B.S. in Computer Science
Computer Science is basically the study of problem-solving on computers. We utilize the power of computers in the problem-solving process while dealing with the constraints of computers. We offer to the undergraduate a rich mix of pure and modern Computer Science courses. Common to these offerings are the power, beauty, and utility of computational thought.
Applications of Computer Science knowledge include almost every field from business to education, from humanities to social sciences, or from natural sciences to engineering. Therefore, the study of Computer Science contains many fields such as computer architecture, programming languages, computer networking, database systems, information management, artificial intelligence and numerical analysis.
The Cal State San Marcos undergraduate study in Computer Science emphasizes both theoretical foundations and practical applications. Students will learn algorithms, data structures, software design, the concepts of programming languages, computer organization, and computer architecture. The program stresses analysis and design experiences with substantial laboratory work, including software development.
The Computer Science major prepares students for careers in applications programming, system analysis, and software engineering, as well as for entrance into graduate and professional schools.
The Computer Information Systems option emphasizes data processing and programming solve business-related problems. Being housed in the Computer Science Department, this option emphasizes solid technical knowledge of software and hardware.
Students in the Computer Science Option should be able to:
- SLO1: Analyze the architectures of various communication protocols and emerging technologies in local and wide area networks.
- SLO2: Design, implement, test, and document software based on the object-oriented paradigm to meet the requirements specified by the requester.
- SLO3: Apply theoretical foundations that they have learned in developing software.
- SLO4: Evaluate and compare different algorithms given a task.
- SLO5: Conduct independent research on a specific topic in Computer Science, and document the results in appropriate formats.
Admissions & Recruitment
Imagine your college experience. Do you see yourself as just a number or someone with ideas and a voice who isn't afraid to use it?
At California State University San Marcos, don't just speak up. Stand out.
Be Bold. Make your presence known on campus or in the community. Our beautiful 304-acre campus is located 35 miles north of downtown San Diego in San Marcos - only minutes away from art, entertainment, sports, good eats, and rich history and culture, not to mention the mountains and some amazing beaches.
CSU San Marcos does not have enrollment capacity to admit new students in the spring 2015 term. The next admission cycle begins October 1, 2014, for consideration for fall 2015.
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Last updated February 14, 2018