Jeff McGough, Department Head
Computer Science and Engineering
Professors McGough; Associate Professors Pyeatt and Qiao; Assistant Professors de Castro, Karlsson, Hinker, and Rebenitsch; Lecturer Schrader; Emerita Professor Logar; Emeritus Professors Carda, Corwin, Opp, Weger, and Weiss.
The bachelor of science program in computer science is accredited by the Computing Accreditation Commission of ABET, http://www.abet.org.
To learn more about the department and the major then please check out the department webpage at http://www.sdsmt.edu/MCS.
Computer Science Curriculum
For the bachelor of science in Computer Science, a student must:
- Take all of the courses listed in the Computer Science curriculum checklist;
- Have a departmental grade point average of at least 2.00 in all CSC courses 300 level or higher.
- All baccalaureate degrees must satisfy the general education requirements mandated by the Board of Regents. Please see the - General Education Requirements Checklist in this catalog.
- Course requirements for the program also include the total number of credits per course. Any student that has an approved course for transfer will fulfill the course requirement, but if the transferred course does not meet the total credit hour requirement then the program committee will decide on the proper accommodation for meeting the total credit hour requirement. Students should consult with their advisor to get clarification on the necessary accommodation.
Computer Science Curriculum/Checklist
Students are responsible for checking with their advisors for any program modifications that may occur after the publication of this catalog.
120 credits required for graduation
- CSC 464 /CSC 465 is a two-course sequence in senior design. It is expected that the course sequence will be taken in successive semesters.
- An exit exam, such as the Major Field Achievement Test in Computer Science, will be given as part of CSC 465 . The overall results of this exam will be used to assess the computer science program.
- CHEM 106 , CSC 105 , MATH 021 , MATH 101 , MATH 102 , MATH 120 , PHYS 111 , and PHYS 113 may not be counted towards the Computer Science degree.
1 Elective courses must be chosen to satisfy all of the following requirements.
- Fifteen semester hours in humanities or social science. At least 6 hours must be in humanities and at least 6 hours must be in social sciences to fullfill Board of Regents General Education Requirements.
- A minimum of 4 computer science elective courses from the following list: CSC 410/510 , CSC 412/512 , CSC 414/514 , CSC 415/415L/515/515L , CSC 416/516 , CSC 426/526 , CSC 433/533 , CSC 441/541 , CSC 442/542 , CSC 445/545 , CSC 447/547 , CSC 449/549 , CSC 454/554 , CSC 476/476L/576/576L , and CENG 444/444L/544/544L . A 3-credit Co-op (CP 497 ) may be substituted for, at most, one computer science elective. Special topics and independent study courses may not be used to satisfy the computer science elective requirement;
- The eleven credit science requirement for this major consists of PHYS 211/211A and two more lecture courses from among BIOL 151 , BIOL 153 , CHEM 112 , CHEM 114 , GEOL 201 , or PHYS 213/213-A ; plus two labs that accompany the science courses taken, i.e., either BIOL 151L , BIOL 153L , CHEM 112L , CHEM 114L , GEOL 201L , or PHYS 213L . Students must complete science classes from at least two different disciplines.
- The math elective includes any course from the following list: MATH 321 , MATH 382 , MATH 413 , MATH 421 , MATH 423 , or MATH 443/543 .
2 CSC 251 must be taken for four credits to apply towards the Computer Science major.
3 Fulfills General Education requirement. Students should consult the “General Education Requirements ” section of this catalog for a complete listing of all general education requirements. Please see footnote “1” for specific Humanities/Social Science requirements for CSC majors.