The Bachelor of Science degree with a major in Computer Science is accredited by the Computing Accreditation Commission of ABET.
Bachelor of Science Degree - Computer Science Major
Bachelor of Business Administration Degree - Computer Information Systems Major
Bachelor of Arts Degree - Information Technology Major
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Computer Science, Computer Information System and Information Technology Minors
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Definition of Certificates
Computer Application Technology Certificate (12 hours)
The courses required for the Computer Application Technology certificate are Computer Science 101 or 121, 102, 340 and 350. Introduction to Computing (CSC 101) and Introduction to Information Processing Systems (CSC 121) develop your operating system and application software skills. Computer Science Principles (CSC 102) introduces problem solving and program development skills. Application Software for Microcomputers (CSC 340) teaches you to solve problems using database and advanced spreadsheet technology. Internet Technologies (CSC 350) completes the certificate by honing your web design techniques. This certificate is designed for all students, regardless of major, who are interested in computer application technology. All certificate courses must be completed at SFA. Students must maintain a 2.0 GPA in certificate courses.
Web Development Technology Certificate (12 hours)
The courses required for the Web Development Technology certificate are Computer Science 102, 202 or 211, 350 and 351. Internet Programming Concepts (CSC 351) is the capstone course for the certificate as it integrates the concepts developed in the other courses. Computer Science Principles (CSC 102), Computer Programming Principles (CSC 202) and Event-Driven Programming (CSC 211) are foundational courses that prepare one for the problem solving and program development needs of CSC 351 while Internet Technologies (CSC 350) focuses on web design techniques. This certificate is designed for all students, regardless of major, who are interested in web development technology. All certificate courses must be completed at SFA. Students must maintain a 2.0 GPA in certificate courses.
ABET Accreditation Educational Objectives for the Bachelor of Science Degree - Computer Science Major
|Objective 1:||Graduates possess a broad-based general education and an in-depth understanding of computer science sufficient to provide a foundation for professional competence and advanced study in the computing field. The associated outcomes are:|
|Objective 2:||Graduates have sufficient knowledge, skills, and insights to make important contributions in the computing field.|
|Objective 3:||Graduates can think critically, communicate effectively, and learn independently in the workplace or in graduate school.|
The above outcomes provide the students with the ability to achieve the following ABET 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.