality Development

3 credits

And choose one of the following

SSC150Introductory Psychology

2 credits

SSC272United States Government

2 credits

SSC311Law & the Legal System

2 credits

SSC321Introduction to Group Dynamics

2 credits

SSC322Conflict & Negotiation

2 credits

SSC351Introduction to Intellectual Property

2 credits

Physical and Biological Science (2 credits)

Choose one of the following (PSC226 is preferred)

PSC115Introduction to Biology

2 credits

PSC201Astronomy

2 credits

PSC210Environmental Studies

2 credits

PSC226Introductory Physics

2 credits

PSC230Introduction to Chemistry

2 credits

Health and Physical Education (2 credits)

Choose one of the following

HPE110Hiking

2 credits

HPE120Yoga

2 credits

HPE130Billiards

2 credits

HPE140Outdoor Recreational Activities

2 credits

HPE160Personal Fitness

2 credits

HPE170Healthy Living

2 credits

HPE190Swimming

2 credits

HPE200Marine Diving

2 credits

Humanities (2 credits)

Choose one of the following

LNG110Survey of Foreign Language

2 credits

LNG120Languages & Linguistics

2 credits

LNG130Artificial Languages

2 credits

HUM130Myth, Folklore & Popular Culture

2 credits

HUM160Ancient Mythology

2 credits

HUM170Modern Entertainment Mythology

2 credits

Industrial Technology (2 credits)

Choose one of the following

IND150Tangible Product Design

2 credits

IND2003D Printing

2 credits

IND220Manufacturing

2 credits

IND230Survey of Robotics

2 credits

IND240Electrical Circuits

2 credits

IND250Aviation & Airpower

2 credits

Literature (2 credits)

Choose one of the following

ENG250Poetry

2 credits

ENG311Principles of Creative Writing

2 credits

HUM200The Imagination of Horror in Media

2 credits

LIT110Science Fiction Through Literature

2 credits

LIT120Comics as Literature

2 credits

LIT130Literary Masters

2 credits

Fine Arts (2 credits)

Choose one of the following

FAC101Art Appreciation

2 credits

FAC130Character Design

2 credits

FAC150Animated Narratives in Modern Entertainment

2 credits

FAC210Music Composition

2 credits

FAC220Animation in Art

2 credits

MTM140Basics of Film

2 credits

MTM150Film Production

2 credits

Computer Science Courses (118 credits)

Introductory Core Courses (18 credits)

BIT120Business & Information Systems Practices

4 credits

CSC110Introduction to Computer Science

4 credits

CSC150Object Oriented Programming & Design

6 credits

CSC210Introduction to Web Presentation & Development

2 credits

ITH215Networking I

2 credits

Advanced Core Courses (68 credits)

CSC130Principles of Software Engineering

4 credits

CSC195C++ Programming I

3 credits

CSC230Computational Theory

3 credits

CSC250Algorithms & Data Structures I

4 credits

CSC252Algorithms & Data Structures II

4 credits

CSC330Programming Languages

3 credits

CSC340Computer Architecture

3 credits

CSC360Software Design Principles

3 credits

CSC370Process Modeling

3 credits

CSC380Distributed Systems

3 credits

DBT130Databases I

4 credits

DBT230Databases II

4 credits

MAT210Linear Algebra

3 credits

Choose one set of courses from the following:
CSC160Application Development

4 credits

CSC260Dynamic Web Programming

4 credits

CSC180Open Source Platforms Development

4 credits

CSC280Developing Scalable Web Applications

4 credits

And choose an additional 16 credits from the following:
CSC140Dynamic & Scripting Languages

3 credits

CSC160Application Development

4 credits

CSC171Mobile Application Development

3 credits

CSC180Open Source Platforms Development

4 credits

CSC185Development in Third Party Frameworks

3 credits

CSC196C++ Programming II

3 credits

CSC260Dynamic Web Programming

4 credits

CSC270Solution Stack Software Development

3 credits

CSC280Developing Scalable Web Applications

4 credits

CSC391Operating System Design & Implementation

4 credits

MOA141Introduction to Information Modeling

3 credits

MTM282Interactive Web Development

4 credits

MTM320Advanced Web Scripting

4 credits

MTM370Front-End Implementation

4 credits

Project Core Courses (32 credits)

DBT330Persistence Applications

2 credits

PRO100Introductory Software Projects

2 credits

PRO150Web-Based Software Projects

2 credits

PRO200Software Projects in Emerging Platforms

2 credits

PRO250Software Projects in Existing Code

2 credits

PRO390Capstone Project

4 credits

PRO490Enterprise Projects I

6 credits

PRO491Enterprise Projects II

6 credits

PRO492Enterprise Projects III

6 credits