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Computer Science, Bachelor of Science

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The Wilmington University undergraduate degree program in Computer Science prepares students for some of the most innovative and essential fields in today's growing information economy.  With technical knowledge in the principal areas of study including computer programming, computer network, information security, web applications, and artificial intelligence, students will learn to solve real-life problems involving the design, development, support and management of hardware, software, multimedia and systems integration services. Students who successfully complete this degree are prepared for work in the computer technology industry, developing commercial and industrial applications or computer models.

 

Program Competencies

Students completing the Computer Science Program (B.S.) will be able to:

  • Apply Computer Science best practices and current methodologies to create, deliver, and support information technology projects and its importance in the world of technology.
  • Demonstrate personal skills in innovation and problem solving. Employ critical thinking strategies such as quantitative, qualitative, and scientific reasoning to analyze consequences and outcomes and then determine logical solutions.
  • Practice the use and employ the benefit of library resources, including subscription services and other sources generally accepted as legitimate and valid.
  • Apply the ethical and legal principles required of computer science professionals.
  • Analyze requirements for the process of creating programming from script to screen.
  • Analyze requirements for computer hardware, network security, and software applications using best practices and current methodologies.
  • Appraise the needs of the audience and then speak in a clear and succinct manner.  Research, construct, and deliver professional presentations using a variety of communication tools and techniques.
  • Write with clarity and precision using correct English grammar: mechanics and usage. Correctly and ethically exhibit competence in writing for specific purposes, diverse audiences, and genres.

 

Experiential Learning

The Office of Experiential Learning takes a 360 approach to experiential learning. Whether you come to Wilmington University with a vast amount of professional experience and are awarded Credit for Prior Learning. (CPL), or you participate in a Work-Integrated Learning (WIL) opportunity (Internships or Cooperative Education) embedded in your curriculum for credit, we provide a pathway to completing your degree.

 

Cooperative Education Option

The Cooperative Education option is an alternative to the CSC490-Internship course.  In order to be eligible, students must first have at least 60 credits, plus a GPA of 2.5 or higher. Students must contact the Office of Work-Integrated Learning and their Program Chair one semester before they would like to begin a co-op assignment.   For additional information on cooperative education, please visit: https://www.wilmu.edu/coel/work-integrated-learning.aspx

 

Accelerated Graduate Certificate Option

Students in the Computer Science B.S. degree program may choose an accelerated option with:

 

Management Information Systems Graduate Certificate; or

Technology Project Management Graduate Certificate

 

Students selecting this option can complete both their undergraduate degree and the graduate certificate by completing 120 credits (105 undergraduate credits and 15 graduate credits).  The five graduate courses (15 credits) needed for the graduate certificate would count as five courses (15 credits) towards undergraduate electives in your degree.

 

Students who complete the Management Information Systems or Technology Project Management Graduate Certificates also receive the benefit of completing five graduate level courses that count towards a Master’s degree in Information Systems Technologies (MS-IST).  Students selecting this option are not required to pursue the MS-IST degree.

 

Admission requirements include:

  • A minimum GPA of 3.25
  • Completion of at least 60 credits towards your degree program
  • A meeting with an academic advisor to submit an Accelerated Option Intent (AOI) form upon completion of at least 30 credits; and
  • Recommendation of the Program Chair

Note:  Students will not be eligible to register for graduate level courses until they have successfully completed at least 60 credits towards their bachelor’s degree and have an approved AOI form.  Students must receive their B.S. degree in order to receive the graduate certificate.

 

Minimum Grade Policy: Students must maintain a 3.0 GPA in their graduate courses in order to earn the certificate.


