Computer Science BS

Program Overview

Computer Science today is way more than the traditional computer job as a business programmer or network administrator. Today, computers are used in almost every aspect of our lives: in car engines, microwave ovens, video games, watches, and telephones. 

You can look forward to careers in video game development. Our computer science degree program is designed to prepare you to begin or advance your career in business, industry, government, or education.

As a member of the Computer Science community at A&M-Corpus Christi, you will be a part of a small, tightly-knit group of students whom you'll get to know and work with as you progress through the curriculum. All computer science classes have a maximum enrollment of 30....most classes average about 20 students; small classes give you the opportunity to be a member of a team of students in an environment much like you will find in a business.

The computer science degree program is applied in nature and is designed to prepare students to begin or advance computing careers in business, industry, government, or education, or to pursue further study in computer science. The curriculum is thorough, current, and oriented toward the technical competencies required of a modern computer professional with emphasis on the development, evaluation, and integration of software systems.

Mission Statement

 The computer science program is committed to preparing students to:

  • Begin or advance computer science careers in business, industry, government, or education.
  • Continue further study of computer science through the pursuit of advanced degrees.

These goals are achieved by offering a curriculum that is thorough, current, and oriented toward the technical competencies required of a modern computing professional with emphasis on the development, evaluation, and integration of software systems.

Program Educational Objectives (PEOs)

Based on the mission statements of the university, college, department, and program, we have derived the following objectives for the computer science undergraduate program. The objectives are to graduate students from the baccalaureate program in computer science who:

  1. Contribute productively in a computer science discipline using state of the art technologies and progress towards their career goals and/or pursue their academic goals in graduate education.
  2. Communicate effectively and interact or collaborate productively with team members of diverse backgrounds, such as race, religion, culture, ethnicity, and gender.
  3. Continually improve their knowledge and skills in technical areas and broadening their global perspective of the field of computer science.
  4. Uphold and enhance their sense of professional ethics and responsibilities towards individuals, organizations, and society.
Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs)

In order to prepare students to attain the program educational objectives, the BS CS degree program has been structured to ensure that all students, by the time of their graduation, will have been enabled to meet the following outcomes:

  1. Analyze a complex computing problem, and to apply principles of computing and other relevant disciplines to identify solutions.
  2. Design, implement, and evaluate a computing-based solution to meet a given set of computing requirements in the context of the program’s discipline.
  3. Communicate effectively in a variety of professional contexts.
  4. Recognize professional responsibilities and make informed judgments in computing practice based on legal and ethical principles.
  5. Function effectively as a member or leader of a team engaged in activities appropriate to the program’s discipline.
  6. Apply computer science theory and software development fundamentals to produce computing-based solutions.

The requirements for a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science include a total of 120-122 semester hours. The total is divided among the following groups: University Core Curriculum, Major Curriculum, and Electives.

There are four options for the degree, the Systems Programming Option, the Cyber Security and Infrastructure Option, the Computer Game Programming Option, and the Computer Information Systems Option. Besides the University Core Curriculum, all options also share a common major curriculum that consists of 38 semester hours in computer science and mathematics.

Graduation and Enrollment Data

Computer Science Enrollment

Fall 2013 Fall
2014
Fall
2015
Fall
2016
Fall
2017
Fall 2018
Freshman 65 111 85 114 107 76
Sophomore 63 62 77 78 77 82
Junior 64 68 68 71 83 74
Senior 80 79 92 90 100 105
Postbacc 13 9 9 11 7 10
Total 285 329 331 364 374 347

 

Bachelor Degrees Granted

2012-2013 2013-2014 2014-2015 2015-2016 2016-2017 2017-2018 Fall 2018 Spring 2019 Summer 2019 Total 2018-2019
21 20 37 40 37 42 25 25