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:

Communicate effectively using terminology and processes that are appropriate for the field

Work efficiently and effectively in a team environment to develop appropriate computer-based systems to satisfy stated requirements

Solve complex computational problems using appropriate models, techniques, and abstractions

Conduct themselves in a professional and ethically responsible manner

Learn new trends and technology and willingly adapt to new systems and software environments

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:

  1. An ability to apply knowledge of computing and mathematics appropriate to the discipline
  2. An ability to analyze a problem, and identify and define the computing requirements appropriate to its solution
  3. An ability to design, implement and evaluate a computer-based system, process, component, or program to meet desired needs
  4. An ability to function effectively on teams to accomplish a common goal
  5. An understanding of professional, ethical, legal, security and social issues and responsibilities
  6. An ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences
  7. An ability to analyze the local and global impact of computing on individuals, organizations, and society
  8. Recognition of the need for and an ability to engage in continuing professional development
  9. An ability to use current techniques, skills, and tools necessary for computing practice
  10. 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
  11. An ability to apply design and development principles in the construction of software systems of varying complexity


Institutional Research Reports

Comprehensive Graduation Report


CIP Code
ATU/ADHE Degree Title
CIP Title
11.0101 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/ADHE 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 
*N 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
 Comprehensive Enrollment Report


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