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.
Students completing the Computer Science Program (B.S.) will be able to:
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:
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.
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
MAT 205 Introductory Survey of Mathematics
PHI 100 Introduction to Critical Thinking
POL 300 American Politics
HIS 381 Contemporary Global Issues
PSY 101 Introduction to Psychology
Choose two courses (6 credits) from:
ART, COM 245, CUL, DRA, DSN 110, ETN, HIS 230, HUM, LIT, MUS, PHI, SPA, TEC 215, VFP 313
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
CSC 310 Microsoft .NET I
CSC 335 Java Programming II
CSC 311 Microsoft .NET II
CSC 345 Database Foundations
CSC 350 Mobile App
CSC 400 O-O Sys Anlys and Design
MAT 200 Pre-Calculus
SCI 240 Concepts in Physics
SEC 100 Introduction to Computer Hardware and Operation
SEC 235 Networks and Telecommunications
CSC 490 CSC Internship
CSC 489 Experiential Learning in Computer Science
Students will complete an additional 18 credits from either the Artificial Intelligence Concentration, the Data Analytics Concentration, or Computer Science (no concentration).
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
BBA 430 Big Data and Visualization
CSC 402 Data Analysis Storytelling
CSC 407 Data Analysis for Organizations
ISM 420 Data Modeling and Warehousing
PHI 314 Ethics for Computer Professionals
SEC 205 Fundamentals of Cybersecurity
SEC 290 Introduction to Programming with Python
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 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.
All students interested in this degree must have completed the following prerequisites or their equivalents:
CTA 326 Integ Excel into Business Problem
SEC 100 Intro to Comp Hardware & Operation
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
The certificate requires 15 graduate credits. Students will complete IST 7060 and four of the IPM courses listed. Students must maintain a 3.0 GPA in their graduate courses in order to earn the certificate.
IPM 6015 Project Scoping and 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 2022-2023 Academic Year. If you entered this degree program before the Fall 2021 semester, please refer to the academic catalog for the year you began your degree program.