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Department of Computer and Information Science

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Mr. Ron Robison, Head
Corley Building, Room 232
(479) 968-0663
rrobison@atu.edu

Professor:
Morell
Associate Professors:
Fang, Hoelzeman, Middleton, Nezu,
R. Robison, S. Robison
Assistant Professors:
M. Brown, J. Moody
Instructors:
Cunningham, Park

The Computer and Information Science Department offers four undergraduate programs: a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science, a Bachelor of Science in Information Systems, a Bachelor of Science in Information Technology, and an Associate of Applied Science in Information Technology.

The program in information systems prepares students for careers as application programmers/analysts in a business environment and for further graduate work in information systems. Business courses supplement a strong core of technical courses to enable students to design and implement business processing systems that require programming, databases, web development, networking, and client-server processing.

The program in computer science prepares students for careers as systems programmers in a scientific and/or engineering environment and for graduate work in computer science. Mathematics and engineering courses supplement a strong core of computer science courses, enabling students to design and implement software that requires complicated computations, data structures and interfaces.

The program in information technology prepares students for careers in administering and supporting the computing infrastructures of an organization. The curriculum consists of an integrated set of courses in networking, web development and administration, database development and administration, systems administration, and computer forensics.

Curriculum in Computer Science
Degree Completion Plan Beginning in Fall Semester
Freshman Sophomore
Fall Spring Fall Spring
ENGL 10131,T 3 ENGL 10231,T 3 COMS 2203T 3 SPH 2173T 3
COMS 1403T 3 COMS 2104T 4 COMS 2703T 3 COMS 2213T 3
COMS 1411T 1 COMS 2003T 3 COMS 2700T 0 COMS 2223T 3
Fine ArtsT 3 Biological Science1,T 4 COMS 2903T 3 ENGL 2053T 3
Social Sciences1,T 6 Physical Activity1,T 1 ELEG 2134T 4 MATH 2924T 4
ELEG 2130T 0
MATH 2914T 4
Total Hours 16 Total Hours 15 Total Hours 17 Total Hours 16
Junior Senior
Fall Spring Fall Spring
COMS 3213 3 COMS 3703 3 Social Sciences1,T 3 Management Elective4 3
COMS 4203 3 COMS 4163 3 COMS 4033 3 COMS 4043 3
MATH 3153 3 COMS 4703 3 COMS 4103 3 COMS 4403 3
Social Sciences1,T 3 COMS 4700 0 COMS 3053 3 Technical Elective2 3
Science Sequence I3,T 4 Humanities1,T 3 MATH 4003 3 Elective 3000-4000 level 3
Science Sequence II3,T 4 Physical Activity1,T 1
Total Hours 16 Total Hours 16 Total Hours 16 Total Hours 15
Degree Completion Plan Beginning in Spring Semester
Freshman Sophomore
Spring Fall Spring Fall
ENGL 10131,T 3 ENGL 10231,T 3 ENGL 2053T 3 SPH 2173T 3
COMS 2104T 4 COMS 2203T 3 COMS 2213T 3 COMS 4203 3
COMS 1403T 3 COMS 2703T 3 COMS 2223T 3 Fine Arts1,T 3
COMS 1411T 1 COMS 2700T 0 COMS 2003T 3 COMS 3213 3
Biological Science1,T 4 ELEG 2134T 4 MATH 2914 4 MATH 2924T 4
ELEG 2130T 0
COMS 2903T 3
Total Hours 15 Total Hours 16 Total Hours 16 Total Hours 16
Junior Senior
Spring Fall Spring Fall
COMS 3703 3 Social SciencesT 3 Management Elective4 3 COMS 3053 3
COMS 4163 3 COMS 4033 3 COMS 4043 3 Elective 3000-4000 level 3
COMS 4703 3 COMS 4103 3 COMS 4403 3 Social Sciences1,T 3
COMS 4700 0 MATH 4003 3 Technical Elective2 3 MATH 3153 3
Social Sciences1,T 6 Science Sequence I3,T 4 Science Sequence II3,T 4 Humanities1,T 3
Physical Activity1,T 1 Physical Activity1,T 1
Total Hours 16 Total Hours 16 Total Hours 16 Total Hours 16
1See appropriate alternatives or substitutions in "General Education Requirements".
2Technical electives must be taken from upper-level courses in Engineering, Physics, Chemistry, Math, or Astronomy.
3May be satisfied by any 1-year science sequence that requires a lab in each course, excluding biological science courses.
4This management elective is to be selected from COMS 4053, COMS 4063, or MGMT course approved jointly by the Department of Management and Marketing and the Department of Computer and Information Science.
TDesignates a block of courses that would provide for a seamless transfer into this program if equivalent courses are taken at another college or university.
