Nov 21, 2019  
2019-2020 SDSM&T Academic Catalog 
    
2019-2020 SDSM&T Academic Catalog

Computer Science, BS


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Contact Information

Jeff McGough, Department Head 
Computer Science and Engineering 
(605) 394-2722
Email:  jeff.mcgough@sdsmt.edu
Department website: https://www.sdsmt.edu/cse/

Faculty

Professors McGough; Associate Professors Karlsson, Pyeatt and Qiao; Assistant Professors de Castro, 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.

Computer Science Curriculum/Checklist


For the bachelor of science in Computer Science, a student must:

  1. Take all of the courses listed in the Computer Science curriculum checklist;
  2. Have a departmental grade point average of at least 2.00 in all CSC courses 300 level or higher.
  3. All baccalaureate degrees must satisfy the general education requirements mandated by the Board of Regents. Please see the General Education Requirements  in this catalog.
  4. 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.

Students are responsible for checking with their advisors for any program modifications that may occur after the publication of this catalog.

Freshman Year


First Semester


Total: 14

Second Semester


Total: 14

Sophomore Year


First Semester


Total: 14

Second Semester


Total: 16

Junior Year


Total: 15

Second Semester


Total: 16

Senior Year


First Semester


Total: 16

Second Semester


Total: 15

120 credits required for graduation


Curriculum Notes


  • 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 114 , 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.

CSC 251  must be taken for three or four credits to apply towards the Computer Science major.

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.

Must have a “C” or higher to move on to the proceeding course.

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