Computer Science, B.S. Curriculum

General Education Requirements (39 credits)

COM 250 Technical Writing

CTA 326 Integrating Excel into Business Problem Solving

ECO 105 Fundamentals of Economics

ENG 121 English Composition I

ENG 122 English Composition II

ENG 131 Public Speaking

HUM 360 Human World Views: 3500 BCE – 1650 CE

HUM 361 Human World Views: 1650 CE - present

MAT 205 Introductory Survey of Mathematics

PHI 100 Introduction to Critical Thinking

POL 300 American Politics

OR

HIS 381 Contemporary Global Issues

PSY 101 Introduction to Psychology

SCI 321 Technology in the Sciences

Computer Science Core (48 credits)

CSC 100 Web Design & Development

CSC 200 Computer Science Fund

CSC 305 Computer Architecture

CSC 306 PHP Applic Development

CSC 315 Fund. of O-O Programming

 

CSC 325 Java Programming I

OR

CSC 310 Microsoft .NET I

 

CSC 335 Java Programming II

OR

CSC 311 Microsoft .NET II

 

CSC 340 JavaScript I

OR

CSC 240 JavaScript

 

CSC 345 Database Foundations

CSC 350 Mobile App

CSC 400 O-O Sys Anlys and Design

 

CSC 487 CSC Senior Project

OR

CSC 490 CSC Internship

 

MAT 200 Pre-Calculus

SCI 240 Concepts in Physics

SEC 100 Introduction to Computer Hardware and Operation

SEC 235 Networks and Telecommunications

Students will  complete an additional 18 credits from either the Artificial Intelligence Concentration, the Data Analytics Concentration, or Computer Science (no concentration).

Artificial Intelligence Concentration (18 credits)

CSC 370 User-Centered Design

CSC 414 Ethics for AI and Data Analytics

CSC 419 Python for Data Science

CSC 420 Intro to Artificial Intelligence

CSC 430 Machine Learning Principles

CSC 470 Computer Vision and Image Analysis

Data Analytics Concentration (18 credits)

BBA 430 Big Data and Visualization

CSC 402 Data Analysis Storytelling

CSC 407 Data Analysis for Organizations

CSC 414 Ethics for AI and Data Analytics

CSC 419 Python for Data Science

ISM 420 Data Modeling and Warehousing

Computer Science - No Concentration (18 credits)

BBA 430 Big Data and Visualization

CSC 370 User-Centered Design

ISM 420 Data Modeling and Warehousing

PHI 314 Ethics for Computer Professionals

SEC 210 Principles and Practice of Information Security

SEC 290 Introduction to Programming with Python

Free Electives (15 credits)

Students with less than 16 transfer credits are required to take FYE 101 as one of their electives.

Completion Degree Requirements

What is a Completion Degree?

A completion degree is a personalized version of a bachelor's degree created exclusively for students who have completed an associate degree at an accredited institution. Completion degrees are available for most Wilmington University Bachelor of Science degrees. A student who expects to transfer a completed associate's degree should communicate with a Wilmington University academic advisor before registering for courses. A transcript with documentation of the conferred degree must be received by Wilmington University to confirm eligibility.

Note that a minimum of 120 combined credits are needed to satisfy the Completion Degree requirements, including both transfer credits and credits earned at Wilmington University.

Computer Science-Artificial Intelligence Completion Degree

CSC 305 Computer Architecture

CSC 315 Fund. of O-O Programming

 

CSC 325 Java Programming I

OR

CSC 310 Microsoft .NET I

 

CSC 335 Java Programming II

OR

CSC 311 Microsoft .NET II

 

CSC 340 JavaScript I

OR

CSC 240 JavaScript

 

CSC 345 Database Foundations

CSC 350 Mobile App

CSC 370 User-Centered Design

CSC 400 O-O Sys Anlys and Design

CSC 414 Ethics for AI and Data Analytics

CSC 419 Python for Data Science

CSC 420 Intro to Artificial Intelligence

CSC 430 Machine Learning Principles

CSC 470 Computer Vision and Image Analysis

 

CSC 487 CSC Senior Project

OR

CSC 490 CSC Internship

All students interested in this degree must have completed the following prerequisites or their equivalents:

