Why study Computer Science?
Computer Science is an ever-expanding field with endless opportunities. Students get hands-on, learning in systems, programming, security and large scale simulation. From team collaboration to internships, your education will prepare you for an exciting career in the IT industry.
The core of Missouri Western’s Computer Science program is built around several programming languages and algorithm development. Students also study database, networking, computer architecture, operating systems and graphics.
The demand for qualified computer science professionals is constantly growing. You can choose from a wide variety of careers, including:
- Software Engineer
- Programmer Analyst
- Network Administrator
- Security Specialist
- Systems Application Architect
- Mobile App Developer
- Database Developer or Administrator
- Simulation, Modeling or Gaming Developer
Computer Science (Bachelor of Science, B.S.)
|CSC 184||Computing Concepts I||3|
|CSC 245||Enterprise Systems Computing: COBOL I||3|
|or CSC 246||High-Level Programming Language|
|CSC 254||Computing Concepts II||3|
|CSC 274||Introduction to Unix/Linux||2|
|CSC 285||Data Structures||3|
|CSC 289||Computational Methods for Computer Science||3|
|CSC 294||Networking and Telecommunications||3|
|ACT 301||Applied Database Systems||3|
|CSC 305||Database Architecture and Concepts||3|
|CSC 345||Enterprise Systems Computing: COBOL II||3|
|or CSC 346||Enterprise Systems with Java|
|CSC 406||Object Oriented Applications and Program Development||3|
|CSC 410||Network Security Technologies||3|
|CSC 490||CS Career Preparation||1|
|Select one of the following Statistics courses:||3-4|
|Business Statistics I|
|Select one of the following concentrations in Computer Science:||24-27|
Computer Information Systems Concentration
& MAT 166
|Calculus with Analytic Geometry I: Differentiation|
and Calculus with Analytic Geometry I: Integration
|or MAT 167||Calculus with Analytic Geometry I|
|CSC 208||Discrete Structures I||3|
|CSC 264||Computer Architecture and Assembly Language Programming||3|
|CSC 318||Simulation and Modeling||3|
|CSC 386||Operating Systems Concepts||3|
|Select nine credit hours from ACT, CSC, or MAT courses numbered 300 - 599||9|
|Total Credit Hours||26-27|
|ACC 201||Introductory Financial Accounting||3|
|ACT 102||Introduction to Web Page Development||3|
|ACT 476||Applications of Computer Information Sciences Capstone||3|
|CSC 201||Microcomputer Applications||3|
|CSC 400||Systems Analysis and Design||3|
|GBA 220||Business Communications||3|
|or ETC 200||Introduction to Technical Communication|
|Select six credit hours from ACT, CSC, or MAT courses numbered 300 - 599||6|
|Total Credit Hours||24|
Note: In addition, Computer Information Systems majors must take ECO 260 Principles of Macroeconomics or ECO 261 Principles of Microeconomics to meet the Social Sciences portion of their General Studies program.
- Earn a minimum of 120 credit hours, including 60 from a senior college (100 level and higher, maximum of 6 CED credit hours applicable).
- Earn a minimum of 30 credit hours in upper-division courses. Lower-division transfer courses accepted as meeting upper-division departmental course requirements cannot be used to fulfill this requirement.
- Earn 30 of the last 45 credit hours at MWSU in institutional coursework (exclusive of credit by examination).
- Participate in required departmental and campus wide assessments.
- Earn a grade of C or higher in all major coursework.
- Earn an overall GPA of at least 2.0 and a major GPA of at least 2.0.
- Fulfill the Missouri Constitution requirement.
- Successfully pass the Missouri Higher Education Civics Achievement exam.