Course Descriptions


B.S. in Computer Science

The Bachelor of Science in Computer Science (BS-CS) program prepares students for careers as systems programmers in a scientific and/or engineering environment and for further 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.

Program Educational Objectives

The mission of the Department is to produce men and women who can assess, develop, and maintain business and scientific computing systems, and who are capable of continued learning and ethical practice in computing. In accomplishing this mission the graduates of the BS-CS degree program will:

Student Outcomes

In support of the program educational objectives above, the curriculum of the Computer Science Program is designed to enable students to attain the following outcomes:

(a) An ability to apply knowledge of computing and mathematics appropriate to the discipline

(b) An ability to analyze a problem, and identify and define the computing requirements appropriate to its solution

(c) An ability to design, implement and evaluate a computer-based system, process, component, or program to meet desired needs

(d) An ability to function effectively on teams to accomplish a common goal

(e) An understanding of professional, ethical, legal, security and social issues and responsibilities

(f) An ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences

(g) An ability to analyze the local and global impact of computing on individuals, organizations, and society

(h) Recognition of the need for and an ability to engage in continuing professional development

(i) An ability to use current techniques, skills, and tools necessary for computing practice

(j) An 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

(k) An ability to apply design and development principles in the construction of software systems of varying complexity

Institutional Research Reports


Degrees Conferred
Comprehensive Graduation Report

CIP Code  


ATU/ADHE Degree Title   

CIP Title



Computer Science

Computer and Information Science

CIP Code


Classification of Instruction Programs (CIP) Code is defined by the National Center for Educational Statistics for reporting data to various entities



ATU - Arkansas Tech University

ADHE - Arkansas Department of Higher Education

Degree Title   

Computer Science - Title Used by industry

CIP Title     


 Computer Science - Title Used by industry 



Number of students conferred a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science (BSCS) degree during the school year



Percentage of BSCS Degrees of all baccalaureate degrees conferred during a school year

 (*) term used in comprehensive report

Student Head Count
Comprehensive Enrollment Report

Degree Level   ATU Degree Program Title   ATU Major
BSCS   Computer Science   CS
BSCS   Bachelor of Science in Computer Science