Computer science is a discipline that involves the understanding and design of computational processes. The discipline ranges from a theoretical study of algorithms and information processing in general, to a practical design of efficient and reliable software that meets given specifications. This differs from most physical sciences, engineering included, that separate theoretical underpinnings of the science from applications within it.
Partly because of the broad nature of computer science, and partly because students need flexibility in choosing a plan that best fits their needs, the department offers two tracks in the B.S. degree program: one track is with the Statler College of Engineering and Mineral Resources, and one track is with the Eberly College or Arts and Science.
This option is well-suited for freshman engineering students who meet pre-computer science entrance requirements, and for engineering students who want to double major in computer science and computer engineering.
Sample Course Schedules
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Freshman YearCS 110 Introduction to Computer Science ENGR 101 Engineering Problem Solving 1 ENGR 199 Orientation to Engineering MATH 155 Calculus 1 PSYC 101 Introduction to Psychology
Senior YearCS 410 Compiler Construction COMM 305 Appreciation of the Motion Picture CS 481 Senior Project COMM 306 Human Communication in Organizations and Institutions
English Proficiency Requirements
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Accredited by the Computing Accreditation Commission of the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology, the sole agency for accreditation of educational programs leading to degrees in engineering.