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Degree Programs


The department offers nationally competitive undergraduate programs in Computer Science, Information Technology, and Applied Computing as well as a graduate program in Software Engineering. The Computer Science program is accredited by ABET/CAC.

The following are the recommended plans of study/curriculum for the programs offered by the Department of Computing Sciences at The University of Scranton. The plan of study for the graduate program in Software Engineering (SE) encompasses all of the SE courses which can be found here.



COMPUTER INFORMATION SYSTEMS MAJOR

(Subsumed by Applied Computing effective September 2019)

This program focuses on the development of information systems and is supplemented by courses from the Kania School of Management. The program prepares students to be information systems professionals capable of developing and configuring software applications. Graduates are prepared to pursue advanced degrees in computing or an M.B.A.

MINOR: To minor in Computer Information Systems, the student must take a minimum of 18 credits including CMPS 134, CMPS 144, CMPS 330, CMPS 331, and two of MATH 142, IT 120 or CMPS 312, CMPS 240, 340, 341, 344, 352, 355, 356, 376, 384, or IT 354.


FIRST YEAR
Dept. and No. Course Title Credits
Fall Spring
MAJOR CMPS 134 / 134L Computer Science I 4
MAJOR CMPS 144 / 144L Computer Science II 4
GE QUAN MATH 142 Discrete Structures 4
COGNATE MATH 114 Analysis I 4
GE EP I CMPS 112 (FYDT,FYOC) Intro to Computing 3
GE EP I WRTG 107 (FYW) Composition 3
GE PHIL PHIL 120 Introduction to Philosophy 3
GE T/RS T/RS 121 Theology I 3
GE HUMN HUMN ELECT Humanities Elective 3 3
GE EP I First Year Seminars1 (FYS) Freshman Seminar
17 17
1 The selection of a First Year Seminar is likely to fulfill requirements for both the First Year Seminar and a General Education Requirement. Thus, the First Year Seminar will not add to the total credits for the semester. Talk with your advisor if you have any questions

SECOND YEAR
Dept. and No. Course Title Credits
Fall Spring
MAJOR CMPS 240 Data Structures 3
MAJOR CMPS 250 Machine Organization 3
COGNATE ACC 253 Financial Accounting 3
COGNATE ACC 254 Managerial Accounting 3
GE HUMN HUMN ELECT Humanities 3
GE S/BH ECO 153 Principles of Microeconomics 3
GE S/BH ECO 154 Principles of Macroeconomics 3
GE PHIL PHIL 210 Ethics 3
GE T/RS T/RS 122 Theology II 3
GE ELECT MATH 2041 Statistics 3
15 15
1 Or STAT 251

THIRD YEAR
Dept. and No. Course Title Credits
Fall Spring
MAJOR CMPS 352 Operating Systems 3
MAJOR CMPS ELECT1 Major Elective 3
MAJOR CMPS 340 Intro to Database 3
MAJOR CMPS 341 Database Systems 3
MAJOR CMPS 330 Information Systems 3
MAJOR CMPS 331 Sys Analysis & Design 3
COGNATE MGT 351 Principles of Management I 3
COGNATE MGT 352 Principles of Management II 3
COGNATE MGT 251 Legal Environment of Business 3
GE NSCI NSCI ELECT Natural Science 3
GE ELECT ELECT Free Elective 3
15 18
1 Major electives in Computer Information Systems must be chosen from CMPS 260, 344, 350, 354, 355, 356, 358, 360, 362, 364, 370, 372, 374, 376, 384, 393, 440 and 481.

FOURTH YEAR
Dept. and No. Course Title Credits
Fall Spring
MAJOR CMPS 490 Senior Projects 3
MAJOR CMPS ELECT1 Major Electives 6
COGNATE MKT 351 Intro to Marketing 3
GE HUMN HUMN ELECT Humanities 3
GE NSCI NSCI ELECT Natural Science 3
GE PHIL PHIL 214 Computers and Ethics 3
GE ELECT ELECT Free Electives 3 3
12 15
1 Major electives in Computer Information Systems must be chosen from CMPS 260, 344, 350, 354, 355, 356, 358, 360, 362, 364, 370, 372, 374, 376, 384, 393, 440 and 481.

Total: 124 Credits

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Degree Programs

The department offers nationally competitive undergraduate programs in Computer Science and Applied Computing as well as a graduate program in Software Engineering. The Computer Science program is accredited by ABET/CAC.

The entire University of Scranton Course Catalog is available on the University of Scranton website





B.S. Computer Information Systems (CIS)

This program focuses on the development of information systems and is supplemented by courses from the Kania School of Management. The program prepares students to be information systems professionals capable of developing and configuring software applications. Graduates are prepared to pursue advanced degrees in computing or an M.B.A.

Total Credits: 124

MINOR: To minor in Computer Information Systems, the student must take a minimum of 18 credits including CMPS 134, CMPS 144, CMPS 330, CMPS 331, and two of MATH 142, IT 120 or CMPS 312, CMPS 240, 340, 341, 344, 352, 355, 356, 376, 384, or IT 354.


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