Mathematics & Computer Science: Computer Science Program
DP Adhikari, Ph.D.
Center for Natural and Health Science (CNHS) building, Room 339
(570) 348-6211 ext. 2375
Center for Natural and Health Science (CNHS) building, Room 350
Class of 2013
I work as a mathematics teacher. I was a co-valedictorian of my graduating class. During my speech, I will never forget looking out at the audience. I could clearly see two of my math professors. The expressions on their faces made it clear that, aside from my parents, they were some of the proudest people in the room. In turn, it made me proud to represent the math department.
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B.S. in Computer Science
Our computer science program prepares students for careers in information technology and software engineering, fields that are expected to account for nearly 60% of all new jobs in science and engineering between 2008 and 2018. Students in our B.S. in Computer Science program will:
- Develop proficiency in computer programming languages such as C++ and Java.
- Understand the architecture of modern computers.
- Be able to understand and implement common data structures used in computing.
- Be able to develop and analyze algorithms for solving computing problems.
- Develop proficiency in computer networking.
- Understand the principles of computer operating systems.
- Understand the principles of compilers.
- Develop proficiency in at least one application area such as database management, web application, computer graphics, etc.
Students who graduate with a degree in computer science find success in careers in software architecture and development, database administration, web development, network and computer systems, and more.
Students in our B.S. in Computer Science program may apply to our M.S. in Information Security program in their junior year in order to obtain a master's degree in five years.
I. Mathematics Courses (17 credits)
|MATH 155 or 220||Statistics||3|
|MATH 211||Calculus with Analytic Geometry I||4|
|MATH 212||Calculus with Analytic Geometry II||4|
|MATH 322 + L||Linear Algebra + Lab||3|
|MATH 420||Discrete Mathematics||3|
Computer Science Courses (33 credits)
|CS 142||Programming in C++||3|
|CS 242||Computer Architecture||3|
|CS 245||Computer Data Structures||3|
|CS 250||Database and Applications||3|
|CS 322||Computer Networks||3|
|CS 341||Analysis of Algorithms||3|
|CS 342||Principles of Compilers||3|
|CS 344||Operating System Principles||3|
|CS 352||Web Applications and Development||3|
|CS 490||Capstone Project||3|
II. Cognate Requirement (4 credits)
Computer Science majors must take PHYS 303, and 303L. These courses satisfy Category III of the Liberal Arts Core Requirements.
|PHYS 303||General Physics I||3|
|PHYS 303L||General Physics I Lab||1|
III. Program and General Electives
An additional 27 credits of electives are needed to obtain a total of 120 credits. All Marywood undergraduate students must have a minimum of 120 credits to graduate. Computer Science majors must take enough general elective credits to meet this minimum before graduation.