Computer Science

Major(s)

Computer Science (Non-Comprehensive)

Bachelor of Science
  1. General Education Requirements - see General Education Program and Requirements section of catalog

  2. Major Requirements

    1. CSC 130(3), 131(4), 232(4), 325(3), 333(2), 335(3), 338(3), 344(3), 365(3), 450(3), 482(1)
    2. Select nine additional hours from eligible CSC 399(3); MTH 421 or CSC 421; or CSC courses numbered 500 or higher with at least six hours from courses other than CSC 399 and CSC 596
    3. Related mathematics requirement: MTH 215(3) or MTH 261(5)*
    4. Related science requirements: select at least four hours from the following: BIO 121(4)*; BMS 110(3)* and 111(1)*; CHM 160(4) and CHM 161(1); GLG 110(4), GRY 135(4), GRY 142(4) Other science and mathematics courses may be acceptable with department approval.
    5. Public Affairs Capstone Experience will be fulfilled by completion of CSC 335(3), 365(3), and 482(1).
    6. Select one of the following options:
      1. Computer Science
        1. CSC 325(3), 333(2), 460(3)
        2. Additional related mathematics requirements: 11-13 hours from MTH 215(3), 261(5)*, 280(5) 345(3), 540(3). Note: These required mathematics courses automatically satisfy the requirements for a minor in Mathematics.
        3. PHY 203(5)
        4. Select additional science or mathematics courses to total at least 14 hours from the following: BIO 121(4)*; BMS 110(3)* and 111(1)*; CHM 160(4) and CHM 161(1); GLG 110(4), GRY 135(4), GRY 142(4); PHY 204(5); and MTH courses numbered 400 or higher. Other science and mathematics courses may be acceptable with department approval.
      2. Software Development
        1. CSC 455(3)
        2. Select three additional hours from eligible CSC courses numbered 500 or higher excluding CSC 596.
        3. ECO 165(3); PSY 121(3); ENG 321(3). Each of these courses may also count toward General Education requirements.
        4. Select additional science courses to total at least seven hours from the following: BIO 121(4)*; BMS 110(3)* and 111(1)*; CHM 160(4) and CHM 161(1); GLG 110(4), GRY 135(4), GRY 142(4), PHY 203(5); and MTH courses numbered 400 or higher. Other science or mathematics courses may be acceptable with department approval.
        5. Select one of the following: MKT 350(3), MGT 340(3), COM 315(3), PSY 305(3), PSY 481(3). Other courses may be acceptable with department approval.

          *May also count toward General Education requirements
  3. Minor Required (Note: The 'Computer Science" option contains courses that satisfy the requirements for a minor in Mathematics.)

  4. General Baccalaureate Degree Requirements - see General Baccalaureate Degree Requirements section of catalog

Minor(s)

Computer Science

Bachelor of Arts
  1. CSC 130(3); and CSC 121(3) or 125(4) or 131(4)
  2. Nine additional hours from eligible CSC courses numbered 232 or higher to bring total hours in minor to at least 15. Courses not eligible: CSC 399, 500, 505, and 510.

Computer Science

Bachelor of Science
  1. CSC 130(3); and CSC 121(3) or 125(4) or 131(4)
  2. Six additional hours from eligible CSC courses numbered 232 or higher to bring total hours in minor to at least 12. Courses not eligible: CSC 399, 500, 505, and 510.

Accelerated Master's Program in Master of Natural and Applied Science

Eligible Missouri State undergraduate students in a major in the College of Natural and Applied Sciences may apply for preliminary acceptance into the Master of Natural and Applied Science program after admission requirements for the accelerated master's option have been satisfied. If accepted, a maximum of 12 credit hours from approved graduate-level courses may be counted toward both the graduate and undergraduate degrees (Mixed Credit). This option offers an opportunity for CNAS majors whose goals, academic capabilities, and career planning include graduate work, to complete the requirements for the master’s degree in less time than would otherwise be possible. Refer to the Graduate Catalog for more information.

For courses to be designated as Mixed Credit, the graduate advisor, undergraduate department head, and Graduate College dean must approve by signing the Permission for Mixed Credit form. This form must be provided to the Office of the Registrar in Carrington Hall 320 no later than the end of the Change of Schedule Period for the semester.