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2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog 
2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Computer Science, BA

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IUP’s computer science programs share a curricular core covering fundamental concepts, programming, problem solving, data structures, algorithms, software engineering, database, and seminars on technical topics and the profession. The department focuses on providing a broad foundation to create agile graduates who can adapt to the rapidly changing trends in the computer science field. Upper-level courses are designed to provide depth of theory and build career skills. Courses held in computer classrooms offer hands-on learning that blends theory with supervised practice to train workforce ready graduates. The Bachelor of Arts in Computer Science program allows greater flexibility by having fewer required courses. Students often choose this track when planning to double major or if they want to tailor their degree program meet specific interests. Graduates leverage their wide scope of knowledge by applying computing skills to fields outside of computer science and are effective in communicating across disciplines and cultural backgrounds.

Students completing the program are prepared to work in computer-dependent areas of business, government, and industry. Recent graduates have started their careers with positions in programming and systems analysis, business applications, computer software development, applied scientific programming, and other computer-related areas.

Liberal Studies: 43-44

As outlined in the Liberal Studies Requirements  with the following specifications:

Liberal Studies Elective: 3

Major: 39

Other Requirements: 3

Additional Mathematics:

Free Electives: 34-35

Total Degree Requirements: 120

(1) MATH 125  can be substituted by MATH 121 .

(2) Upper-level electives may be counted as controlled electives. 3cr of Intermediate Level foreign language may be applied toward controlled electives.

(3) COSC 216  cannot be counted for major credit if a student does a Cyber Security minor.

(4) Credit for both COSC 473  and COSC 493  may be counted toward the degree, but only one will be counted toward the major requirements. Note: Only 3cr of first 6cr of COSC 493  or 6cr of a total 12cr of COSC 493  can be counted toward major. COSC 493  may be selected after completion of sophomore year.

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