Bachelor of Science in Computer Science

Program Contact: Jonathan Blake  203-582-8539

Pervasive and ever-changing computing technology provides the infrastructure for our globally connected world. Computer scientists are among the professionals who conceive, design, build and deploy critical software and hardware to support and advance this infrastructure. The Computer Science program prepares computer scientists who are able to contribute immediately and effectively to this project. Computer Science graduates possess a solid grounding in core knowledge that they can apply to solve new and emerging problems with innovative solutions. Since new computing knowledge is regularly generated, computer science graduates are able to independently identify, learn and apply new concepts.

BS in Computer Science Curriculum

Note: a minimum grade of C- is required for all computer science course prerequisites unless otherwise stated.

University Curriculum
Foundations of Inquiry:
FYS 101First-Year Seminar3
EN 101Introduction to Academic Reading and Writing3
EN 102Academic Writing and Research3
Quantitative Literacy:
MA 205Introduction to Discrete Mathematics (CSC 205)3
Disciplinary Inquiry:
Take one of the following Natural Science courses: 14
General Biology I
and General Biology I Lab
General Biology for Majors
and General Biology for Majors Laboratory
University Physics
General Chemistry I
and General Chemistry I Lab
Humanities, Social Sciences, Fine Arts: 29
Personal Inquiry I:
Take second semester of Natural Science course chosen above 14
Take two additional courses from within Humanities, Social Sciences, Fine Arts 26
Personal Inquiry II:
Choose one of the following:3-4
Calculus of a Single Variable
Calculus I
Take an additional 4-5 UC credits (the mathematics elective below could count) 45
Additional Requirements:
MA 229Linear Algebra3
MA electives (take 5-6 additional credits). All MA courses must be at the 140 level or higher. 55-6
Additional Math/Science courses 67
ENR 395Professional Development Seminar1
Computer Science Core Requirements
CSC 110
Programming and Problem Solving
and Programming and Problem Solving Lab
CSC 111
Data Structures and Abstraction
and Data Structures and Abstraction Lab
SER 120
Object-Oriented Design and Programming
and Object-Oriented Design and Programming Lab
CSC 210
Computer Architecture and Organization
and Computer Architecture and Organization Lab
CSC 215Algorithm Design and Analysis3
CSC 225Introduction to Software Development (SER 225)3
CSC 310Operating Systems and Systems Programming3
CSC 315Theory of Computation (MA 315)3
Take one of the following:3
Database Systems (SER 325)
Networking and Distributed Processing
CSC 491Senior Project 11
CSC 492Senior Project 21
CSC Electives (Take 9 credits of CSC elective courses) 39
Total Credits101-103

Complete additional course work to reach 120 credits. This course work must include any missing UC credits from Personal Inquiry above.

Learning Objectives

Within four to seven years of graduation, computer science majors are expected to:

1. demonstrate core computer science knowledge and skills;

2. demonstrate ethical behavior in their pursuits;

3. have achieved sustained employment and/or be pursuing additional educational opportunities;

4. pursue lifelong learning by maintaining currency in their field as they develop as professionals;

5. demonstrate professional and personal growth by seeking leadership and mentoring roles in their profession and community.

Admission Requirements: School of Engineering

The requirements for admission into the undergraduate School of Engineering programs are the same as those for admission to Quinnipiac University.

Admission to the university is competitive, and applicants are expected to present a strong college prep program in high school. Prospective freshmen are strongly encouraged to file an application as early in the senior year as possible, and arrange to have first quarter grades sent from their high school counselor as soon as they are available.

For detailed admission requirements, including required documents, please visit the Admissions page of this catalog.