Department of Engineering and Computer Science
Bachelor of Science (B.S.) Degree
Major in Computer Science (Major Code: 307)
The computer science curriculum is designed to provide the student with significant exposure to the theory, abstraction and design components of the field of computer science.
Students completing this curriculum will be able to demonstrate:
- A system-level perspective;
- An appreciation of the interplay between theory and practice;
- Familiarity with common themes of computer science such as abstraction, complexity and evolutionary change; and
- Adaptability to the enormous pace of change in computing.
Students will have significant project experience.
A student must complete a minimum of 122 semester credit hours to include at least 36 advanced hours.
University Core Curriculum Requirements
Refer to the “University Core Curriculum” section of the catalog.
Core curriculum elections for computer science majors:
- CHEM 1411, 1412 or PHYS 2425, 2426 from natural sciences.
- MATH 2413 from mathematics.
Computer Science Requirements*
- CS 1301, 1437, 2425, 2436, 2377, 3307, 3310, 3315, 3352, 3372, 4310, 4325, 4385, 4390, 4391.
- ENGR 1302.
- MATH 2321, 2322 and 2414.
- Six hours advanced MATH chosen from 3311, 3321, 3340, 3342, 3343, 4310, 4340, 4341, 4361, and 4362.
- Six hours advanced CIS/CS electives chosen from CS 3303, 3387, 4097, 4098, 4330, 4350, 4360, 4392 and CIS 3350, 3372, 4350, 4372, 4382. MUST have advisor approval for selection.
- Six hours electives from ENGR, ET, PHYS or MATH.
*Students must earn a grade of “C” or better in all CS and CIS courses. A course for which the grade is “D” or lower must be repeated.
Admission Requirements for Computer Science
All computer science students must meet West Texas A&M University admission requirements. Upon admission to the University, all WTAMU students would be eligible to engage in and complete the first two years of the Computer Science Program.
Minor in Computer Science
The minor in computer science is available to any student pursuing a B.S. degree. Requirements for a minor are specified elsewhere in the catalog.