CSC 100 Web Design & Development

CTA 326 Integ Excel into Business Problem

ENG 122 English Composition II

SEC 100 Intro to Comp Hardware & Operation

SEC 210 Principles and Practice of Info Security

SEC 235 Networks and Telecommunications

Computer Science-Data Analytics Completion Degree

BBA 430 Big Data and Visualization

CSC 305 Computer Architecture

CSC 315 Fund. of O-O Programming

 

CSC 325 Java Programming I

OR

CSC 310 Microsoft .NET I

 

CSC 335 Java Programming II

OR

CSC 311 Microsoft .NET II

 

CSC 340 JavaScript I

OR

CSC 240 JavaScript

 

CSC 345 Database Foundations

CSC 350 Mobile App

CSC 400 O-O Sys Anlys and Design

CSC 402 Data Analysis Storytelling

CSC 407 Data Analysis for Organizations

CSC 414 Ethics for AI and Data Analytics

CSC 419 Python for Data Science

 

CSC 487 CSC Senior Project

OR

CSC 490 CSC Internship

 

ISM 420 Data Modeling and Warehousing

All students interested in this degree must have completed the following prerequisites or their equivalents:

CSC 100 Web Design & Development

CTA 326 Integ Excel into Business Problem

ENG 122 English Composition II

SEC 100 Intro to Comp Hardware & Operation

SEC 210 Principles and Practice of Info Security

SEC 235 Networks and Telecommunications

Computer Science-No Concentration Completion Degree

BBA 430 Big Data and Visualization

CSC 305 Computer Architecture

CSC 315 Fund. of O-O Programming

 

CSC 325 Java Programming I

OR

CSC 310 Microsoft .NET I

 

CSC 335 Java Programming II

OR

CSC 311 Microsoft .NET II

 

CSC 340 JavaScript I

OR

CSC 240 JavaScript

 

CSC 345 Database Foundations

CSC 350 Mobile App

CSC 370 User-Centered Design

CSC 400 O-O Sys Anlys and Design

 

CSC 487 CSC Senior Project

OR

CSC 490 CSC Internship

 

ISM 420 Data Modeling and Warehousing

PHI 314 Ethics for Computer Professionals

SCI 321 Technology in the Sciences

SEC 290 Introduction to Programming with Python

All students interested in this degree must have completed the following prerequisites or their equivalents:

CSC 100 Web Design & Development

CTA 326 Integ Excel into Business Problem

ENG 122 English Composition II

SEC 100 Intro to Comp Hardware & Operation

SEC 210 Principles and Practice of Info Security

SEC 235 Networks and Telecommunications

 


Accelerated Options with Graduate Certificates

Accelerated Option with Management Information Systems Graduate Certificate

The certificate requires 15 graduate credits.  Students must maintain a 3.0 GPA in their graduate courses in order to earn the certificate.

IST 7000 Data Management

IST 7020 Analysis, Modeling, and Design

IST 7040 Data Communications and Networking

IST 7060 Project and Change Management

IST 7100 IT Policy and Strategy

Accelerated Option with Technology Project Mgt Graduate Certificate

The certificate requires 15 graduate credits.  Students will complete IST 7060 and four of the six IPM courses listed. Students must maintain a 3.0 GPA in their graduate courses in order to earn the certificate.


IST 7060 Project and Change Management

Choose four (4) of the following:

IPM 6000 IT/IS Project Scope Development and Management

IPM 6010 IT/IS Project Scheduling

IPM 6030 IT/IS Project Risk Management

IPM 6040 IT/IS Project Quality Management

IPM 6050 Agile Project Management

IPM 6090 Special Topics in IT/IS Project Management



This information applies to students who enter this degree program during the 2020-2021 Academic Year. If you entered this degree program before the Fall 2020 semester, please refer to the academic catalog for the year you began your degree program.