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2019-2020 Catalog
Computing & Info Sciences: Information Science (Bachelor of Science)

Program Description for Computing & Info Sciences

Major: Computing & Info Sciences Concentration: Information Science Degree: Bachelor of Science

Informational Text

The Bachelor of Science in Computing & Information Sciences requires 120 total credits that include a minimum of 54 upper-level credits.

School of Computing Policies

  • All courses must be completed with a grade of C or better unless noted otherwise.
  • Once enrolled at UNF, all remaining prerequisite courses and major/minor requirements must be completed at UNF.
  • Satisfactory Progress Policy
    • The School of Computing enforces the "one repeat" rule for all prerequisite and core courses offered by the School for its major programs.
    • Students who do not successfully complete a prerequisite or core requirement for a School of Computing major on the first attempt due to earning a grade of D, F, W, WP, or WF will be granted one chance to repeat the course.
    • Students who do not successfully complete the aforementioned course on the second attempt will be blocked from registering for courses offered by the School of Computing in future semesters.
    • This policy applies whether or not the student has declared a major in a School of Computing program.
  • Exit Requirements
    • Proficiency in a high-level programming language.
    • Proficiency in oral communication. To demonstrate satisfactory oral communication skills, students must deliver up to two presentations in an upper-level course offered by the School of Computing. If the first presentation is satisfactory, the second presentation will be waived.

Prerequisites (12 credits)

Information Science Prerequisites: (4 Courses - 12 Credits)

MAC2233 (GM)Calculus for Business (3 Credits)

MAC2311 (GM)Calculus I may be used instead.

CGS1570 Microcomputer Applica Software (3 Credits)

CGS1100 Computer Applications for Business is an acceptable substitute.

STA2023 (GM) Elem Statistics-Business (3 Credits)

COP2551 Introduction to OO Programming (3 Credits)

Foundation (13 credits)

Information Science Foundation: (4 Courses - 13 Credits)

SPEECH Select a speech course (3)

COP2010 Intro to Visual Proc Prog (3 Credits)

COP 2010 or a procedural programming language is required. C# is preferred and will be used in subsequent courses.

COT3100 Computational Structures (3 Credits)

COP3855 Web Systems Development (4 Credits)

Core Requirements (13 credits)

Information Science Core Requirements: (4 Courses - 13 Credits)

COP3538 Data Structures Using OOP (4 Credits)

(renumbered from COP3540 in Fall 2011)

COP4640 Operating Systems Environments (3 Credits)

CIS3253 GW-Legal Ethical Iss in Comput (3 Credits)

COP4813 Internet Programming (3 Credits)

Major Requirements (12 credits)

Information Systems/Science Major Requirements: (4 Courses - 12 Credits)

COP4720 Database Systems (3 Credits)

CIS4327 Information Syst Sr Project I (3 Credits)

CIS4328 Information Syst Sr Project II (3 Credits)

CNT4504 Computer Networks (3 Credits)

Major Electives (9 credits)

Information Science Major Electives: (3 Courses - 9 Credits)

SELECT 9 credits of electives

Elective choices include

  • CAP4770 Data Mining (3)
  • CAP4774 Data Warehousing (4)
  • COP4723 Database Admin (4)
  • COP4722 Database Systems II (3)
  • CDA3101 Intro to Comp Hardware Org (3)
  • CDA3101L Intro to Comp Hardware Org Lab (1)
  • CDA4010 Human Factors (3)
  • CEN4801 Systems Integration (3)
  • CIS4100 System Performance/Eval (3)
  • CIS4360 Intro to Computer Security (3)
  • CIS4510 Expert Systems/Decision Support (3)
  • CIS4615 Evaluating Software for Security (3)
  • CIS4365 Security Policies/Disaster Prep (3)
  • CIS4366 Computer Forensics (3)
  • CIS4364 Info Systems Intrustion Detection (3)
  • CNT4406 Network Security/Management (3)
  • CNT4704 Network Design/Planning (3)
  • CEN4535C Dev Gaming and Mobile Apps (4)
  • CNT4514C Wireless Networking (4)
  • COP3543 Enterprise Computing (3)
  • COT4560 Applied Graph Theory (3)
  • COT4470 Music Informatics (3)
  • CIS4362 Computer Cryptography (3)
  • Other qualifying electives may be offered as special topics courses. See your advisor for an updated list.
  • Directed Independent Study courses must be approved by the School of Computing Director.

Exit Requirement

Computer and Information Sciences Oral Exit Requirement: All computing majors must deliver up to two spoken presentations in upper-level computing courses for the evaluation of presentation skills. If the first presentation is satisfactory, then the second evaluated presentation will be waived.

Minor Required

A minor is required for this major.* (Credits will vary)
The minor must be selected from the list of approved minors, including those outside the college of the major.
See List of Minors in the Undergraduate Catalog. Minors are generally completed during the last 60 credit hours of your program. Your minor may require prerequisites, so choosing a minor early is beneficial. See your Advisor to declare a minor.
*(Double majors are exempt from a minor.)

Electives (120 credits)

In order to graduate with a bachelor's degree, 120 total credit hours must be earned.

ANY-LEVEL Free Electives For 120 Hours

Electives (54 credits)

In order to graduate with a bachelor's degree, 54 upper-level hours must be earned.

UPPERLEVEL Free Electives From UpperLevel