Undergraduate Catalog
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Department of Computer and Information Science

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

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

Computer Science

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 ELEG 2130T 0 ENGL 2053T 3
Fine Arts & HumanitiesT 3 Social Sciences1,T 3 ELEG 2134T 4 Science Sequence I2,T 4
U.S. History/Government1,T 3 MATH 2914T 4 MATH 2924T 4 COMS 2213T 3
TECH 1001 1 COMS 2003T 3 COMS 2203T 3 COMS 2223T 3
COMS 1403T 3 COMS 2104T 4 COMS 2903T 3 COMS 3913 3
COMS 1411T 1
Total Hours 14 Total Hours 17 Total Hours 14 Total Hours 16
Junior Senior
Fall Spring Fall Spring
Science Sequence II2,T 4 Fine Arts & Humanities1,T 3 Social Sciences1,T 3 COMS 4043 3
MATH 3153 3 SPH 2173T 3 MATH 4003 3 COMS 4403 3
COMS 2700T 0 COMS 3703 3 COMS 3053 3 Management Elective3 3
COMS 2703T 3 COMS 4163 3 COMS 4033 3 Elective (Math or Science) 2
COMS 3213 3 COMS 4700 0 COMS 4103 3 Elective (3000-4000 level) 2
COMS 4203 3 COMS 4703 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 MATH 2914 4 ENGL 2053T 3
Fine Arts & Humanities1,T 3 ELEG 2130T 0 COMS 2003T 3 SPH 2173T 3
TECH 1001 1 ELEG 2134T 4 COMS 2213T 3 MATH 2924T 4
COMS 1403T 3 COMS 2203T 3 COMS 2223T 3 COMS 3213 3
COMS 1411T 1 COMS 2700T 0 COMS 3913 3 COMS 4203 3
COMS 2104T 4 COMS 2703T 3
COMS 2903T 3
Total Hours 15 Total Hours 16 Total Hours 16 Total Hours 16
Junior Senior
Spring Fall Spring Fall
U.S. History/Government1,T 3 Social Sciences1,T 3 Science Sequence II2,T 4 Social Sciences1,T 3
COMS 3703 3 Science Sequence I2,T 4 COMS 4043 3 Fine Arts & Humanities1,T 3
COMS 4163 3 MATH 4003 3 COMS 4403 3 MATH 3153 3
COMS 4700 0 COMS 4033 3 Management Elective3 3 COMS 3053 3
COMS 4703 3 COMS 4103 3 Elective 3000-4000 level 2
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.

Information Systems

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.

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 Social Sciences1, T 3
Science with Lab1,T 4 U.S. History/Government1,T 3 ACCT 2003T 3 BLAW 2033 3
MATH 2243T 3 ECON 2003T 3 COMS 2203T 3 BUAD 2053T 3
TECH 1001 1 COMS 2003T 3 COMS 2700T 0 COMS 2213T 3
COMS 1403T 3 COMS 2104T 4 COMS 2703T 3 COMS 3233 3
COMS 1411T 1 COMS 2903T 3
Total Hours 15 Total Hours 16 Total Hours 15 Total Hours 15
Junior Senior
Fall Spring Fall Spring
SPH 2173T 3 Science with Lab1,T 4 Fine Arts & Humanities1,T 3 Fine Arts & Humanities1,T 3
COMS 3243 3 MGMT 3003 3 COMS 3053 3 MKT 3043 3
COMS 3513 3 COMS 3503 3 COMS 3163 3 COMS 4043 3
COMS 3903 3 COMS 4700 0 COMS 4033 3 COMS 4053 3
Elective 2000 2-4000 3 COMS 4703 3 COMS 4133 3 COMS Elective2 3
Elective 3000-4000 level 1
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 Social Sciences1, T 3 U.S. History/Government1,T 3
MATH 2243T 3 ECON 2003T 3 ACCT 2003T 3 BUAD 2053T 3
TECH 1001 1 COMS 2203T 3 BLAW 2033 3 ENGL 2053T 3
COMS 1403T 3 COMS 2700T 0 COMS 2003T 3 COMS 3233T 3
COMS 1411T 1 COMS 2703T 3 COMS 2213T 3 COMS 3903T 3
COMS 2104T 4 COMS 2903T 3
Total Hours 15 Total Hours 15 Total Hours 15 Total Hours 15
Junior Senior
Spring Fall Spring Fall
SPH 2173T 3 MGMT 3003 3 Fine Arts & Humanities1,T 3 Fine Arts & Humanities1,T 3
COMS 3163 3 COMS 3243 3 Science with Lab1,T 4 Science with Lab1,T 4
COMS 3503 3 COMS 3513 3 MKT 3043 3 COMS 3053 3
COMS 4700 0 COMS 4033 3 COMS 4043 3 COMS 4053 3
COMS 4703 3 COMS 4133 3 Elective 3000-4000 level 1 COMS Elective2 3
Elective 20002-4000 3
Total Hours 15 Total Hours 15 Total Hours 14 Total Hours 16
1See appropriate alternatives or substitutions in "General Education Requirements".
21000-level courses may only be taken to satisfy this requirement with the explicit permission of the Computer and Information Science Department Head.
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.

