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Agenda Item FA 19-31

Submitted by the Academic Programs Committee

College of Computing, Engineering and Construction (Undergraduate) – (School of Computing):

Terminate Programs of Study, New Minor, & New Concentration (5 packages)

05/09/19: Passed

05/23/19: Approved

Log Number: 201901-8

School of Computing - Undergraduate

 

Terminate an existing minor

Computer Science Minor

 

Summary of the Changes:

The School of Computing now offers 4 new majors in computer science, information systems, information science, and information technology. The 4 majors share a common core that represents the fundamental knowledge and skills every computing professional must possess. Instead of offering multiple minors as the case is now, the faculty of the School of Computing voted on February 1 to terminate the Computer Science minor (29 credits; this package), the Information Science minor (26 credits; package #201901-9), the Data Science minor (26 credits; package #201901-10), and create a new minor in Computing (21 credits; package #201901-11) that is represented by the common core courses shared among the 4 computing majors. The new minor in Computing will be accessible to all UNF students and will focus on the development of fundamental computing skills. Additionally, the new minor will be 8 credits shorter than the Computer Science minor we are proposing to remove.

 

Click here for the program of study: Log Number 20201901-8

Log Number: 201901-9

School of Computing - Undergraduate

 

Terminate an existing minor

Information Science Minor

 

Summary of the Changes:

The School of Computing now offers 4 new majors in computer science, information systems, information science, and information technology. The 4 majors share a common core that represents the fundamental knowledge and skills every computing professional must possess. Instead of offering multiple minors as the case is now, the faculty of the School of Computing voted on February 1 to terminate the Information Science minor (26 credits; this package), the Computer Science minor (29 credits; package #201901-8), the Data Science minor (26 credits; package #201901-10) and create a new minor in Computing (21 credits; package #201901-11) that is represented by the common core courses shared among the 4 computing majors. The new minor in Computing will be accessible to all UNF students and will focus on the development of fundamental computing skills. Additionally, the new minor will be 5 credits shorter than the Information Science minor we are proposing to remove.

 

Click here for the program of study: Log Number 20201901-9

Log Number: 201901-10

School of Computing - Undergraduate

 

Terminate an existing minor

Data Science Minor

 

Summary of the Changes:

The School of Computing now offers 4 new majors in computer science, information systems, information science, and information technology. The 4 majors share a common core that represents the fundamental knowledge and skills every computing professional must possess. Instead of offering multiple minors as the case is now, the faculty of the School of Computing voted on February 1 to terminate the Data Science minor (26 credits; this package) and create a new minor in Computing (21 credits; package #201901-11) that is represented by the common core courses shared among the 4 computing majors. The new minor in Computing will be accessible to all UNF students and will focus on the development of fundamental computing skills. Additionally, the new minor will be 5 credits shorter than the Data Science minor we are proposing to remove. Additionally, in package #201901-12 we are proposing the creation of a new concentration in Data Science.

 

Click here for the program of study: Log Number 20201901-10

Log Number: 201901-11

School of Computing - Undergraduate

 

Add a new minor

Computing Minor

 

Summary of the Changes:

The School of Computing now offers 4 new majors in computer science, information systems, information science, and information technology. The 4 majors share a common core that represents the fundamental knowledge and skills every computing professional must possess. Instead of offering multiple minors as the case is now, the faculty of the School of Computing voted on February 1 to create a new minor in Computing (21 credits, including a 3-credits prerequisite; this package) and terminate the Computer Science minor (29 credits; package #201901-8), the Information Science minor (26 credits; package #201901-9), and the Data Science minor (26 credits; package #201901-10). The Computing minor uses the common core courses shared among the 4 computing majors. The new minor in Computing will be accessible to all UNF students. Additionally, it will provide students with fundamental computing knowledge and allow them to join the School of Computing graduate programs without a large number of prerequisites. The courses of the minor (listed below) were part of package #201808-53 that was approved in March 2019. The listing also indicates the type of change, if any, as in the approved package #201808-53.

 

Prerequisite:

COP2220 Programming I (3 Credits)-existing course; only title change

 

Requirements:

COP3503 Programming II (3 Credits)-existing course; only title change

COP3530 Data Structures (3 Credits)-existing course; credit hours change

CIS3253 Legal & Ethical Issues in Computing (3 Credits)- existing course; no change

COP3XXX Introduction to Databases (3 Credits)- new course

CNT4504 Computer Networks (3 Credits)- existing course; only title change

COT3100 Computational Structures (3 Credits)- existing course; no change

 

Click here for the program of study: Log Number 20201901-11

Log Number: 201901-12

School of Computing - Undergraduate

 

Add a new concentration to an existing program

Bachelor of Science - Computing & Info Sciences Major

Concentration: Data Science

 

Summary of the Changes:

There is a great interest from the industry in graduates with skills related to gathering, managing, processing, analyzing, and presenting data. To meet that national and regional need, the faculty of the School of Computing, in collaboration with the faculty of the Math & Stats department, developed the Data Science concentration within the existing major of "Computing and Information Sciences". The new concentration is at 120 credit hours and does not introduce any new courses beyond those already listed in package #201808-53 and package #201808-54, which were approved in March 2019. Below is a listing of those courses and the type of change.

 

Included in package #201808-53

COP2220 Programming I (3 Credits)-existing course; only title change

COP3503 Programming II (3 Credits)-existing course; only title change

COP3530 Data Structures (3 Credits)-existing course; credit hours change

CIS3253 Legal & Ethical Issues in Computing (3 Credits)- existing course; no change

COP 3XXX Introduction to Databases (3 Credits)- new course

CNT4504 Computer Networks (3 Credits)- existing course; only title change

COT3100 Computational Structures (3 Credits)- existing course; no change

 

Included in package #201808-54

CIS4XXX Intro to Data Analytics (3 credits)- new course

 

Click here for the program of study: Log Number 20201901-12