Curriculum in Information Systems
Degree Completion Plan Beginning in Fall Semester
Freshman Sophomore
Fall Spring Fall Spring
ENGL 10131,T 3 ENGL 10231,T 3 ENGL 2053T 3 BUAD 2053T 3
COMS 1403T 3 COMS 2104T 4 COMS 2203T 3 COMS 2213T 3
COMS 1411T 1 COMS 2003T 3 COMS 2703T 3 COMS 2853T 3
MATH 2243T 3 Science with Lab1,T 4 COMS 2700T 0 ACCT 2013T 3
Social Sciences1,T 6 ECON 2003T 3 ACCT 2003T 3 ECON 2013T 3
Physical Activity1,T 1 Physical Activity1,T 1
COMS 2903T 3
Total Hours 16 Total Hours 17 Total Hours 16 Total Hours 16
Junior Senior
Fall Spring Fall Spring
SPH 2173T 3 MGMT 3003 3 Humanities1,T 3 Fine Arts1,T 3
COMS 4203 3 Science with Lab1,T 4 COMS 4033 3 COMS 4043 3
COMS 3903 3 COMS 4703 3 COMS 4133 3 COMS 4053 3
COMS 3513 3 COMS 4700 0 COMS 4303 3 COMS Elective2 3
Social Sciences1,T 3 COMS 3503 3 COMS 3053 3 Elective 3000-4000 level 3
MKT 3043 3
Total Hours 15 Total Hours 16 Total Hours 15 Total Hours 15
Degree Completion Plan Beginning in Spring Semester
Freshman Sophomore
Spring Fall Spring Fall
ENGL 10131 3 ENGL 10231,T 3 COMS 2003T 3 BUAD 2053T 3
COMS 2104T 4 COMS 2203T 3 COMS 2213T 3 ACCT 2013T 3
COMS 1403T 3 COMS 2703T 3 COMS 2853T 3 COMS 3903T 3
COMS 1411T 1 COMS 2700T 0 ACCT 2003T 3 ENGL 2053T 3
MATH 2243T 3 ECON 2003T 3 ECON 2013T 3 Social Sciences1,T 3
Social Sciences1,T 3 COMS 2903T 3 Physical Activity1,T 1
Physical Activity1,T 1
Total Hours 17 Total Hours 16 Total Hours 15 Total Hours 16
Junior Senior
Spring Fall Spring Fall
Social Sciences1,T 3 MGMT 3003 3 COMS 4043 3 COMS 4303 3
SPH 2173T 3 COMS 4033 3 Science with Lab1,T 4 COMS 3053 3
COMS 3503 3 Science with Lab1,T 4 MKT 3043 3 COMS Elective2 3
COMS 4203 3 COMS 4133 3 Elective 3000-4000 level 3 COMS 4053 3
COMS 4703 3 COMS 3513 3 Humanities1,T 3 Fine Arts1,T 3
COMS 4700 0
Total Hours 15 Total Hours 16 Total Hours 16 Total Hours 15
1See appropriate alternatives or substitutions in "General Education Requirements".
21000-level courses may not be used to satisfy this requirement.
TDesignates a block of courses that would provide for a seamless transfer into this program if equivalent courses are taken at another college or university.
Curriculum in Information Technology
Degree Completion Plan Beginning in Fall Semester
Freshman Sophomore
Fall Spring Fall Spring
COMS 1403T 3 COMS 1333T 3 COMS 2203T 3 COMS 2003T 3
COMS 1411T 1 COMS 2104T 4 COMS 2333T 3 COMS 2713T 3
MATH 2243T 3 Science with Lab2,T 4 COMS 2703T 3 COMS 2733T 3
Social Sciences2,T 6 ECON 2003T 3 COMS 2700T 0 BUAD 2053T 3
ENGL 10132,T 3 ENGL 10232,T 3 ENGL 2053T 3 ElectiveT 3
COMS 2903T 3 Physical Activity2,T 1
Total Hours 16 Total Hours 17 Total Hours 15 Total Hours 16
Junior Senior
Fall Spring Fall Spring
COMS 3903 3 COMS (3000-4000)1 Elective 3 COMS (3000-4000)1 Elective 3 COMS 3053 3
COMS 4203 3 COMS 3523 3 COMS 4033 3 COMS 4043 3
COMS 4313 3 COMS 4703 3 COMS 4213 3 COMS 4063 3
SPH 2173T 3 COMS 4700 0 COMS 4713 3 Elective (3000-4000)1,2 3
Humanities3,T 3 Science with Lab2,T 4 COMS 4710 0 Physical Activity2,T 1
Elective (3000-4000 level)1 3 Social Sciences2,T 3 Fine Arts2,T 3
Total Hours 15 Total Hours 16 Total Hours 15 Total Hours 16
Degree Completion Plan Beginning in Spring Semester
Freshman Sophomore
Spring Fall Spring Fall
COMS 1403T 3 COMS 2003T 3 COMS 1333T 3 COMS 2333T 3
COMS 1411T 1 COMS 2104T 4 COMS 2203T 3 COMS 2903T 3
MATH 2243T 3 COMS 2703T 3 COMS 2713T 3 ENGL 2053T 3
Social Sciences2,T 3 COMS 2700T 0 COMS 2733T 3 BUAD 2053T 3
Science with Lab2,T 4 Social Sciences2,T 3 SPH 2173T 3 Science with Lab2,T 4
ENGL 10132,T 3 ENGL 10232,T 3
Total Hours 17 Total Hours 16 Total Hours 15 Total Hours 16
Junior Senior
Spring Fall Spring Fall
COMS 3523 3 COMS 3903 3 COMS (3000-4000)1 Elective 3 COMS (3000-4000)1 Elective 3
COMS 4063 3 COMS 4033 3 COMS 3053 3 COMS 4213 3
COMS 4703 3 COMS 4203 3 COMS 4043 3 COMS 4313 3
COMS 4700 0 COMS 4713 3 Elective (3000-4000)1 3 Humanities2,T 3
ECON 2003T 3 COMS 4710 0 Fine Arts2,T 3 Elective (3000-4000)1 3
ElectiveT 3 Social Sciences2,T 3 Physical ActivityT 1
Physical Activity2,T 1
Total Hours 15 Total Hours 16 Total Hours 15 Total Hours 16
1One elective must be in the area of networking.
2See appropriate alternatives or substitutions in "General Education Requirements".
TDesignates a block of courses that would provide for a seamless transfer into this program if equivalent courses are taken at another college or university.

