Computer Science B.S.

Swenson College of Science & Engineering (DCSE) 50UGR UMD-Sci & Eng. Swenson Coll of 201 - Bachelor of Science

Program description

Computer science is a discipline that requires understanding the design of computers and computational processes. The BS in computer science is an accredited, four-year program that provides a solid foundation in mathematics and statistics, computational problem solving, software design and analysis, programming languages, algorithms, data structures, and computer organization and architecture. The program also requires that students acquire significant knowledge in several sub-disciplines of computer science, thus enabling them to apply and situate their knowledge of computer science fundamentals.

Graduates of the program will have an ability to:
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 program provides the necessary foundational studies for students preparing for graduate school, as well as those seeking careers in industry.

The program is accredited by the Computing Accreditation Commission of ABET,

Honors requirement: Program candidates submit an application to the department honors committee. Participants must maintain a 3.00 cumulative GPA and a 3.30 GPA in the major and complete an honors research project supervised by a faculty member; credit for the project can be earned in CS 4994 - Honors Project.

Program last updated

Fall 2024