Information Technology

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 Information Technology

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
Science with Lab1,T 4 U.S. History/Government1,T 3 COMS 2203T 3 COMS 2003T 3
MATH 2243T 3 ECON 2003T 3 COMS 2333T 3 COMS 2213 3
TECH 1001 1 COMS 1333T 3 COMS 2700T 0 COMS 2713T 3
COMS 1403T 3 COMS 2104T 4 COMS 2703T 3 COMS 2733T 3
COMS 1411T 1 COMS 2903T 3
Total Hours 15 Total Hours 16 Total Hours 15 Total Hours 15
Junior Senior
Fall Spring Fall Spring
Fine Arts & Humanities1,T 3 Science with Lab1,T 4 Social Sciences1,T 3 Fine Arts & Humanities1,T 3
SPH 2173T 3 COMS 2163 3 COMS 4033 3 COMS 3053 3
COMS 3233 3 COMS 3523 3 COMS 4213 3 COMS 4043 3
COMS 3903 3 COMS 4700 0 COMS 4710 0 COMS 4063 3
COMS 4313 3 COMS 4703 3 COMS 4713 3 Elective (3000-4000 level) 3
Elective (3000-4000 level) 1 COMS (3000-4000)Elective 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
ENGL 10131,T 3 ENGL 10231,T 3 SPH 2173T 3 U.S. History/Government1,T 3
Science with Lab1,T 4 COMS 1333 3 COMS 2203T 3 ENGL 2053T 3
MATH 2243T 3 COMS 2003T 3 COMS 2713T 3 BUAD 2053T 3
TECH 1001 1 COMS 2104T 4 COMS 2733T 3 COMS 2213 3
COMS 1403T 3 COMS 2700T 0 COMS 2903T 3 COMS 2333T 3
COMS 1411T 1 COMS 2703T 3
Total Hours 15 Total Hours 16 Total Hours 15 Total Hours 15
Junior Senior
Spring Fall Spring Fall
ECON 2003T 3 Social Sciences1,T 3 Fine Arts & Humanities1,T 3 Fine Arts & Humanities1,T 3
COMS 2163 3 COMS 3233 3 Science with Lab1,T 4 COMS 4213 3
COMS 3523 3 COMS 3903 3 COMS 3053 3 COMS 4313 3
COMS 4063 3 COMS 4033 3 COMS 4043 3 COMS (3000-4000)Elective 3
COMS 4700 0 COMS 4710 0 Elective (3000-4000) 1 Elective (3000-4000 level) 3
COMS 4703 3 COMS 4713 3
Total Hours 15 Total Hours 15 Total Hours 14 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
ENGL 10131,T 3 ENGL 10231,T 3 ENGL 2053T 3 SPH 2173T 3
Social Sciences1,T 3 COMS 1333T 3 PHSC 1013T 3 COMS Elective 3,T 9
MATH 11132,T 3 COMS 2104T 4 PHSC 1021T 1
TECH 1001 1 COMS 2233T 3 COMS 2203T 3
COMS 1403T 3 Elective 2 COMS 2700T 0
COMS 1411T 1 COMS 2703T 3
COMS 2003T 3 COMS Elective3,T 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.