Associate of Applied Science in Information Technology

The Associate of Applied Science in Information Technology program enables students to develop skills in the areas of web processing, databases, networking, programming, and various operating systems. These skills enable students to seek positions within the information technology industry.

Curriculum in Information Technology Associate of Applied Science Degree
Suggested Sequence of Courses
Freshman Sophomore
Fall Spring Fall Spring
COMS 1403T 3 COMS 1333T 3 COMS 2203T 3 SPH 2173T 3
COMS 1411T 1 COMS 2104T 4 COMS 2703T 3 COMS Elective 3,T 9
COMS 2003T 3 COMS 2233T 3 COMS 2700T 0 General ElectiveT 3
MATH 11132,T 3 ENGL 10231,T 3 COMS Elective3,T 3
ENGL 10131,T 3 Social Sciences1,T 3 PHSC 1013T 3
Social Sciences1,T 3 PHSC 1021T 1
ENGL 2053T 3
Total Hours 16 Total Hours 16 Total Hours 16 Total Hours 15
1See appropriate alternatives or substitutions in "General Education Requirements".
2The mathematics requirement may be fulfilled by taking MATH 1113 or any higher level mathematics course.
31000-level courses may not be used to satisfy this requirement.
TDesignates a block of courses that would provide for a seamless transfer into this program if equivalent courses are taken at another college or university.