UNDERGRADUATE PROGRAM CURRICULUM
COMPUTER SCIENCE PROGRAM
The Computer Science Program at Norfolk State University is designed to provide students with
fundamental training in the theoretical and practical aspects of computer science. Coupled with the
program's strong mathematical component, this training provides graduates with the necessary background
for employment in a wide variety of computing fields or for smooth entry into graduate level study.
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B.S. COMPUTER SCIENCE
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PROGRAM EDUCATIONAL OBJECTIVES:
A graduate of the Undergraduate Computer Science Program at Norfolk State University will be able:
- To work successfully, both independently and in team environments.
- To communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.
- To pursue advanced study or engage in professional practice within the computing profession.
- To engage in the practice of life-long learning to enhance their capabilities.
- To practice ethical behavior in their professional endeavors.
- To address contemporary issues by using evolving technologies, analytical thinking, and design methodologies.
STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES:
Upon graduation, computer science students will demonstrate an:
- Ability to apply knowledge of computing and mathematics appropriate to the discipline
- Ability to analyze a problem, and identify and define the computing requirements
appropriate to its solution
- Ability to design, implement and evaluate a computer-based system, process, component, or program
to meet desired needs
- Ability to function effectively on teams to accomplish a common goal
- Understanding of professional, ethical, legal, security, and social issues and responsibilities
- Ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences
- Ability to analyze the local and global impact of computing on individuals, organizations and society
- Recognition of the need for and an ability to engage in continuing professional development
- Ability to use current techniques, skills, and tools necessary for computing practices
- Ability to apply mathematical foundations, algorithmic principles, and computer science theory
in the modeling and design of computer-based systems in a way that demonstrates comprehension of the
tradeoffs involved in design choices
- Ability to apply design and development principles in the construction of software systems of
GENERAL DEPARTMENT REQUIREMENTS
All students must complete the University's General Education
Requirements to qualify for the Bachelor's of Science Degree. Additionally:
- Computer Science majors must complete at least 120 credits to complete the B.S. degree.
- Computer Science majors must meet prerequisites or their equivalents prior to enrolling in more
advanced Computer Science courses.
- Computer science majors must earn at least a grade of "C" in all English, Science,
Mathematics and Computer Science courses. In addition, majors with a specialty in
Computer Engineering must recieve a "C" grade or better in all Engineering
courses and majors with a specialty in Information Science must recieve a "C"
grade or better in all courses taken in the School of Business.