The Department of Computer Science balances the practical and theoretical aspects of computer science and provides students with a background for professional employment or further graduate study in the discipline. Our graduates move on to a wide range of careers that includes software development and design, multimedia computing, artificial intelligence and computer vision, and other technical computing professions.
Our programs include a BS in computer science and a minor in computer science.
As a student in our department, you will:
- Master state-of-the-art technologies necessary to keep pace with this rapidly changing field.
- Receive individual attention in classes with fewer than 20 students.
- Conduct research and complete independent studies with faculty members actively researching a variety of fields, including: artificial intelligence, scientific computing, databases and knowledge discovery, computer architecture, computational geometry, and computer vision.
- Obtain internships and utilize resources at the various high-tech companies and government agencies in the Washington, D.C., area, including: IBM, Mellon Bank, the National Institute of Standards and Technology (N.I.S.T.), and a variety of nonprofit organizations and start-up companies
Computer Science (BS)
Admission to the Program
Formal admission to the major requires a cumulative grade point average of 2.00 (on a 4.00 scale) and departmental approval.
- 120 credit hours with a cumulative GPA of 2.00 or better
- Completion of college writing requirement
- Completion of university mathematics requirement
General Education Requirements
- A total of ten courses, consisting of two courses from each of the five foundational areas
- At least one course from Area Five: The Natural and Mathematical Sciences must include a laboratory science component
- No more than two courses may be taken in the same discipline
55 credit hours with grades of C or better
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Last updated January 5, 2018