Bachelor of Science in Computer Science
The mission of the Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science is to provide an exceptional undergraduate education in the discipline of computer science. The program prepares students upon graduation for immediate entry into the workforce as a software engineer, systems/network administrator, programmer or similar position, or for entry into a graduate program in computer science or a related discipline. To this end, the faculty strives to keep the program current in both the theoretical foundations and practical skills of computing. Students will graduate with immediately employable skills and a foundation for life-long learning and professional growth in a wide variety of computing professions.
Program Educational Objectives
- Knowledge of fundamental concepts and tools of computing -- both software and hardware.
- Know the theoretical foundations and analytical principles of computations.
- Have the ability to execute fundamental techniques and methodologies of computer science.
- Be aware of, and care about social, ethical, and professional issues raised by the discipline.
- Have practical experience with systems, equipment, and research.
Student Learning Outcomes
- An ability to apply knowledge of computing and mathematics appropriate to the discipline.
- An ability to analyze a problem, and identify and define the computing requirements appropriate to its solution.
- An ability to design, implement, and evaluate a computer-based system, process, component, or program to meet desired needs.
- An ability to function effectively on teams to accomplish a common goal
- An understanding of professional, ethical, legal, security and social issues and responsibilities.
- An ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences.
- An ability to analyze the local and global impact of computing on individuals, organizations, and society.
- Recognition of the need to and an ability to engage in continuing professional development.
- An ability to use current techniques, skills, and tools necessary for computing practice.
- An ability to apply mathematical foundations, algorithmic principles, and computer science theory in the modeling and design of computer-based systems in a way that demonstrates comprehension of the tradeoffs involved in design choices.
- An ability to apply design and development principles in the construction of software systems of varying complexity.
The BS Computer Science program is accredited by ABET.
Program Information, 2012-2014
Program Information, previous academic years
- Program Description 2011/2012
- Program Description 2010/2011
- Program Description 2009/2010
- Program Description 2008/2009
- Flowchart of Course Dependencies 2011/2012
- Flowchart of Course Dependencies 2010/2011
- Flowchart of Course Dependencies 2009/2010
- Flowchart of Course Dependencies 2008/2009
- Yearly Schedule of Courses
- CSUSB Catalogs
- ASSIST (online student-transfer information system)
- Typical 4-Year Sequence
Students meet with a faculty adviser at least once per year for the purpose of reviewing progress towards the degree and to ensure that the student's course choices allow the student to complete their degree program in a timely manner.