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2021-2022 Catalog
Computer Science (Bachelor of Science)

Program Description for Computer Science

Major: Computer Science Degree: Bachelor of Science

Informational Text

The Bachelor of Science in Computer Science 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 (25 credits)

Computer Science Prerequisites (7 Courses - 25 Credits)

COP2220 Programming I (3 Credits)

MAC2311 (GM) Calculus I (4 Credits)

MAC2312 (GM) Calculus II (4 Credits)

PHY2048 Calculus-Based Physics I (4 Credits)

  • PHY2048L Calculus Physics I Lab (1) must be taken
  • PHY2048C satisfies both the lecture and lab requirement

PHY2049 Calculus-Based Physics II (3 Credits)

  • PHY2049L Calculus Physics II Lab (1) must be taken
  • PHY2049C satisfies both the lecture and lab requirement

SCIENCE 6 credits of add'l science

Select two science courses for science majors. Appropriate course prefixes include

  • APB
  • AST
  • BCH
  • BOT
  • BSC
  • CHM
  • CHS
  • ESC
  • GLY
  • ISC
  • MCB
  • PCB
  • PHY
  • PHZ
  • PSC
  • ZOO

UNF courses that satisfy this requirement include

  • AST2002 Astronomy (3)
  • BSC1010C General Biology I (4)
  • BSC1011C General Biology II (4)
  • CHM2045 General Chemistry I (3)
  • CHM2046 General Chemistry II (3)
  • ESC2000 Earth Science

UNF courses that cannot be used include

  • BSC1005C Principles of Biology (4)
  • BSC1930 Current Applications in Biology (2)
  • BCH3023C Bioorganic Chemistry (4)
  • CHM1025 Introduction to Chemistry (2)
  • PHY1020 Introduction to Physics (2)
  • PHY2053 Algebra-based Physics I (3)
  • PHY2054 Algebra-based Physics II (3)
Consult with an academic advisor before taking any other science course than those listed here.

Requisites (3 credits)

Computer Science Requisites: (1 Course - 3 Credits)

SELECT Any public speaking course

SPC4064 Public Speaking for Professionals is recommended.

Core Requirements (18 credits)

Computing Common Core (6 Courses - 18 Credits)

COT3100 Computational Structures (3 Credits)

COP3503 Programming II (3 Credits)

COP3530 Data Structures (3 Credits)

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

COP3703 Introduction to Databases (3 Credits)

CNT4504 Computer Networks (3 Credits)

Major Requirements (32 credits)

Computer Science Major Requirements: (10 Courses - 32 Credits)

CDA3100 Computer Arch. and Org. (4 Credits)

COT3210 Theory of Computation (3 Credits)

COP3404 Intro to Systems Software (3 Credits)

CEN4010 Software Engineering (3 Credits)

COP4610 Operating Systems (3 Credits)

COP4620 Constr of Language Translators (3 Credits)

CAP4630 Intro To Artificial Intelligen (3 Credits)

COT4400 Design and Analysis of Algori (3 Credits)

MAS3105 (GM) Linear Algebra (4 Credits)

STA3032 (GM) Prob/Statistics for Engrs (3 Credits)

Major Electives (9 credits)

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

SELECT 9 Credits of the following:

  • Any upper (3000-4000) level Computing course (prefix CAP, CDA, CEN, CIS, CNT, COP, or COT) not used to fulfill other major requirements may be used to satisfy this requirement.
  • A maximum of 6 credit hours of CIS3949 Experiential Studies may be taken. No more than 3 credit hours of CIS 3949 may be used to satisfy major or minor electives.
  • A maximum of 6 credit hours of CIS4900 Directed Independent Study may be taken. No more than 3 credit hours CIS 4900 may be taken with the same professor.
  • Students admitted to the accelerated BS-MS program may take the graduate-level courses CIS6913 Research Methods in Computing (3 Credits) and CEN6074 Information Assurance (3 Credits) to satisfy up to 6 credits of the required 9 major elective credits.

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.

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