Undergraduate Catalog

Colleges

Department of Computer and Information Science

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, Wood
Instructor:
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 Bachelor of Science in Computer Science and the Bachelor of Science in Information Systems programs are both accredited by the Computing Accreditation Commission (CAC) of  ABET, Inc., the national accrediting board for engineering and technology.

In order to ensure continued program quality, the department strives to achieve the following objectives for its graduates and alumni:

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 COMS 3913 3
COMS 1403T 3 COMS 2104T 4 COMS 2903T 3 COMS 2213T 3
COMS 1411T 1 COMS 2003T 3 ELEG 2130T 0 COMS 2223T 3
Fine Arts & HumanitiesT 3 MATH 2914T 4 ELEG 2134T 4 ENGL 2053T 3
U.S. History/Government1,T 3 Social Sciences1,T 3 MATH 2924T 4 Science Sequence I2,T 4
TECH 1001 1
Total Hours 14 Total Hours 17 Total Hours 14 Total Hours 16
Junior Senior
Fall Spring Fall Spring
COMS 3213 3 COMS 3703 3 Social Sciences1,T 3 Management Elective3 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
COMS 2703T 3 COMS 4700 0 COMS 3053 3 Elective (Math or Science) 2
COMS 2700T 0 Fine Arts & Humanities1,T 3 MATH 4003 3 Elective (3000-4000 level) 2
Science Sequence II2,T 4 SPH 2173T 3
Total Hours 16 Total Hours 15 Total Hours 15 Total Hours 13
Degree Completion Plan Beginning in Spring Semester
Freshman Sophomore
Spring Fall Spring Fall
ENGL 10131,T 3 ENGL 10231,T 3 COMS 3913 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 ENGL 2053T 3
COMS 1411T 1 COMS 2700T 0 COMS 2003T 3 COMS 3213 3
TECH 1001 1 ELEG 2134T 4 MATH 2914 4 MATH 2924T 4
Fine Arts & Humanities1,T 3 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 Elective3 3 COMS 3053 3
COMS 4163 3 COMS 4033 3 COMS 4043 3 Elective 3000-4000 level 2
COMS 4703 3 COMS 4103 3 COMS 4403 3 Social Sciences1,T 3
COMS 4700 0 MATH 4003 3 Science Sequence II2,T 4 MATH 3153 3
U.S. History/Government1,T 3 Science Sequence I2,T 4 Fine Arts & Humanities1,T 3
Elective (Math or Science) 2
Total Hours 14 Total Hours 16 Total Hours 13 Total Hours 14
1See appropriate alternatives or substitutions in "General Education Requirements".
2May be satisfied by any 1-year science sequence that requires a lab in each course, excluding biological science courses.
3This 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 U.S. History/Government1,T 3 COMS 2700T 0 ACCT 2013T 3
TECH 1001 1 ECON 2003T 3 ACCT 2003T 3 ECON 2013T 3
Science with Lab1,T 4 COMS 2903T 3
Total Hours 15 Total Hours 16 Total Hours 15 Total Hours 15
Junior Senior
Fall Spring Fall Spring
SPH 2173T 3 MGMT 3003 3 Fine Arts & Humanities1,T 3 Fine Arts & Humanities1,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
Elective 3 COMS 3503 3 COMS 3053 3 3
Elective 3000-4000 level 1 MKT 3043
Total Hours 15 Total Hours 14 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 U.S. History/Government1,T 3
TECH 1001 1 COMS 2903T 3
Total Hours 15 Total Hours 15 Total Hours 15 Total Hours 15
Junior Senior
Spring Fall Spring Fall
Elective 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 1 COMS 4053 3
COMS 4703 3 COMS 3513 3 Fine Arts & Humanities1,T 3 Fine Arts & Humanities1,T 3
COMS 4700 0
Total Hours 15 Total Hours 16 Total Hours 14 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 U.S. History/Government1,T 3 COMS 2703T 3 COMS 2733T 3
TECH 1001 1 ECON 2003T 3 COMS 2700T 0 BUAD 2053T 3
ENGL 10131,T 3 ENGL 10231,T 3 ENGL 2053T 3 Elective (2000-4000 level)T 3
Science with Lab1,T 4 COMS 2903T 3
Total Hours 15 Total Hours 16 Total Hours 15 Total Hours 15
Junior Senior
Fall Spring Fall Spring
COMS 3903 3 COMS (3000-4000)2 Elective 3 COMS (3000-4000)2 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 level) 3
Fine Arts & Humanities1,T 3 Science with Lab1,T 4 COMS 4710 0 Fine Arts & Humanities1,T 3
Elective (3000-4000 level) 1 Social Sciences1,T 3
Total Hours 15 Total Hours 14 Total Hours 15 Total Hours 15
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
TECH 1001 1 COMS 2700T 0 COMS 2733T 3 BUAD 2053T 3
Science with Lab1,T 4 U.S. History/Government1,T 3 SPH 2173T 3 Science with Lab1,T 4
ENGL 10131,T 3 ENGL 10231,T 3
Total Hours 15 Total Hours 16 Total Hours 15 Total Hours 16
Junior Senior
Spring Fall Spring Fall
COMS 3523 3 COMS 3903 3 COMS (3000-4000)2 Elective 3 COMS (3000-4000)2 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 Fine Arts & Humanities1,T 3
ECON 2003T 3 COMS 4710 0 Fine Arts & Humanities1,T 3 Elective (3000-4000 level) 3
Elective (2000-4000 level)T 3 Social Sciences1,T 3
Total Hours 15 Total Hours 15 Total Hours 13 Total Hours 15
1See appropriate alternatives or substitutions in "General Education Requirements".
2One COMS elective must be in the area of networking.
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
MATH 11132,T 3 ENGL 10231,T 3 COMS Elective3,T 3
ENGL 10131,T 3 Elective 2 PHSC 1013T 3
Social Sciences1,T 3 PHSC 1021T 1
TECH 1001 1 ENGL 2053T 3
Total Hours 17 Total Hours 15 Total Hours 16 Total Hours 12
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.